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Black Betty and Mason Razavi: Home For The Holidays

  • Art Boutiki 44 Race Street San Jose, CA, 95126 United States (map)

Home for the Holidays! Long time friends Black Betty (the Blues Pinup) and Mason Razavi (Jazz Times featured artist) reunite for an evening of jazz classics and favorites. After years apart following graduation from Berklee College of Music, they're coming together for a live recorded concert.

Show is all ages and we encourage family and friends to bring their loved ones. 

Doors- 5pm. Concert- 5:30pm.

Black Betty aka Jenny Langer Poppen was Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2012. Her soulful vocals have earned her nominations from The Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) for "Best Female Blues/Trad. R&B Vocalist" and CBS for "Best Female Vocalist" Boston Music Award. Her love of the music of New Orleans inspired her part in cofounding Moonshine Society, an internationally touring blues band that has brought the American idiom to Shanghai, Cuba and beyond. Her affinity for live performance combined with inspiration from the 1940's-1960's has lead to collaborations with many independent artists, and you can now find necklaces, corsets, guitars, calendars, and pinup apparel inspired by her. 

Mason Razavi is a jazz guitarist, composer/arranger, educator, and recording artist living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He leads a quartet and nonet performing his original music and is a frequently requested sideman and accomplished solo guitarist. 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.