SF: FRANK JACKSON CELEBRATES 87TH YEARS YOUNG AT THE RRAZZ
Frank Jackson is ready to celebrate his 87th birthday in Concert as the featured opening of THE JANUARY LEGENDS series at LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095). Performances are Saturday, January 12th at 8:00 pm and Sunday, January 13th at 4:00 pm. Frank will present "A Medley of Favorite Vocalists and Songs," featuring the music of Billy Eckstine, Johnny Hartman, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Carmen McRae, Frank Sinatra, Patsy Cline, Sarah Vaughan, Louis Jordan, Etta James, Joe Williams, Johnny Mathis, Patti Page, and more. He is joined on stage by Al Obidinski, Bass; Vince Lateano, Drums; and (Saturday) Charlie McCarthy (Sunday) Noel Jewkes, Saxophone, Flute & Clarinet. Legendary Bay Area Giant of Jazz, Frank J. Jackson has long been recognized as a brilliant jazz pianist and vocalist, standup vocalist, bandleader, producer, recording artist and composer. For more than 60 years, Frank has been serving up his impeccable, elegant piano style, smooth warm vocals and unique phrasing. Frank Jackson's place in San Francisco jazz history is solidified even more forcibly, as he is prominently featured in "Harlem of the West," the recent best-selling history of the Fillmore Street Jazz era of the 1940s and 1950s, with an exhibit revolving around the book, which was on display at SF PALM, Jazz Heritage Center, and African Museum in LA. Frank composed the music for KQED's 2007 documentary, "The War: Bay Area Stories," which aired September 2007. Frank Jackson, recent honoree of SF Fillmore Jazz Heritage Pioneer Award and Public Radio Lifetime Achievement by four public radio stations, has heard it all, sung it all and met them all. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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