Spark gets around town to hear what's going on in the San Francisco Bay Area music scene. "Old time" is gaining respect from a new generation with the help of The Crooked Jades, who perform American roots music. We get an inside look at the instrument that drives the jazz band with bassist Walter Savage. Miena Yoo writes folk songs that fuse American and Korean elements and spreads her love of music by performing at nursing homes and UCSF's cancer center. And, the non-profit Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society brings jazz, classical, and world music to Half Moon Bay.
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Meet The Crooked Jades, who are part of a new generation of old time music.
Tag along with folk singer/songwriter Miena Yoo as she performs and gives back to those in need.
Get a front row seat at Yoshi's Jazz House to see jazz bassist Walter Savage.
Spend a leisurely afternoon in Half Moon Bay listening to music with the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society.
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