For their 2019-2020 Season, the SFJAZZ Collective will feature new members – vocalist and San Francisco native Martin Luther McCoy and master guitarist Adam Rogers. The SFJAZZ Collective will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Miles Davis’ In a Silent Way and Sly & The Family Stone’s Stand! with fresh arrangements of this classic repertoire along with new compositions from SFJAZZ Collective members.
The SFJAZZ Collective is an all-star award-winning jazz ensemble comprising eight of the finest performers/composers at work in jazz today. Launched in 2004 by SFJAZZ in San Francisco, the SFJAZZ Collective has become one of the most exciting and acclaimed groups on the jazz scene. The award-winning SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco is the Collective’s home base. ?? The current octet is a burnished international ensemble comprising tenor saxophonist David Sánchez, vibraphonist Warren Wolf, trumpeter Etienne Charles, vocalist Martin Luther McCoy, guitarist Adam Rogers, pianist Edward Simon, bassist Matt Brewer, and drummer Obed Calvaire.
Each year, the SFJAZZ Collective creates and performs eight new works and eight new arrangements of tunes by an honored artist. Past honorees include Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Horace Silver, Stevie Wonder, and Chick Corea.