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SF Jazz Collective Plays Jazz Standard

  • Jazz Standard 116 E 27th St New York, NY, 10016 United States (map)

In March 2013, the all–star SFJazz Collective performed the music of Chick Corea on the Jazz Standard stage to a rapturous response from critics and fans alike. With members hailing from Puerto Rico, New York, Venezuela, Philadelphia, New Zealand, and Israel, the Collective's multi–cultural lineup mirrors the explosion of jazz talent around the globe. Now, fresh off of their riveting Newport Jazz Festival performance, SFJazz returns to Jazz Standard to play the bracingly original music of Joe Henderson (1937–2001), the late tenor saxophone giant and composer who lived in San Francisco was long associated with SFJazz. Reviewing an SFJazz performance in October 2014, David Becker wrote at “The apex of the show had to be a intricately arranged reworking of [Henderson composition] ‘Inner Urge’ that had the ensemble working as one big, awesome machine, pulling off seemingly magical transformations – now it’s a big band, now it’s the Modern Jazz Quartet with commentary, now it’s a piano trio conversing with horns – with deceptive ease.”