Posts Tagged ‘Review’

Closing Words from “Jazz Doctor” Brad Stone

September 10, 2012

  Last week, Brad Stone won his seventh award for “Jazz Programmer of the Year, Medium Markets” at the annual Jazz Week Summit. It’s an accolade that speaks volumes about his commitment to both jazz and radio programming, a huge passion of his. A well-known jazz enthusiast, radio host  (and chemistry professor), Stone was Summer Fest’s “Jazz Doctor,” providing tailored advice for curious attendees.  On the eve of his transition from doctor back to professor, …

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Sunday Summer Fest Round-Up

August 16, 2012

Sunday finally rolled around and the festival mood seemed engaging, relaxing and bittersweet. After two days of great programming, the end of Summer Fest was now near. Eager to catch new highlights, I eased my way into the day, and here’s what I encountered: Terence Blanchard‘s 2pm Main Stage performance had the crowd enthralled. As I walked down the Tech Museum side of Market Street, the scene was mesmerizing. A near silence seemed to sit over …

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Saturday Summer Fest Round-Up

August 12, 2012

What a full day of great performances yesterday! I enjoyed some great food between some wonderful performances. A little sampling: On my way to see local singer Laila Smith on the Silicon Valley Stage, I stopped to hear a bit of Amanda Shaw’s performance on the Main Stage. The crowd was getting energized by her performance —  a great way to get the crowd ready for the rest of the day! Smith’s performance was nothing …

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