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The SFJAZZ Collective plays saxophonist and music director Chris Potter’s composition “Smokey” during their performance on October 28, 2022 as part of the 2022-23 Season, broadcast on Fridays Live.
About the concert:
To celebrate the 10th Season at the SFJAZZ Center and the endless diversity of music that has been presented on the Miner stage over the last decade, SFJAZZ’s resident supergroup will be performing a wide selection of material chosen and arranged by the members, from newer compositions to timeless classics and everything in between.
An all-star ensemble comprising the finest performer/composers at work in jazz today, the SFJAZZ Collective was conceived to create fresh arrangements of works by a modern master and newly commissioned pieces by each member of the band. Through this pioneering approach, simultaneously honoring music’s greatest figures while championing jazz’s up-to-the-minute directions, the Collective has embodied SFJAZZ’s commitment to jazz as a dynamic, ever-evolving art form.
Following last season’s inspired concept to reflect the moment by re-arranging socially relevant classics along with debuting fresh compositions that reflect the tumultuous state of the world, the band is changing things up yet again.
Under the direction of Chris Potter, this lineup of the Collective featuring Mike Rodriguez, David Sánchez, Warren Wolf, Edward Simon, Matt Brewer, and Kendrick Scott is among the most dynamic ever, ensuring each performance is fresh, fun, and full of surprises.
Chris Potter: tenor saxophone
David Sánchez: tenor saxophone
Mike Rodriguez: trumpet
Warren Wolf: vibraphone, electronics
Edward Simon: piano, keyboards
Matt Brewer: bass
Kendrick Scott: drums
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