Mason Razavi is a jazz and classical guitarist/composer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a solo guitarist Mason performs his unique brand of original music alongside jazz standards. A rare devotee of fingerstyle jazz guitar, Mason also leads groups having ranged from duos to quintets and beyond, performing standards and new music.
His debut CD/DVD People, Places, and Monsters features original music for the solo classical guitar including the Monster Suite, a five-movement narrative suite which was set to original animation. The Monster suite stands alone in the classical guitar world musically and thematically, and with the addition of the visual element it is the only work of its kind. Other album highlights include Lenny%u2019s Waltz, a jazz waltz opus dedicated to, and in the style of, the late fingerstyle jazz icon Lenny Breau.
An avid composer, Mason has also written music for big band, 10-piece jazz band, orchestra, and chamber groups. Mason holds a M.A. in Jazz Studies from San Jose State University, and is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music where he studied jazz composition and majored in Contemporary Writing and Production