Track

Mo'Fone

Primary Instrument: Band/orchestra

Mo'Fone

With its surprising and highly combustible line-up of two saxmen and one drummer, the Bay Area-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 and navigating unexpected tunes by the likes of Weather Report, John Scofield, and Led Zeppelin, Mo’Fone makes 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 earned them the award for Best Jazz Group in the 2008 East Bay Express Readers’ Poll, and secured them slots at the Monterey, San Francisco and Sonoma Jazz Festivals, in addition to gigs at the Bay Area’s premier live music venues....
read more

Awards:

Voted Best Jazz Group, 2008 & 2012 East Bay Express Readers Poll Nominated, Best Funk Band 2008 SF Weekly Awards Preformed at Monterey Jazz Festival San Francisco Jazz Festival.
”A minimal but mighty romp!” -East Bay Express

“If Mo'Fone doesn't blow your socks off, you're not paying attention.” - allaboutjazz.com

“One of the hottest bands to surface in a long while” -jazzwest.com

“My favorite album of the year by far” - Contra Costa Times

“Snaps and crackles like James Brown's Famous Flames mixed with a New Orleans second line.” - jazzweekly.com

“Like a furious detachment of the Tower of Power horns.” - ejazznews.com

“Mo'Fone puts the fun back in funk!” — JazzTimes

“A powerhouse to be reckoned with... in a word, Mo'Fone delivers!” - allaboutjazz.com

Surf's Up (Evander Music, 2003)
Sling Shot (Evander Music, 2008)

Disclaimer: All About Jazz is not responsible for the accuracy of the discographical data at the website(s) provided. If a link is no longer valid, please contact discography@allaboutjazz.com. Thank you.

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.

Events Calendar

Date Venue Ticket
May15 Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
Berkeley, CA
buy

Post these events to your social pages. Learn how here.

comments powered by Disqus
Rank: 19,494 Views: 1,151

Weekly Giveaways

Ed Palermo

Ed Palermo
About | Enter

Matthew Shipp

Matthew Shipp
About | Enter

Matt Ridley

Matt Ridley
About | Enter

Tord Gustavsen

Tord Gustavsen
About | Enter

An innovative and rich resource For Jazz Musicians

The All About Jazz musician database grows daily
with the help of musicians, supportive professionals and advocates.

Musician? Plug in and promote yourself today.

Learn how