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SFJAZZ Collective

New Works Reflecting the Moment

A composite image of portraits of all the members of SFJAZZ collective

Alongside works by contemporary musicians and composers, the ensemble perform new pieces written by their members reflecting on the awakening and change-making movements which have gained greater coverage over the past two years. As an ensemble of Black origin, they see Jazz as an especially poignant vehicle for considering social injustice.

Founded in 2004, SFJAZZ Collective take the form of both an ensemble of musicians and a democratic composer’s workshop. The embody the climate of jazz music artistically and socially, both platforming new music and honouring the greatest figures in jazz. For this performance they mark the addition of three new additions to the band with vocalist Gretchen Parlato, drummer Kendrick A.D. Scott, and saxophonist Chris Potter.

Tagged with: Contemporary music

This concert is part of a Summer series celebrating 30 years of the EFG London Jazz Festival at the Barbican. The 30th EFG London Jazz Festival takes place this November.

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