Sonny Buxton (pictured) among many contributors to the life, legend and spirit of Jazz Heritage on Fillmore. As Peter Fitzsimmons, Founding Exec Dir. helped re-kindle the vibrancy of the neighborhood that at once hosted the likes of Ella, Billie, Dinah and Sarah. Along with Duke, Count, Cab & Billy Eckstine . Not to mention, Miles, John Coltrane, Dizz and Charlie Parker. Oh yeah, Ben Webster, Pony Poindexter, Dexter Gordon and Sammy Davis were there too. A glorious period on Fillmore
Artist, Machiko Asada - In Living Harmony - Jazz Artist, John Nichols
David Hardiman Jr., David Hardiman Sr,, Maestro Curtis and Earle Davis discuss questions about the makings of Jazz. Responding to a fan in the famed Marcus Bookstore of San Francisco notoriety. They sit in the staging area of what was once the original Bop City after hours night club of the 1940s 50s. - Venue to many inspiring jam sessions.
YESTERDAY...WHEN WE WERE YOUNG
John William Templeton
At Marcus Bookstore - SF
Johnny Clarke had an idea. With men and women locked up in SF Jails, why not assist this captive audience become clear on how to use, manage and produce with digital tech? The naysayers said "it couldn't be done". Where will money come from? Who will teach in this setting? How will you muster political will? Who cares? Turns out, organizations such as 5 Keys Charter Schools & M-3 were already assisting men and women return to normal life. Now, we just need a black board, chalk & eraser.
Night at the Monte Carlo
Dr. Annette Shelton shares a night on the town with San Francisco's Success Center. Whose mission is to empower marginalized community members through education, employment and art, so they may develop a positive purpose for their future. This night, in 2013 features many distinguished guest including London Breed,. Famous photographer David Johnson is interviewed by Black Film Festival curator Kali O Ray. Our host is Executive Director of the Center Liz Jackson-Simpson