Watch This Now! SF Jazz Collective Plays Henderson (w/ Avishai Cohen, trumpet)

The San Francisco Jazz Collective. Avishai Cohen, trumpeter, has a cutaway mouthpiece on a necklace.
The SF Jazz Collective. Check out trumpeter Avishai Cohen’s necklace.

Couldn’t embed this concert footage from the San Francisco Jazz Collective directly, so here’s the link to the concert. You really should go listen and watch. There’s a lot of split-screen action, which is really fun to see. Plus, it’s just great music.

Each of the 8 members of the SF Jazz Collective has two tasks each year: Write a new piece specifically for the band, and rearrange a composition by the elder artist whom the Collective has chosen to feature that year. The concert links to their efforts this year, and includes all their original contributions (plus a little story about their tune) and their tribute to Joe Henderson.

And check out Avishai Cohen’s necklace in the photo above. With a necklace like that, you can practice anywhere!

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