11 April, 2013

SF Jazz Center: Sounds Good

This past weekend, I went to see Hiromi: The Trio Project at the recently-opened SF Jazz Center. A friend had mentioned that the acoustics were fantastic, and that they were. The trio of Hiromi on piano, Anthony Jackson on 6-string bass guitar, and Simon Phillips on drums sounded amazing. In the photo, the Trio receives a standing ovation after their encore performance.
After the show, I had a chance to take in the architecture in the lobby, where a number of concert attendees stood around and waited (perhaps for autographs? I'm not sure).
A woman checks her phone in front of a staircase from the lobby to the second floor. I figured on first glance that the metal rods were intended to prevent children from falling off, but I just noticed that they likely double as the support mechanism for the staircase — the staircase has no support columns, and the glass at the far end is non-load-bearing. Nifty.

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