In 1972, a group of young artists made history by creating an orchestra without a conductor in which musicians led themselves democratically.
Led by consummate trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and comprised of 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players and arrangers, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra has been hailed as “the greatest large jazz ensemble working today” by the Chicago Tribune.
Sammy Miller and The Congregation are on a mission to put the generosity back into jazz and bring art back to the people. A native of Los Angeles, Grammy-nominated drummer Sammy Miller has become known for his relentless focus on making music that feels good.
Behind The Queen’s Cartoons is a single question: is it possible to create jazz and classical music in the 21st century that appeals to everyone?
Weaving in and out of the jazz piano tradition, Connie Han pays tribute to legends like McCoy Tyner, Mulgrew Miller and Kenny Kirkland with her own unique edge at the piano.
For this highly anticipated Mondavi Center return, the SFJAZZ Collective’s focus will be on the iconic singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, whose albums from the mid-1970s famously featured jazz artists like Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock and a collaboration with Charles Mingus.