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Howard Wiley & Sudden Changes, Free jazz concert

June 1, 2017
12:30 pm
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | Free. Outdoors. Fresh. Tenor saxophonist Howard Wiley has been a major force on the Bay Area music scene since his teenage years in the mid-90s. A protege of the dynamic Miss Faye Carol, he's steeped in a vast array of African-American idioms, from gospel, blues and jazz to R&B, funk and hip-hop. All of these currents flow into Extra Nappy, a loose and limber quartet that delivers improvisation-laced arrangements of classic songs. Featuring Alameda-raised drummer Thomas Pridgen, who spent three years touring and recording with El Paso rockers The Mars Volta, pianist/organist Lionel "LJ" Holoman and bassist Michael "Tiny" Lindsey, Wiley's quartet plays next-level grooves with such a deep pocket it's not just nappy, it's Extra Nappy. Part of YBG Festival's Thursday Lunchtime series. For our full summer schedule, visit www.ybgfestival.org.

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

760 Howard St, San Francisco, CA
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