October 24th, 2013
Tuesday night Earshot Jazz Festival presented the SFJAZZ Collective at Benaroya Hall.
Stunning virtuosity and drive from the most spectacular all-star ensemble in jazz – with Miguel Zenon (alto sax), David Sanchez (tenor sax), Avishai Cohen (trumpet), Robin Eubanks (trombone), Warren Wolf (vibes), Edward Simon (piano), Matt Penman (bass) and Obed Calvaire (drums).
This fall, the award-winning SFJAZZ Collective celebrates its 10th anniversary by highlighting their greatest arrangements and original compositions – tributes to Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Horace Silver, Stevie Wonder and Chick Corea. For each of the past ten years, the collective has convened annually to perform new arrangements of compositions by a modern music master and new compositions by members, commissioned by SFJAZZ. Through this pioneering approach, honoring jazz history while championing the music’s up-to-the-minute directions, the collective embodies the commitment to jazz as a living, ever-relevant art form. As soloists, composers and bandleaders, collective members represent what’s happening now in jazz, and they demonstrate that jazz is truly an international language – with members from Puerto Rico, Baltimore, New York, Venezuela, Israel and New Zealand. Here is a link to the Earshot Jazz Festival website schedule for the rest of the Festival.
Here is a link to the Earshot Jazz Festival website schedule for the rest of the Festival.