Brecker Brothers Band Reunion

Brecker Brothers Band Reunion

Brecker Brothers
Band Reunion

Friday, September 28, 8:00pm
at Herbst Theatre

Randy Brecker

Brecker Brothers Band Reunion

Brecker Brothers
Band Reunion

Friday, September 28, 8:00pm
at Herbst Theatre

Mike Stern

Brecker Brothers Band Reunion

Brecker Brothers
Band Reunion

Friday, September 28, 8:00pm
at Herbst Theatre

Ada Rovatti

Brecker Brothers Band Reunion

Brecker Brothers
Band Reunion

Friday, September 28, 8:00pm
at Herbst Theatre

George Whitty

Brecker Brothers Band Reunion

Brecker Brothers
Band Reunion

Friday, September 28, 8:00pm
at Herbst Theatre

Dave Weckl

Performance includes a Pre-Concert Talk that begins one hour before show time. > See all PCTs

Brecker Brothers Band Reunion

The loss of 57-year-old tenor saxophone titan Michael Brecker from leukemia in 2007 left a gaping hole that can’t be filled. His longest running collaboration was with his older brother, trumpet great Randy Brecker. They were already well-traveled jazz improvisers when first joining forces as the Brecker Brothers in the mid-70s, infusing the era’s predominant jazz/rock fusion with a heaping helping of funk. Their 1975 debut was followed by five more sessions for Arista through the early ‘80s, even scoring a Top 40 UK single with “East River” (from Heavy Metal Be-Bop). The brothers reunited in 1992, recording two superb albums for GRP that picked up where they left off, combining sensational chops with infectious electronic grooves. Their final release, 1994’s Out of the Loop, won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Performance. Randy Brecker has now assembled a true supergroup with deep Brecker Band history, including incendiary guitar slinger Mike Stern, keyboard wizard George Whitty, first-call bassist Neil Jason and the massively influential drummer Dave Weckl. Walking in Michael’s huge footsteps is Italian rising star saxophonist Ada Rovatti. The band’s reunion marks a rare occasion, one you’ll only experience at SFJAZZ, and is timed to coincide with the release of their new record.

Artist Personnel

Randy Brecker trumpet
Ada Rovatti saxophone
Mike Stern guitar
George Whitty piano
Neil Jason bass
Dave Weckl drums

"Randy Brecker has a star-studded, single-spaced, 16-page scroll on his web site that practically maps the history of recorded music during the past five decades " — JazzTimes
"Mike Stern has very few peers among modern musicians in general, and electric guitarists in particular. " — JazzTimes
"Dave Weckl has maintained a reputation among fans, peers, and the international music community as one of the great living drummers. " — JazzTimes