Best Live Music Nights San Francisco 2006 - "Jazz Mafia Tuesdays" at 12 Galaxies
Since February, 12 Galaxies has played host to this weekly gathering of seasoned, eclectic, local jazz musicians. The group from four to 20 members strong, depending on the night and which "Jazz Mafia" incarnation is playing isn't interested in that Starbucks-approved brand of auditory wallpaper, working instead with a fusion of styles, including hip hop and funk. A typical night features 2 1/2 hours of music, usually extended compositions by founder Adam Theis. Both rigorous and free-form, the tunes appeal to jazz snobs and novices alike.