Past Event

Litquake Presents Harlem of the West: SF's Jazzy Fillmore

| Doc's Lab

Jackson Square

Doc's Lab
124 Columbus Ave 94133
$12 adv / $15 door
All ages
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Co-presented by Amoeba Music and SFJAZZ

Billie Holiday singing at the New Orleans Swing Club. Dexter Gordon hanging out at Bop City. Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, all swinging through town for gigs. San Francisco's Fillmore District was once an eclectic, integrated, and hopping neighborhood dotted with restaurants, pool halls, theaters, and two dozen nightclubs and music joints, before vanishing abruptly from redevelopment in the 1960s.

Celebrate this unique and rediscovered chapter in jazz history with HARLEM OF THE WEST: THE SAN FRANCISCO FILLMORE JAZZ ERA co-author Elizabeth Pepin Silva and special guest musicians from the era​.​ $12 adv / $15 door

Elizabeth Pepin Silva is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, photographer, writer and former day manager of the historic Fillmore Auditorium. She holds a degree in Journalism from San Francisco State University.

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