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Brass Mafia

DEC 7–9 | JAZZ MAFIA FEST

Dec 08, 2018
Joe Henderson Lab

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Original show description below.

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. This is an open dance floor, limited seating performance.

Made up of some of the finest brass players on the West Coast, the band has been a mainstay of San Francisco’s Fat Tuesday parade for nearly a decade and has collaborated with artists ranging from rapper Lyrics Born and new wave pop icon Thomas Dolby to bluegrass master Peter Rowan and alt-country singer and songwriter Nicki Bluhm. This performance will balance imaginative covers from the likes of The Rolling Stones and Kraftwerk with dance-inspiring originals that cover brass influences from Balkan, Afrobeat, and Afro-Cuban traditions to, of course, New Orleans.

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This performance will balance imaginative covers from the likes of The Rolling Stones and Kraftwerk with dance-inspiring originals.

Personnel

Ross Eustis trumpet
Thomas Occhiuto tenor saxophone
Adam Theis trombone & bass
Sophie Powers trombone & vocals
Jonathan Seiberlich sousaphone
Kevin Wong keyboards & soprano saxophone
Colin Hogan drums

The Mafia’s trademark mix ’n’ mash of funk, hip-hop and jazz embraces the genre-crossing tradition of great Bay Area bands like Tower of Power and Santana.

San Francisco Chronicle

Personnel

Ross Eustis trumpet
Thomas Occhiuto tenor saxophone
Adam Theis trombone & bass
Sophie Powers trombone & vocals
Jonathan Seiberlich sousaphone
Kevin Wong keyboards & soprano saxophone
Colin Hogan drums

The Mafia’s trademark mix ’n’ mash of funk, hip-hop and jazz embraces the genre-crossing tradition of great Bay Area bands like Tower of Power and Santana.

San Francisco Chronicle

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