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5574 Star Starred
Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
415-864-6000
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3.8 / 5 Rated by 25 members
Review from Salclaire
8 events 1 review

This was Rickie Lee Jones at her best -- she played all the songs from her first two albums, and was accompanied by many of the original musicians. The acoustics at Davies Symphony Hall were fabulous, and even from our seats in the nosebleed...continued

reviewed May 27 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Bob S.
Red Velvet 270 events 255 reviews

A friend had warned me that she might not be in the best voice etc. but Rickie Lee sounded AMAZING! Hard to believe just how many years it has actually been since she arrived on the scene with these 2 albums she performed. She sounded fresh and...continued

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Review from lisa
Red Velvet 104 events 8 reviews

Davies Symphony Hall is a fantastic venue, a great place to hear anything!
Rickie Lee was tired and her band was flat, uninspired, disinterested and disconnected.
It was sad to see, and boring!
We tried to leave early, but there wasn't an...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

Learn more about Rickie Lee Jones at her website.
“One of the most intriguing, idiosyncratic vocalists of our time.”—_USA Today _
“The beauty of its melodies and the wisdom of its words soothe the soul and remind us what a peculiar treasure Jones is, a fact too easily forgotten in the rush of passing fashions.”—Boston Globe

Description

Jazz has always figured prominently in the world of Rickie Lee Jones. From the very beginning of her career scuffling in Venice Beach dives and Sunset Boulevard nightspots in the mid-1970s, she put her own cool stamp on American Songbook standards with her supple, laid-back phrasing. When she later became a pop star and hugely influential singer-songwriter, she brought jazz-tinged sophistication to her vivid character-driven songs, most memorably with the hit “Chuck E.’s in Love.” Her brilliant 1979 debut album, Rickie Lee Jones, earned five Grammy nominations and the award for Best New Artist, featuring guest appearances by Randy Newman, Michael McDonald, and Dr. John (with whom she won another Grammy for their playful rendition of “Makin’ Whoopee”). Her latest album, Balm in Gilead, is a creative triumph, and landed on many 2009 top-10 lists.

For this SFJAZZ date, Jones revisits the material from Rickie Lee Jones and Pirates (1982). These two records will be performed in their entirety and original track sequence, re-creating the sound of those classic releases. Many of these songs will be heard live for the first time in decades, featuring their original instrumentation and some of the same players. Talk about an event!

<em>Eclipsed</em> Yoshi's Oakland <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> Balé Folclórico da Bahia <em>Betroffenheit</em> Art Market San Francisco: Contemporary and Modern Art Fair