Pre-performance Talk 7PM • Jackson Hall
Speaker: Rob Tocalino, Director of Marketing, Mondavi Center, UC Davis
2013 is a great year for the SFJAZZ organization. The new
SFJAZZ Center opened in January in the heart of San Francisco’s
performing arts district, and its flagship band, the SFJAZZ
Collective, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. As soloists,
composers and bandleaders, they represent what’s happening
now in jazz. Hailing from Puerto Rico, New York, Venezuela,
Philadelphia, New Zealand, Miami and Israel, the Collective’s
multi-cultural lineup mirrors the explosion of jazz talent around
the globe. The Collective has made a habit of providing fresh
perspective on jazz repertoire through original arrangements
of jazz legends from Thelonious Monk to Ornette Coleman.
To celebrate in style, the octet will reach back into this rich
songbook, polishing the gems from each of their preceding
annual recordings and taking them out on tour.