Featuring guest artists in conversation, playing recordings and sharing
insights, Listening Parties are a fun way to get a behind-the-scenes
perspective on the music. Each event includes a complimentary wine and
dessert reception where Members can meet the artist. Free to Members
only (limit two tickets per household). View info on the latest
Listening Party.  Past Listening Party artists have included Bobby
Hutcherson, Charlie Haden, Zakir Hussain and Oscar Castro-Neves.

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CDs & DVDs

This limited edition 2-disc set will be recorded throughout the Collective’s four-night residency October 20-23, 2016 on the Robert N. Miner Auditorium stage at the SFJAZZ Center, documenting the Collective’s arrangements of the music of Miles Davis as well as their own fresh compositions.

Non-Member: $30
Member: $27.00

This limited edition 2-disc set, recorded during the Collective’s four-night residency in October 2015 on the Robert N. Miner Auditorium stage at the SFJAZZ Center, documents the SFJAZZ Collective’s arrangements of the music of Michael Jackson as well as their own stimulating compositions.

Non-Member: $35
Member: $31.50

This limited edition 2-disc set, recorded during the Collective’s four-night residency in October 2014 on the Robert N. Miner Auditorium stage at the SFJAZZ Center, documents the SFJAZZ Collective’s fresh arrangements of the work of Joe Henderson—the late saxophone giant and longtime San Francisco native who had a long association with SFJAZZ—as well as their own stimulating compositions.

Non-Member: $35
Member: $31.50

This limited edition, 10th anniversary disc highlights the best of the SFJAZZ Collective, from the fresh arrangements of the music of Herbie Hancock, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk and Stevie Wonder, to their own stimulating compositions. This live recording celebrates a 10-year musical legacy.

Non-Member: $10
Member: $9.00

This limited edition 2-disc set documents the SFJAZZ Collective’s fresh arrangements of the work of piano genius Chick Corea and their own stimulating compositions. Recorded during the Collective’s four-night residency in March 2013, this is the first CD made on the Robert N. Miner Auditorium stage at the SFJAZZ Center and marks the recorded debuts of tenor saxophonist David Sánchez and drummer Obed Calvaire with the band.

Non-Member: $35
Member: $31.50

Winner of Outstanding Jazz Album at 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards
Recorded June 19-21, 2012 at New York University’s Steinhardt James L. Dolan Music Recording Studio, Wonder: The Songs of Stevie Wonder is the definitive studio recording of the Collective’s arrangements of the music of Stevie Wonder. This release follows the Collective’s Live in New York 2011 featuring the Wonder music and original compositions, recorded at Jazz Standard in New York City.

Non-Member: $15
Member: $13.50

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Recorded at The Jazz Standard in New York City, across a five-night run, Live in New York 2011 · Season 8 is the definitive document of the Collective’s 2011 repertoire, including fresh arrangements of Stevie Wonder classics and original compositions by group members. 

Non-Member: $35
Member: $31.50

Recorded during the 2010 U.S. and European tour, Live 2010: 7th Annual Concert Tour is the definitive document of the Collective’s 2010 repertoire, including fresh arrangements of Horace Silver classics and original compositions by group members.

Non-Member: $35
Member: $31.50

The definitive record of the Collective’s 2009 tour, Live 2009: 6th Annual Concert Tour features the Collective’s 2009 repertoire, including the work of McCoy Tyner and original compositions by group members recorded live on tour dates in the U.S. and Europe.

Non-Member: $35
Member: $31.50

The definitive record of the Collective’s 2008 tour, Live 2008: 5th Annual Concert Tour features the Collective’s 2008 repertoire, including the work of Wayne Shorter and original compositions by group members recorded live on tour dates in the U.S. and Europe.

Non-Member: $35
Member: $31.50

The SFJAZZ Collective’s first DVD release captures a live performance from the Jazz à Vienne festival, recorded July 10, 2007. This nine-song set features a mix of original compositions and Thelonious Monk songs including “Epistrophy,” “San Francisco Holiday,” and much more.

Non-Member: $20
Member: $18.00

The definitive record of the Collective’s 2007 tour, Live 2007: 4th Annual Concert Tour features the Collective’s entire 2007 repertoire, including the work of Thelonious Monk and original compositions by group members recorded live on tour dates in the U.S. and Asia.

Non-Member: $35
Member: $31.50

The definitive record of the Collective’s 2006 tour, Live 2006: 3rd Annual Concert Tour features the Collective’s entire 2006 repertoire, recorded on their most recent international tour. The 14 tracks on Live 2006 include a new piece by each band member plus works by jazz legend Herbie Hancock, in new arrangements commissioned from Grammy-winner Gil Goldstein.

Non-Member: $35
Member: $31.50

The successor to Inaugural Season Live 2004, this CD showcases the Collective’s entire 2005 repertoire, recorded in concert at prestigious concert halls across the United Status during the band's national tour. The limited edition deluxe two-CD package features captivating photographs from the 2005 tour and an original liner-notes essay by noted Coltrane scholar Lewis Porter.

Non-Member: $35
Member: $31.50

In spring of 2004, SFJAZZ launched one of the year’s most exiting new jazz ensembles, the SFJAZZ Collective, featuring eight all-star musician/composers who consistently rank among the top artists today. For their inaugural season, the group’s repertoire included the debut of new works composed by each Collective member and highlighted the music of master innovator Ornette Coleman.

Non-Member: $35
Member: $31.50

Mission

SFJAZZ Collective 2010 Press Kit

SFJAZZ Collective Live 2010 CD Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SFJAZZ RECORDS ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF SFJAZZ COLLECTIVE
LIVE 2010: 7th ANNUAL CONCERT TOUR

ALL-STAR ENSEMBLE’S LATEST LIMITED, NUMBERED EDITION
FEATURES THE CLASSIC SONGS OF HORACE SILVER,
PLUS ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS FROM COLLECTIVE MEMBERS

RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 14, 2010

SFJAZZ Collective Live 2010: 7th Annual Concert Tour

SFJAZZ Center Reaches Capital Campaign Goal!

SFJAZZ is excited to announce that the organization has reached the $64 million goal of The World Is Listening campaign for the SFJAZZ Center. The campaign funds created the award-winning SFJAZZ Center that opened on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 21, 2013 and has become a globally recognized bellwether of art, music, culture, and community in San Francisco’s Civic Center performing arts district.

The achievement of the goal is made all the more extraordinary as an anonymous donor stepped forward to propel the campaign past the $64 million mark with a $3 million matching challenge gift. This gift establishes a designated endowment fund for the SFJAZZ Collective, an ensemble fostered and managed by SFJAZZ, while matching funds will go towards SFJAZZ’s general endowment.

“Jazz has a home in San Francisco and the completion of the $64 million campaign guarantees it,” said Donald Derheim, SFJAZZ CEO. “The incredible challenge gift on top of the campaign really promises that the SFJAZZ Collective will continue to champion and expand jazz around the world.”

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SFJAZZ Center News

San Francisco Chronicle - 05.07.2011
SFJAZZ broke ground Friday for the SFJAZZ Center, a luminous 35,000-square-foot structure that will rise at Fell and Franklin streets in vibrant Hayes Valley and provide a permanent home for the West Coast's premier jazz-presenting organization.

San Jose Mercury News - 05.05.2011
Groundbreaking ceremonies for the SFJAZZ organization's new $60 million performance center, a glass-walled multifunction facility designed by San Francisco-based architect Mark Cavagnero, are slated for 1 p.m. Friday at Fell and Franklin Streets.

Wall Street Journal - 03.31.2011
In May, SFJAZZ will break ground for a 35,000-square-foot building that will include the Robert N. Miner Auditorium, with flexible seating for 350 to 700 people; an 80-seat black-box performance, rehearsal and education space; a digital learning lab; and a street-level café.

05.06.2010
The SFJAZZ Board of Trustees today announced plans to build the first permanent home for the 28 year old San Francisco institution, one of the world’s most comprehensive and innovative jazz organizations.

San Francisco Chronicle - 05.06.2010
SFJAZZ will build itself a permanent home in San Francisco - the first stand-alone major facility in the country devoted to the swinging American art form.

The New York Times - 05.07.2010
SFJAZZ, the San Francisco arts organization, will announce plans on Friday to build its own facility dedicated to jazz: a 35,000-square-foot building in that city’s Hayes Valley neighborhood, with two adaptable theater spaces inside.