Miguel Zenón, alto saxophone | David Sánchez, tenor saxophone | Sean Jones, trumpet | Robin Eubanks, trombone | Warren Wolf, vibraphone | Edward Simon, piano | Matt Penman, bass | Obed Calvaire, drums

The SFJAZZ Collective is an all-star award-winning jazz ensemble comprising eight of the finest performers/composers at work in jazz today. Each season the Collective focuses its repertoire on a different modern master, and this season the octet will be exploring the music of Miles Davis.

Launched in 2004 by SFJAZZ, the Collective has become one of the most exciting and acclaimed groups on the jazz scene. Their unique approach to repertoire – performing compositions by a single modern master as well as new pieces by the Collective members (commissioned by SFJAZZ) –  embodies SFJAZZ’s commitment to jazz as a living, ever-relevant art form.

To cultivate its distinctive sound, the SFJAZZ Collective convenes in San Francisco each year for a multi-week residency. Throughout this extended rehearsal period – a rarity in today’s jazz – the octet workshops the season’s new repertoire and interacts with the Bay Area community through SFJAZZ’s education programs for youth and adults. The Collective then takes to the performance stage, including home season concerts at the SFJAZZ Center and a national tour, with stops in some of the world’s most prominent clubs and concert halls.

The Collective’s most recent release is a limited edition 2-disc set recorded during the Collective’s four-night residency in October 2015 on the Robert N. Miner Auditorium stage at the SFJAZZ Center, documenting the Collective’s fresh arrangements of the work of the King of Pop Michael Jackson and original compositions. The Collective’s first and only studio album, Wonder: The Songs of Stevie Wonder, won Outstanding Jazz Album at the 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards in 2014.

“You can propose various definitions for what this band represents, but it’s a superbrain for what serious jazz sounds like now.” – The New York Times


Purchase a Subscription of 4 or more concerts and receive a 10% discount on your ticket purchase.  Subscribers also receive exchange privileges and the discount subscription price on any concerts or tickets in the Fall-Winter (16-17) Season (September-May) added after initial purchase.

Thank you to our Jazz/Folk/Pop Season Corporate Partners!

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