jazz

Diversity in the Afro-Cuban Jazz ensemble brings students closer to home

February 27, 2018 Life

Loud chatter turned into soft murmurs as the professor walked in. The students gathered their instruments and prepared their voices for a three-hour practice which many would find excessive, but for these students, it’s a getaway. As the group practices a rendition of “Niña,” the pasty walls in the classroom become more lively with the ...

Ensemble keeps Afro Cuban Jazz alive

November 12, 2017 Life

The Afro Cuban Jazz Ensemble performed in Knuth Hall at SF State on last Wednesday using rare instruments and vocals to serenate an audience of students and Parkmerced locals. Director John Calloway has been part of this program for 18 years and learned that music will constantly evolve through his students. He believes a genre ...

Midnight Moods jazzes up the Depot

October 18, 2017 Life

SF State’s on-campus venue, The Depot, took a trip back in time to the early 20th century with a jazz trio who began in San Francisco four years ago, just looking to explore the world of music together. On Tuesday, The Midnight Moods, which is comprised of singer Jacqueline Corona, pianist Julian Shipp, and Base ...

Battle of the bands at SF State

April 18, 2017 Life Multimedia

Associated Students of San Francisco State University hosted the battle of the bands in The Depot Tuesday, April 11 as the second event of the 7th annual Rhythms Fusic Festival. Funky soul and hip-hop band Brother Gipson and the Mantra set The Depot on fire with their heavy backbeat to win the grand prize of ...