Date(s) - 10/23/2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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This rollicking performance by the three-time GRAMMY-winning blues icon comes from his run of March 2020 shows that were some of the very last held at the SFJAZZ Center before we closed our doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. A longtime Berkeley resident, Mahal has created a singular body of work that embraces the raw energy of field hollers, the rent-party gumption of early jazz, the urbane grooves of rhythm and blues, the church-derived cadences of soul music and the rhythms of West Africa, via New Orleans and the Caribbean. Since his first release 50 years ago with the Rising Sons, which he founded with Ry Cooder, Taj has been a cultural force, bringing blues culture to new generations. He brought his telepathic quartet for this special night.
Taj Mahal at SFJAZZ, March 2020 (The Bay Bridged)
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