Re-creating a legendary San Francisco recording session, Al Jarreau and The George Duke Trio reunite for an afternoon of jazz classics. Oakland’s neo-soul songstress Mara Hruby opens the day with her mesmerizing, smooth vocals.
"There is no public parking at Stern Grove, and street parking is limited. Avoid driving, and take the Muni M or K line to the St. Francis Circle Stop.
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"Parking and seating can be a pain to find so get there early and bring a blanket or something to sit on in case the ground is damp.
Totally worth it - and one of my favorite things to do in the summer."
"Turn your day into a picnic and bring some snacks and/or wine."
Al Jarreau’s distinctive vocal style has made him one of the most critically-acclaimed performers of our time with seven Grammy® Awards, scores of international music awards, and fans worldwide. Jarreau is the only vocalist in history to net Grammy Awards in three different categories (jazz, pop, and R&B), including his most recent win for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance, "God Bless The Child", together with George Benson and Jill Scott in 2007.
One of the great jazz musicians of our time, George Duke is an accomplished keyboardist, producer, arranger, bandleader, and composer with roots in the Bay Area.
Oakland-based neo-soul singer Mara Hruby is a fast-rising star with a smooth, jazzy vocal sound and a singular style.
About the Stern Grove Festival
Stern Grove Festival Association is a non-profit organization committed to providing the people of the Bay Area with admission-free access to diverse performing arts.
Every year since 1938, the organization presents Stern Grove Festival, an admission-free performing arts series, in Sigmund Stern Grove, a beautiful outdoor amphitheater located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard in San Francisco.