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SFJAZZ Gala 2020 celebrates Mavis Staples 

When: Thu., Jan. 30, 8 p.m. 2020
Price: $500-125,000
Is there a more beloved songstress than Mavis Staples? One would be hard-pressed to find comparisons. One-third of the legendary Staple Singers, Staples has carved out an impressive discography, ranging from her game-changing version of “The Weight” with The Band, to partnering with Prince on his chart-topping Graffiti Bridge album, and she has won just about any music award one can think of, from The Grammys to The Blues Music Award. This Thursday, SFJAZZ will be adding to her accolades by honoring Staples with a life-time achievement award and an all-star tribute. Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal, Bonnie Raitt, Charlie Musselwhite, and several more will join Staples for a night of stirring soul and spirit.
— D. Scot Miller

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