SFJAZZ Collective: New Works Reflecting the Moment
SFJAZZ Collective make their return to London, bringing their latest project which focuses on new compositions by the band inspired by and in response to the extraordinary social and global issues we have faced over the last year.
Founded in 2004, the SFJAZZ Collective is a leaderless group and a democratic composer’s workshop that represents what’s happening in jazz right now. Their mission is to perform fresh arrangements of works by the greatest figures in jazz and newly commissioned pieces by each member.
'The octet boasts as much or more collective talent, firepower and critical acclaim than any other jazz ensemble going'DownBeat
Chris Potter - tenor and soprano saxophone
David Sánchez - tenor saxophone
Etienne Charles - trumpet
Warren Wolf - vibraphone
Edward Simon - piano
Matt Brewer - bass
Kendrick A.D. Scott - drums
Gretchen Parlato - vocals
Martin Luther McCoy - vocals
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.