On Murphy St. in downtown Sunnyvale. Details TBA.
Mason Razavi, guitar
Bennett Roth-Newell, piano
Jazz guitarist and composer/arranger Mason Razavi returns to Art Boutiki with his quartet and nonet to celebrate his 35th birthday by playing selections from the "Quartet Plus" and "Quartet Plus Volume 2" albums and debuting brand new music.
Razavi has been called "a thoughtful player and composer that offers the listener an introspective experience of deeper meaning" (Jazz Times), while his ensemble music features "evocative storytelling" and features "Gil Evans-ish horns" (All About Jazz).
7:30pm doors, 8pm concert, 2 sets
Mason Razavi - guitar
Bennett Roth-Newell - piano
Dan Robbins - bass
Isaac Schwartz - drums
Justin Smith - trumpet and flugelhorn
Ben Torres - alto sax, clarinet, flute
Oscar Pangilinan - tenor and soprano sax, clarinet
Kevin Bryson - trombone
Cory Wright - bari sax, bass clarinet, clarinet
Award-winning DC based vocalist Jenny Langer (aka Black Betty) will be joining Bay Area guitarist Mason Razavi for an evening of favorite standards and blues. In what is becoming an annual tradition, this bicoastal collaborative pairs an inimitable bluesy siren in Langer with the warm-toned Mason Razavi along with other outstanding Bay Area musicians including notable blues saxophonist Nancy Wright.
Jenny Langer, vocals
Mason Razavi, guitar
Nancy Wright, sax
Kevin Bryson, trombone
Robert Kennedy, organ
Danny Gerz, bass
Issac Schwartz, drums
$17 adv. $20 at the door
Performing with the Modesto Symphony Orchestra - 12/1 8pm, 12/2 2pm.
"Start the holidays on the right note! One of Broadway’s brightest stars and most sought-after vocalists, Ashley Brown, joins MSO to present a colorful array of holiday favorites, as well as some well-known Disney classics. Best known for her critically acclaimed title role in the Broadway and touring smash hit Mary Poppins, Brown has also performed with virtually all the top American orchestras. The MSO Chorus and newly formed Modesto Symphony Youth Chorus join in on the celebration to leave listeners infused with holiday spirit."