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JACKNIFE featuring Javi Santiago
October 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
JACKNIFE is a hard-hitting, post-bop jazz quintet dedicated to re-interpreting saxophone legend Jackie McLean’s catalogue of compositions. Based in San Francisco and led by saxophonist Steven Lugerner, the band has been recently hailed by Downbeat Magazine as a “hungry, young combo that feasts on the themes of Jackie…” And SFJAZZ has called them “one of the most accomplished young firebrands on the scene.” Members of the group have accompanied entertainers such as Kendrick Lemar and Byonce, in addition to working with a heavyweight roster of jazz masters, including drum legends Albert “TOOTIE” Heath and Billy Hart, pianists Fred Hersch and Myra Melford, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, and saxophonist Dayna Stephens.