All-star bands are usually a hit-and-miss prospect; sometimes you get the '96 Olympic Dream Team, other times you get the '04 Lakers. This big three, however, shouldn't fail to exceed expectations. Pianist Edward Simon is at the top of his game, playing in the SF Jazz Collective (another all-star team) for the past four years. Bassist Scott Colley is one of the best in the world (and the best bassist from Eagle Rock High School). Brian Blade has toured with Seal, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell, yet he remains one of the most creative and dynamic jazz drummers alive.

Thu., Dec. 4, 9 p.m.-midnight; Fri., Dec. 5, 9 p.m.-midnight, 2014
(Expired: 12/05/14)

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