SFJAZZ Collective Tackles Stevie Wonder at Jazz at Lincoln Center
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The last date listed for SFJAZZ Collective was Saturday March 10, 2012 / 9:30pm.
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Lemony Snicket's The Composer is Dead is a murder mystery that takes place at the orchestra. The composer is dead -- and we must discover who did the wicked deed. The performance is intended to introduce young people to instruments in the orchestra through the guise of a humorous and thrilling mystery, keeping both children and adults immersed in the action. The orchestra will also perform the New York premiere of Embrace by Brooklyn composer Kenji Bunch, featuring Tracy Silverman on electric violin. Learn More
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Overall, I enjoyed it. The camaderie and respect that each band member had for the others was evident and created a very postive vibe - was impressed with the way that songs were introduced by different members rather than one MC. The musicianship and skill was faultless. I do agree with other reviewers with being disappointed that there wasn't more emphasis on the work of Stevie Wonder in the show - not intended as a criticism of the original work that was presented but as a indication that the show did not match its billing.
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Performers: Antonio Hart – Alto Saxophone; Mark Turner – Tenor Saxophone; Avishai Cohen – Trumpet; Robin Eubanks – Trombone; Stefon Harris – Vibraphone; Edward Simon – Piano; Matt Penman – Bass; Eric Harland – Drums
The SFJAZZ Collective is an all-star eight-piece ensemble that highlights the original compositions of its annually-rotating members as well as revisits and re-arranges famous compositions from past jazz masters. Having taken on jazz titans like John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Horace Silver, and Thelonious Monk in the past, the group will now explore the material of music icon Stevie Wonder, an artist outside of the jazz tradition, but one whose sophisticated song craft and timeless melodies are more than worthy of exploration. The Collective is comprised of saxophonists Mark Turner, Antonio Hart and Miguel Zenón, pianist Edward Simon, vibraphonist Stefon Harris, trumpeter Avishai Cohen, bassist Matt Penman, trombonist Robin Eubanks, and drummer Eric Harland.
About the Ticket Supplier: Jazz at Lincoln Center
Their mission is to enrich the artistic substance and perpetuate the democratic spirit of America’s music. From down home and elegant concert performances by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to entertaining educational programs that bring the sound and feeling of jazz into the lives of thousands of kids and grownups to innovative collaborative programs with artists in diverse idioms: they offer top quality musicianship and universal friendship. By taking the feeling of jazz on tour and by inviting artists and audiences from all over the world into their new home in New York City, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center brings people together for a simple purpose: To Have a Profoundly Good Time. Welcome is their motto.