Family Matinee: The SFJAZZ Collective | SFJAZZ
Family Matinee: The SFJAZZ Collective
An all-star ensemble comprising eight of the finest performer/composers at work in jazz today, the SFJAZZ Collective’s mission each year is to perform fresh arrangements of works by a modern master and newly commissioned pieces by each Collective member. For the SFJAZZ Center’s fifth season, our resident all-star ensemble presents new arrangements of music by the genius jazz innovator Miles Davis, and freshly minted compositions by the band. More than any other figure, Davis changed the sound of jazz – not once, but consistently over his career – from the birth of bebop in the 1940s to the integration of rock approaches that gave rise to the fusion movement in the 1970s. The Collective highlights the trumpeter and composer’s immense diversity of expression, interpreting epochal work from Davis’ endlessly inventive songbook. Music lovers of all ages will appreciate and be astonished by the creative and innovative genius that was Miles Davis!
Join us following the performance for a thrilling interactive workshop in Orff percussion with music educator Doug Goodkin and Friends! Workshops take place in the Joe Henderson Lab immediately following the matinee performance, and are free to concert ticket-holders. Sign-ups take place in the lobby prior to the concert and space is limited.
Miguel Zenón alto saxophone
David Sánchez tenor saxophone
Sean Jones trumpet
Robin Eubanks trombone
Warren Wolf vibraphone
Edward Simon piano
Matt Penman bass
Obed Calvaire drums