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Assembled by pianist, composer, and founding SFJAZZ Collective member Renee Rosnes, Artemis is a true all-star super band of modern jazz masters, each a major bandleader and composer. Named for the Olympian goddess of exploration, the hunt, and the wild, this superlative sextet is an international affair, with members hailing from the U.S., Canada, Israel, and Japan. Their repertoire ranges from new compositions written expressly for the ensemble along with a Lee Morgan classic and an arrangement of a Beatles song, captured on their self-titled 2020 Blue Note debut album.
A veteran of work with Joe Henderson, J.J. Johnson, Wayne Shorter, Ron arter, and Bobby Hutcherson, Rosnes has led 18 albums and is among the most accomplished pianists in jazz. She serves as musical director for this staggeringly talented ensemble that includes Juno Award-winning trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, multiple DownBeat Critics Poll-topping clarinetist Anat Cohen, bassist and BMI Foundation Charlie Parker Jazz composition prize-winner Noriko Ueda, the masterful New York-based drummer Allison Miller, and the newest member of the group, New York-born tenor saxophonist Nicole Glover.