Global rhythms from Africa, the Middle East merge with jazz in Third World Love, an American-Israeli quartet that combines astounding musicianship with irresistible grooves. Coming from 3 different corners of the globe, Third World Love organically blends African music, Middle Eastern music, rock and jazz, enabling four virtuoso musicians to embrace the different flavors and compositional forms that they grew up with. Following critically acclaimed albums ''Third World Love Songs'' (Fresh Sound/World Jazz 2002) and "Avanim"(Assal Records/NMC 2004); Third World Love is now taking it live to three continents. With band members bouncing off each other in displays of inspired musicianship, Third World Love's unique sound and insane groove generate an intense stage experience, moving audiences to join the party. Since they started to perform there is a consensus among audiences and critics alike: THIRD WORLD LOVE presents one of the most energetic, groundbreaking and virtuosic shows ever to land in the country. For their new album and tour this international super group promises to recreate their lovable hurricane on stage. The success of this ensemble is surprising because most of the year the ensemble members are spread out in NY, France and Israel. This does not however disturb them from keeping an impressive musical tension. One can categorize their music as world music/ acoustic groove or as jazz that is ahead of its time. All the answers are correct, the dynamic of the music and their passage between styles and influences (from Jimi Hendrix to Thelonius Monk and Zohar Argov) successfully move and interest an audience that looks for musical stimulation in different areas.? (http://cdbaby.com/cd/...) Yaron Herman Trio opens; http://www.yaron-herm... To learn more about TWC and hear tracks, go to http://cdbaby.com/cd/... To buy tickets, go to http://www.sfjazz.org... Event Fee: $25; SFJazz Members $20 Advance ticket purchase recommended; buy online at sfjazz.org or call 866-920-JAZZ (5299).