Please welcome the SF VZ NYC Albuquerque Baltimore Kalamazoo jazz collective

SF Jazz collective members’ home towns:

Chris Potter music director, tenor & soprano saxophonesChicago/South Carolina/NYC

David Sánchez tenor saxophone Puerto Rico/NYC

Etienne Charles trumpet Trinidad/Detroit

Warren Wolf vibraphone Baltimore/Boston/NYC

Edward Simon piano Venezuela/Philadelphia/NYC/Kalamazoo/maybe Bay Area these days?

Matt Brewer bass OKC/ALBQ/NYC/Toronto

Kendrick Scott drums Houston/Boston

Martin Luther McCoy vocals/guitar San Francisco

Gretchen Parlato Los Angeles/NYC vocals

By the time he was 19, Edward was in New York City playing jazz. Soon he’d be recording with emerging jazz stars like Greg Osby, Bobby Watson, David Binney, and Kevin Eubanks. More recently, he has paid tribute to his home country with his Venezuela Suite (2014) and his Latin American Songbook (Sunnyside 2015). He’s also been the pianist on the SFJazz Collective’s tributes to Miles Davis, Michael Jackson, Joe Henderson, Ornette Coleman, Stevie Wonder, and Thelonious Monk. (Michael Ullman, 2021)

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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