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AfroSolo in the Gardens: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade) | 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2018 | SF

Between May and October in 2018, the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival presents 100 free performances on three outdoor stages in Yerba Buena Gardens.

Admission is free and entertainment includes music, theater, dance, cultural events, educational and children’s programs.

Trumpeter David Hardiman Sr. came up on the Indianapolis jazz scene in the early 1960s when it bristled with brilliant young players like trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, guitarist Wes Montgomery, and composer David Baker. And like the late Baker, one of jazz’s most revered educators, Hardiman spent decades devoted to teaching, particularly at City College of San Francisco, where he started the jazz studies program. These days he’s focusing on playing, and his blazing 19-piece San Francisco All Star Big Band celebrates their 40th anniversary paying tribute to the magnificent music of Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. Joined by two supremely sophisticated ladies, the orchestra gets a galvanizing dose of soul from Nina Causey and globe-trotting jazz and blues great Denise Perrier, who grew up in the East Bay and was discovered by Louis Armstrong.

Event Details

Cost: FREE
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Live Music, Outdoors
Address: 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA

Saturday, August 4, 2018

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