SHAINA E AT NOISE POP SHOWGA
Sep
17
12:00pm12:00pm

SHAINA E AT NOISE POP SHOWGA

Showga is not a typical yoga class or show, but a festive fusion of the two.

During the 60 minute event there will be live music performed while participants are guided through yoga postures and visualization exercises. Leave feeling open, connected, energized, and inspired!

All levels welcome! Bring a mat if you have one!

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Jazz Mafia Presents // East Bay Live
Sep
14
8:00pm 8:00pm

Jazz Mafia Presents // East Bay Live

Jazz Mafia Presents
East Bay Live

A multidimensional night of music – featuring Otis McDonald, Kev Choice, and more – in the heart of downtown Oakland. Jazz Mafia cofounder and director Adam Theis curates this playful and forward-thinking celebration of the diverse East Bay music scene.

Jazz Mafia, founded in 2000, is a collective of the Bay Area’s most talented musicians, singers, and MCs, and combines original music with classic hip-hop, jazz, electronica, R&B, soul, and Afro-Cuban styles.

Ticket information coming soon!

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Cosa Nostra Strings at SFJAZZ Center
Sep
10
6:30pm 6:30pm

Cosa Nostra Strings at SFJAZZ Center

Opening Week: Women In Jazz Series- A multi-generational group of masterful instrumentalists bridging stylistic and cultural divides. 

Comprising a unique instrumentation of cello, viola, violin, trombone, bass, and percussion, the Cosa Nostra Strings are an offshoot of Adam Theis’ omnivorous Jazz Mafia conglomeration, performing an energetic mix of chamber music, funk, and jazz with an attitude rooted in punk rock. Featuring violinist Shaina Evoniuk, the group has collaborated with Martin Luther, the Roots, Parliament-Funkadelic, and many others.

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Undercover Presents a Tribute to Miles Davis
Aug
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Undercover Presents a Tribute to Miles Davis

THE LINEUP
Side 1 - Broun Fellinis
Side 2 - Pc Muñoz
Side 3 - Kev Choice Ensemble
Side 4 - Alligator Spacewalk

Though it was not his first foray into electric fusion, Miles Davis’ 1970 album Bitches Brew hit the jazz world like a bolt of lightning. The revolutionary rock-influenced sound, electric instrumentation, and production techniques (including tape-splicing and looping) were both groundbreaking and immensely controversial. Selling over half a million copies, it was undoubtedly a phenomenon, sparking an age of experimentation in jazz. The fearless spirit of Davis’ work drives daring new interpretations by Broun Fellinis, PC Muñoz, Kev Choice, and Alligator Spacewalk. Each group will re-imagine one side of the double-disk album.
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The Summer Series
Over four nights this Summer at SFJAZZ, UnderCover Presents pays tribute to two legendary artists, one landmark album, and a seminal studio band. Each unique night, showcases 4 different Bay Area ensembles as they present bold reinterpretations of this iconic music.

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Undercover Presents a Tribute to Nina Simone
Aug
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

Undercover Presents a Tribute to Nina Simone

THE LINEUP:
Jazz Mafia's Realistic Orchestra
MoeTar
OSA Vocal Rush with Special Guests
Zakiya Harris + Sólás Burke-Lalgee of Elephantine

As a singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist, Simone left a poignant and highly personal mark on American music of the twentieth century. Combining jazz with gospel, classical, and pop influences, the “High Priestess of Soul” recorded over forty albums, mostly between 1958 and 1974. A carefully curated selection of her recordings are lovingly and wildly re-cast by Jazz Mafia’s experimental Realistic Orchestra, prog-pop-fusion virtuosos MoeTar, Zakiya Harris & Sólás Burke-Lalgee of Oakland-based Afro-eclectic soul ensemble Elephantine, and Oakland School for the Arts’ four-time national champion a cappella group, Vocal Rush. 

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The Summer Series
Over four nights this Summer at SFJAZZ, UnderCover Presents pays tribute to two legendary artists, one landmark album, and a seminal studio band. Each unique night, showcases 4 different Bay Area ensembles as they present bold reinterpretations of this iconic music.

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Undercover Presents a Tribute to Ray Charles
Aug
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

Undercover Presents a Tribute to Ray Charles

THE LINEUP:
Bang Data
Cosa Nostra Strings feat. Trance Thompson
The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol
Katdelic
Noah and the Arkiteks (solo)

The “Genius of Soul” is nearly unsurpassed in his contribution to American music. In over fifty years of writing, performing, and recording, Ray Charles left his indelible mark on rhythm and blues, jazz, soul, rock & roll, and even country. His iconic songs will be made new with the sounds of funk, cumbia, hip-hop, acoustic chamber music, and more. Performances by The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, the soulful Noah and the Arkiteks, KATDELIC (featuring former member of Parliament Funkadelic, Ronkat Spearman), the always high-energy Bang Data, and Jazz Mafia spin-off group Cosa Nostra Strings featuring Trance Thompson.
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The Summer Series
Over four nights this Summer at SFJAZZ, UnderCover Presents pays tribute to two legendary artists, one landmark album, and a seminal studio band. Each unique night, showcases 4 different Bay Area ensembles as they present bold reinterpretations of this iconic music.

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Soiled Dove
Jul
1
7:30pm 7:30pm

Soiled Dove


From the co-creators of The Edwardian Ball, New Bohemia NYE, Lagunitas Beer Circus, and a decade of San Francisco's most creatively outrageous nightlife events comes an immersive, circus-infused, dinner-theater experience that will titillate your every sense.

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Soiled Dove
Jun
24
7:30pm 7:30pm

Soiled Dove


From the co-creators of The Edwardian Ball, New Bohemia NYE, Lagunitas Beer Circus, and a decade of San Francisco's most creatively outrageous nightlife events comes an immersive, circus-infused, dinner-theater experience that will titillate your every sense.
 

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Soiled Dove
Jun
17
7:30pm 7:30pm

Soiled Dove

From the co-creators of The Edwardian Ball, New Bohemia NYE, Lagunitas Beer Circus, and a decade of San Francisco's most creatively outrageous nightlife events comes an immersive, circus-infused, dinner-theater experience that will titillate your every sense.
 

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Soiled Dove
Jun
9
7:30pm 7:30pm

Soiled Dove

From the co-creators of The Edwardian Ball, New Bohemia NYE, Lagunitas Beer Circus, and a decade of San Francisco's most creatively outrageous nightlife events comes an immersive, circus-infused, dinner-theater experience that will titillate your every sense.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Plunge
May
25
to 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

 

 

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

Brass Convergence II: Protest Brass, Free Concert

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.

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