Sonata Pi
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Sonata Pi

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The best kept secret in music



We have produced shows in multiple venues throughout the San Francisco Bay Area with Sonata Pi.
They have never failed to wow and thrill their audiences and have earned an enviable reputation as one of the finest San Francisco Jazz groups... - Dixon's Unity Productions

"The Inside Buzz"

The recent Attendance of 8000 happy patrons in Pioneer Amphitheater at California State University, Hayward, California for the Jazz festival were thrilled once again, by a dynamic and delightful performance of "Sonata Pi, one of the bay areas most sought after vocal groups. Today we all saw and heard Why! ... - By Eldridge

"Monterey Blues Festival"

To Whom it may Concern:
It has been the pleasure of the Monterey Bay Blues Festival to have, on more than one occasion, the great, audience appreciated performances of Sonata Pi. Specifically, on June 26, 2004 Sonata Pi performed on our Fesitval Garden Stage and had the audience of thousands on their feet and asking for more of their fantastic Jazz/Blues renditions. The Monterey Blues Festival is pleased to share that not only was Sonata Pi a marvelous addition to the 56 groups performing at 19th Annual Monterey Bay Blues Festival, but were instrumental in the Festivals yet another sold out success! The Monterey Bay Blues Festival strongly recommends Sonata Pi to organizations who want audience participation and satisfied listening customers.
- Jim Claypool

"Club Jazz Nouveau"

Sonata Pi is simply "The best of the best of the best!!" We have been fortunate to enjoy their packed houses every time they appear here.
- Joseph M. Lee

"Kimbles East"

"It was a privilege to have Sonata Pi in our venue. Kimball's East sold out both shows on the two weekend nights they performed, on many occasions over the past five years. - Michael Govan


"Sonata Pi 3.141666666"
1.) Al Brown
2.) You want me
3.) Imagine
4.) Gymnopedies #3
5.) I wish you Love
6.) Silent Heart
7.) Again
8.) Cloudburst
9.) Birdland (2005)
10.) Spain
11.) Too High
12.) Eyes on the Prize
13.) I Who Have Nothing
14.) Ray's Rock House
15.) My Funny Valentine
16.) Be-bop Medley


Feeling a bit camera shy


Chase Ruffin
Founder, Singer, musician and published songwriter, has performed and toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe with groups such as: We Friends, The Defiance, The Zodiac 5, Solid Ice, Tongue ‘N’ Chic, and Ivory Monkey. Chase is a gifted songwriter, who can be credited for having many of his songs performed by local and national musicians and singers over the years. Other credits during his career include working with, or opening for Gene Chandler, Chuck Berry, Parliament/Funkadelic, Shelia E., Quiet Riot and many others.
Maureen Antoinette
Has performed for many years, has recorded with Starship, The Bobs, Shaka Ra, Zakiya Hooker and Jimmy McCracklin. Her career includes performances at the House of Blues in Hollywood, the Paramount Theater in Oakland, Biscuits-n-Blues in San Francisco, and Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago. Maureen has graced Bay Area and international audiences with her vocal gift, and says that she “Never remembers not singing”, and that “Music is her life!”
J.R. Stewart
A seasoned professional, has proven his ability to thrill audiences with his versatile, fiery and impressive four octave range while performing with Ecstasy, Solid Ice, Street Sounds, Flexx and E.C. Scott and Smoke. During his career, “J.R.’s” vocal prowess has also been displayed during performances with the Spinners, Huey Lewis, Boz Skaggs, Jr. Walker & the All Stars and Lou Rawls. In addition to performing as a singer, “J.R.” has also achieved acclaim for roles he’s portrayed in various theater ensembles.