Loading Events
Tuesday, May 2nd
7pm-11pm |$10

JAZZ MAFIA | ADAM THEIS QUARTET

Jazz meets rap at Black Cat for a sexy, edgy and engaging urban sound that seamlessly melds jazz and street vibes.

Adam Theis (pronounced “Thēese”) is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, bandleader and composer based in Oakland, CA who plays trombone, trumpet, tuba, bass, keyboards and anything/everything else he can get his hands on. In 2000, Theis co-founded Jazz Mafia – an eclectic artist collective of some of the most forward thinking and accomplished players in the fields of Electro, Hip-Hop, World, Classical and of course, Jazz. As Jazz Mafia’s director, Adam has assembled over 100 different live projects over the past 17 years and led/co-led dozens of acclaimed bands. He is also the Director of SFJAZZ’s Monday Night Band, Director of the Truckee Jazz Camp, and winner of the Gerbode-Hewlett Foundation’s “Emerging Composer” Grant.

Theis has produced and co-written music for notable artists such as Lyrics Born, Zion-I, Rebelution, Latyrx, Galactic, Ledesi, Blackalicious and many more. As a sideman, Adam and his horn section have created eclectic collaborations with a wide range of top level artists including: Bobby McFerrin, Roy Ayers, Chali 2na, Booker T. Jones, Spearhead, Zigaboo Modeliste, Zap Mama, Eric Lindell, Dead Winter Carpenters, KRS One, Wax Tailor, The New Master Sounds, Peter Rowan, Coultrain, J Boogie’s Dubtronic Science, The Velvet Teen and dozens more.

Upcoming Events

Events for May 2017

Tickets for performances are not sold in advance. The cost shown is a cover charge added to the table for reservations, and taken at the door for walk-ins. If enjoying the upstairs only, there is no music cover charge.

  • This event has passed.

Calendar Month Navigation

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
30

JOSHUA SMITH QUARTET

1

WALTER EARL QUARTET FT. SPECIAL GUESTS

2

JAZZ MAFIA | ADAM THEIS QUARTET

3

TERRY DISLEY TRIO JAZZ AND ROCK EXPERIENCE

4

BLACK CAT TRIO

CHRISTIE DASHIELL AND HER SWINGING QUINTET – “THE STANDARDS RE-IMAGINED”

5

GUITARIST JEFFREY BURR AND HIS ENSEMBLE

CHRISTIE DASHIELL AND HER SWINGING QUINTET – “THE STANDARDS RE-IMAGINED”

6

VOCALIST MARK ROBINSON AND HIS QUARTET “SWING TO SINATRA & THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK!”

CHRISTIE DASHIELL AND HER SWINGING QUINTET – “THE STANDARDS RE-IMAGINED”

7

CLOSED FOR SF BALLET END OF SEASON SOIRÉE

8

GEECHI TAYLOR QUARTET AND JAM SESSION

9

BLACK CAT TRIO

JAZZ MAFIA TUESDAYS: NOT A BRASS BAND

10

TERRY DISLEY TRIO JAZZ AND ROCK EXPERIENCE

11

BLACK CAT TRIO

ATTA KID

12

GUITARIST JEFFREY BURR AND HIS ENSEMBLE

BRIAN HO ON THE HAMMOND B-3 WITH HIS QUARTET

13

VOCALIST MARK ROBINSON AND HIS QUARTET “SWING TO SINATRA & THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK!”

BRIAN HO ON THE HAMMOND B-3 WITH HIS QUARTET

14

SMITH DOBSON QUINTET

15

BLACK CAT TRIO

16

BLACK CAT TRIO

JAZZ MAFIA TUESDAYS: ACCOMPLICES

17

BLACK CAT TRIO

WILL BERNARD NYC QUARTET

18

BLACK CAT TRIO

WILL BERNARD NYC QUARTET

19

GUITARIST JEFFREY BURR AND HIS ENSEMBLE

THE FABULOUS MISS AMY DABALOS AND HER QUARTET

20

BLACK CAT TRIO

THE FABULOUS MISS AMY DABALOS AND HER QUARTET

21

WALTER EARL QUARTET FT. SPECIAL GUESTS

22

BLACK CAT TRIO

23

BLACK CAT TRIO

GLENN ZALESKI NYC TRIO

24

BLACK CAT TRIO

GLENN ZALESKI NYC TRIO

25

BLACK CAT TRIO

GLENN ZALESKI NYC TRIO

26

GUITARIST JEFFREY BURR AND HIS ENSEMBLE

FEELOSOPHY

27

BEN MISTERKA AND COLLECTIVITY

28

WALTER EARL QUARTET FT. SPECIAL GUESTS

29

CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY

30

BLACK CAT TRIO

JAZZ MAFIA TUESDAYS: COSA NOSTRA STRINGS

31

BLACK CAT TRIO

KEN FOWSER NYC QUINTET

1

BLACK CAT TRIO

KEN FOWSER NYC QUINTET

2

BLACK CAT TRIO

KEN FOWSER NYC QUINTET

3

BLACK CAT TRIO

KEN FOWSER NYC QUINTET