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Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
415-864-6000
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Parking available in Performing Arts Garage, a block away
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Anything goes
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Take BART
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Dress up, it is Davies Symphony Hall!
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ratevka
Eat at Arlequin, Hayes and Gough. Excellent inexpensive food.
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ratevka
Definitely take BART! Take the 21 Muni from Embarcadero. Takes you right to Arlequin, hall.
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Website

http://www.sfjazz.org/concerts/2011/spring/artists/newman.php

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Learn more about Randy Newman at his website.

Description

Occupying a singular niche in American music, Randy Newman combines Brill Building pop craftsmanship with rock ‘n’ roll irony in songs that have been lovingly covered by a breathtaking array of artists, from Ray Charles, Etta James and Peggy Lee to Dusty Springfield, Aaron Neville and Joe Cocker. He’s probably best known as a prolific Oscar-winning Hollywood tunesmith who’s contributed signature songs and scores to more than a dozen hit films including The Natural, Monsters, Inc., and the Toy Story series. In 2011, his music for Toy Story 3 netted him an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album. With deep family ties to New Orleans, Newman has often drawn deeply on the city’s deep rhythmic traditions. It’s no coincidence that his song “Louisiana, 1927” from his landmark 1974 album Good Old Boys became a Crescent City anthem in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Drawing on his gem-laden repertoire for this rare solo concert, Randy Newman brings his vast menagerie of sharply drawn characters to life. A major event, as always.

About the Ticket Supplier: SFJAZZ

SFJAZZ presents a wealth of year-round programs, including the internationally acclaimed San Francisco Jazz Festival, the SFJAZZ Spring Season and numerous community outreach and education programs.

Founded in 1983 under the name of Jazz in the City, the organization adopted its new identity as SFJAZZ in late 1999, in recognition of its expansion from seasonal music presenter to year-round arts institution.

All SFJAZZ programs reflect a spirit of artistic exploration, embracing the full breadth of jazz and its related musics; emphasize thematic programming, with tributes to jazz masters and celebrations of particular musical instruments, trends or styles; and strive to instill enthusiasm for jazz among wider audiences.