A Very Jazzy Weekend

If you're a jazz lover there are several interesting options to check out this weekend. Take a listen to your favorite rhythms at one of these venues. See all the jazz events this weekend on our calendar.

Andrea Motis Quintet & Friends at the Stanford Jazz Festival on August 4


Andrea Motis Quintet with Wycliffe Gordon and the SJW 50/50 Jazz Orchestra, directed by Joan Chamorro. From the Stanford Jazz Festival: "Music fans who love jazz standards in small band and big band settings, interpreted with improvisation at the highest level in an exquisite hall: This is your show."  See details.

David Hardiman's San Francisco All-Star Big Band at Yerba Buena Gardens on August 4


David Hardiman's blazing 19-piece San Francisco All Star Big Band celebrates their 40th anniversary paying tribute to the magnificent music of Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.  See details.


Femi Kuti and the Positive Force at Stern Grove Festival on August 5


Son of the late Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, Femi, who sings, writes and plays sax and keyboards, hits the Grove with “The Positive Force,” playing politically attuned songs with a dance-inducing mix of African drum beats and highlife grooves, American soul and Caribbean spices.  Learn more.

Find more summer arts events in San Francisco and around the Bay Area in our July/August issue.