Sat Mar 04 2023 at 08:00 pm


The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Avenue, Berkeley, 94704 | Berkeley, CA

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 earned them the award for Best Jazz Group in the 2008 & 2012 East Bay Express Readers’ Polls, and secured them repeated slots at the Monterey & SFJAZZ Festivals, in addition to gigs at the Bay Area’s premier live music venues.
Fresh off their third stint at the Monterey Jazz Festival, the band will be debuting several new compositions in preparation for a new album release coming later this year.
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Jeremy Steinkoler, drums
Larry De La Cruz, Alto sax
Jim Peterson, baritone sax
"A minimal but mighty romp!" - East Bay Express
"If Mo'Fone doesn't blow your socks off, you're not paying attention." -
"One of the hottest bands to surface in a long while." -
"Like a furious detachment of the Tower of Power horns." -
"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."
Tickets are $20 general admission. Children under 12 are free. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash or Venmo only at the door.
The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own food and adult beverages with no additional corkage fee. The venue is ADA accessible. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-381-1997.
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A Message About Our Indoor Shows:
Our indoor shows require that you wear a mask except when eating or drinking. The performers will be mask-less and same-day tested.

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The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Avenue, Berkeley, 94704, United States

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