Crossroads Collective at Friday Nights at OCMA
Apr
28
5:00 pm17:00

Crossroads Collective at Friday Nights at OCMA

  • Oakland Museum of California

April 28th // 5-10pm
Oakland Museum of California

http://museumca.org/friday-nights-omca

Half-price gallery admission for adults. Ages 18 and under are free!
Cash bar. Prices vary for Off the Grid food trucks.

Crossroads Collective is a dusty funk band that was born on the playa at Burning Man 2010 and is now the biggest live music act at the 60,000 person gathering. With influences from Prince, Parliament Funkadelic, James Brown, Stevie Wonder and Tower of Power, this high energy party band features a fierce lineup of talented vocalists and instrumentalists from the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

Famed for spicing up, flipping around, dipping down, and turning over your favorite dance tunes and making them their own, at Crossroads’ core is a musical production team that has written many original songs for the band as well.

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA with Off the Grid food trucks, music, and more! Join OMCA every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market, with the best in Bay Area curbside cuisine from gourmet food trucks, local beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages at the Blue Oak beer garden, live music, and dance lessons. 

Reservations: Need a place to park during Friday Nights @ OMCA? Now you can reserve a picnic table or even the café terrace where your group can gather to join all the fun! 
https://museumca.org/picnic


OMCA is located one block from the Lake Merritt BART Station.

NOT a Brass Band at Black Cat
May
9
10:30 pm22:30

NOT a Brass Band at Black Cat

  • Black Cat

May 5th // 9:30pm-12:30am
Black Cat, SF

$10 Cover
Reservations strongly recommended.

Adam Theis & NOT a Brass Band are the latest offshoot of the genre-bending 15 Year-running Jazz Mafia collective. Formed by 5 musicians who’ve had extensive experience playing in New Orleans-Style Brass groups but who wanted to take the instrumentation into new and unexplored territories. 

Feauring: 
Aaron Kierbel - percussion
Jonathan Seiberlich - tuba
Charlie Gurke - sax
Adam Theis - trombone/bass
Max Miller-Loran - trumpet

Brass Convergence II: Protest Brass, Free Concert
May
20
1:00 pm13:00

Brass Convergence II: Protest Brass, Free Concert

  • Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Brass Convergence II: Protest Brass, Free Concert
May 20th // 1-3pm
Yerba Buena Garden Festival, SF

The Brass Convergence is the long-time dream of Bandleader//Composer/Multi-instrumentalist Adam Theis that was first premiered in 2016 at YBGF.  This new project came about from his desire to bring together the staggering number of Brass Band musicians and related ensembles in a mini one-day Festival . Anchored by top Bay Area players from Theis' 17 year strong Jazz Mafia collective, this performance will feature numerous ensembles rooted in various styles of music that all heavily utilize horns and percussion. This year the focus is on the need for these types of acoustic, mobile and LOUD bands to take to the streets and help bring attention to important Social Issues of our time and help create a positive change. “Protest Brass”, a new suite co-composed by Theis and Bay Area composer Teddy Raven, will touch on numerous ways to utilize an eclectic “Brass Band” instrumentation along with use of chants, shouts, singing and crowd participation to create music that can bring people together or if needed, disrupt.

This event will culminate in the joining together of what is expected be one of the largest bands ever assembled onstage in the Bay Area.

The Plunge
May
25
May 29

The Plunge

Jazz Mafia and Friends
The Plunge
May 25-29


The plunge is an annual four day outdoor party in beautiful Ahwahneeahnee, California. Swimming pool, hot tub, daytime sunshine party, massive lineup of great music, family-friendly, bocce & croquet & cornhole, fully catered, just 3 hours east of SF and 4 hours north of LA.

More info can be found here at http://www.plungefest.com

 

 

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 50 Yrs UnderCover Tribute
Jun
2
8:00 pm20:00

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 50 Yrs UnderCover Tribute

  • The UC Theater

JUNE 2 & 3, 2017
THE UC THEATRE
GUEST MUSIC DIRECTOR - JOE BAGALE
Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm
All Ages - ADA Accessible
Media Partner - KPFA Radio 94.1 FM
Community & Music Partner - Zoo Labs

SIDE ONE
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Electric Squeezebox Orchestra(Modern Big Band Jazz)
2. With a Little Help from My Friends - Jazz Mafia Accomplices (Jazz Core Hip Hop)
3. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - Raz Kennedy (Pop Vocal/Contemporary R&B
4. Getting Better - Eyes on the Shore (Indie Rock/Chill Wave)
5. Fixing a Hole - Amendola Vs. Blades (Avant Jazz Funk)
6. She's Leaving Home - Nino Moschella 
7. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! - Rohan Krishnamurthy (Indian Rhythms)

SIDE TWO
8. Within You Without You - The Hogan Brothers (Progressive World Fusion)
9. When I'm Sixty-Four - Sahba Aminikia (Contemporary Classical)
10. Lovely Rita – Kendra McKinley (Polychromatic Pop)
11. Good Morning – Soltrón SF (Alternative Latin Fusion)
12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) - Otis McDonald(Futuristic Funk) + Rohan Krishnamurthy + Non Stop Bhangra (North Indian Bhangra Music and Dance)+ Awesöme Orchestra Collective
13. A Day in the Life - Otis McDonald feat. Awesöme Orchestra

UnderCover Presents is working with over 100 artists from 13 Bay Area ensembles to pay homage to The Beatles’ 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' - one of the most iconic albums in the history of recordings. Music Directing and co-curating this lineup is Joe Bagale - multi-instrumentalist, producer, and composer. Each of the 13 ensembles is from a different genre (ranging between Hip Hop to Orchestral) and is arranging one (1) song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Every group is highly encouraged to put their own sound and personality into their rendition. The result is a showcase of thirteen (13) ensembles performing the album in its entirety live at The UC Theatre in Berkeley on June 2-3, 2017 - exactly 50 years after the original album’s debut.

More information at www.UnderCoverPresents.com

"UnderCover productions have become storied, stylistically encompassing events that maximize the talent pool by limiting each act to a single song." - SF Chronicle

"...there are some performances you'll be talking about for the entire year."- SF Weekly

"...a vast, all-encompassing experience. We watched as the musical territory staked out got larger and larger, and the connection between making music and going to concerts got closer and closer. In short: It was great." - The Bay Bridged

"Beyond the racial and gender divides" - KPFA 94.1 FM

"Building Bridges" - Oakland Magazine

Winner of SF Weekly and San Francisco Bay Guardian "Best of" Awards

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 50 Yrs UnderCover Tribute
Jun
3
8:00 pm20:00

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 50 Yrs UnderCover Tribute

  • The UC Theater

JUNE 2 & 3, 2017
THE UC THEATRE
GUEST MUSIC DIRECTOR - JOE BAGALE
Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm
All Ages - ADA Accessible
Media Partner - KPFA Radio 94.1 FM
Community & Music Partner - Zoo Labs

SIDE ONE
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Electric Squeezebox Orchestra(Modern Big Band Jazz)
2. With a Little Help from My Friends - Jazz Mafia Accomplices (Jazz Core Hip Hop)
3. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - Raz Kennedy (Pop Vocal/Contemporary R&B
4. Getting Better - Eyes on the Shore (Indie Rock/Chill Wave)
5. Fixing a Hole - Amendola Vs. Blades (Avant Jazz Funk)
6. She's Leaving Home - Nino Moschella 
7. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! - Rohan Krishnamurthy (Indian Rhythms)

SIDE TWO
8. Within You Without You - The Hogan Brothers (Progressive World Fusion)
9. When I'm Sixty-Four - Sahba Aminikia (Contemporary Classical)
10. Lovely Rita – Kendra McKinley (Polychromatic Pop)
11. Good Morning – Soltrón SF (Alternative Latin Fusion)
12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) - Otis McDonald(Futuristic Funk) + Rohan Krishnamurthy + Non Stop Bhangra (North Indian Bhangra Music and Dance)+ Awesöme Orchestra Collective
13. A Day in the Life - Otis McDonald feat. Awesöme Orchestra

UnderCover Presents is working with over 100 artists from 13 Bay Area ensembles to pay homage to The Beatles’ 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' - one of the most iconic albums in the history of recordings. Music Directing and co-curating this lineup is Joe Bagale - multi-instrumentalist, producer, and composer. Each of the 13 ensembles is from a different genre (ranging between Hip Hop to Orchestral) and is arranging one (1) song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Every group is highly encouraged to put their own sound and personality into their rendition. The result is a showcase of thirteen (13) ensembles performing the album in its entirety live at The UC Theatre in Berkeley on June 2-3, 2017 - exactly 50 years after the original album’s debut.

More information at www.UnderCoverPresents.com

"UnderCover productions have become storied, stylistically encompassing events that maximize the talent pool by limiting each act to a single song." - SF Chronicle

"...there are some performances you'll be talking about for the entire year."- SF Weekly

"...a vast, all-encompassing experience. We watched as the musical territory staked out got larger and larger, and the connection between making music and going to concerts got closer and closer. In short: It was great." - The Bay Bridged

"Beyond the racial and gender divides" - KPFA 94.1 FM

"Building Bridges" - Oakland Magazine

Winner of SF Weekly and San Francisco Bay Guardian "Best of" Awards


Beats Antique presents: Monthly Variety Show featuring Jazz Mafia Accomplices
Apr
26
8:30 pm20:30

Beats Antique presents: Monthly Variety Show featuring Jazz Mafia Accomplices

  • The Great Northern

April 26th // 9pm-2am
The Great Northern, SF

http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1459370?utm_source=fbTfly&utm_medium=ampOfficialEvent

We are thrilled to be part of an epic multi-sensory journey of music, light, and performance.  Come share a night of magic at San Francisco’s newest art deco inspired venue. Full stage dance performances, aerial circus and more. 

Meet and greet with the bands and performers 9pm to 10pm.

Dj set by members of Beats Antique
https://www.beatsantique.com/

Jazz Mafia Accomplices

DirtWire Dj set
https://dirtwire.net/

Zoe Jakes Dance company Coven will be performing
https://covenstudio.wordpress.com/

Aerial circus performances by the Golden Gate dolls
http://www.goldengatedolls.com/

Airbrushing by Air Bené
http://www.airbeneart.com/

The Noon Project Presents: Put The Love In Revolution
Apr
21
9:00 pm21:00

The Noon Project Presents: Put The Love In Revolution

  • Monarch

Members of Jazz Mafia
April 21st // 9pm-2am
Monarch, SF

https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1463809/

A NIGHT OF DEFIANCE and A SHOW OF RESISTANCE and in UNITY we will stand together against violence and hate. 

Stand with us on April 21st, 2017 in San Francisco!

#RLoveUtion #RLoveUtion #RLoveUtion
We're bringing together the best in the Bay Area's Music scene, for an unforgettable night of solidarity. 

JAZZ MAFIA with
WILL MAGID
GADJE EXPRESS
Founder of MOM DJS: DONOVAN GORDO CABEZA


Letter From The Founder:

In light of the tragic events that continue to plague our humanity, we are coming together for a night of defiance against hate and division. Despite our differences we must choose to be a light, in these darkest of times.
The Noon Project was born out of an idea to help the persecuted and displaced peoples of the Middle East, and to bring artists together from all walks of life to come together and stand for the suffering, and send a clear message that we are one humanity. Proceeds from this concert will go to help us finish our album, whose sales will go directly to humanitarian efforts who are saving lives among refugees and other at-risk people. Hope to see you there!
Finally we want to extend our deepest condolences and sorrow to the Coptic community and to all the people of Egypt, who again suffered at the hands of violent individuals.With all of you we stand in solidarity. May peace be with all people, everywhere.

Paul Kist
Founder, Noon Project

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ABOUT THE NOON PROJECT
The Noon Project is a musical collaboration of global artists working together to raise support for victims of ethnic and religious oppression in the Middle East. The Noon Project will make an album. The album will be sold and all proceeds will be donated to support the work of The Preemptive Love Coalition. The Preemptive Love Coalition is unmaking violence for victims of violence and oppression worldwide. Learn more about them at: http://preemptivelove.org/

Proceeds from this event will fund the production of the album once it's completed.

Learn more about us and our work at http://noonproject.org/

Lady Rizo :: Red White & Indigo w/ Jazz Mafia's NOT A Brass Band
Apr
12
8:00 pm20:00

Lady Rizo :: Red White & Indigo w/ Jazz Mafia's NOT A Brass Band

  • Great American Music Hall

April 12th // 8-11pm
Great American Music Hall

http://www.slimspresents.com/great-american-music-hall/

“SENSATIONAL… A fierce but kindhearted fusion of comedy, burlesque, performance art and rock ‘n’ roll” — The New York Times

RED, WHITE and INDIGO. My love-hate relationship with America.

America is a very bad boyfriend but why do I still love him? If we are potentially witnessing the death of the US as we know it, Chanteuse superstar Lady Rizo delivers a deeply personal musical eulogy unpacking the feelings for the country she was born in, cut with her trademark humor, wit and soaring voice. Backed by acclaimed cellist, guitarist and composer Yair Evnine the Hogan Brothers Trio, Rizo leads us to our own utopian island nation..with no walls, only velvet curtains.

TICKETS:
http://www.slimspresents.com/great-american-music-hall/

NOT a Brass Band
Mar
30
10:00 pm22:00

NOT a Brass Band

  • Black Cat

Adam Theis & NOT a Brass Band are the latest offshoot of the genre-bending 15 Year-running Jazz Mafia collective. Formed by 5 musicians who’ve had extensive experience playing in New Orleans-Style Brass groups but who wanted to take the instrumentation into new and unexplored territories. 

Feauring: 
Aaron Kierbel - percussion
Jonathan Seiberlich - tuba
Charlie Gurke - sax
Adam Theis - trombone/bass
Max Miller-Loran - trumpet

$10 cover
No reservation required

Cosa Nostra Strings
Mar
28
9:30 pm21:30

Cosa Nostra Strings

  • Black Cat

featuring:
Shaina K. Evoniuk -- violin
Keith Lawrence - viola/vocals
Lewis Patzner- cello/trombone
Adam Theis- trombone/bass
Aaron Kierbel - cajon/percussion

The Cosa Nostra Strings, a spin-off of Theis’s Jazz Mafia, shares this stylistically expansive, personnel-overlapping program. Featuring Theis and Evoniuk, violist Keith Lawrence, and Lewis Patzner on cello and trombone, Aaron Kierbel on Percussion, the CNS specializes in original hybrid crossover music encompassing acoustic heavy metal and soaring power ballads.

Jazz Mafia’s Current roster of projects includes:
The Shotgun Wedding Quintet
Realistic Orchestra
The Soiled Dove (Modern Circus w/ Vau De Vire)
Adam Theis MOBtet
Cosa Nostra Strings
NOT a Brass Band
Jazz Mafia Plays Prince, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson

$5 Cover
Reservations strongly recommended.