Interesting announcement from SFJAZZ and probably the biggest single artist turnover. There are usually only one or two changes per year. Also, the addition of a vocalist is an interesting development.
We are excited to announce new members of the award-winning SFJAZZ Collective – saxophonist and Music Director Chris Potter, vocalist Lizz Wright, bassist/vocalist Aneesa Strings, and drummer Kendrick A.D. Scott.
This lineup will explore the music of legendary singer/ songwriter Joni Mitchell, who received the 2015 SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award, with a forthcoming studio album set for release in Fall of 2021, followed by touring in the Spring of 2022.
Formed in 2004, SFJAZZ Collective lineup will also include returning members — tenor saxophonist David Sánchez, trumpeter Etienne Charles, vibraphonist Warren Wolf, and pianist Edward Simon.
Over their fifteen-year existence, the SFJAZZ Collective has included 27 members who have penned 110 original compositions and 115 arrangements.
2021-22 SFJAZZ COLLECTIVE LINEUP
Chris Potter music director, tenor & soprano saxophones
David Sánchez tenor saxophone
Etienne Charles trumpet
Warren Wolf vibraphone
Edward Simon piano
Aneesa Strings bass & vocals
Kendrick A.D. Scott drums
Lizz Wright vocals