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09/19/2018 - 11/03/2018

Wednesday, September 19
Wed 9/19 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
Scott Arford
http://soundcloud.com/scott-3-3
Jungle Junk
Alexandra Buschman (Demonsleeper, Las Sucias)
The Fathers
Nathan Bowers (aka Coagulator) and Derek Gedalecia (aka Headboggle)
http://fortevilfruit.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-fathers-st.html

Filthmilk
Cello of Colleen Twitty melts the tires beneath Fendler's synth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnDiWpC6-JU  More...
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Wed 9/19 8:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St SF]
Thurston Moore
David Toop
Zachary James Watkins / William Winant Duo

Both David Toop and Thurston Moore have worked together in quartet and trio as part of the long-running UK improvising group Alterations alongside Steve Beresford and Terry Day. As well as with the composer Tania Chen heard on the CD John Cage: Electronic Music for Piano (Omnivore Recordings 2018 USA).  More...
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Thursday, September 20
Thu 9/20 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
C4NM Benefit Concert, Thumbscrew: Mary Halvorson – Michael Formanek – Tomas Fujiwara

Join us for this unique and intimate chance to see Thumbscrew, comprised of contemporary jazz heavyweights Mary Halvorson on guitar, Michael Formanek on double bass, and Tomas Fujiwara on drums. All proceeds from this event benefit C4NM, supporting our efforts to create a space for new music to thrive in the Bay Area and beyond. We invite you to join us before the concert for a reception hosted by our Board of Directors including libations and light bites. Connect with our new music community, then experience a special opportunity to see Thumbscrew perform up close at C4NM.  More...
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Thu 9/20 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm How Are You Feeling Project
Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Anna Avery, Mary Behm-Steinberg, Chris Christensen, alex cruse, Kevin Droese, Lenny Gonzalez, Kevin CK Lo, and Angela Roberts
Improvised music in relation to the playback of recordings of people reminiscing on health, both gains and losses.
9:00 pm Cartoon Justice
Kersti Abrams - sax/North-African reeds/mbira, Mika Pontecorvo - guitar/electronics/flute/percussion/voice, Mark
Pino - drums/percussion, Elijah Pontecorvo - bass/piano
guest Lenny Gonzalez - electric cello  More...
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Friday, September 21
Fri 9/21 7:00 PM Grace Cathedral [1100 California Street San Francisco]
Hidden Refuge :: Refugio Escondido  More...
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Fri 9/21 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Winds of Change: Shakuhachi, Didgeridoo and Clarinet
New Music and Evolving World Traditions

Beth Custer, clarinets; Cornelius Boots, shakuhachi; Stephen Kent, didgeridoo  More...
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Fri 9/21 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Chaotic Pathways: Dirt and Copper with Hunter Long and Julie Herndon  More...
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Saturday, September 22
Sat 9/22 11:00 AM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Andre Custodio is hosting a series of performances of textured sound utilizing electronics and other instruments for a bookstore environment. Performing solo for most of these Saturdays, but will occasionally invite others to fill-in.  More...
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Sat 9/22 8:00 PM House Concert in North Berkeley Hills [Harry@fullplatemedia.co]
Darius Jones' SF Bay Area debut in the intimacy of a house concert n the North Berkeley Hills.. Darius will perform 2 sets, with wine and cheese served during the intermission. For information: harry@fullplatemedi.com  More...
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Sunday, September 23
Sun 9/23 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Golden Gate Philharmonic Faculty & Friends
Cameo Charms  More...
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Sun 9/23 6:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
JANE IRA BLOOM QUARTET: WILD LINES - Improvising Emily Dickinson, Shows at 6:00pm & 7:30pm
Bloom’s latest album, 2017’s Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson (Outline), features the same stellar band she brings to SFJAZZ.  More...
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Monday, September 24
Mon 9/24 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Ari Brown & Thomas Harrison + Myles Boisen Duo  More...
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Wednesday, September 26
Wed 9/26 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2087 Addison Street Berkeley]
Darren Johnston’s Noisy Strangers – Bye Bye Bartók  More...
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Wed 9/26 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Live Cinema: Thingamajigs Performance Group + viDEO sAVant/duo B.
A two-part evening of visual and sonic experiments and environments, featuring Thingamajigs Performance Group, and viDEO sAVant (Charles Woodman + duo B.). Both ensembles explore the intersection of improvised music with live video performance, and will transform the Center for New Music into an immersive sensory environment.
Thingamajigs Performance Group 
Dylan Bolles - Keith Evans - Suki O’Kane - Edward Schocker
viDEO sAVant
Charles Woodman - Lisa Mezzacappa - Jason Levis  More...
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Wed 9/26 8:00 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
Ghost in the House play a tribute to former band mate Kinji Hayashi. The show includes special guests Bruce Ackley from ROVA and the amazing Butoh dance of Christina Braun  More...
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Wed 9/26 9:00 PM Elbo Room Jack London Square [311 Broadway Oakland]
Jordan Glenn's BEAK (Album Release), Bad Luck (Seattle), Grex

Grex: Karl Evangelista-guitar, voice, percussion, Rei Scampavia-keys, voice, percussion

Bad Luck: Neil Welch-saxophone, live electronics, Chris Icasiano-drums

Jordan Glenn's BEAK: Jordan Glenn-conductor, Geneva Harrison-drums, Max Judelson-bass, Robert Lopez, Bob LaDue-percussion, Tim DeCillis, Mark Clifford-vibes/percussion, Brett Carson-keys, Karl Evangelista-guitar

An absolutely incendiary night of wild sounds, swooning melodies, and knee-rattling rhythms, featuring a set of improbable new music from Oakland art rock band Grex, a special visit with the crushing Seattle sax/drums/electronic duo Bad Luck, and an album release performance from Jordan Glenn’s all-star BEAK.  More...
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Thursday, September 27
Thu 9/27 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Slither Syndicate. Wolf Chan Andre Custodio
8:40 pm Alphastare
Exploring sounds in the digital and analog realm. Abstract/Experimental/Ambient/Noise
9:15 pm Key West:
Brian Pedersen-sax, Jay Korber-drums, Randylee Sutherland-cello  More...
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Friday, September 28
Fri 9/28 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Jihye Chang  More...
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Fri 9/28 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Amaranth Quartet plays string quartets by Darius Milhaud, Ruth Crawford, and Igor Stravinsky. Admission to this concert is free!  More...
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Saturday, September 29
Sat 9/29 11:00 AM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Andre Custodio is hosting a series of performances of textured sound utilizing electronics and other instruments for a bookstore environment. Performing solo for most of these Saturdays, but will occasionally invite others to fill-in.  More...
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Sat 9/29 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Pianist Jihye Chang: Co-Ko (Contemporary Korea)  More...
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Sunday, September 30
Sun 9/30 12:00 PM Herbst Theatre [401 Van Ness Ave SF]
Listen local at the eleventh annual SF Music Day, the Bay Area’s free daylong music festival in downtown San Francisco, presented by InterMusic SF. SF Music Day showcases the dynamism and diversity of Bay Area music, from string quartets to jazz combos, new music pioneers to chamber groups steeped in musical sounds from across the globe.  More...
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Monday, October 1
Mon 10/01 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Jason Levis Trio with Rob Ewing, trombone + Cory Wright, reeds + Jason Levis, drums
TRIO: gabby fluke-mogul * Crystal Pascucci * Lisa Mezzacappa  More...
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Wednesday, October 3
Wed 10/03 7:30 PM The Tiger Garage: a private studio in south Berkeley [disclosed to you when we confirm your reservation]
Listening, Sounding, Moving, Being: Visiting movement artist Cilla Vee/Claire Elizabeth Barrett joins Karen Stackpole (percussion), Nancy Beckman (shakuhachi), and Tom Bickley (recorder and electronics) for a performance of experimental music and dance.  More...
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Wed 10/03 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Scott Amendola’s Orchestra di Pazzi  More...
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Thursday, October 4
Thu 10/04 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
NorCal Noise Fest Appreciation Night
War Hippy
Mini-Mutations
Cellista
TBA  More...
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Thu 10/04 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Reidemeister Move

Since 2011, Reidemeister Move has explored and expanded the possibilities of sustained-tone music in just intonation for their instruments.  More...
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Friday, October 5
Fri 10/05 8:00 PM Zellerbach Hall [US Berkeley Berkeley]
Max Richter with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble performing Infra and music from The Leftovers

Max Richter performs selections from his work Infra, inspired by T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, and from his score for the dystopian HBO drama The Leftovers.  More...
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Saturday, October 6
Sat 10/06 11:00 AM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Andre Custodio is hosting a series of performances of textured sound utilizing electronics and other instruments for a bookstore environment. Performing solo for most of these Saturdays, but will occasionally invite others to fill-in.  More...
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Sat 10/06 7:00 PM Foothill Presbyterian Church [5301 MCKEE ROAD, San Jose]
Ensemble ARI will perform All RAVEL CONCERT including Jean Ahn's flashback of Ravel.  More...
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Sat 10/06 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
John Cage: Electronic Music for Piano performed by Tender Buttons

Tania Chen — piano
Tom Djll — modular synthesizer
Gino Robair — modular synthesizer
with special guest: Wobbly — electronics  More...
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Sat 10/06 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Curium: Women Through the Ages  More...
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Sunday, October 7
Sun 10/07 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Chris Brown: Retrospectacles CD Release Concert

Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.  More...
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Monday, October 8
Mon 10/08 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
SUBTLE DEGREES SAXOPHONE/PERCUSSION DUO  More...
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Tuesday, October 9
Tue 10/09 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
- Phillip Greenlief large group
- Evelyn Davis & gabby fluke-mogul
+TBA  More...
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Wednesday, October 10
Wed 10/10 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
KRIS DAVIS, Joanne Brackeen and Helen Sung celebrate Monk's 101st birthday.
Two generations of piano artistry celebrate the legacy of Thelonious Monk, featuring DownBeat Critics Poll Rising Star Piano winner Kris Davis, 2018 NEA Jazz Master recipient Joanne Brackeen, and Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition winner Helen Sung.  More...
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Thursday, October 11
Thu 10/11 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Cilla Vee Life Arts "Psychic Bandwidth"
an inter-disciplinary collaborative structured improvisation project
Cilla Vee, Gino Robair, Cheryl Leonard, Amy Reed, Rent Romus, Ivy Johnson, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Eric Kupers and the CSU East Bay Inclusive Interdisciplinary Ensemble  More...
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Friday, October 12
Fri 10/12 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Stenberg | Cahill Duo

Stenberg | Cahill Duo

Kate Stenberg, violin; Sarah Cahill, piano

Aaron Gervais Talking in Circles World Premiere
Gabriela Lena Frank Suenos de Chambi
Kaija Saariaho Tocar
Linda Catlin Smith With Their Shadows Long
plus works by Henry Cowell and Grażyna Bacewicz  More...
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Fri 10/12 9:00 PM Woods Bar and Brewery [1701 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
The Lost Shapes  More...
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Saturday, October 13
Sat 10/13 11:00 AM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Andre Custodio is hosting a series of performances of textured sound utilizing electronics and other instruments for a bookstore environment. Performing solo for most of these Saturdays, but will occasionally invite others to fill-in.  More...
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Sat 10/13 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Tetuzi Akiyama (JP)
Kaori Suzuki & John Krausbauer (Oak)

Kaori Suzuki and John Krausbauer present an improvisational composition with voices, amplified strings, electronics, and bell percussion, preceded by a performance by Tetuzi Akiyama, on tour from Tokyo.  More...
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Sat 10/13 7:00 PM East Side Arts Alliance [2277 International Blvd Oakland]
Black Fighting Formations (BFF)  More...
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Sat 10/13 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Submersion: an immersive, multi-media environment of sound +

WHO
Gench and Cilla Vee Life Arts – with Cilla Vee, Thomas Dimuzio, Kit Young, Lori Varga, Aurora Josephson, Derek Gedalecia

WHAT
Submersion – an immersive, multi-media environment of sound, image and motion

WHEN
Saturday October 13th – 9pm – 12 midnight  More...
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Sunday, October 14
Sun 10/14 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Jason Levis Trio
Rob Ewing – trombone/Cory Wright – reeds/Jason Levis – drums
8:30pm Sniff Test
Bethany Schwarz - electronics/Bill Noertker - basses  More...
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Tuesday, October 16
Tue 10/16 7:00 PM David Brower Center [2150 Allston Way, Suite 100 Berkeley]
The David Brower Center & Other Minds are pleased to present Linda Bouchard with Kyle Bruckmann for the fourth installment of our 2018 The Nature of Music series. Bouchard will present excerpts from FLOCKING, as in “birds in flight” — the magical spectacle of hundreds of birds flying in their coordinated journey – and DROP, a live structure for woodwind and electronics with oboist Kyle Bruckmann.
Linda Bouchard’s works are defined by the importance of color and textures, and the structures of her compositions are intimately linked to the orchestral choices she makes for each composition, be it a solo piece or a composition for full orchestra.
Her compositions are often inspired by nature’s geometry, structure, and textures, as if writing music could begin by staring with a magnifying glass at nature’s elements — water, gas, rock formations, chemical reactions — then from those images creating a series of abstract landscapes.  More...
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Wednesday, October 17
Wed 10/17 8:00 PM Freight & Salvage [2020 Addison St. Berkeley]
Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom

Myra Melford-piano
Jenny Scheinman-violin
Kirk Knuffke-cornet
Ben Goldberg-clarinet and contra-alto clarinet
Todd Sickafoose-bass
Allison Miller-drums and compositions  More...
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Thursday, October 18
Thu 10/18 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
The Pipes  More...
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Friday, October 19
Fri 10/19 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Dax Pierson•Beast Nest•Marc Manning  More...
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Saturday, October 20
Sat 10/20 11:00 AM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Andre Custodio is hosting a series of performances of textured sound utilizing electronics and other instruments for a bookstore environment. Performing solo for most of these Saturdays, but will occasionally invite others to fill-in.  More...
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Sat 10/20 4:00 PM Taube Atrium Theater [401 Van Ness Ave SF]
For our season-opening concert, we offer a special celebration of the music of Elliott Carter. Our "on STAGE Series" features large-ensemble contemporary classical works of the most influential and innovative composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Carter was the grandest of the grand American composers from the 20th century, who lived beyond his 100th birthday and yet wrote music that was fresh, inventive, and forward-looking to the very end of life. We welcome our newly arrived artistic director, Eric Dudley, with a program featuring three of Carter’s works, including the rhythmically energetic and emotionally powerful "Penthode" for twenty players. Complementing Carter’s enduring voice will be a wry work by the young American composer, Tobin CHODOS, written for an instrumentation uniquely drawn from Carter’s "Penthode," plus Canadian composer Sabrina SCHROEDER’s "Bone Games/Shy Garden," an essay in the sensuality of noises. The series will begin with our popular How Music is Made Composer Talk and Open Rehearsal with composer Tobin Chodos.  More...
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Sat 10/20 7:30 PM Taube Atrium Theater [Veterans Building 4th floor 401 Van Ness Ave San Francisco]
San Francisco Contemporary Music Players - Carter and Beyond: Invention and Inspiration  More...
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Sunday, October 21
Sun 10/21 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
An eclectic night of Freewheeling sonic mayhem, art-funk, and social commentary
7:30 pm Ode to Fall
Rent Romus - saxophones/flutes/percussion, gabby fluke-mogul - violin, Lisa Mezzacappa - double bass, Golnaz Shariatzadeh - violin, Angela Roberts - cello
8:30 Rightstarter
PC Muñoz - drums, vocals, electronics / MC DEM ONE - vocals, electronics / Danny Z - electronics  More...
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Wednesday, October 24
Saturday, October 27
Sat 10/27 11:00 AM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Andre Custodio is hosting a series of performances of textured sound utilizing electronics and other instruments for a bookstore environment. Performing solo for most of these Saturdays, but will occasionally invite others to fill-in.  More...
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Sat 10/27 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Sideband

Sideband is an electroacoustic ensemble, comprised of composer-performers dedicated to exploring the potential of the laptop orchestra.  More...
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Sunday, October 28
Sun 10/28 5:00 PM Piedmont Center for the Arts [801 Magnolia Ave Piedmont, CA 94611]
Del Sol String Quartet - Berkeley Symphony Chamber Series (Berkeley, CA)  More...
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Friday, November 2
Fri 11/02 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Myra Melford'S SNOWY EGRET, Shows at 7:00pm & 8:30pm
A pianist, composer, educator and bandleader who has built and documented a succession of celebrated ensembles, Myra Melford has set her most ambitious projects on the all-star quintet known as Snowy Egret. Featuring some of jazz’s most distinctive and melodically inventive improvisers, the group premiered her enthralling 2013 multimedia production inspired by Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano alternative history of the Americas Language of Dreams at YBCA, and followed up with an eponymous debut album on Enja named by many jazz critics as one of 2015’s best releases.  More...
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Saturday, November 3
Sat 11/03 11:00 AM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Andre Custodio is hosting a series of performances of textured sound utilizing electronics and other instruments for a bookstore environment. Performing solo for most of these Saturdays, but will occasionally invite others to fill-in.  More...
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Sat 11/03 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Myra Melford's Snowy Egret, Shows at 7:00pm & 8:30pm
A pianist, composer, educator and bandleader who has built and documented a succession of celebrated ensembles, Myra Melford has set her most ambitious projects on the all-star quintet known as Snowy Egret. Featuring some of jazz’s most distinctive and melodically inventive improvisers, the group premiered her enthralling 2013 multimedia production inspired by Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano alternative history of the Americas Language of Dreams at YBCA, and followed up with an eponymous debut album on Enja named by many jazz critics as one of 2015’s best releases.  More...
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Sat 11/03 9:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia Street San Francisco]
Old Time Relijun

After a mysterious decade-long hiatus, Olympia, Washington’s OLD TIME RELIJUN return to the highway for a series of very special “23rd anniversary concerts” along the West Coast of the United States, with more dates in the works for 2019. They are reuniting in the classic “Catharsis in Crisis” lineup featuring bandleader Arrington de Dionyso with Aaron Hartman (upright bass), Germaine Baca (drums) and Benjamin Hartman (saxophone and percussion).  More...
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