Date and Time: Friday May 26, 7:00 PM
Duration: 90 mins, without intermission, (shared bill with The Amber and Sharman Duran Trio)
General Admission: $25
Children under 18: $12.50
Discounts: Full time students with ID and Seniors, $4 off cover price
Limited early bird tickets available until March 31 from $12.50
If you miss our early bird offerings, take advantage of our Festival Pass and see five shows for $70.00
AcknowledgmentsJeremy Steinkoler: Drums and Percussion
Jim Peterson: Saxophones, Clarinets, Flute
Larry de la Cruz: Saxophones, Clarinets, Flute Percussion
With its surprising and highly combustible line-up of two saxmen and one drummer, the Oakland-based group Mo’Fone has thrilled audiences with some of the funkiest jazz—and jazziest funk—being played today. Powering its way through inventive high-energy original compositions, Mo’Fone explores the sonic landscape of its unique instrumentation with a relentless adventurousness, creating a huge sound that belies its compact size.
Combining serious musicianship with an infectious sense of fun onstage, Mo’Fone also manages to groove with abandon while keeping miraculously in balance, as each member of the band pushes his instrument well beyond its role in a more traditional trio. What’s more, Mo’Fone delivers adventurous riffs and grooves, while achieving a sound that’s not only accessible, but instantly addictive. Their groovy improvisations and original concept have twice earned them the award for Best Jazz Group in the 2008 & 2012 East Bay Express Readers’ Poll, and secured them repeated slots at the Monterey, San Francisco and Sonoma Jazz Festivals, in addition to gigs at the Bay Area’s premier live music venues. The group was also nominated for Best Funk Band in the 2008 SF Weekly Music Awards.