The brainchild of pianist and composer Renee Rosnes, Artemis is an international ensemble of modern jazz masters. Named for the ancient Greek goddess of the hunt, the multinational and multigenerational group was founded in 2017 under the banner of International Women’s Day, and soon afterward, made a memorable splash at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival. As a collective, Artemis draws on the musical personalities of each member, with performances typically including arrangements of songs by the Beatles, classics by Thelonious Monk and Wayne Shorter, and new compositions written expressly for the ensemble.

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Pictured: Artemis performs Saturday, February 27, 2021 in Zellerbach Hall.
(credit: Keith Major)