Sam Peoples Jr. Flower Piano Golden Gate Park
"Join us, along with the Sam People's Trio, for a Harlem of the West SF celebration on Monday September 20th from 4pm until 5pm in the San Francisco Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park as part of the garden's critically acclaimed “Flower Piano” program, where 12 grand pianos are placed around the garden and musicians are invited to come and play them. Sam, whose father was a highly regarded Fillmore-based musician in San Francisco back in the Harlem of the West heyday, will be performing music that celebrates the great jazz and cultural heritage of the Fillmore District in San Francisco. This rich cultural history is described in the book “Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era” by Elizabeth Pepin Silva and Lewis Watts. Before Sam's performance, the authors will be talking about this period in San Francisco history. The fourth edition of the book, released by Heyday Books in 2020, will also be on sale at the garden. We hope you can join us for this wonderful outdoor event."