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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. Through this pioneering approach, simultaneously honoring music’s greatest figures while championing jazz’s up-to-the-minute directions, the Collective embodies SFJAZZ’s commitment to jazz as a living, ever-relevant art form.

Over their 13-year existence, the Collective has honored artists including John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Michael Jackson, and others. For their four-night 2017–18 Season residency, the band looks back on their history with nights devoted to their arrangements of Ornette Coleman, Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, and Thelonious Monk.

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. 

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SFJAZZ Collective Live 2017

Announcing the SFJAZZ Collective's new album, featuring original compositions by each member, and the music of Ornette Coleman, Stevie Wonder, and Thelonious Monk performed by the new lineup, plus a DVD featuring fresh versions of four Miles Davis compositions.

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SFJAZZ Collective Live 2017

Announcing the SFJAZZ Collective's new album, featuring original compositions by each member, and the music of Ornette Coleman, Stevie Wonder, and Thelonious Monk performed by the new lineup, plus a DVD featuring fresh versions of four Miles Davis compositions.

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Current Collective Members

Miguel Zenón | David Sánchez | Etienne Charles | Robin Eubanks | Warren Wolf | Edward Simon | Matt Brewer | Obed Calvaire

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Current Collective Members

Miguel Zenón | David Sánchez | Etienne Charles | Robin Eubanks | Warren Wolf | Edward Simon | Matt Brewer | Obed Calvaire

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MEDIA & Booking

To cultivate its distinctive sound, SFJAZZ Collective convenes in San Francisco in the fall of each year for a multi-week residency. Throughout this extended rehearsal period—a rarity in today’s jazz—the octet workshops the season’s new repertoire and interacts with the Bay Area community through SFJAZZ’s education programs for youth and adults. SFJAZZ Collective then takes to performance stages around the world with stops in some of the most prominent clubs and concert halls.

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MEDIA & Booking

To cultivate its distinctive sound, SFJAZZ Collective convenes in San Francisco in the fall of each year for a multi-week residency. Throughout this extended rehearsal period—a rarity in today’s jazz—the octet workshops the season’s new repertoire and interacts with the Bay Area community through SFJAZZ’s education programs for youth and adults. SFJAZZ Collective then takes to performance stages around the world with stops in some of the most prominent clubs and concert halls.

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Recordings

Each year, the Collective records their arrangements of the music of that season's tribute artist and the accompanying original compositions live during their residency at the SFJAZZ Center. Each numbered, limited edition CD set includes extensive liner notes, photographs, and interviews with the band members about their innovative arrangements. Check them out in our shop.

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Recordings

Each year, the Collective records their arrangements of the music of that season's tribute artist and the accompanying original compositions live during their residency at the SFJAZZ Center. Each numbered, limited edition CD set includes extensive liner notes, photographs, and interviews with the band members about their innovative arrangements. Check them out in our shop.

Browse CDs

Watch & Listen

SFJAZZ Collective

Nardis (arr. Miguel Zenón)

SFJAZZ Collective

Tutu

SFJAZZ Collective

Nardis (arr. Miguel Zenón)

SFJAZZ Collective

Tutu