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Jazz guitarist Mason Razavi is an artist with a growing profile in the SF Bay Area and beyond. Based in San Jose, CA, Razavi’s groups have performed at SF Jazz and San Jose Jazz as well as many Bay Area jazz clubs and concert series. He regularly performs with the area’s top players and has also played with Anton Schwartz, John Stowell, Carl Saunders, and Charles McNeal, among others. His albums have often featured ambitious original music that has been warmly received by jazz radio worldwide.

An avid educator, Razavi is the jazz guitar professor at West Valley College and Chabot College. He has taught at De Anza College, Mission College, and Las Positas College, and maintains a private teaching studio.

Razavi holds holds a M.A. in music with a concentration 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.


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”Razavi is a thoughtful player and composer that offers the listener an introspective experience of deeper meaning, his latest offering is mature rendering of masterful playing and ideas. Razavi is definitely one to watch.” - H. Allen Williams, Jazz Times

“Razavi's charts are frequently written halfway between Gil Evans and Either/Orchestra . . . his playing, though, tends mainly to the old George Benson School, carefully chosen notes predominating, rather than pyrotechnics and whizbangery” - Mark Tucker, FAME

“Evocative storytelling (of which opener “Moonlit Message” is a prime example) is the hallmark of Razavi's music

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Album After You by Mason Razavi

After You

First Orbit Sounds
2015

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Album Quartet Plus by Mason Razavi

Quartet Plus

First Orbit Sounds
2014

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Album People, Places, and Monsters by Mason Razavi

People, Places, and...

Point Shot Music
2013

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Riverbed

Riverbed

Mason Razavi
Quartet Plus, Volume 2

Moonlit Message

Moonlit Message

Mason Razavi
Quartet Plus

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