Winner of the "Rising Star Jazz Group of the Year" honors in the 2006 DownBeat Critics Poll, the SFJAZZ Collective is a powerhouse ensemble featuring some of the finest jazz performer/composers at work today—including DownBeat Critics Poll "Artist of the Year" honorees Dave Douglas (2006) and Joe Lovano (2001). Launched in 2004 by SFJAZZ—the presenter of the annual San Francisco Jazz Festival—the Collective has quickly become one of the most scintillating combos on the American and international jazz scenes. "The group was roaring with the kind of chemistry that could truly be deemed collective" (San Francisco Chronicle).
Official Website: http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu/presents/season/2007/jazz/sfjc.php
Added by scottregan on May 22, 2007