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SFJAZZ Collective: Music of Miles Davis & Original Compositions (SFJAZZ)

SFJAZZ is a powerful cultural institution based in San Francisco. It even has its own 700-seat venue, the SFJAZZ Center, where it presents more than 300 performances a year. Since 2004 the organization has also sponsored the SFJAZZ Collective, an all-star octet. Over the years, many major figures—interestingly, almost all based on the East Coast—have … Read More “SFJAZZ Collective: Music of Miles Davis & Original Compositions (SFJAZZ)”

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SFJAZZ Collective: 10–10th Anniversary: Best of-Live at the SFJAZZ Center

The founding template for the SFJAZZ Collective, devised by saxophonist Joshua Redman and executive artistic director Randall Kline in 2004, was a stroke of genius. Recruit a stellar octet of musician-composers and underwrite a residency, tour and recording each year that has each member both freshening the catalog of a post-1960 icon and contributing an … Read More “SFJAZZ Collective: 10–10th Anniversary: Best of-Live at the SFJAZZ Center”

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SFJAZZ Collective: Live: SFJAZZ Center 2013–The Music of Chick Corea & New Compositions

With its latest ambitious recording, the San Francisco-based SFJAZZ Collective celebrates another great composer (the group’s modus operandi), a new venue and a new addition to the band. Two years ago, the Collective saluted the music of Stevie Wonder with a release recorded over five nights at Jazz Standard in New York City. For its … Read More “SFJAZZ Collective: Live: SFJAZZ Center 2013–The Music of Chick Corea & New Compositions”

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SFJAZZ Collective: Music of Stevie Wonder and New Compositions: Live in New York 2011, Season 8

There are lots of advantages to a musical collective, at least the way such an entity is operated by SFJAZZ, the organization behind multiple inspired jazz initiatives in San Francisco. SFJAZZ Collective has an occasionally shifting lineup, sometimes gaining and losing high-profile members as they enter and exit other projects. The group regularly shifts its … Read More “SFJAZZ Collective: Music of Stevie Wonder and New Compositions: Live in New York 2011, Season 8”

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