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Jaz Sawyer Collective ft. Lori Carsillo

  • Black Cat 400 Eddy Street San Francisco, CA, 94109 United States (map)

Reservations   /  Tickets at door ($15 - $20)

Jaz Sawyer possesses an eclectic and refined personal style of drumming that stems from his deep roots in his Classical, Jazz, West-African and Afro-Caribbean musical training. Jaz has worked with many notable artists, including Wynton Marsalis, Abbey Lincoln, George Benson, Bobby Hutcherson, Jacky Terrasson and Dee Dee Bridgewater in some of the world’s premier concert venues, including The Blue Note, The Village Vanguard, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center and the Sydney Opera House. Jaz is actively involved in music education in communities within New York, San Francisco Bay Area, New Orleans and Los Angeles. 

Jaz's band features Bay Area heavy-hitters Aaron Germain on bass, RTB3 on sax and bassoon, and the great Grant Levin on piano.

The Savvy Bay Area ingénue turns a deft phrase, sweetly reworks melodies.
— Downbeat

Vocalist Lori Carsillo is a noted presence in the Bay Area jazz scene, who sings with subtlety and sophistication. The nuance of her phrasing is constantly fresh and compelling. Her repertoire, a mix of well-known favorites and forgotten gems, interpreting classic ballads with an emotionally restrained, unfussy sensibility, draws praise from listeners as well as fellow musicians. She sings with an unaffected, unpretentious style, never overreaching, and always at ease. In Carsillo’s hands, love songs smolder with a cool and inviting glow.

Earlier Event: August 4
Howell Devine
Later Event: August 4
Chucho Valdés and Gonzalo Rubalcaba