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Hiroshima headlining SAGE Music Fest (we hope)

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As I'm writing this, local hip-hop duo Mojoe is listed as one of the performers in the SAGE Music Festival, which benefits San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside (a non-profit that helps current and potential new businesses in that neighborhood). But, due to a confusing series of events, that almost didn't happen.

"Mojoe will not be performing," Easy Lee told the Current on Friday. "The promoter hired a third party who knows us and that guy talked to Trre about the gig, but never contacted us for paperwork." On Friday, R&B singer DevSoul tweeted that she'd be performing with Trre at 7pm, but she was never listed and her set would have cut short the performance by Michael Ward and Kyle Turner, one of the headliners.

"I'm a little confused myself," Trre told the Current on Friday. "I don't think the promoters want me solo. They wanted Mojoe."

So they got Mojoe, and they will perform at 8:30pm, as originally planned. Sloppiness aside, the eclectic festival is appealing and worth checking out. Besides Mojoe, here's our picks among the main headliners. Go to for a complete (and hopefully, accurate) lineup. — E.L. *

Over a career spanning well over four decades, violinist Michael Ward has bounced from his home in SA to New Orleans, establishing himself along the way as one of the top practitioners of his instrument. Mixing the jazz violin tradition of Jean-Luc Ponty with the smooth jazz vernacular of his mentor Kurt Whalum, Ward’s sound is a unique blend of contemporary jazz, soul, and world music styles. Ward will be joined by saxophonist Kyle Turner, a Houston native who has played alongside Joe Sample, Al Jarreau, and Luther Vandross, and released a number of solo releases, including his latest Wrapped Tight. —JDS

Comprised of brothers Kevin, Korey, Kenneth, and Brandon, with help from Derrick Hendry on drums, San Antonio's own Annointed Davison Boyz work within the framework of jazz, gospel, and R&B styles to create a sound rooted in the church with enough street style to please festival crowds. Ranging in age from 17 to 27, the Davison Boyz have already been featured on Kens5's Great Day SA and the Carver's “Gospel Meets Jazz” showcase. —JDS

HIROSHIMA (9:45pm)
Taking the term “fusion” to its most extreme, Japanese-American band Hiroshima have for 30 years sought out ways to combine styles as disparate as jazz, disco, and R&B. Their use of traditional Japanese instruments, including the koto harp, shakuhachi flute, and taiko drums have also long defined the distinctive quality of their music. The Grammy-nominated six-piece band is currently supporting their latest release Departure, which sees Hiroshima continuing to hone their trademark sound. —J.D.S.

SAGE Music Festival

9am-11pm Sat, Oct 20
Wheatley Heights Sports Complex
1023 Upland

* The introduction to this story reflects changes in the lineup: Mojoe will perform at the festival.

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