When Cameroonian bassist Richard Bona and Beninese guitarist Lionel Loueke kicked off the Duotones series in The Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center, I fell in love. Fluent in the folkloric music of their
African homelands and contemporary American jazz vocabulary, the improvisational artistry of these virtuosos was mesmerizing that night. Both were born in Africa and educated in Paris; both possess gorgeous,
pure voices; and both displayed overwhelming instrumental prowess. Bona and Loueke have taken the New York scene by storm, catapulting to all-star status through their own innovative bands and prolific sideman work with the likes of Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock, Terence
Blanchard and many others among the jazz elite. Together again for a rare West Coast concert in the SF Jazz Festival Spring Season lineup at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (Forum Building) on Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 7pm, it is an evening you won’t want to miss.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (Forum Building)
701 Mission Street at 3rd St.
San Francisco, 94103
PARKING: Several parking garages are located within a block of YBCA. PUBLIC TRANSPORT: On BART, Montgomery Street or Powell Street station. Muni Bus Lines:#5 Fulton, #9 San Bruno, #14 Mission, #15 Third, #30 Stockton, #38 Geary, and #45 Union
Muni Metro Lines: J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, N-Judah (use Montgomery Street or Powell Street station)
ACCESSIBILITY: Wheelchair accessible.
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