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Fri, Oct 25 2019 7:30 PM

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Avishai Cohen Quartet/Wadada Leo Smith Golden Quintet
Friday October 25, 7:30pm
SFJAZZ celebrates a half-century of the iconic label, with nights in Miner Auditorium and the Joe Henderson Lab featuring ECM’s greatest artists. Named with initials standing for “Edition of Contemporary Music,” founder Manfred Eicher’s Munich-based imprint has represented the leading edge of innovation for five decades and over 1600 individual releases, blurring lines between genres and championing both established masters and young visionaries.

A double bill of modern trumpet greats with former SFJAZZ Collective member Cohen playing music from his last two ECM releases with his working quartet, and avant-garde trumpet icon Smith presents the world premiere of his Appassionata Suite dedicated to Anita Hill, MLK Jr., and more.