Summer Concerts 2021: Brass Mafia
Join us for Summer Concerts in the Garden!
Bring your picnic, blanket, low-backed lawn chairs, family, and friends!
Beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks, and snacks will be available for purchase.
Special activities for children will be available, sponsored by the Garden School.
Outside alcohol will not be permitted.
ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED
Gates open at 4:15 pm
Music from 5 to 7 pm
Admission is limited: Adults: $15
Kids 17 and under: FREE!
Parking is limited: $10 at the gate
Inspired by the brass band tradition of New Orleans, Jazz Mafia’s madcap marching ensemble borrows the instrumental makeup and ebullient spirit of the Crescent City second line while infusing it with a decidedly Nor Cal vibe, welcoming rappers and vocalists as special guests.
Musical mayhem, marching band madness, and blow-out-the-windows musical power is the hallmark of San Francisco’s most raucous and highly sought after New Orleans/Bay Area fusion band, the Brass Mafia.
Based on the tried and true New Orleans brass ensemble, the Brass Mafia includes trombone, trumpet, saxes, drums and most importantly TUBA! But while the band is based on a 100-year-old tradition, the group’s sound incorporates music from many different decades and continents, playing a wide variety of originals and unexpected mashups, with frequent rapper and vocalist guests.
The Brass Mafia puts a strong emphasis on heavy backbeats, creative improvisation and a unique mix of songs and arrangements. They have been featured at events for SFJAZZ, SF Annual Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Parade (7 years) and have collaborated with Lyrics Born, Thomas Dolby, Peter Rowan, and Nicki Bluhm. They’ve proven themselves a powerful and entertaining Marching Band as well as one of the best nightclub bands in the City – and their many sold-out shows attest to it.
“Jazz Mafia’s trademark mix ’n’ mash of funk, hip-hop and jazz embraces the genre-crossing tradition of great Bay Area bands like Tower of Power and Santana.”
— Jesse Hamlin, San Francisco Chronicle
Food truck on site!