Charles Lloyd, Jazz Master

This week’s Independent cover story highlights Charles Lloyd, a giant of jazz, and one of the Lobero’s most celebrated alum.

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Charles Lloyd has recently been honored by as an NEA Jazz Master–the “highest honor that our nation bestows on jazz artists.” Recently celebrating his 75th birthday, Charles Lloyd is more vital than ever—regularly playing in different ensembles made up of some of the most innovative players in jazz. Lloyd’s supreme improvisational talents and passion for cross-pollinating jazz with rock as well as non-Western styles of music during the ‘60s and ‘70s established him as one of the key figures in the development of fusion and world music.

After a stint curating a few nights at SFJAZZ, Charles returns to the Lobero with longtime friends and collaborators on April 28 for a very special performance with guitarists Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz, Eric Harland on drums and Reuben Rogers on bass. There are still a few seats remaining for this can’t-miss concert.

“I like playing here at home,” said Lloyd of his upcoming show. “The people who are inviting us — they care. It’s like that.”

Head on over to Independent.com and read the full story for a thoughtful and intimate look at one of the most prolific musicians around today.