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Classic Swing w/ Rob Reich Swings Left: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade) | 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA


Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2019 | SF

Between May and October in 2019, 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.

2019 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
May 4 – October 27, 2019
Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission between 3rd and 4th Streets, San Francisco
FREE

A key member of some of the Bay Area’s most exciting improvisational ensembles, pianist/accordionist Rob Reich is known for keeping company with adventurous players eager to explore new sonic territory. Looking to meet the needs of the Bay Area’s thriving swing dance scene, he launched Swings Left, a band that puts its own spin on the classic swing era sound of the late 1930s.

Starting with a book of hits by Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Artie Shaw, the sextet has evolved into a vehicle for Reich’s beautifully crafted originals that combine cool sonorities with hot rhythms. Guitarist Craig Ventresco, a master of ragtime and early jazz idioms, keeps Swings Left chugging no matter what detours the horn players take.


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Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Funcheap Presents, Outdoors, San Francisco
Address: 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA

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