Boston, MA, January 29, 2008 – The Sovereign Bank Music Series at Berklee continues with the SFJAZZ Collective, an all-star ensemble comprising eight of the finest performer/composers at work in jazz today. The group, known for its commitment to fostering new music while paying tribute to jazz giants of the past, is one of the most acclaimed and exciting acts in the American and international jazz scenes.
The SFJAZZ Collective includes alumnus and Grammy-winning saxophonist Joe Lovano; two-time Grammy-nominated trumpeter Dave Douglas; three-time Grammy-nominated vibraphonist Stefon Harris; two-time Down Beat magazine Trombonist of the Year award winner Robin Eubanks; alumnus and saxophonist Miguel Zenon; pianist Renee Rosnes; alumnus and bassist Matt Penman; and drummer Eric Harland. Berklee’s Monterey Jazz Quartet – a touring group featuring four of the college’s finest current students – will open the show.
The concert takes place on Friday, March 7, 8:15 p.m., at the Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. Tickets are $30, $22.50 for seniors, and can be purchased at the BPC box office, through Ticketmaster 617-931-2000, and at ticketmaster.com. Call 617-747-2261 or visit berkleebpc.com for more information. The BPC is wheelchair accessible.
Launched in 2004 by SFJAZZ – the West Coast’s largest non-profit jazz institution – the Collective has been praised for its innovative approach to repertoire. The New York Times says, “Modernity is the mantra of the SFJAZZ Collective.” Each year, the ensemble performs an entirely new list of works, consisting of compositions by a modern jazz master and new pieces by members of the group. By honoring jazz’s recent history while championing the music’s up-to-the minute directions, the Collective embodies SFJAZZ’s organizational commitment to jazz as a living, ever-changing, and ever-relevant art form.
SFJAZZ, now celebrating its 25th anniversary, presents over 100 concerts a year to over 100,000 fans and is dedicated to advancing the art from of jazz and cultivating new jazz audiences through artistic and educational programming, including The San Francisco Jazz Festival, SFJAZZ Spring Season, SFJAZZ Collective, SFJAZZ Summerfest, SFJAZZ Education, and SFJAZZ Membership.
The 2007-2008 Sovereign Bank Music Series at Berklee features a wide variety of music ranging from rock, jazz, and Latin, to r&b, hip-hop, and Broadway and film tunes. Christopher Guest, K-OS, The Fab Faux, George Duke, the SFJAZZ Collective, and Berklee’s outstanding students, faculty, and alumni will perform in this unique and astonishing season.
Added by sallyisageek on January 29, 2008