Otis McDonald @ OMCA
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Otis McDonald @ OMCA

Free show!

Get cozy at OMCA this Winter!
As the days get shorter and the seasons change, OMCA invites you to bring your Friday Nights @ OMCA fun inside this Winter Season! Find inspiration in a new artwork, connect with new and old friends, and kick off the weekend at one of Oakland’s favorite things to do every week.

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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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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: 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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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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Heaviest Feather & Brass Mafia @ Latham Square
Oct
18
5:00 PM17:00

Heaviest Feather & Brass Mafia @ Latham Square

We are closing out the 3rd Thursdays at Latham Square 2018 season celebrating Happy Born Day for the Bay Area’s favorite radio personality with soul - Sterling James

It promises to be a spooktacular evening of off the charts music, vendors selling unique, handmade items, a specialty drink in honor of Sterling, and most of all a community vibe. 

****Entertainment Lineup****

*** Jazz Mafia Heaviest Feather - bringing us a distinct sound rooted in its five brass instruments, mixing those organic sounds with heavy EDM, hip-hop, rock, and world music. Soulful vocals are often added on top, and it all comes together to create something fresh, eclectic, and genre-defying. Heaviest Feather recently premiered its “Tribute to the Ladies of Hip Hop” in January of 2018 in Jazz Mafia’s monthly Live Mixtape series. 

*** Brass Mafia - is a New Orleans/Bay Area fusion band, who puts a strong emphasis on heavy backbeats, creative improvisation and a unique mix of songs and arrangements. The Brass Mafia includes trombone, trumpet, saxes, drums and most importantly TUBA! But while the band is based on a 100-year-old tradition, the group’s sound incorporates music from many different decades and continents, playing a wide variety of originals and unexpected mashups, with frequent rapper and vocalists guests. 

*** Lady Fingaz - as a Dj, she mixes a variety of genres accompanied by an array of showstopping turntablism and live production this southern belle knows how to rock a party!" Lady Fingaz joined the collective Females Wit Funk, which features the top female turntablists from around the world.

***Vendors***
*** Eat Play Events & Catering - serving refreshing and delicious beverages.
*** Old Kan Beer and Co. - local Oakland brewery
*** Kenny's Heart and Soul - Fast food soul food

Local merchants, community organizations, and artisans showcasing their products and services.

Thank you to the following sponsors for their contributions to the success of the 2018 3rd Thursdays at Latham Square series:
John Muir HealthVisit OaklandOakland Athletics, HP Investors, 
Main Street Launch, Carmel Partners, Junction Properties, 11 West Partners and Kapor Center.

Marketing Partners: Life Is Living and OAKHELLA

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Oakland Art + Soul
Jul
28
12:00 PM12:00

Oakland Art + Soul

We're excited that Jazz Mafia Presents is curating the Main Stage at this years Oakland Art and Soul Festival!

LINEUP:

1:00 – 2:00
Jazz Mafia Choral Syndicate                       

2:30 – 3:45
Jazz Mafia Bay Revue
Core Jazz Mafia band featuring Joe BagaleMatt WongBen Misterka, and Adam Theis. Special guests include Martin LutherTiffany Austin, and Gift of Gab fromBlackalicious, with more to be announced.  

4:30 – 5:30

Lyrics Born   

Tickets $6 - $18

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Crossroads + Paella Fest
Jul
22
2:00 PM14:00

Crossroads + Paella Fest

Jazz Mafia's Crossroads Collective plays at Paella Fest!

$35 - $50

Treat your tastebuds & ear drums to a day party at The Great Northern, as a guest at the first annual PAELLA FEST!!!

Paella creations by Jackrabbit, from traditional to modern, seafood & meat to veggie. General tickets include three 4-oz samplers of Paella, with add'l servings & sides available for purchase.

Music provided by Jazz Mafia's Crossroad Collective. This Dusty Funk band was born at Burning Man 2010 & is now the biggest live music act on the playa. With influences from Prince, Parliament Funkadelic, James Brown, Stevie Wonder & Tower of Power, this high energy party band features a fierce lineup of talented vocalists & instrumentalists from the Bay Area, Los Angeles & Chicago.

Jackrabbit showcases the best of Northern California farms & ranches with globally influenced, thoughtfully sourced cuisine. You can find our food truck & catering serves around the Bay. Learn more at www.jackrabbitfast.com.

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Moody's Jazz Camp & Residency
Jul
9
to Jul 14

Moody's Jazz Camp & Residency

Our Mission

Moody’s Jazz Camp adds an essential dimension to our mountain town by bringing in world class musicians, who, through personalized mentoring, musical role-modeling, sharing the stage, and insisting on some heavy-hitting fun, guide our young people toward an appreciation for jazz and an intimacy with the art form’s inherent qualities: creativity, courage and the expression of individuality through musical ideas.

Our Story

Moody’s Jazz Camp is the only tuition-free music summer camp in Truckee.  Founded in 2005, it has served hundreds of our town’s youth, ages 9—18 years. Jazz Campers come from a variety of ethnic, socio-economic, educational, and musical backgrounds. All young people, without regard to musical talent, are welcome.  JJ Morgan, co-owner of Moody’s Bistro in downtown Truckee, founded Moody’s Jazz Camp with a vision to bring to Truckee what he experienced in the Berkeley Public School system: a living respect for music and musicians. “The coolest kid in the school wasn’t the quarterback but the saxophonist,” Morgan said.  Moody’s Jazz Camp seeks to eliminate all barriers to music for local kids. It aims to expose our mountain youth to world-class musicians, the culture of Jazz, to the collaboration required to make music, and to their own creative limitlessness. 

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