Mason Razavi Nonet - Birthday Concert!
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Mason Razavi Nonet - Birthday Concert!

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). 

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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

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Black Betty and Mason Razavi at Art Boutiki
Jan
6
7:30 PM19:30

Black Betty and Mason Razavi at Art Boutiki

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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

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Modesto Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert
Dec
1
to Dec 2

Modesto Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert

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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."

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Hristo Vitchev and Mason Razavi - duo - at Cafe Pink House
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

Hristo Vitchev and Mason Razavi - duo - at Cafe Pink House

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Join two of the leading jazz guitarists in the South Bay for an evening of unique and adventurous arrangements of originals and jazz standards performed in a guitar duo setting.

Mason Razavi: Mason Razavi is a jazz guitarist, composer/arranger, educator, and recording artist living in the San Francisco Bay Area. His albums have earned praise from critics while charting in the U.S. and receiving radio play internationally. Razavi has been described as a “thoughtful player and composer that offers the listener an introspective experience of deeper meaning” by Jazz Times. He maintains a busy performance schedule and has played on numerous stages from small clubs to theaters and festivals.

Hristo Vitchev: Referred by the media as one of the newest and most innovative voices in modern jazz guitar, Hristo’s music has been captivating audiences all across the globe. At only age 36 he has already released 7 critically acclaimed albums as a leader plus 4 more releases as a co-leader. He has also been named “Rising Star on the Guitar” by the prestigious DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE.

As JazzTimes magazine describes his music: “Vitchev’s sophisticated and adventurous work is imbued with shimmering harmonies and lyrical improvisations.”

“Vitchev’s multihued compositions are like impressionistic sound paintings.” – JAZZIZ

CRITICAL JAZZ says: “Hristo Vitchev may be one of the best kept secrets in jazz today. He is the epitome of sonic gold.”

http://www.hristovitchev.com/

 

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