Quartet Plus CD Release Concert!
May 27

Quartet Plus CD Release Concert!

  • Art Boutiki
Mason Razavi brings "Quartet Plus" (quartet/nonet) to the 2015 San Jose Jazz Summer Fest

Mason Razavi brings "Quartet Plus" (quartet/nonet) to the 2015 San Jose Jazz Summer Fest

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The Event

Guitarist/composer Mason Razavi celebrates the release of his fourth album, Quartet Plus, Volume 2 at Art Bouitki in San Jose, CAReleased by Origin Records (OA2 22142), this work is next in a series showcasing original music performed by Razavi's quartet and nonet. The album builds on the first Quartet Plus outing, which was warmly received by critics and spent 5 weeks on the American Top 40 Jazz chart CMJ (peaking at #17) and 7 weeks on the RMR Top 50 Jazz Chart (peaking at #5). 

The Music

"From delicately scored ballads to a raucous take on "Caravan," Bay-Area guitarist Mason Razavi's second volume of his "Quartet Plus" series inhabits the great traditional jazz forms while enhancing them with modern textures and rhythms, creating a work that should leave jazz aficionados of various stripes nodding in approval. Working with pianist Bennett Roth-Newell, bassist Dan Robbins and drummer Cody Rhodes, the "Plus" is a five-piece horn section featured on several dynamic and intricately arranged compositions." - All About Jazz


"Evocative storytelling is the hallmark of Razavi's music." - All About Jazz

"Razavi is a thoughtful player and composer that offers the listener an introspective experience of deeper meaning, his latest offering is mature rendering of masterful playing and ideas. Razavi is definitely one to watch." - Jazz Times

"Mason's guitar work will astound you"- Dick Metcalf, Improvijazzation Nation

Mason Razavi Nonet at Art Boutiki

Mason Razavi Nonet at Art Boutiki

Mason Razavi, guitar

Bennett Roth-Newell, piano

Dan Robbins, bass

Cody Rhodes, drums


Justin Smith, trumpet

Ben Torres, alto sax, clarinet

Oscar Pangilinan, tenor sax, clarinet

Kevin Bryson, trombone

Alex Murzyn, bari sax, clarinet, bass clarinet

CD Release concert for the first "Quartet Plus" album at Blackbird Tavern, 2014

CD Release concert for the first "Quartet Plus" album at Blackbird Tavern, 2014

Kevin Bryson Quartet at Cafe Pink House
7:30 pm19:30

Kevin Bryson Quartet at Cafe Pink House

  • Cafe Pink House

"Trombonist, composer, and educator Kevin Bryson makes his debut at Cafe Pink House.  Throughout his career Kevin has worked as a sideman in a variety of genres including Rock, Salsa, and classical chamber music.  As a Jazz soloist Kevin’s style is said to be emotionally direct, and melodic while paying homage to the sound of the great bebop trombonists JJ Johnson and Curtis Fuller.

For this concert Kevin will be joined by a superb rhythm section featuring Mason Razavi on Guitar, Dan Robbins on Bass, and Jason Lewis on Drums.  The group will perform a variety of modern jazz favorites as well as new original music."


7:00 pm19:00

Amy Dabalos and Mason Razavi: Selections From The American Songbook

  • City Lights Theater

A new collaboration between vocalist Amy Dabalos and guitarist/arranger Mason Razavi, the duo will be performing new arrangements of classic standards. 

From City Lights Theater Co: "Amy's back with guitarist Mason Razavi and special guests to bring us an evening of jazz standards. Enjoy the timelessly engaging tunes of Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, George and Ira Gershwin, Jerome Kern, and others arranged for quintet.

Featuring a rhythm section of top Bay Area artists including Dan Robbins on bass and Jason Lewis on drums. 

Tickets: $15 advance tickets($10 for City Lights season-pass holders); $20 at the door.  BUY TICKETS

7:30 pm19:30

Black Betty and Mason Razavi with friends at Cafe Pink House

  • Cafe Pink House

Jazz guitarist Mason Razavi joins D.C blues hall of fame vocalist Black Betty once again for an evening of jazz and blues. What's become an annual concert for these two long time friends has also turned in to a much anticipated event for West Coast friends and fans. Advanced tickets/dinner reservations highly recommended! Seating capacity is intimate at 65 guests only.

With Bennett Roth-Newell on piano, Dan Robbins on bass, and Cody Rhodes on drums. 

TICKETS: http://cafepinkhouse.com/events/black-betty-and-mason-razavi/

More information - http://cafepinkhouse.com/

All ages