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An all-star ensemble comprising eight of the finest performer/composers at work in jazz today, the SFJAZZ Collective performs fresh arrangements of works by Antônio Carlos Jobim and newly commissioned pieces by each SFJAZZ Collective member.

A pioneering figure and primary creator of the bossa nova style, Jobim merged Brazilian popular song with jazz to form a new and wildly popular hybrid that captivated listeners from its inception in the 1960s to today. Starting with the genre-defining 1963 Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto collaboration Getz/Gilberto, Jobim contributed a vast number of compositions now considered jazz and pop standards. The Collective highlights the pianist and composer’s immense diversity of expression, interpreting epochal work from Jobim’s timeless songbook.

Launched in 2004 by SFJAZZ in San Francisco, SFJAZZ Collective has become one of the most exciting and acclaimed groups on the jazz scene. The award-winning SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco is the Collective’s home base. 

 The current octet is an international ensemble comprising alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón, tenor saxophonist David Sánchez, vibraphonist Warren Wolf, trombonist Robin Eubanks, pianist Edward Simon, drummer Obed Calvaire and the newest members—bassist Matt Brewer and trumpeter Etienne Charles, who premiered his San Jose Suite at San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2015.

The performances at the Hammer Theater this fall showcases the following musicians:

Miguel Zenón – Alto Saxophone

David Sánchez – Tenor Saxophone

Etienne Charles – Trumpet

Robin Eubanks – Trombone

Warren Wolf – Vibraphone, Marimba

Edward Simon – Piano

Matt Brewer – Bass

Obed Calvaire – Drums


October 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm


Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113 Located between 2nd and 3rd St. in downtown San Jose.


Convenient parking available @ 2nd & San Carlos Garage $5 flat fee after 6 PM

Public Transit

Accessible by BART and VTA (2nd & Paseo De San Antonio exit is in front of the Hammer Theatre)