Unparalleled genius and astounding virtuosity presented on our grandest stage.
Wynton Marsalis’ Spaces is a 10-part suite described as a “jazz Carnival of the Animals” (Financial Times), featuring extraordinary dancers Charles “Lil Buck” Riley and Jared Grimes interpreting everything from snakes to chickens.
The SFJAZZ Collective packs intelligence, humor, virtuosity and emotion into every performance. The all-star octet will perform fresh arrangements of songs by bossa nova master Antônio Carlos Jobim alongside their own original compositions.
With his sextet, Vijay Iyer makes a fascinating leap into ensemble writing that takes advantage of a powerful lineup (cornetist Graham Haynes, drummer Tyshawn Sorey, saxophonists Steve Lehman and Mark Shim and bassist Stephan Crump) veering between tight horn lines, grooves and moments of atmospheric elegance.