Jazz Mafia is presenting a Prince Birthday tribute at Yoshi's in San Francisco this Saturday night.
This collaborative of Jazz instrumentalists, composers, arrangers, soul vocalists, and hip-hop artists, collectively known as Jazz Mafia has been a creative force in the Bay Area music scene for almost 15 years and is fast emerging as the West Coast’s most prolific musical organization.
Led by multi-instrumentalist Adam Theis, the 40 piece hip-orchestra, Jazz Mafia, has toured nationally. At the same time, the collective has backed up some of the most respected names in the business, including Lyrics Born, Ledesi, Blackalicious, Thomas Dolby, Santana, Big Freedia, Chali2na, Martin Luther, DJ Qbert, Mixmaster Mike, Kid Koala, KRS One, Booker T, Eric Lindell, and The New Master Sounds. This is a working musician’s organization, with members contributing horns and strings on over a hundred recordings. Jazz Mafia has won fans for its various annual birthday tributes, including Michael Jackson, Prince, and other masters of music who have composed the soundtrack of the American experience.
The 2014 Prince Tribute will include an all-star 10 piece band, featuring vocal quartet virtuosos, Trance Thompson, Nataly Michelle Wright and Tim Brown (TNT). Recently these four blew the Independent’s doors off the hinges at the Undercover SF: STAND! Tribute to Sly Stone. Music-lovers can look forward to enjoying trademark Jazz Mafia style, live re-envisioned, remakes of Prince classics, as well as rare cuts and B sides.
Saturday, June 7 - open dance floor •10:30pm $13 advance, $15 day of show
Yoshi's San Francisco
1330 Fillmore Street SF, CA 94115