https://www.celebrityseries.org/productions/sfjazz-collective/ Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Music, Performing Arts
The SFJAZZ Collective is a bonafide jazz supergroup, recently named “contemporary jazz’s premier all-star band” by the New York Times. As the band’s bio states, the Collective is a “leaderless group and a democratic composer’s workshop that represents what’s happening now in jazz.” It’s true in this moment more than ever, as the band will be presenting a brand-new touring project entitled “New Works Reflecting the Moment,” a collection of pieces written in response to the unparalleled social and global issues faced over the past year. It’s an exciting prospect, as every member of the band is not only a top ensemble player and an explosive improviser, but also one of contemporary jazz’s most inspired composers and arrangers. Confronting such challenging times through music might sound like a heavy proposition, but this world-class group always reminds us of jazz’s unerring ability to uplift and unite while evoking universal truths. Don’t miss this special performance by the West Coast’s finest.