SFJAZZ Collective
SFJAZZ Collective

SFJAZZ Collective

About the Ensemble

Founded by SFJAZZ in 2004, the SFJAZZ Collective is a leaderless group and a democratic composer’s workshop that represents what’s happening now in jazz. The Collective’s mission is to perform fresh arrangements of works by a modern master and newly commissioned pieces by each member. 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. Over their fifteen-year existence, the SFJAZZ Collective has honored the music of John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Horace Silver, Stevie Wonder, Chick Corea, Joe Henderson, Michael Jackson, Miles Davis, António Carlos Jobim, and Sly Stone, and has created over 100 new arrangements and original compositions.

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The SFJAZZ Collective has gone though numerous line up changes over the years and has featured Bobby Hutcherson, Joshua Redman, Miguel Zenón, Eric Harland, Mark Turner, Matt Penman, Avishai Cohen, Sean Jones, Andre Hayward, Stefon Harris, Dave Douglas, Nicholas Payton, Joe Lovano, Josh Roseman, Renee Rosnes, Jeff Ballard, Robert Hurst, Brian Blade, Martin Luther McCoy, Obed Calvaire, Matt Brewer, Adam Rogers, and others.

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SFJAZZ Collective's latest project featuring new members Chris Potter, Lizz Wright, Aneesa Strings, and Kendrick A.D. Scott will explore the music of iconic singer and songwriter Joni Mitchell. Studio album and tour coming in Fall 2021.

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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.

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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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Current Collective Members

Chris Potter | Dávid Sanchez | Etienne Charles | Warren Wolf | Edward Simon | Aneesa Strings | Kendrick A.D. Scott | Lizz Wright

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Current Collective Members

Chris Potter | Dávid Sanchez | Etienne Charles | Warren Wolf | Edward Simon | Aneesa Strings | Kendrick A.D. Scott | Lizz Wright

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Watch & Listen

SFJAZZ Collective

Waters of March (Antônio Carlos Jobim)

SFJAZZ Collective

The Girl From Ipanema (Antônio Carlos Jobim)

SFJAZZ Collective

Waters of March (Antônio Carlos Jobim)

SFJAZZ Collective

The Girl From Ipanema (Antônio Carlos Jobim)

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