Featuring a confounding array of international and Bay Area artists from Sept. 10 through May 29, the SFJazz Center’s 2015-16 season is its biggest yet. Here are 10 shows not to miss. All concerts take place in Miner Auditorium unless otherwise noted. For tickets or information: (866) 920-5299,www.sfjazz.org.
By Andrew Gilbert
Few jazz musicians have received Grammy, Emmy and Golden Globe Awards. Trumpeter/ composer and five-time Grammy winner Terence Blanchard’s resume also includes tenure with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, scoring films for Spike Lee, and a long list of acclaimed recordings, including his Grammy-winning requiem for Hurricane Katrina, A Tale of God’s Will. DownBeat Artist of the Year in 2000, former Artistic Director for the Thelonious Monk Institute in New Orleans, and now Artistic Director of the Henry Mancini Institute at the University of Miami, Blanchard returns to the Dakota with a new electronic project, his E-Collective, on August 31 (7 and 9 pm).
By Andrea Canter
Blue Note recording artist Terence Blanchard and the E-Collective’s new release is titled Breathless.
By Aaron Cohen