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SFJAZZ Collective: Live: SFJAZZ Center 2016 - Music of Miles Davis & Original Compositions

Read "Live: SFJAZZ Center 2016 - Music of Miles Davis & Original Compositions" reviewed by John Kelman

In the thirteen years since the SFJAZZ Collective first came together in February 2004, this revolving door octet (septet, in 2009) of “cream of the crop" US-based jazz musicians has, most years, followed a consistent modus operandi: select a well-known jazz (and, in two cases, beyond jazz) musician and pay tribute through innovative arrangements of his/her ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

SFJAZZ Collective: Remembering Miles

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The SFJAZZ Collective has been operating since 2004. In the beginning, it may have seemed to some as just another all-star collection of musicians who strut their stuff for a while, then go about their own business. It has shown over time it is much different.

The format--eight outstanding musicians banding together to play ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Bobby Hutcherson tribute at SFJAZZ Center

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Bobby Hutcherson tribute
SFJAZZ Center
jny: San Francisco CA
January 21, 2017

I still can't quite believe he's gone.

No, not that contemporary American icon. I'm talking about Bobby Hutcherson, one of the greatest practitioners ever of the curious art of making the vibraphone sing and ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Edward Simon: Latin American Songbook

Read "Latin American Songbook" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Dall'attuale residenza di San Francisco, Edward Simon rammenta le musiche che hanno segnato la sua infanzia. “Uno dei vantaggi di essere cresciuto in Venezuela--scrive nelle note del CD--sono stati i differenti influssi musicali provenienti da tutte le parti del continente americano e dai Caraibi. C'è tanta grande musica esistente in questa parte del mondo che si ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Il SF Jazz Collective al Teatro Manzoni di Milano

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SF Jazz Collective
Aperitivo in Concerto
Teatro Manzoni
Milano
30.10.2016

Una strepitosa apertura di stagione per Aperitivo In Converto, la rassegna milanese che propone dei matinée domenicali con i maggiori protagonisti della scena jazz contemporanea internazionale. La 32^ edizione è partita il 30 ottobre con l'ennesimo tutto esaurito. Sul ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

SFJAZZ Collective At SFJAZZ

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SFJAZZ Collective
SFJAZZ Center
San Francisco, CA
October 20, 2016

What would Miles think?

It was hard not to wonder as the SFJAZZ Collective, the San Francisco jazz presenter's long-running large ensemble project, kicked off it's 12th season with a program dominated by sometimes dramatically re-imagined versions of Miles ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Quinsin Nachoff: Flux

Read "Flux" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Saxophonist Quinsin Nachoff sounds right at home on Mythology Records--saxophonist/producer/provocateur David Binney's label. Everything on Mythology has a intensity and modernity, a brashness and in-your-face confidence of delivery, whether it's Binney as the leader, or on sets headed up by pianists John Escreet or Edward Simon, or Quinsin Nachoff.

Flux is Nachoff's debut on ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Edward Simon

Jazz Musician of the Day: Edward Simon

All About Jazz is celebrating Edward Simon's birthday today!

The process by which Simon became an internationally regarded jazz musician began in the small coastal town of Cardón, Venezuela, where he grew up surrounded by the sounds of Latin and Caribbean music. Born in 1969, Simon credits his father, Hadsy, for developing his passion for ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: SFJAZZ Collective plays Michael Jackson

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: SFJAZZ Collective plays Michael Jackson

Today, let's check out some videos of the SFJAZZ Collective, who are coming to St. Louis to perform Wednesday, March 30 through Saturday, April 2 at Jazz at the Bistro. Formed in 2004 as a project of the San Francisco not-for-profit presenting organization SFJAZZ, the Collective is an eight- piece, all-star band with an ever-evolving lineup of musicians ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Sullivan Fortner

Sullivan Fortner

This may come a tad late as news but not too late—I trust—for enjoyment. Last spring, Sullivan Fortner won the Cole Porter Fellow In Jazz award of the American Pianists Association. Fortner is a 28-year-old New Orleanian who attracted favorable notice as the pianist in trumpeter Roy Hargrove’s quintet and for his work with other jazz ...


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