SFJAZZ Collective The Music of Michael Jackson and Original Compositions with Miguel Zenón altosaxophone, David Sánchez tenor saxophone, Sean Jones trumpet, Robin Eubanks trombone,
Warren Wolf vibraphone, Edward Simon piano, Matt Penman bass, Obed Calvaire drums
The Music of Michael Jackson and Original Compositions Sunday April 24, 2016 Berklee Performance Center, 7pm
An all-star ensemble comprising eight of the finest performer/composers at work in jazz today, the SFJAZZ Collective’s mission each year is to perform fresh arrangements of works by a modern master and newly commissioned pieces by each Collective member. As the undisputed “King of Pop,” Michael Jackson’s influence continues to be felt throughout popular music. The Collective’s arrangements of Michael Jackson’s timeless music include the hits Rock With You, Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin, Thriller, Smooth Criminal, among others.
“You can propose various definitions for what this band represents, but it’s a superbrain for what serious jazz sounds like now.” —The New York Times