02/10/12

SFJAZZ Collective to Perform Music of Stevie Wonder at JALC

All-star group’s one-night-only show takes place on March 10

SFJAZZ Collective will perform the music of Stevie Wonder at Jazz at Lincoln Center on March 10 in what will be the eight-piece ensemble’s only New York City-area stop along its spring 2012 tour. The band will play two sets, at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The Allen Room Previous performances by SFJAZZ Collective have found the group performing band members’ original compositions and re-interpretations of famous compositions from jazz masters including John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Horace Silver and Thelonious Monk. For their Jazz at Lincoln Center performance, SFJAZZ Collective will explore the music of R&B and soul artist Stevie Wonder.

The group’s 2011 CD release, Music of Stevie Wonder and New Compositions: Live in New York 2011—Season 8, includes new jazz-inflected arrangements of hits including “Superstition,” “Do I Do,” “Sir Duke” and “My Cherie Amour.”

SFJAZZ Collective is comprised of saxophonists Antonio Hart, Mark Turner and Miguel Zenón, pianist Edward Simon, vibraphonist Stefon Harris, trumpeter Avishai Cohen, bassist Matt Penman, trombonist Robin Eubanks and drummer Eric Harland.

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Miguel Zenon, Birdland, NYC, 10-25-11
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Tickets can be purchased through JALC or CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor. Box Office hours: Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (or 30 minutes past curtain) and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. (or 30 minutes past curtain).

Hot Seats, $10 seats for SFJAZZ Collective, will be available for purchase to the general public on March 7 beginning at 10am. Subject to availability. Hot Seats are available only by walk up at the Box Office, maximum of two per person. The Allen Room is located at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York.

1 Comment

  • Feb 10, 2012 at 06:37PM Free Jazz Lessons

    The SFJAZZ Collective is an awesome group. I can't wait to hear them do the music of Stevie Wonder! Antonio Hart, Stefon Harris, Mark Turner....wow! I really appreciate you posting about this. It's always nice to see the merging of jazz and R&B.

    Steve
    http://www.freejazzlessons.com

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