Brass Bows & Beats!
Sep
14
1:00 PM13:00

Brass Bows & Beats!

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the Jazz Mafia’s most ambitious work to date, the SFJAZZ-commissioned Brass, Bows & Beats: A Hip-Hop Symphony. Premiered to the sold-out Palace of Fine Arts Theatre at the San Francisco Jazz Festival, BB&B became a sensation on the North American jazz festival circuit with the entire 50-piece Jazz Mafia Symphony playing Newport, Montreal, Monterey, San Jose, and Stern Grove. For the first time in eight years, the full Jazz Mafia Symphony reunites on one stage, performing reimagined selections of Brass, Bows & Beats, as well as the world premieres of several new works that feature surprise special guests.

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Oakland Sings: Jazz Mafia Choral Syndicate
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Oakland Sings: Jazz Mafia Choral Syndicate

  • First Congregational Church of Oakland (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Oakland Sings! will bring together numerous Oakland-based vocal groups in a night of singing for social change! All proceeds benefit POOR Magazine and Youth Spirit Artworks, two arts and media based non-profit organizations who are intentionally and meaninfully serving low-income, homeless, and otherwise silenced and underserved communities. Featuring WeSing Choir, RISE, Vocal Rush, MoonCandy Live House Community Choir and the Jazz Mafia Choral Syndicate! Produced by Lisa Forkish and the WeSing Choir and sponsored by First Congregational Church of Oakland.

Tickets here

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Low Down Brass + Jazz Mafia + J Boogie @ Great Northern
Jun
13
9:30 PM21:30

Low Down Brass + Jazz Mafia + J Boogie @ Great Northern

SMOKIN BEATS & Smoked Out Soul Present: LowDown Brass Band, Jazz Mafia + J Boogie

SMOKIN BEATS has teamed up with the legendary Smoked Out Soul crew to bring you a night with LowDown Brass Band. Support from Jazz Mafia and J Boogie.

– LowDown Brass Band – 

https://soundcloud.com/lowdown-brass-band

LowDown Brass Band (LDB) deftly synthesizes the gritty sounds of Chicago with the high energy second-line street beat of the Crescent City. LDB brandishes a powerful brass frontline of trumpets, trombones, saxophones, with a funky backline of drums and sousaphone. Combining the poetic ferocity of Billa Camp with stellar vocal harmonies, adventurous improvisation, movement, and grooves, LDB creates an infectious and diverse sound that has something for every listener.

– Jazz Mafia –

https://soundcloud.com/jazz-mafia

- J Boogie -

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9:30pm-2:30am

21+

The Great Northern

Venue Information:
The Great Northern
119 Utah St
San Francisco, CA, 94103

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Prince Birthday Tribute Show!
Jun
7
9:30 PM21:30

Prince Birthday Tribute Show!

Jazz Mafia presents Prince Birthday Tribute Featuring Trance Thompson, Nataly Wright, Joe Bagale & Yvette Pylant and 10 piece band

Jazz Mafia performs a special tribute to Prince on his birthday, June 7, with an All-Star band fronted by 4 of the most in-demand vocalists on the West Coast. Expect trademark Jazz Mafia re-envisioned remakes of Prince classics, as well as many deep cuts and B sides.

9:00 doors || 9:30 show

$10 || $15

thefiveanddimemusichall.com

Tix: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prince-birthday-celebration-tickets-61824411479?aff=odwdwdspacecraft

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SFJAZZ Monday Night Band
May
13
7:30 PM19:30

SFJAZZ Monday Night Band

Now into its 12th season, the SFJAZZ Monday Night Band has become one of the most in-demand community groups in the Bay Area, attracting a range of talented musicians - from retired pros to emerging young artists. Directed by acclaimed Bay Area musician and bandleader Adam Theis, the Monday Night Band is open to intermediate and advanced level instrumentalists and vocalists, and provides band members with exciting opportunities to perform, compose, and create new works.

Miner Auditorium

FREE - reserve tix now!

7:30 concert

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Mercury Soul: Jazz Mafia
Apr
26
9:00 PM21:00

Mercury Soul: Jazz Mafia

MERCURY SOUL: JAZZ MAFIA

DJ Will Magid (Balkan Bump) • DJ Masonic (Mason Bates) • DJ Justin Reed (illmeasures-Chicago)

Heaviest Feather

Cosa Nostra Strings
Jazz Mafia – SF

music of Ellington • Bernstein • Stravinksy • Adam Theis

Fri April 26th, 2019 – 9pm-2am

Mercury Soul returns to DNA Lounge for another show featuring DJs and live music. This event will feature Bay area Musician collective: Jazz Mafia, in addition to a jazz big band performing Stravinsky’s Ebony Concerto, Bernstein’s Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs; as well as additional works by American jazz greats including Duke Ellington and others. In the DJ booth will be DJ Masonic (Mason Bates) and Justin Reed spinning classic and contemporary, jazz inflected, downtempo and house music.  Our featured electronic artist is Bay area DJ Will Majid (of Balkan Bump fame) who will bring live trumpet improvisation to his DJ performance.

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YBCA's 25th Anniversary Party
Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

YBCA's 25th Anniversary Party

YBCA 25th Anniversary "This is Not a Gala" event feat Heaviest Feather, Vau De Vire Society and more

This is not a gala. It’s circus acts, burlesque, hip-hop, drag, live music, DJs, booze & bites, all-night dancing, and much more.

On Saturday, March 30, 2019, YBCA celebrates its 25th Anniversary. There will be no sit-down dinner, no long speeches, no formalities. This will be an evening of irreverent revelry: a surprising, inclusive, and joyfully immersive celebration of community, the kind that can only be made at YBCA. This is a party with a purpose.

Every dollar raised will make it possible for us to continue to be the creative home for youth, artists and other change makers who move us to think, to feel, to question, and to act.

Let’s raise a ruckus, raise the roof, and raise some money.

Tickets $150 - $25,000

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Cosa Nostra Strings @ SFJAZZ
Mar
3
6:00 PM18:00

Cosa Nostra Strings @ SFJAZZ

Cosa Nostra Strings returns to SFJAZZ as part of their “Leading Women II Series”. These two special shows with be a presentation of their project Blowin’ in the Wind: Music of the 1960s. You will hear world premiere original compositions as well as some favorite covers, tracing the diverse range of music of the decade, from the rock of the British Invasion to the Bay Area’s folk movement, Motown, free jazz, contemporary classical music, and global trends from Latin America, Jamaica, and Cuba.

6:00pm & 7:30pm shows

$20

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Oakland Symphony: Swing & Soul
Dec
16
4:00 PM16:00

Oakland Symphony: Swing & Soul

Michael Morgan’s “inspired, multifarious, musical bash” takes its inspiration this year from the peerless soul of Nina Simone and the boogie-woogie of Fats Domino. Special guests (including Jazz Mafia) abound in this annual rollicking holiday party.

4:00pm

Special post-concert show with Cosa Nostra Strings

$15 - $60

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SFJAZZ Monday Night Band Showcase
Dec
10
7:30 PM19:30

SFJAZZ Monday Night Band Showcase

Now into its 12th season, the SFJAZZ Monday Night Band has become one of the most in-demand community groups in the Bay Area, attracting a range of talented musicians - from retired pros to emerging young artists. Directed by acclaimed Bay Area musician and bandleader Adam Theis, the Monday Night Band is open to intermediate and advanced level instrumentalists and vocalists, and provides band members with exciting opportunities to perform, compose, and create new works.

7:30pm


FREE - reserve tix now as it always sells out!

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SFJAZZ Jazz Mafia Fest: Accomplices
Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

SFJAZZ Jazz Mafia Fest: Accomplices

SFJAZZ’s Jazz Mafia Fest presents 6 Jazz Mafia shows over 3 days!

Originally assembled for performances of The Soiled Dove, the spectacular big top circus-meets-burlesque dinner theater show produced in collaboration with the Vau De Vire Society on the Alameda waterfront, this eclectic sextet blends hip-hop, electro-swing, and early jazz with the bawdy spirit of the Barbary Coast. For this thrilling, dance-friendly night of sensory overload that brings together the extended Jazz Mafia family, Theis’ ensemble of brass, strings, and percussion is joined by a number of guest vocalists, to be named soon!

6:00 show || 7:30pm show

Joe Henderson Lab

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SFJAZZ Jazz Mafia Fest: Brass Mafia
Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

SFJAZZ Jazz Mafia Fest: Brass Mafia

SFJAZZ’s Jazz Mafia Fest presents 6 Jazz Mafia shows over 3 days!

Inspired by the brass band tradition of New Orleans, Jazz Mafia’s madcap marching ensemble borrows the instrumental makeup and ebullient spirit of the Crescent City second line while infusing it with a decidedly Nor Cal vibe, welcoming rappers and vocalists as special guests.

7:00 show || 8:30pm show

Joe Henderson Lab

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SFJAZZ Jazz Mafia Fest: Heaviest Feather
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

SFJAZZ Jazz Mafia Fest: Heaviest Feather

SFJAZZ’s Jazz Mafia Fest presents 6 Jazz Mafia shows over 3 days!

Jazz Mafia’s newest band, Heaviest Feather, pays tribute to the classic women of hip-hop, from Lauryn Hill and Missy Elliot to Lil Kim and Eve, with this evening of high-energy originals and re-imagined cover songs with special guests including the best female MCs in the Bay Area.

7:00 show || 8:30pm show

Joe Henderson Lab

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The T Sisters w/ Jazz Mafia Horns
Nov
24
8:30 AM08:30

The T Sisters w/ Jazz Mafia Horns

T Sisters: The T Sisters are a genuine sister group based in the creative hub of Oakland, California. The group is made up of big sister Erika (guitar, vocals) and twins Rachel (guitar, banjo, vocals) and Chloe Tietjen (percussion, vocals). Distinguished by close harmonies, catchy melodies and potent lyricism, the T Sisters’ sound represents a continuum of music: from roots to pop influences, moments of stunning a cappella to swells of groovy indie folk.  The sisters' contemporary yet classic sound invites a range of likenesses, with classic harmonies akin to the Pointer Sisters and the Everly Brothers and modern kinship with family bands like the Avett Brothers and First Aid Kit. With their soaring sibling harmonies, sassy stage presence, and inventive songwriting, these three sisters embody a fresh and soulful take on folk/Americana music.

7:30 doors || 8:30 show

$15 - $18

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