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MUSIC: “A master musician” (Rolling Stone), Gripper performs remarkable originals and transcriptions of Malian Kora music on solo acoustic guitar.

SFJAZZ: Derek Gripper

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Date(s) - 04/25/2024
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM



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A celebrated musical explorer known for founding genre-mashing ensembles, South African guitarist Derek Gripper has taken his well-traveled instrument into previously unimagined realms. In his Bay Area return to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Freedom Day, he’s playing solo acoustic guitar, focusing on his extraordinary original compositions and transcriptions of music by West Africa’s greatest masters of the 21-string kora, particularly Mali’s Toumani Diabaté and Ballaké Sissoko.