Cosa Nostra Strings: With Guest Lilan Kane
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Cosa Nostra Strings
Vocals, Soul & Strings

Postponed: Cosa Nostra Strings

w/ Guest Lilan Kane

MAY 1–3 | Jazz Mafia Presents

May 03, 2020
Joe Henderson Lab
SunMay 3
6:00 PM

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SunMay 3
7:30 PM

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ALL SFJAZZ SHOWS AND EVENTS POSTPONED THROUGH MAY 11

In keeping with the mandate from the Governor of California and the City and County of San Francisco to not hold public events for up to eight weeks, SFJAZZ is postponing all shows and education events through MAY 11.

We will announce the rescheduled dates soon, and all tickets previously purchased will be honored at the new dates.

If you would like to donate your tickets, return them for box office credit, or make other arrangements, please contact our Box Office at boxoffice@sfjazz.org or call 415.788.7353.

Vocalist Lilan Kane is a graduate of Boston’s Berklee School of Music whose career has included opening slots for the likes of Sharon Jones, Chicago, The Doobie Brothers, and Trombone Shorty. She joins Cosa Nostra for new original music, choice covers, and favorites from their collaborative 2018 EP Shadows.

ABOUT COSA NOSTRA STRINGS
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, a quintet of conservatory-trained classical musicians performing an energetic mix of chamber music, funk, and jazz with an attitude rooted in punk rock. They have collaborated with members of The Roots, Blackalicious, Beats Antique, vocalist Lilan Kane, and many of the in-demand rap artists on the West Coast. Their multi-night residency showcases the diversity of this unconventional ensemble, featuring violinist Shaina Evoniuk, violist Keith Lawrence, cellist Lewis Pazner, percussionist Aaron Kierbel, and Jazz Mafia ringleader Adam Theis on trombone and bass.

With nearly a dozen different bands under its musical umbrella, Jazz Mafia units have encompassed styles ranging from hip-hop, jazz, and R&B to classical, rock, and electronic.

San Francisco Classical Voice

With nearly a dozen different bands under its musical umbrella, Jazz Mafia units have encompassed styles ranging from hip-hop, jazz, and R&B to classical, rock, and electronic.

San Francisco Classical Voice

Personnel

Shaina Evoniuk violin
Keith Lawrence viola
Lewis Pazner cello
Adam Theis trombone & bass
Aaron Kierbel cajon & percussion

SPECIAL GUEST
Lilan Kane vocals

Jazz 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

Shaina Evoniuk violin
Keith Lawrence viola
Lewis Pazner cello
Adam Theis trombone & bass
Aaron Kierbel cajon & percussion

SPECIAL GUEST
Lilan Kane vocals

Jazz 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

Watch & Listen

Cosa Nostra Strings w/ Lilan Kane

Without You

Cosa Nostra Strings w/ Lilan Kane

Shadows

Cosa Nostra Strings w/ Lilan Kane

Without You

Cosa Nostra Strings w/ Lilan Kane

Shadows