SF Chronicle: Jazz Mafia takes its circus to SFJAZZ / by Adam Theis

The original music Adam Theis and his grooving Jazz Mafia associates created for the Soiled Dove, the ribald circus that’s been playing to sold-out crowds under the big top in downtown Oakland, will take on subtler shadings when it’s performed in the small-scale setting of SFJazz’s Joe Henderson Lab.

“We’ve been playing these tunes for two months and the band is just on fire,” says Theis, the trombone-and-bass-playing composer and arranger who co-founded and directs the Jazz Mafia crew.

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Jazz Mafia’s trademark mix ’n’ mash of funk, hip-hop and jazz embraces the genre-crossing tradition of great Bay Area bands like Tower of Power and Santana.
— Jesse Hamlin
Source: https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/music/jaz...