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Mason Razavi

Mason Razavi is a jazz guitarist, composer/arranger, educator, and recording artist living in the San Francisco Bay Area. His albums have earned praise from critics while charting in the U.S. and receiving radio play internationally. Razavi has been described as a “thoughtful player and composer that offers the listener an introspective experience of deeper meaning” by Jazz Times. He maintains a busy performance schedule and has played on numerous stages from small clubs to theaters and festivals.

Razavi began studying jazz and playing in working rock bands as a teenager before attending the Berklee College of Music. There he studied jazz composition, commercial arranging, music production, and various guitar styles, while off campus he played in a hard-charging blues-rock band that would win a competition to record in a professional studio for the first time. After graduation he changed directions dramatically and devoted himself to the classical guitar for several years, but ultimately he returned to focus on jazz guitar and composition. His diverse background has led him to a number of musical settings from classical recitals to musical theater, and backing up pop singers of different stripes. Today he is a working jazz artist/educator who has channelled these experiences into a unique voice as a player and composer.

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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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Primary Instrument

Guitar

Location

San Jose

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

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Discography

After You

After You

First Orbit Sounds
2015

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Quartet Plus

Quartet Plus

First Orbit Sounds
2014

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People, Places, and Monsters

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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