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Troker & Subharmonic’s Jazz Scene | Yerba Buena Gardens

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Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade) | 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA

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SF’s Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2022 (May 7 – October 29)

The 2022 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival announces the lineup of over 100 free outdoor music, theater, circus, dance, poetry, and children’s programs. The Festival will open on Saturday, May 7 at 1:00pm with Cuban percussionist Jesús Díaz y su Habana Afro-Cuban Ensemble with an opening set from Chulita Vinyl Club at 12:30pm.

Please note there are a few pre-festival events from April 20 to May 4 including The History of Black Music (Sat. April 23) and a Yerba Gardens Tree Tour (Sat. April 30)

Now in its 22nd year, the Festival will run each and every week and weekend until October 29 and is located between Mission and Howard Streets and Third and Fourth Streets in downtown San Francisco.  For more information, visit ybgfestival.org.

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2022

May 7 – October 29, 2022
Plus pre-festival events April 20-May 3
Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission btwn Third and Fourth, SoMa, SF

Directions & Parking | Admission-Free Seating | Performance Times | See the Full Calendar

Though little known in the US, Mexico’s jazz scene bristles with genre-bending bands, and one of the most creative is Troker. Founded in Guadalajara in 2004, the group has honed a potent fusion of jazz, funk, DJ scratching, and mariachi horns. Stocked with world-class improvisers from different regions of Mexico, Troker creates music that sounds like a soundtrack for a surreal action film, with mesmerizing rhythms and arresting juxtapositions.

A sensational live act, it’s the only Mexican band selected to perform in elite international showcases in Europe such as Jazzahead and WOMEX. Expect the unexpected.

Subharmonic is the sound of the Bay Area’s Jazz Mafia horns, unleashed by heavy rhythmic grooves. By using any means necessary, Subharmonic’s multi-instrumentalists create the sound of everything from a futuristic mega-orchestra to 1920s Cotton Club dubstep by sampling, looping, layering and manipulating an array of brass instruments and beyond. Trombone, trumpet, sax, clarinet and tuba all lock in with remixed electro/acoustic rhythms from Max Roach and Charles Mingus to brass/jazz remakes of Joni Mitchell, Radiohead, J Dilla or Prince, as well as original compositions by Adam Theis.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Live Music
Address: 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA