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Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blowout | Sonny Boy Williamson II Tribute | SFJAZZ

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Date(s) - 01/09/2014 - 01/12/2014
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center


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Concerts on Jan. 9, 10, 11 at 7:30pm and Jan. 12 at 4pm

“These shows are like family gatherings, we all get our own time on stage, but end the night all jamming together.” — John Mayall

“A specialist in the West Coast blues, he’s a seasoned showman who knows more than a thing or two about how to please an audience.” — New Yorker

  • Mark Hummel – harmonica, vocals
  • John Mayall – harmonica, keyboard, vocals
  • Little Charlie Baty – guitar, harmonica
  • Rick Estrin – harmonica, vocals
  • Curtis Salgado – harmonica, vocals
  • Bob Welsh – guitar, piano
  • RW Grigsby – bass
  • June Core – drums

Get ready to stomp and groove. The jazz-loving blues harmonica master Mark Hummel has assembled a killer group for the 23rd installment of his Blues Harmonica Blowout, this year paying tribute to the iconic Sonny Boy Williamson. A Bay Area resident for four decades, Hummel has defined the West Coast blues sound, leading the Blues Survivors and performing alongside Charles Brown, James Cotton, Charlie Musselwhite and Willie “Big Eyes” Smith. One-time Muddy Waters band harmonica ace Jerry Portnoy praised for Hummel for his “tremendous chops and great knowledge, not only of traditional blues harmonica but other music as well – R&B and swing and big-band jazz.” Joining Hummel for this highly-anticipated series of performances will be British blues legend John Mayall; guitarist Charlie Baty and the singing harp player Rick Estrin of Little Charlie and the Nightcats; and the soulful singer and harmonica blower Curtis Salgado, a graduate of the Santana and Robert Cray bands who was named the 2013 Blues Music Awards’ B.B. King Entertainer of the Year.


– Buy Online – Jan. 9 | SFJAZZ Members Discount

– Buy Online – Jan. 10

– Buy Online – Jan. 11

– Buy Online – Jan. 12 | SFJAZZ Members Discount


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