" a matchless voice and an even more unique musical arrangement... abstract and distinct." —Kendra Beltran, Bryan Farrish Radio Promotions
A diverse and dynamic performer. Jean Mazzei is equally entertaining whether fronting her rock band Flying Venus or performing her solo "acoustic alternative." Captivating audiences with both her magnetic stage presence and commitment to the art and craft of songwriting, she has appeared on the Bay Area’s premier stages including The Little Fox Theater and The Boom Boom Room and released five full-length Cd's.
Her song “Face of a Nation” (Flying Venus, 2006) won 4th place in the Unisong International Song Contest (LUNCH category), while her latest CD release, 2008’s “Breathing Under Water,” produced by Grammy nominee Ronan Chris Murphy has aired on more than 70 radio stations nationwide.
Co-founder of The Great Idea Tour, she has played traditional and alternative venues across the nation, encouraging people to share their "Great Ideas." She believes that we all contain great ideas, and that many of our social issues can be solved from within - that is, outside of politics.
When not playing music, Jean can be found teaching "Rock Star Yoga" where she inspires others to 'bring it!' both on, and off, the mat.
"Mazzei’s album is a testiment to singer-songwriters who don’t need to stay stuck in the mold of indie, acoustic folk songs." —Gilli Moon, Songsalive!
"Jean's voice is a sleek sultry sound that is pure
listening pleasure," — Heather Burke, Raven Entertainment
"Jean Mazzei has something audiences will really dig!" -- Kurt Elling, Blue Note Recording Artist
“eclectic and smart” —Jon Flannagan, Radio and Retail
"[Jean's] material is grown-up, authentic stuff that moves through interesting places..." ---Sandra Marlowe, jazz singer