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Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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10 stars
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9 stars
BART is great but walking past the homeless was not.
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Randy Newman
27 ratings
4.2 average rating
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61 events
20 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 22 2011

I gave this as a gift. My husband and son attended, and both thought it was OK, but said the sound system was not good, and therefore they lost about 25% of what Mr. Newman said, which was surprising in a venue like Davies Symphony Hall.

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9 reviews
6 stars
attended Apr 22 2011

He is a national treasure and consummate, personable performer. His satirical and moving, pensive lyrics and are a glimpse of the true America.

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6 reviews
12 stars
attended Apr 22 2011

It is difficult to review Mr. Newman as a performer as it was almost impossible to understand what he was singing about. This is a big problem for a solo performer and particularly this one as his work is all about the lyrics!
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Learn more about Randy Newman at his website.


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.