Bobby McFerrin

Bobby McFerrin was the lesser known of several acts that night, but before the evening was over he was the one everyone was talking about. It was a one-night jazz event in San Francisco, at a steakhouse off Market Street unaccustomed to having live music – and it sounded like it. McFerrin took the stage, and […]

David Sanborn

David Sanborn was touring as designated soloist with The Eagles the first time we spoke, playing the big arenas, and being heard by a new audience. The saxman had an album riding up the Jazz Charts, and his sound on alto was becoming the most recognized woodwind tone in all of pop music. In the clips […]

Bela Fleck

Bela Fleck knew he was on to something good. And he wasn’t going to let the thunderstorm that quickly descended on the Blue Ridge Mountains, knocking out all power in its path, stop the Flecktones scheduled concert at Green Acres. The group gathered around Fleck with found percussion instruments and the improvised a wonderful set […]