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, Mo’Fone explores the sonic landscape of its unique instrumentation with a relentless adventurousness, creating 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 & 2012 East Bay Express Readers’ Poll, and secured them repeated slots at the Monterey, San Francisco and Sonoma Jazz Festivals, in addition to gigs at the Bay Area’s premier live music venues.

“I was hooked from the first track,” wrote the Contra Costa Times of the band’s debut disc, Surf’s Up (Evander Music, 2003). “Mo’Fone proves it’s the biggest little band on the scene. On each piece, the trio finds ingenious ways of creating a full, multitextured, hard swinging sound.”

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”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..

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Discography

'Fonology

'Fonology

Evander Music
2014

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Sling Shot

Sling Shot

Evander Music
2008

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Surf's Up

Surf's Up

Evander Music
2004

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No Nugget

No Nugget

Mo'Fone
'Fonology

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