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