Jazz Mafia’s Heaviest Feather
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Tribute to the Ladies of Hip-Hop

Jazz Mafia’s Heaviest Feather

feat. Aima The Dreamer, Dakini Star, & Breathless

DEC 7–9 | JAZZ MAFIA FEST

Dec 07, 2018
Joe Henderson Lab

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Original show description below.

Jazz Mafia’s newest band 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. This is an open dance floor, limited seating performance.

Shortly after its formation in 2017, the brass-heavy octet of Jazz Mafia veterans and rising stars has already made rounds of the West Coast festival circuit and has established a rollicking, theatrical approach that made them natural collaborators with the Vau De Vire Society circus-arts company, working together in the bi-monthly Sunday Skool series at San Francisco’s Great Northern showplace. Debuting at Jazz Mafia’s “Live Mixtape” series, this project dedicated to the great female artists of hip-hop is non-stop dance party experience made up of new arrangements of the guest MCs original material and mash-ups of classic hip-hop jams.

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This project dedicated to the great female artists of hip-hop is non-stop dance party experience.

[Featuring] numbers by Lauryn Hill, Lil’ Kim and others — arranged for a hybrid brass band that draws on electronic music and African beats — and original material by guest rappers Aima the Dreamer, Dakini Star and Breathless.

San Francisco Chronicle

[Featuring] numbers by Lauryn Hill, Lil’ Kim and others — arranged for a hybrid brass band that draws on electronic music and African beats — and original material by guest rappers Aima the Dreamer, Dakini Star and Breathless.

San Francisco Chronicle

Personnel

Aima the Dreamer vocals
Dakini Star vocals
Breathless vocals
Colleen Courtney vocals
Adam Theis trombone & bass
Sophie Powers trombone & vocals
Shaina E violin
Ross Eustis trumpet
Thomas Occhiuto tenor saxophone
Jonathan Seiberlich sousaphone & vocals
Kevin Wong keyboards & soprano saxophone
Darian Gray drums

Personnel

Aima the Dreamer vocals
Dakini Star vocals
Breathless vocals
Colleen Courtney vocals
Adam Theis trombone & bass
Sophie Powers trombone & vocals
Shaina E violin
Ross Eustis trumpet
Thomas Occhiuto tenor saxophone
Jonathan Seiberlich sousaphone & vocals
Kevin Wong keyboards & soprano saxophone
Darian Gray drums

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