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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 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 presents
- Voicehandler (Jacob Felix Heule + Danishta Rivero)
- Leila Bordreuil (NYC) + Zachary Watkins
- Håvard Skaset (Oslo)  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 playing Afrobeat arrangements of avant-garde compositions by Dan Plonsey, helps to revive the Ivy Room Experimental/Improv Hootenanny & Social Club. One long set starting at 9:30pm followed by a set by local favorites Vapeulons.  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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Monday, July 17
Mon 7/17 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Tom Djll/Andrew Palmer Duo + Key West  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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Thursday, July 20
Thu 7/20 7:30 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Eye and Ear Control: ESP-Disk’ on Film

Guest curated by Brian Belovarac
A selection of short films on the evolution and formation of what came to be called free jazz through the form’s earliest adopting record label, ESP-Disk’.  More...
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Thu 7/20 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Ear Spray
Mark Pino, Ann O'Rourke, Carlos Jennings
9pm: Alien Call Signs the work of RoitNozzle
RiotNozzle, Mika Pontecorvo / electronic genertive processes , Mark Pino/wterphone, and Adriane Pontecorvo/cello...  More...
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Friday, July 21
Fri 7/21 11:30 AM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
The twentieth annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival convenes young poets from around the world for several days of workshops, showcases, and other events across the Bay Area. We are pleased to host two quarterfinal poetry slam competitions at BAMPFA. See the full schedule of events at bravenewvoices.org.  More...
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Fri 7/21 6:00 PM Montalvo Arts Center - Park Grounds [15400 Montalvo Road Saratoga, CA 95070]
Now Hear This!
Art on the Grounds Opening Celebration

The opening celebrations will include various sonic performances and opportunities for interactive engagement by visitors. It will also feature a tribute to the work and life of Pauline Oliveros, a central figure in the development of experimental and post-war electronic art music, and her commitment to cultivating radically receptive listening.  More...
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Fri 7/21 7:00 PM Nomadic Press [2301 Telegraph Ave, Oakland CA]
Join us for an excellent Uptown Fridays featuring readings by Norma Smith and Sofia Lopez, with musical guest Pitta of the Mind featuring Maw Shein Win and Amanda Chaudary. Emceed and curated by Reńe Vaz.  More...
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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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Saturday, July 22
Sat 7/22 2:00 PM Exhibition Garden, San Francisco Botanical Garden [Golden Gate Park, Ninth Ave. at Lincoln Way San Francisco]
FLOWER PIANO AT SAN FRANCISCO BOTANICAL GARDEN

Sarah Cahill performs a two-hour set of music by Lou Harrison, in celebration of the composer's centennial year, in the Exhibition Garden of the San Francisco Botanical Garden as part of Flower Piano.  More...
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Sat 7/22 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Nora Stanley Quartet

This musical reunion finds Nora Stanley (alto), Michael Orenstein (piano), Kanoa Mendenhall (bass) and Timothy Angulo (drums) back together after dispersing across the country to pursue their studies. These budding young musicians will present an eclectic set of new original music, standards and not-so-standards, exploring the boundaries between written and spontaneous composition.  More...
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Sat 7/22 9:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Fantastical soundscapes and avant-dub reggae come together with Rob Ewing's Junior Reggae and trombonist Naomi Moon Siegel. Opening the bill is the psychedelic chamber songs of Aaron Kruziki & Education Reform.  More...
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Sunday, July 23
Sun 7/23 2:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Eye and Ear Control: ESP-Disk’ on Film

Guest curated by Brian Belovarac
A selection of short films on the evolution and formation of what came to be called free jazz through the form’s earliest adopting record label, ESP-Disk’.  More...
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Sun 7/23 5:00 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
Touch the Gear Expo, Vamp Pop-Up Record Shop and KFJC 89.7FM
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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Monday, July 24
Mon 7/24 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Ignaz Schick, turntablist, sound artist, performer, composer and visual artist from Berlin, will be performing duos with Phillip Greenlief-sax, Tim Perkis- electronics and Jon Raskin- electronics and they will join together as a quartet. It has been several years since his last performance in the bay area. Here are some links or further information on what he has been up to lately: http://www.zangimusic.wordpress.com/
http://www.soundcloud.com/ignazschick
Ignaz will be starting a fellowship at Villa Aurora Los Angeles in August.  More...
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Mon 7/24 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: 75 Dollar Bill + Ben & Ashley Duo  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

KFJC FM 89.7FM co-presents this 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/Mark Pino
16th Annual Outsound New Music Summit

KFJC FM 89.7FM co-presents this 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

KFJC FM 89.7FM co-presents this 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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Thu 7/27 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Scott Amendola Quartet w/ Jenny Scheinman, John Schott and Zach Ostroff  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

KFJC FM 89.7FM co-presents 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

KFJC FM 89.7FM co-presents 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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Monday, July 31
Mon 7/31 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: The Noriegas + Oji and the Ascension Team  More...
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Wednesday, August 2
Wed 8/02 8:00 PM SAFEhouse Arts [1 Grove St. SF]
RAW presents Arina Hunter, Rayla Meshawn, and Katarina Countiss  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: Motel:
Owen Stewart-Robertson - Guitar/Voice, Angela Morris (Brooklyn) - Sax/Voice, Nathaniel Morgan (Brooklyn) - Sax/Voice

9pm: Group improvisations:
Brad Henkel (Berlin) - Trumpet, Yoshiko Klein (Berlin) - Recorders, Angela Morris (Brooklyn) - Sax
Nathaniel Morgan (Brooklyn) - Sax, Owen Stewart-Robertson - Guitar/Voice  More...
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Thu 8/03 8:00 PM SAFEhouse Arts [1 Grove St. SF]
RAW presents Arina Hunter, Rayla Meshawn, and Katarina Countiss  More...
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Friday, August 4
Fri 8/04 7:00 PM The Monkey House [University Ave Berkeley]
Loretta Lynch will be celerating our 15 year anniversary, oh my! More details coming soon, and for now, we are excited to share the stage with the ever charming Special Ghosts!

The Monkey House is an intimate art space with unusually good acoustics.
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Fri 8/04 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Sun Ra Arkestra  More...
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Fri 8/04 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Opera on the Spot: A Hand of Bridge, The Old Maid and the Thief

Join Opera on the Spot for cabaret-style performances of two one-act operas, Hand of Bridge (Barber) and The Old Maid and the Thief (Menotti). In both of these quirky and lesser-known works, appearances can be deceiving: an otherwise ordinary hand of bridge becomes slowly fraught with desire, and the niceties of small talk give way to feelings of resentment and desperation. Deal yourself in, and join us for an immersive evening of operatic antics!  More...
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Saturday, August 5
Sat 8/05 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
POETRY and MUSIC! Sarah Elena Palmer, Jason Hoopes and guests

San Francisco musicians Sarah Elena Palmer and Jason Hoopes invite you to a reading of their original poetry and other creative writingon Saturday, August 5th, at Adobe Books in SF. Joining Sarah and Jason will be fellow bay area writers Nora Toomey, Alicia Franco, and Brett Carson.  More...
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Sat 8/05 7:00 PM Doc's Lab [124 Columbus Ave SF]
Charlie Hunter Trio
Charlie Hunter 7-string guitar
Michael Blake-saxophones
Scott Amendola-drums
7:00 and 10:00 PM Shows  More...
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Sat 8/05 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Sun Ra Arkestra  More...
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Sat 8/05 8:00 PM Piedmont Piano Company [1728 San Pablo Ave., Oakland, CA 94612]
Lorin Benedict Group  More...
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Sunday, August 6
Sun 8/06 2:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Michael Tan: Modernism and Beyond

Guam-born pianist Michael Tan performs an adventurous program of solo music from the mid 20th century onward. The concert features works by Messiaen, Boulez, Finnissy, and Sciarrino.  More...
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Sun 8/06 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble
Joshua Marshall - tenor saxophone, Heikki Koskinen - e-trumpet/flutes, Rent Romus - alto saxophone, flutes
Safa Shokrai - double bass, Max Judelson - double bass, Timothy Orr - drums/percussion
8:30 The Hung Professionals
Tom Weeks - alto saxophone, Nathan Corder - guitar, Scott Siler - drums  More...
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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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Mon 8/07 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music--

Set #1: Jon Arkin + Ben Goldberg (electro-acoustic duo)

Set #2: IJKL (modern jazz)
(Ian Carey-tpt, Kasey Knudsen-sax, Lisa Mezzacappa-b,Jon Arkin-dms)

Set #3: Brian Pedersen Trio (free improvisation)
(Brian Pedersen-sax, Sung Kim-ozukuri, Robert Lopez-dms)  More...
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Mon 8/07 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Erika Bell & Ben Levinson + Jakob Pek (solo)  More...
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Tuesday, August 8
Tue 8/08 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series:
- Jupiter Blue (members of Sun Ra Arkestra)
- Thea Farhadian/Tim Perkis duo
- Kim Nucci/Dmitri Glickman  More...
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Wednesday, August 9
Wed 8/09 7:45 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight Street]
Jupiter Blue
From the Arkestra's engine room, Jupiter Blue's tone scientists D.Hotep and Jupiter Girl emerge to reveal elements and precepts of another kind of language, another tomorrow, learned through years of discipline to be given freely in the present. Hotep's own ARP (Akimbo Research Projects) develops through-composed and free-improvised performance based on sonification of pitch-sets derived from elemental particles. Expect the never-expected as electronics, electric guitar, celestial vocals, percussion, and violin call forth shadows of unseen worlds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8nOjoMyfFM

Las Sucias
Quit with your clean, put your lips on it already. With Danishta y Alexandra at the controls, what starts as Fever Pitch reggaeton gets stickied up fast once that contact-pineapple busts out. This is riot romance and you're about to break up with your spectator seat. "A dembow beat skitters and woozy waves of coarse noise ebb and flow; then Buschman pours the Puerto Rican pre-mixed cocktail Gasolina into her cervical cup and ceremoniously offers it to onlookers, all of whom imbibe with nearly religious fervor." -KQED
http://remezcla.com/features/music/las-sucias-profile/

Sharkiface
Her prolific collaborations range from Replicock, Pigs in the Ground, Tarantism and Caroliner to Tainted Pussy and Jeweled Snakes but to hear her solo as Sharkiface is to glimpse the anchorline beneath it all. In sunless depths where noord, tranoe, toe fetish and larynx converge, an immense hunger hunts without rest. Now, as the sonic ocean roils about your thighs, is an excellent time to realize that if you can hear it, it can hear you!
https://soundcloud.com/sharkiface

Map Collection
The duo of Curt Brown and Fletcher Pratt, formed at Mills College in 2015, moves in oblique tandem as if entangled by quantum gravity, warping as they traverse the topographic lines of an astral soundmap that had been silent until trodden, undetectable until woven into their singular sound tapestry. Hypnotic warp stitches pulsating weft, snaring nameless specimens in its drift. Quit your squirming, float your ineffable mind into the cosmic net and join the menagerie of Map Collection.
https://fletcherpratt.bandcamp.com/album/map-collection-s-t  More...
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Wed 8/09 9:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
The Ivy Room Improv/Noise Hootennany presents side one of Myles Boisen's Ornettology, the portable big band with a 5-year history of interpreting the music of alto saxophonist Ornette Coleman. Featuring Steve Adams (sax), Vijay Anderson (drums), Myles Boisen (guitar), John Finkbeiner (guitar), Phillip Greenlief (sax), Darren Johnston (trumpet), Lisa Mezzacappa (bass) and an Ushi-matsuri Ritual celebrating the day Richard Nixon left office.  More...
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Thursday, August 10
Thu 8/10 6:00 PM ProArts Gallery [150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612]
Music and Ecology: An Evening of Performance and Discussion
Please join us for this event that aims to bring people together to learn from, awaken, and influence one another. Throughout the evening there will be performances by musicians working at the intersection of sound, the arts, and ecology. A panel discussion exploring collaborative opportunity and possibility will be at the center of the eve, featuring several of the night’s performers in conversation with ecological restoration practitioners, scientists and artists.

Musical performances by Cheryl E. Leonard, Jorge Bachmann, The Kristina Dutton/Kanoko Nishi-Smith/Adria Otte Trio, and Secret Drum Band. Panelists include artist Elise Brewster, ecologist Ed West and the San Francisco Estuary’s cartographer Ruth Askevold.  More...
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Thu 8/10 6:30 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza (around the corner from Awaken Cafe) Oakland, CA 94612]
Music and Ecology. Musical performances by Cheryl E. Leonard, Jorge Bachmann, The Dutton/Nishi-Smith/Otte Trio, and Secret Drum Band. Panelists include artist Elise Brewster, ecologist Ed West, the San Francisco Estuary’s cartographer Ruth Askevold, and conservation biologist Dr. Claire Kremen.  More...
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Thu 8/10 7:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Grex, ShimaMusic (LA), VOCO, Scott Quay

An evening of explosive song and exquisite surrealism at Oakland’s Temescal Arts Center: Oakland art rock band Grex (Karl Evangelista, Rei Scampavia) presents a program of ecstatic song and majestic, free jazz-inflected noise, joined by cinematic rock maestros VOCO and a rare solo set from powerhouse vocalist Scott Quay. ShimaMusic visits from LA, offering a set of lilting, deconstructed doom metal.  More...
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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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Friday, August 11
Saturday, August 12
Sat 8/12 11:00 AM Fairmont San Jose [170 South Market Street, San Jose, CA]
The Neo Jazz Men, featuring Charles "The Xman" Xavier and Clifford “CB3” Brown III. Expect the unexpected from abstract and augmented voicings created through electronica, percussion and trumpet.  More...
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Sat 8/12 12:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [2169 Mission St SF]
G|O|D|W|A|F|F|L|E||N|O|I|S|E||P|A|N|C|A|K|E|S

Hora Flora---------The Zero Collective (L.A.)---------Dr. Xiin (Bejing)---------Horseflesh------
Foreskin Shashimi in Paradise-------Foot SOS

Experimental sounds, gourmet vegan pancakes ----Noon until 2pm SHARP.  More...
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Sat 8/12 4:00 PM Fairmont San Jose [170 South Market Street, San Jose, CA]
The Neo Jazz Men, featuring Charles "The Xman" Xavier and Clifford “CB3” Brown III. Expect the unexpected from abstract and augmented voicings created through electronica, percussion and trumpet.  More...
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Sat 8/12 7:00 PM Mission Dolores Basilica [3321 16th St., San Francisco CA 94114]
SUMMER OF LOVE, San Francisco Lyric Chorus will perform choral music by Eric Whitacre, Eriks Esenvalds, Ola Gjeilo and Verdi at Mission Dolores Basilica on Saturday, Aug 12 at 7pm and Sunday, Aug 13 at 5pm.  More...
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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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Sat 8/12 8:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza (around the corner from Awaken Cafe) Oakland, CA 94612]
Pro Arts presents a night of three contemporary experimental music duos at the top of their game: Ahleuchatistas, touring from North Carolina, and locals, IMA and Voicehandler.  More...
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Sunday, August 13
Sun 8/13 11:00 AM San Jose Museum of Art [110 S. Market, San Jose, CA]
The Neo Jazz Men, featuring Charles "The Xman" Xavier and Clifford “CB3” Brown III will perform new electronica arrangements of jazz standards and original compositions. Regarded for their high level of creativity and new interpretations, the pieces from this series are influenced by Chick Corea, Miles Davis and Keith Jarrett. Expect the unexpected from abstract and augmented voicings created through electronics, percussion and trumpet.  More...
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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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Sun 8/13 4:00 PM caffe frascati [315 South First Street, San Jose, CA]
No cover or admission for this free music sponsored by the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest. The Neo Jazz Men, featuring Charles Xavier "The Xman" and Clifford Brown III “CB3,” two Bay Area musicians together again with experimental arrangements of acoustic drums, electronica and the clear, sheer tones of the trumpet.  More...
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Sun 8/13 5:00 PM Mission Dolores Basilica [3321 16th Street at Dolores, San Francisco]
San Francisco Lyric Chorus SUMMER OF LIGHT concert at Mission Dolores www.sflc.org

PROGRAM
Eric Whitacre Sainte-Chapelle • Glow • Lux Nova

Ola Gjeilo Northern Lights • The Ground

Eriks Esenvalds Stars

Giuseppe Verdi Four Sacred Pieces  More...
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