Performance includes a Pre-Concert Talk that begins one hour before show time.
SFJAZZ Collective: Almost sold out!
The first season of the SFJAZZ Center marks the "home base" debut of our resident ensemble, the SFJAZZ Collective. Since 2004, this all-star assemblage of jazz's best and brightest has paid tribute to a legendary composer, from Thelonious Monk to Ornette Coleman, with fresh arrangements of their classic tunes and superb original compositions by each member. After the blockbuster success of the group’s take on the work of soul legend Stevie Wonder, the Collective turns their focus to the music of keyboard genius Chick Corea.
This homecoming season also welcomes a pair of new members to the Collective. Tenor saxophonist David Sánchez has garnered a well-deserved reputation as one of the foremost instrumentalists in jazz. As a member of the Collective, he reunites with alto saxophonist Miguel Zénon, who performed on Sánchez’s Grammy-winning album Coral, and vibraphonist Stefon Harris, who recently partnered with Sánchez on the Cuban music project Ninety Miles. Drummer and Miami native Obed Calvaire is one of the most exciting young drummers on the jazz scene.
Miguel Zenón alto saxophone
David Sánchez tenor saxophone
Avishai Cohen trumpet
Robin Eubanks trombone
Stefon Harris vibraphone
Edward Simon piano
Matt Penman bass
Obed Calvaire drums