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Mason Razavi Nonet

Aug 12, Sunday - 5pm
Adobe Silicon Valley Stage

Jazz guitarist and composer/arranger Mason Razavi returns to the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest with his nonet to perform selections from the Quartet Plus and Quartet Plus Volume 2 albums and to debut all 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). 

Razavi’s albums include a catalog of ambitious original compositions for classical guitar as well as jazz compositions for his quartet and nonet. He has also written music for various classical/orchestral settings and has worked as a freelance arranger and producer.

An avid educator, Razavi has been on the music faculty at De Anza College, West Valley College and Mission College. He maintains a busy private teaching schedule, and has been a clinician as well as a participant in music education outreach programs in the Bay Area. Razavi holds holds a M.A. in Jazz Studies from San Jose State University and a B.M. from the Berklee College of Music where he majored in Contemporary Writing and Production.

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). 

Razavi’s albums include a catalog of ambitious original compositions for classical guitar as well as jazz compositions for his quartet and nonet. He has also written music for various classical/orchestral settings and has worked as a freelance arranger and producer.

An avid educator, Razavi has been on the music faculty at De Anza College, West Valley College and Mission College. He maintains a busy private teaching schedule, and has been a clinician as well as a participant in music education outreach programs in the Bay Area. Razavi holds holds a M.A. in Jazz Studies from San Jose State University and a B.M. from the Berklee College of Music where he majored in Contemporary Writing and Production.


Personnel

Mason Razavi – guitar
Bennett Roth-Newell – piano
Dan Robbins – bass
Cody Rhodes – drums
Justin Smith – trumpet, flugelhorn
Alex Murzyn – alto saxophone, clarinet, flute
Oscar Pangilinan – saxophone, clarinet
Kevin Bryson – trombone
Cory Wright – bari saxophone, clarinet

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