Special Programming

The 39th Annual KPFA Crafts & Music Fair – Jaz Sawyer 3rio and Hot Club of San Francisco

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Jaz Sawyer 3rio
In the Fall of 2000 by way of NYC, 3RIO was formed by Jaz Sawyer and pianist Nick Rolfe, (Sting, Kenny Garrett) premiering with veteran bassist Reggie Workman (Art Blakey, John Coltrane).  Mr. Sawyer has had performing experience in the trio format with such artists as Randy Weston, Eric Reed, Cyrus Chessnut & Jacky Terrasson. Inspired by the great classic trios such as Amad Jamal, Oscar Peterson and others, 3RIO's concept was a collaboration of peers not limited to the standard piano/bass/drums instrumentation. 3RIO takes a different direction for this performance with a stellar Bay Area lineup including Jaz Sawyer-Drums, Danya Stevens-Tenor Sax and Lukas Vesley-Bass.

Hot Club of San Francisco
The Hot Club of San Francisco is an ensemble of accomplished and versatile musicians celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s pioneering Hot Club de France. The ensemble borrows the all-string instrumentation of violin, bass and guitars from the original Hot Club, but breathes new life into the music with innovative arrangements of classic tunes and original compositions from the group's superb lead guitarist Paul Mehling. Their music carries the listener back to the 1930's and to the small, smoky jazz clubs of Paris or the refined lounges of the famous Hotel Ritz. Enjoy "le jazz hot" at the KPFA Crafts & Music Fair, with the Hot Club of San Francisco!

HOSTS ART SATO (In Your Ear) & HORACE MANSFIELD (Forms & Feelings)