SFJAZZ Collective

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SFJAZZ Collective—from left to right: Andre Hayward, Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano and Miguel Zenón at the North Sea Jazz Festival of 2007. Photo by Siebe van Ineveld

The SFJAZZ Collective is a jazz ensemble comprising eight performer/composers, launched in 2004 by SFJAZZ, a West Coast non-profit jazz institution and the presenter of the annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, with funding from the James Irvine Foundation.

Collective activities[edit]

The SFJAZZ Collective performs a new repertoire each year, one that balances the works of a great modern jazz composer from the post-1960 era and eight new compositions (commissioned by SFJAZZ), one from each band member. To date, the composers of focus have been Ornette Coleman (2004), John Coltrane (2005), Herbie Hancock (2006), Thelonious Monk (2007), Wayne Shorter (2008), McCoy Tyner (2009), Horace Silver (2010), Stevie Wonder (2011) and Chick Corea (2012).

The SFJAZZ Collective convenes in San Francisco each spring for a three-week residency. Throughout this rehearsal period the octet workshops the season’s new repertoire and interacts with the Bay Area community through SFJAZZ’s education programs for youth and adults.

Following each year’s season, SFJAZZ Records releases a limited-edition CD set.

Members[edit]

As of fall 2013:[1]

Previous members[edit]

(list may be incomplete)

Discography[3][edit]

  • Inaugural Season Live 2004 (Nonesuch, 2005)
  • SFJAZZ Collective, Vol. 2 (Nonesuch, 2006)
  • Live 2005: 2nd Annual Concert Tour (SFJAZZ, 2005)
  • Live 2006: 3rd Annual Concert Tour (SFJAZZ, 2006)
  • Live 2007: 4th Annual Concert Tour (SFJAZZ, 2007)
  • Live 2008: 5th Annual Concert Tour (SFJAZZ, 2008)
  • Live 2009: 6th Annual Concert Tour (SFJAZZ, 2009)
  • Live 2010: 7th Annual Concert Tour (SFJAZZ, 2010)
  • Live in New York 2011 - Season 8 (SFJAZZ, 2011)
  • Wonder - The Songs of Stevie Wonder (SFJAZZ, 2012)
  • Live at SFJAZZ Center 2013 (SFJAZZ, 2013)

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