Behind him, musicians and stage crews set up speakers, amps and drum sets in preparation for the two-day Fillmore Jazz Festival in San Francisco on Saturday and Sunday, held annually in a changing neighborhood once known as the Harlem of the West.Despite the changes to the neighborhood, the 63-year-old Walters, who’s lived in the Fillmore for 31 years, said that on this day the street’s musical history is reinvigorated and jazz reverberates throughout the city.The two are regulars at the Fillmore Jazz Festival and said that since Yoshi’s San Francisco, a jazz music venue, shut its doors in 2015, the festival isn’t as vibrant as it once was.In past years, Yoshi’s San Francisco would feature artists who filled the street with music and set a unique vibe in the festival, D. Carter said, a vibe that was missing this year.Vendors set out the usual festival fare, like shirts with Frida Kahlo’s face painted on the front and one-piece outfits for children with “I’m All That And Dim Sum” and “Oh Kale Yeah!” printed on the front.Rachel Adjobi, 18, of Oakland, helped her mother by setting out sticks of incense, with names such as “Michelle Obama,” “Butt Naked,” “Lick Me All Over,” and of course, more of the usual scents, such as sandalwood and rose.The two brought goods from their shop in Oakland, Sankofa African and Arts and Jewelry, where they sell handmade items from Ghana.For Adjobi’s generation, concerts usually include a table and a DJ set, as electronic dance music has taken off.To him, jazz wasn’t dead, even as DJs were becoming more prominent on the musical scene and listeners like Adjobi had popular hip-hop artists playing on repeat.A large crowd of listeners of all ages gathered in front of the group, dancing to the jazz and filming the artists on their cell phones.
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