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Robert Glasper Experiment – 30th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival

When: Thursday, November 1, 8:00pm
Location: Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

Price: $25.00 – $60.00

Phone: (866) 920-5299

Age Suitability: All Ages

Pianist and composer Robert Glasper is on a mission to reconcile modern jazz with hip-hop and R&B. And his latest Blue Note recording with the electrified Experiment band, Black Radio, is a bold manifesto.

The album is an incisive commentary on urban music, ingeniously combining both aspects of his stellar career. Glasper became a go-to keyboardist for some of the era’s defining hip-hop and R&B stars, including Mos Def, Kanye West, Erykah Badu, Meshell Ndegeocello, Jay-Z and Maxwell.

At the same time, Glasper made a name for himself as an insightful post-bop pianist with jazz masters such as Christian McBride, Roy Hargrove and Terence Blanchard. Poised to become the next instrumental superstar, Robert Glasper is truly the sound of now.

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