Without music, concerts wouldn’t exist and funk would just be the smell emanating from an old sock filled with corn. Lend an ear to this GrouponLive deal to see SFJazz Collective: The Music of Stevie Wonder at the Paramount Center for the Arts on Friday, March 9, at 8 p.m. Choose from the following seating options:
- For $14, you get one ticket for main-floor seating in rows S–T or row R, seats 13–22; or upper-mezzanine seating in rows G–J (a $25 value before fees, or up to a $29.75 value online, including all ticketing fees).
- For $19, you get one ticket for left- and right-orchestra seating in row A, seats 17–20, row B, seats 13–22, or rows C–M; main-floor seating in rows N–Q or row R, seats 1–12; or front-mezzanine seating in rows A–B or C–F, seats 1–14 (a $35 value before fees, or up to a $39.75 value online, including all ticketing fees).
- For $24, you get one ticket for middle-orchestra seating in row A, seats 1–16, or row B, seats 1–12; or front-mezzanine-center seating in rows A–B, seats 101–128 (a $45 value before fees, or up to a $49.75 value online, including all ticketing fees).
SFJazz Collective’s eight-maestro cast, known for its enthralling tributes to jazz masters such as Coltrane and Monk, immerses audiences in an aural carnival of funk as they tackle the soulful repertoire of Stevie Wonder. The crafty collective fuses their eclectic imaginations to Wonder’s wondrous Motown recordings, forging new adventures in sonic architecture with the talents of Grammy-nominated alto saxophonist Antonio Hart, acclaimed trumpeter Avishai Cohen, and rising star vibraphonist and Whac-A-Mole champion Stefon Harris. From funk institutions such as “Superstition” to the brassy barnstorm of “Sir Duke,” the band’s jazzy chops sweetens Stevie Wonder’s slinky syncopations like warm maple syrup drizzled on a hot stack of gold records.