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Local Jazz

Electric Squeezebox Orchestra Recording Session

February 6, 2015

The Electric Squeezebox Orchestra plays ESP during a live recording session in San Francisco, California on December 6, 2014.

Musicians (on ESP)
Doug Morton, Trumpet (Arranger, Solo)
Erik Jekabson, Trumpet
Darren Johnston, Trumpet
Dave Scott, Trumpet
Kasey Knudsen, Alto Sax
Sheldon Brown, Alto Sax
Mike Zilber, Tenor Sax (Solo)
Marcus Stephens, Tenor Sax
Charlie Gurke, Bari Sax
Mitch Butler, Trombone
Rob Ewing, Trombone
Patrick B. Malabuyo, Trombone
Ken Yee, Bass Trombone
Jordan Samuels, Guitar
Grant Levin, Piano
Tommy Folen, Bass
Eric Garland, Drums

 

Tags: alto, bass, Bay-Area, BayTaper, Big-Band, Brass, california, Charlie-Gurke, composers, Darren-Johnston, Dave-Scott, Doug Morton, drums, Eric-Garland, Erik-Jekabson, grant levin, guitar, Jazz, jordan samuels, Kasey-Knudsen, ken yee, Live, Marcus-Stephens, Mike Zilber, mitch butler, music, musicians, patrick b. malabuyo, piano, Recording, Rob Ewing, San-Francisco, saxophone, session, Sheldon-Brown, tenor, Tommy Folen, trombone, trumpet, union

 

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Erik Jekabson String-tet Live at the Red Poppy

January 19, 2013

The Erik Jekabson String-tet performing songs from their recently released album Anti-Mass, along with an unreleased tune called “Umm-Bop” featured here, live at the Red Poppy Art House in the Mission District of San Francisco on December 14, 2012.

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Musicians
Erik Jekabson, Trumpet
Mike Zilber, Sax
Anthony Blea, Violin
Charith Premawardhana, Viola
John Wiitala, Bass
Smith Dobson, Drums and Vibes

 

Tags: Anthony Blea, art-house, bass, BayTaper, Charith-Premawardhana, drums, Erik-Jekabson, John-Wiitala, Live-Music, Mike Zilber, mission, Red-Poppy, San-Francisco, sax, Smith-Dobson, strings, stringtet, trumpet, vibes, Viola, Violin

 

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Jazz Mafia 12th Anniversary Show Live at the Fillmore

December 10, 2012

Check out this video montage of the Jazz Mafia celebrating their 12 Year Anniversary with a kickin’ live show at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco on November 18, 2012. It was such an epic show!

 

Tags: 12, Adam-Theis, anniversary, BayTaper, ben yonas, Brass, fillmore, Jazz, Jazz-Mafia, Joe-Bagale, Live-Music, San-Francisco, Symphony

 

Categories: Local Funk, Local Hip Hop, Local Jazz, Photos, Video

 

 

 

 

 

Jazz Mafia 12th Anniversary Fillmore Rehearsals

November 17, 2012

Members of the Jazz Mafia rehearse at Lennon Studios in San Francisco while preparing for their 12th Anniversary Show taking place tonight at the Fillmore. There are still tickets left, and this is not a show to miss, so clear your calendar and head over to what will surely be the best live music happening in the City tonight!

We’re beyond excited about playing this legendary venue, it’s one of the biggest events we’ve ever produced and it’s our first performance in SF with our Symphony in a year. The lineup for Saturday includes The Jazz Mafia Symphony performing music from Brass Bows & Beats, The Emperor Norton Suite, The Shotgun Wedding Quintet, Realistic Orchestra, Subharmonic, Dublin, Joe Bagale, Aima The Dreamer, Soulati, myself as musical director and 40 of SF’s finest music makers along with several other special guests such as the undisputed king of the turntables, DJ Qbert. — Adam Theis

 

Tags: adam thies, Brass, Funk, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Jazz-Mafia, lennon studios, Live-Music, rehearsal, San-Francisco, strings, Symphony

 

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The San Francisco Offside Music Festival Live at Viracocha

June 12, 2012

Here’s a few photographs and audio tracks from the excellent third day of the San Francisco Offside Festival live at Viracocha in San Francisco on Saturday, May 26, 2012. Special thanks go out to Laura Maguire and Alex Pinto for organizing such a fantastic three days worth of local musical talent. Well done!

1st Set: SECRET SIDEWALK
Mike Boo, Turntable, Sampler
Pu22le Abalos, MPC, Modular Synth
Asonic Ragaton Garcia, Sampler, Synth
Mike Reed, Drums
Marcus Stephens, Saxophone/Electronics

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2nd Set: KLAXON MUTANT JAZZ ALL STARS
Henry Hung, Trumpet
Kasey Knudsen, Saxophone
Eric Garland, Drums
George Ban-Weiss, Bass
Colin Hogan, Keyboard

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3rd Set: THE SUPPLICANTS
David Boyce, Saxophone
David Ewell, Bass
Hamir Atwal (special guest), Drums

 

Tags: alex pinto, asonic ragaton, colin-hogan, David-Boyce, David-Ewell, drums, Eric-Garland, festival, garcia, George-Ban-Weiss, hamir atwal, Henry-Hung, Jazz, Kasey-Knudsen, Laura Maguire, Marcus-Stephens, mike boo, mike reed, mission, music, offside, pu22le, sampler, San-Francisco, sax, synth, turntable, viracocha

 

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Fifth Annual Switchboard Music Festival

May 12, 2012

Photographs from the fifth annual Switchboard Music Festival on Sunday, April 1 at the Brava Theater in San Francisco.

MUSICIANS
Danny Holt
The Living Earth Show*
Nonsemble 6 & Grains*
Jeff Anderle*
Dominique Leone’s “Les Noces”*
Dan Cantrell*
Ramon & Jessica*
Cornelius Boots & Friends*
Beep
Mercury Falls
SFCM Guitar Ensemble
The Hurd Ensemble
Volti
Faun Fables

* Featured in images below.

 

Tags: brava, Classical, cornelious boots, Dan Cantrell, Danny Holt, Dominique Leone, festival, Flute, grains, japanese, Jazz, jeff-anderle, jonathan russell, Les Noces, Live, mission, music, new-music, Nonsemble 6, Ramon & Jessica, ryan brown, San-Francisco, switchboard, The Living Earth Show, theater, theatre

 

Categories: Local Classical, Local Jazz, Photos