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SFJAZZ Collective Plays the Music of Antônio Carlos Jobim
An all-star ensemble comprising eight of the finest performer/composers at work in jazz today, the SFJAZZ Collective performs fresh arrangements of works by Antônio Carlos Jobim and newly commissioned pieces by each SFJAZZ Collective member.
A pioneering figure and primary creator of the bossa nova style, Jobim merged Brazilian popular song with jazz to form a new and wildly popular hybrid that captivated listeners from its inception in the 1960s to today. Starting with the genre-defining 1963 Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto collaboration Getz/Gilberto, Jobim contributed a vast number of compositions now considered jazz and pop standards. The Collective highlights the pianist and composer’s immense diversity of expression, interpreting epochal work from Jobim’s timeless songbook.
The current Collective is an international ensemble of master players, many of which are familiar to San Jose Jazz audiences: alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón, tenor saxophonist David Sánchez, vibraphonist Warren Wolf, trombonist Robin Eubanks, pianist Edward Simon and drummer Obed Calvaire. New members for 2018-19 are bassist Matt Brewer and trumpeter Etienne Charles, who premiered his San Jose Suite at Summer Fest 2015.