Must See Music on the Horizon

From jazz to punk, there's something for every taste on the music calendar this month. See all music listings in our comprehensive calendar.

“No Age: Score for the Day Before” at McEvoy Foundation for the Arts on September 7


No Age—consisting of guitarist Randy Randall and drummer and vocalist Dean Spunt—brings their cacophonic sound to MFA with the second edition of Score for the Day Before. The program combines a live, improvised concert with a road movie filmed the previous day during the duo’s drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco.  Find details and tickets.

“Brass, Bows & Beats: A Hip-Hop Symphony” at Yerba Buena Gardens Festival on September 14


Led by trombone-playing multi-instrumentalist Adam Theis, the Jazz Mafia crew brings together a 50-piece aggregation of instrumentalists, singers and rappers to reprise its magnum opus, Brass, Bows & Beats: A Hip-Hop Symphony, ten years after SFJAZZ commissioned it. They’ll play new music, too.  See details.


“Brian Blade's Life Cycles” at SFJAZZ on September 28


GRAMMY-winning drummer, composer, and longtime member of the Wayne Shorter Quartet, Blade presents the West Coast premiere of his new sextet project, Life Cycles, in tribute to the late vibraphonist and jazz legend Bobby Hutcherson featuring members of his Fellowship band.  Learn more.

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