The octet boasts as much or more collective talent, firepower and critical acclaim than any other jazz ensemble going. — DownBeat
An all-star ensemble comprising the finest composers at work in jazz today, the SFJAZZ Collective assembles each year to create fresh arrangements of works by a modern master and newly commissioned pieces by each member of the band. In 2019 the Collective celebrated the 50th Anniversary of two of the essential albums in popular music, Sly and Family Stone’s Stand! and Miles Davis’ In a Silent Way. For this performance, the group revisits this groundbreaking project featuring tenor saxophonist David Sánchez, trumpeter Etienne Charles, vibraphonist Warren Wolf, guitarist Adam Rogers, pianist Edward Simon, bassist Matt Brewer, drummer Obed Calvaire, and vocalist Martin Luther McCoy.
Released respectively in May and July 1969 by a pair of artists connected by mutual respect, inspiration, and a commitment to artistic exploration, Stand! and In a Silent Way were beacons of hope and new possibilities during a turbulent time in American history. Sly’s classics “I Want to Take You Higher,” “Everyday People” and “Sing a Simple Song” have become timeless expressions of joy and positivity, while Davis’ evocative work on In a Silent Way pushed jazz into bold new directions influenced by pop, R&B, and funk.
Health & Safety
Masks are required.
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Vaccination card (which includes the name of person vaccinated, type of COVID-19 vaccine provided, and date the last dose was administered) OR
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