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Roots, Jazz and American Music and SFJAZZ Collective Side-by-Side


Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall
50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Free, no tickets or reservations required

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Students from the Roots, Jazz, and American Music (RJAM) program team up with SFJAZZ Collective for a side-by-side performance.


The Roots, Jazz, and American Music (RJAM) Side-By-Side Concert is the culmination of an intensive 3-day residency here at SFCM. We also are delighted to welcome and have perform with us new RJAM Vocal Jazz Faculty member Carmen Bradford.

RJAM students and faculty have been mixed to form 4 distinct jazz combos during the residency. During this time, students and faculty have collaborated, rehearsed, and worked towards preparing music for this evening’s concert.This has been a total collaborative effort with both students and faculty bringing in music, sharing approaches, styles, and experiences, and developing a musical concept for their respective combos. This jazz mentorship approach is the hallmark of the RJAM program here at SFCM.

Group 1:
Matt Penman, bass
Ryan Higley, drums
Amelie Jungwirth-Hinman, percussion
Jason Hayashi, sax
David Sanchez, sax
Edward Simon, piano

Group 2:
Jelani Banfield, bass,
Christian Burgs, drums
Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, sax
Liam Hughes-Butler, guitar 
Warren Wolf, vibes
Mario Guarneri, trumpet

Group 3:
Knox Barber, bass,
Matt Wilson, drums
Carlos Caro, percussion
Jayden Clark, sax
Brett Karner, trumpet
Simon Rowe, piano

Group 4: 
Cristian Carrera, bass
Julian Archer, drums
Julian Lage, guitar 
Robin Eubanks, trombone
Andrew Weitz, piano
Jason Hainsworth, sax


Special Guest: Carmen Bradford, voice