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06/29/2017 - 08/13/2017

Thursday, June 29
Thu 6/29 6:00 PM Mills College Art Museum [5000 MacArthur Boulevard Oakland, CA 94613]
ART + PROCESS + IDEAS (A+P+I) EXHIBITION
June 28-August 27, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 6:00–8:00 PM
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Thu 6/29 6:00 PM Prelinger Library [301 8th St, San Francisco, California 94103]
MUSIC RESEARCH STRATEGIES presents 'Simultaneous Multi-Dimensionality #2,' a performing-ethnomusicology & political education duo percussion performance featuring South African instrument-builder, Creative Musician and painter, Moguawane Mahloele & Marshall Trammell. The duo inaugurate a collaborative instrument-building/teaching apprenticehip and will perform the 'Simultaneous Multi-Dimensionality' practicum.  More...
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Thu 6/29 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Christine Richers & Laura Schwartz
9pm: Pet the Tiger Instrument Inventors Collective plays Harmonic Series Gamelan

David Samas, Director
Bart Hopkin, Peter Whitehead, Daniel Schmidt, Stephen Parris, Derek Drudge, Sally Davis  More...
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Thu 6/29 8:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Eugene Chadbourne & Poontang Wranglers  More...
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Friday, June 30
Fri 6/30 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
ZOFO: Eva-Maria Zimmermann; Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano  More...
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Fri 6/30 8:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704]
Sound Underground is a compact trio with an expansive imagination. Saxophonist David Leon, trumpeter Alec Aldred and guitarist Jonah Udall draw on a broad array of influences from Cool Jazz to Americana, to Bulgarian folklore and the avant-garde to distill a unique and deeply personal voice. Hailed by AllAboutJazz.com as “a fresh sound... uncluttered and open... capable of grabbing a listener's attention and holding it indefinitely,” Sound Underground steers through inventive textures far beyond the limits of their unconventional chamber instrumentation.  More...
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Saturday, July 1
Sat 7/01 12:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2, 2017, 12pm and 2:30pm
Occupy: a site-specific journey through an urban garden
Stephan Koplowitz and Axis Dance
Music composed by Pamela Z  More...
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Sat 7/01 7:00 PM Chalaca Annexo [428 Third St. (@ Broadway), Oakland, CA 94607]
Celebrate the Bay Area’s own rich Latin Jazz heritage, cultivated by Cal Tjader, as Steve McQuarry presents Tribu on Saturday, July 1st. Join the anniversary celebration party with special Peruvian treats. The band performs all shows and celebration 7-10pm at Chalaca Annexo, 428 Third Street (@ Broadway) in Oakland.  More...
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Sunday, July 2
Sun 7/02 12:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2, 2017, 12pm and 2:30pm
Occupy: a site-specific journey through an urban garden
Stephan Koplowitz and Axis Dance
Music composed by Pamela Z  More...
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Sun 7/02 7:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Cuddle Magic, Grex at Studio Grand

Brooklyn-based chamber pop band Cuddle Magic joins forces with Oakland art rock monsters Grex for an evening of music at once fun, incendiary, and sublime.

Cuddle Magic
Cuddle Magic is a band from Brooklyn, NY. They play dance listening music that unfolds in waves of vocal harmony, contrapuntal woodwinds, dense wordplay, and overlapping rhythmic cycles.

Grex: Karl Evangelista-gtr, voice, dms, Rei Scampavia-keys, voice, dms
Grex is an art rock band based out of Oakland, California, exploring the meeting point between fun, delightfully strange psychedelic pop/rock and the dark outer reaches of noise and free jazz.  More...
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Monday, July 3
Mon 7/03 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music--

Monday, July 3, 8pm (8:30pm start)
No Cover/Donations Accepted

Set #1: Atwal/Evangelista/Ochs (improvised music)
(Hamir Atwal-dms, Karl Evangelista-gtr, Larry Ochs-sax)

Set #2: Sound Underground Trio (modern jazz)
http://www.soundundergroundtrio.com/
(David Leon-sax, Alec Aldred-tpt, Jonah Udall-gtr)

Set #3: Lost Planet (guitar-based free music)
https://www.bayimproviser.com/artist/63/david-slusser
(Dave Slusser-sax, Len Paterson, Steve Clarke-gtrs, Thomas Scandura-dms)  More...
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Mon 7/03 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Full Moon Heart + MFB Trio + Richter & Fluke-Mogul Duo  More...
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Thursday, July 6
Thu 7/06 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Ben Richter - accordion
9pm: Ives Band
Zachary Hazen, and Mia Bella D'Augelli, violins; Joshua Marshall, tenor saxophone; Andrew Jamieson, Brett Carson and Ben Zucker, keyboards; Aaron Oppenheim, latpop; Tim DeCillis, percussion  More...
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Thu 7/06 8:00 PM Joe Goode Annex [401 Alabama SF]
SAFEHouse Arts Summer Performance Festival: Linda Bouchard: Identity Theft  More...
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Friday, July 7
Fri 7/07 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
MicroFest North: Opening Reception, Dennis Aman, Parsing the Octave

At this second opening reception of MicroFest North, experience the work of Dennis Aman and his furthering the work of Ivor Darreg in small equal temperaments. Interview with Bart Hopkin, Dennis Aman and The Living Earth Show and demonstration of the instruments at 7pm.  More...
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Fri 7/07 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Sarah Cahill

Sarah Cahill, piano

Luciano Chessa Green Sea West Coast Premiere
plus World Premieres by Kyle Hovatter and Ricky Crews  More...
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Fri 7/07 8:00 PM Kala Art Institute [2990 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, California 94702]
Piano Concert by Motoko Honda & Poetry Reading by Lyn Hejinian  More...
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Saturday, July 8
Sat 7/08 2:00 PM Kala Art Institute [2990 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, California 94702]
Piano Concert by Motoko Honda & Poetry Reading by Lyn Hejinian  More...
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Sat 7/08 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA]
Out by Five (Jon Raskin, Garth Powell and George Cremaschi) is reuniting to celebrate their long friendships and musical associations with guitarist Bill Horvitz, Out by Five founder who passed away earlier this year. They will be joined by guests Tim Perkis and Greg Goodman, among other close friends of Bill, including Moe Staiano playing an opening solo and Steve Adams/Scott Walton duo  More...
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Sat 7/08 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Out by Five & Friends Remembering Bill Horvitz

Out by Five (Jon Raskin, Garth Powell and George Cremaschi) is reuniting to celebrate their long friendships and musical associations with guitarist Bill Horvitz, Out by Five founder who passed away earlier this year. They will be joined by guests Tim Perkis and Greg Goodman, among other close friends of Bill, including Moe Staiano playing an opening solo and Steve Adams/Scott Walton duo.  More...
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Sat 7/08 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Hafez Modirzadeh/Mark Dresser/Diane Moser/Vijay Anderson: Creative Music Quartet

The Red Poppy is proud to present an evening of works by four masterful composer/improvisers, each of whom has developed original concepts towards creative music, informed through a lifetime of exploration and reaching beyond an array of musical traditions.  More...
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Sat 7/08 8:00 PM Joe Goode Annex [401 Alabama SF]
SAFEHouse Arts Summer Performance Festival: Linda Bouchard: Identity Theft  More...
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Sunday, July 9
Sun 7/09 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Full: Tones

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (Lichens) and Gabie Strong present their sonic experiments in BAMPFA’s reverberant setting.  More...
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Sun 7/09 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm M-KAT
Kersti Abrams - alto sax, flute, mqrunah/Thomas Harrison Junior - basses/Andrew Joron - theremin/Mark Pino - drums, electronics
8:30pm Noertker's Moxie
Annelise Zamula - tenor sax, flute; Beth Schenck - alto sax; Bill Noertker - contrabass; Jason Levis - drums  More...
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Sun 7/09 7:30 PM Great American Music Hall [859 O'Farrell St SF]
Qawwali is sung with a powerful and soaring melodious chorus and accompanied by entrancing energetic rhythms of tabla. US-based Sufi ensemble Fanna-Fi-Allah carry this tradition with great passion and talent - igniting hearts all over the world.  More...
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Monday, July 10
Mon 7/10 10:00 AM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
The Electronic Arts Ensemble is a week-long summer workshop designed for musicians, visual artists, programmers, writers, dancers, actors, or artists of any discipline to collaboratively develop improvisatory performances using custom digital toolkits. Topics covered include performance practice with a focus on improvisation, music and video performance software, hardware controllers and sensors, networked performances, and more. A public performance will be staged on the final day of the workshop.  More...
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Mon 7/10 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
July 10th at Canessa Gallery
The Say The Wind Made Them Crazy
Zachary James Watkins
A Magic Whistle  More...
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Mon 7/10 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Jaroba Trio + Kokuo (McCowen/Djll/Heule/Nishi Smith)  More...
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Tuesday, July 11
Tue 7/11 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series: Leila Bordreuil (NYC), Voicehandler (Jacob Felix Heule + Danishta Rivero), +TBA  More...
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Wednesday, July 12
Wed 7/12 9:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
New Zombies, the large ensemble dedicated to putting the avant garde compositions of Dan Plonsey into afrobeat arrangements  More...
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Thursday, July 13
Thu 7/13 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Konoko Nishi/Corey Fogel Duo
9pm: Nighttime (dreamy dark folk from Brooklyn - guitar/violin/voice/loops)  More...
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Thu 7/13 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Departure Duo: sop + bass + ACCESSORIES

Departure Duo presents an eclectic program of soprano and double bass music with accessories! With pieces featuring toy piano, jingle bells, musical saw, iPhone, and more, this concert showcases the recent trend of accessorizing the soprano and double bass combo.  More...
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Saturday, July 15
Sat 7/15 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland < < Hearts > > SoCal Avant-Jazz Double Bill!

Bay Area jazz improviser/composers host three heroes of the SoCal music scene for an evening of free-spirited collaboration and exchange with Beth Schenck’s Guthrie Project+2 and the Tiner-Hubbard-Mezzacappa Three.  More...
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Sunday, July 16
Sun 7/16 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation workshop in free improvisation)

The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or come to listen. No advance notice needed — just show up. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names immediately before each group plays. We try to keep transition time between groups at a minimum. Audience & participants encouraged to donate some cash for space rental. Over by 10pm.  More...
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Wednesday, July 19
Wed 7/19 7:45 PM The Peacock Lounge [552 Haight Street SF, CA 94117]
Ralph White, Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase, Scy1e, RTD3  More...
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Friday, July 21
Fri 7/21 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Friction Quartet  More...
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Fri 7/21 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
MicroFest North: Parsing the Octave, Contemporary Compositions in Small EDOs  More...
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Sunday, July 23
Sun 7/23 5:00 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
Touch the Gear Expo
16th Annual Outsound New Music Summit

a hands-on, family-friendly exposition! come roam among inventors and musicians while experiencing sound producing gear, computers, instruments and inventors with their various different configurations!
free admission  More...
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Sun 7/23 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
75 Dollar Bill / Bill Orcutt

75 Dollar Bill was formed in 2012 by percussionist Rick Brown and guitarist Che Chen. Played on a deeply resonant plywood crate, Brown’s earthy, elemental rhythms are both the foundation and foil for Chen’s ecstatic, modal guitar style.

Born in Miami in the year of Cuban missile crisis and educated in Florida's finest institutions, Bill Orcutt is usually recognized as the co-founder of the band Harry Pussy.  More...
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Tuesday, July 25
Tue 7/25 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
Evil Genius - Usufruct
16th Annual Outsound New Music Summit

Free wheeling open improvisation at the Bay Area's Creative Music Festival! Advance Tickets at:
Advance Tickets to the 16th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Featuring: Max Kutner - guitar; Stefan Kac - tuba; Michael "Bonepocket" Lockwood - drums
Polly Moller - flutes; voice; Tim Walters - electronics  More...
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Wednesday, July 26
Wed 7/26 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
Animals and Giraffes - Collette McCaslin/Amy Reed
16th Annual Outsound New Music Summit

The intersection of text, sound, percussive and subtle winding in and out of synergy at the Bay Area's Creative Music Festival! Advance Tickets at:
Advance Tickets to the 16th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Featuring: Eveyln Davis - piano; Phillip Greenlief - tenor saxophone, Bb clarinet; Aurora Josephson - voice; Claudia La Rocco - voice/text; John Shiurba - guitar
Collette McCaslin - trumpet/soprano saxophone, percussion; Amy Reed - guitar, voice  More...
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Thursday, July 27
Thu 7/27 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
Sheldon Brown’s Blood of the Air - neem
16th Annual Outsound New Music Summit

Beat-era Surrealist poetry, raw melodic and improvisational propulsion at the Bay Area's Creative Music Festival! Advance Tickets at:
Advance Tickets to the 16th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Featuring: Sheldon Brown - composer, alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet; Darren Johnston - trumpet; Lorin Benedict - voice; Andrew Joron - theremin; Dave MacNab - guitar; John Finkbeiner - guitar; Dan Zemelman - Piano; Vijay Anderson - drums; Alan Hall - drums
Gabby Fluke-Mogul - violin, Kelley Kipperman - double bass  More...
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Friday, July 28
Fri 7/28 6:00 PM Presidio Officer's Club [50 Moraga Ave SF]
Amaranth Quartet

Musicians:
Emily Botel, violin • Abigail Shiman, violin • Erica Zappia, viola • Helen Newby, cello

Program:
Joseph Haydn – Op. 33 No. 3, “The Bird”
Sahba Aminikia – The Wind Will Blow Us Away
Haley Shaw – Visceral Studies
Claude Debussy – String Quartet in G minor  More...
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Fri 7/28 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
Surplus 1980 - Voco
16th Annual Outsound New Music Summit

Experiments in post-punk and no wave pushing the edges of music at the Bay Area's Creative Music Festival! Advance Tickets at:
Advance Tickets to the 16th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Featuring: Bill Wolter - guitar; Melne -guitar/vocals; Mark Pino - drums; HL Nelly -bass; Moe! Staiano - percussion/vocals
Alex Yeung- guitar; Tim Sullivan- drums; Josh Martin- bass  More...
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Saturday, July 29
Sat 7/29 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
Karen Borca Trio | Positive Knowledge
16th Annual Outsound New Music Summit

Avant-Garde Jazz and Free Creative World Music Systems at the Bay Area's Creative Music Festival! Advance Tickets at:
Advance Tickets to the 16th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Featuring: Karen Borca - bassoon; Lisa Mezzacappa - double bass; Donald Robinson- drums
Oluyemi Thomas - bass clarinet; Ijeoma Thomas - voice; Hamir Atwal- drums  More...
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Sunday, July 30
Sun 7/30 2:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
HUSH Series — summer 1: insects  More...
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Thursday, August 3
Thu 8/03 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Sun Ra Arkestra  More...
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Thu 8/03 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Owen Stewart-Robertson - Guitar/Voice
9pm: Brad Henkel - Trumpet (Germany)  More...
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Friday, August 4
Fri 8/04 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Sun Ra Arkestra  More...
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Saturday, August 5
Sat 8/05 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Sun Ra Arkestra  More...
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Sunday, August 6
Sun 8/06 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Sun Ra Arkestra  More...
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Monday, August 7
Mon 8/07 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Full: Spaces

Performances that push the boundaries of sound, film, and movement, by Julius Smack; Ashley Bellouin and Ben Bracken; and Paul Clipson, Amma Ateria, and Kevin Corcoran.  More...
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Tuesday, August 8
Tue 8/08 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series:
- Thea Farhadian/Tim Perkis duo
- Kim Nucci/Dmitri Glickman
+TBA  More...
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Thursday, August 10
Thu 8/10 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Theo Padouvas cornet, Cory Wright clarinet
9pm Gabriella Yi Wen (guqin & computer)
Nina Lavelle (cello)
J. Juliet Weight (violin)  More...
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Saturday, August 12
Sat 8/12 8:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704]
Jenny Maybee’s “eloquent and heart stopping” piano playing and vocals have been hailed as “expertly balanced,” with her voice described as “exquisite” and “in the same league” as Billie Holiday, and her piano stylings compared to Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner, and Cecil Taylor. Jenny’s trio, featuring Shimpei Ogawa (bass) and Hamir Atwal (drums), will bring an evening of innovative music to The Back Room. Rooted in the jazz and classical traditions, yet always breaking new ground, the trio will present original compositions and arrangements of favorite jazz standards.  More...
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Sunday, August 13
Sun 8/13 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Guillermo Galindo & Lisa Sangita Moskow

Guillermo Galindo, guitar & electronics; Lisa Sangita Moskow, electric sarod
with special guests Steve Devas, percussion; Jack Foley, poet, and more!  More...
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