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Primary Instrument: Band/orchestra

Active since: 2004

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 Collective has become one of the most exciting and acclaimed groups on the jazz scene. The new SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco is the Collective’s home base. 

 The current octet is a burnished international ensemble comprising alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón, tenor saxophonist David Sánchez, vibraphonist Warren Wolf, trumpeter Avishai Cohen, trombonist Robin Eubanks, pianist Edward Simon, bassist Matt Penman and drummer Obed Calvaire. The award-winning SFJAZZ Center is the Collective’s homebase....
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The Collective demonstrates that decades-old music needn't lose its contemporary relevance — not, at least, in the hands of a group this encyclopedic in its knowledge of tradition, but just as versed in the foundation of jazz as a living, breathing and forward-reaching thing. As definitive of the modern mainstream as it gets.” All About Jazz

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

“There hasn't been a group to call itself “the All Stars” — at least not without irony — since the death of Louis Armstrong, but this collective deserves the title more than any other band playing today.” — Wall Street Journal

“It takes a brave soul to tackle the music of Stevie Wonder...

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Music

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    SFJAZZ Collective: Live SFJAZZ Center 2013 - The Music of Chick Corea &...

    SFJAZZ
    2013
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    Wonder: The Songs Of Stevie Wonder

    Nonesuch
    2012
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    SFJAZZ Collective: Live in New York Season 8 - Music of Stevie Wonder


    2011
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    Live 2010: 7th Annual Concert Tour

    SFJAZZ
    2010
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    Live 2009

    SFJAZZ
    2009
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    Live 2008: 5th Annual Concert Tour

    SFJAZZ
    2009
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    Live 2008: 5th Annual Concert Tour

    SFJAZZ
    2008
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