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MJF67, Sept. 27-29, 2024

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SFJAZZ Collective: 20th Anniversary Celebration
  • Arena Artist
  • Friday, September 27 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Jimmy Lyons Stage

Founded by SFJAZZ in 2004, the SFJAZZ Collective is an all-star ensemble and composer’s workshop that represents what’s happening now in jazz, celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2024.

Since the beginning, the Collective’s mission has been to perform newly commissioned pieces by each member and fresh arrangements of works by modern masters. Through this pioneering approach, simultaneously honoring music’s greatest figures while championing jazz’s up-to-the-minute directions, the SFJAZZ Collective embodies SFJAZZ’s commitment to jazz as a living, ever-relevant art form.

To celebrate two decades as a working ensemble, the supergroup will perform a landmark Anniversary program that both honors the history of the group and looks ahead to its future. In tribute to the artists who have been honored by the Collective over its 20-year history, as well as the world-class composers who have been a part of the ensemble, the band will revisit past original compositions and arrangements from its innovative repertoire, updated and re-imagined by this singular lineup of jazz masters. Additionally, the band will emphasize the spirit of its name by collectively composing a new suite dedicated to and inspired by the history of the ensemble.

Personnel:
Chris Potter: music director, tenor saxophone, woodwinds
David Sánchez: tenor saxophone
Mike Rodriguez: trumpet
Warren Wolf: vibraphone
Edward Simon: piano
Matt Brewer: bass
Kendrick Scott: drums