A creative force on the Bay Area music scene for more than a 16 years, the loose-knit band of jazz cats, MCs, arrangers and composers known collectively as The Jazz Mafia, has emerged as the most prolific musical organization on the West Coast- and they are all on stage at once here in the Jazz Mafia Symphony.
After making their debut with the highly acclaimed Brass, Bows, & Beats, they skyrocketed past all expectations and premiered their second symphony, The Emperor Norton Suite, not much more than a year later. In 2011 the Jazz Mafia Symphony took The Emperor Norton Suite on the road across North America, including a performance with Roy Ayers in front of 10,000 people at Summer Stage in Central Park with Roy Ayers, and a hometown show at the Stern Grove festival in SF.
The Jazz Mafia celebrated their 10 year anniversary, and completed their break through summer tour where they performed Brass, Bows & Beats in front of tens of thousands at major festivals nationwide including the Montreal Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, and the Monterey Jazz Festival. The group’s bold and interactive creativity and stage presence captivated audiences across the continent.
Albums: Brass Bows & Beats (2009) and The Emperor Norton Suite (2011) are both available for purchase in our store below.