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07/29/2014 - 09/12/2014

Wednesday, July 30
Wed 7/30 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
13th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
PoetryFreqs - a night of spoken word, poetry, electro-acoustic music, and noise
Watkins/Trammell/McZeal
Zachary James Watkins – Electronics, Marshall Trammell – Percussion, Amber McZeal - Voice
Poet ruth weiss"Goddess of the Beats"
Hal Davis - hollow log & Doug Lynner -Buchla Mystery Serge
Pitta of the Mind
Maw Shein Win: poetry - spoken word, Amanda Chaudhary - Electronics
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Wed 7/30 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Grale, with Thomas Carnacki  More...
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Thursday, July 31
Thu 7/31 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
A live performance and release party for guitarist Giacomo Fiore’s iv: american electric guitars, featuring music by Christian Wolff, Larry Polansky, Eve Beglarian, and Anthony Porter.  More...
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Thu 7/31 8:00 PM The ROOM Series (at Royce Gallery) [2901 Mariposa Street (near Harrison), San Francisco, CA]
ROOM: The Body Electroacoustic. The ROOM Series presents an evening of electroacoustic music by composer/performers Donald Swearingen, Jon Leidecker, Pamela Z, and Kadet Kuhne, with special guests Suki O'Kane and Giselle Eastman. Donald Swearingen translates gesture into sound via a series of sensor-based instruments of his making. Jon Leidecker (Wobbly) inscribes gestures on a tablet to generate sonic events. Pamela Z's hand and vocal gestures deliver and transform live and sampled sounds. Kadet Kuhne layers electroacoustic material while Suki O'Kane and Giselle Eastan's dexterous gestures excite sonorities from vibraphone, bass drum, and clarinet.  More...
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Friday, August 1
Fri 8/01 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
13th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Constructions a night that bring two extremes together
Teddy Rankin-Parker/Daniel Pearce Duo
The Deconstruction Orchestra
Josh Allen, conductor, composer and tenor saxophone
Saxophones: Aaron Bennett-alto, Sam Flores-tenor, John Ingle-baritone, Matt Ingalls-alto/clarient, Josh Marshall-tenor, Dan Plonsey-baritone, Dave Slusser-tenor, Vinny Golia-soprano/tenor, Rent Romus-alto, Cory Wright-baritone
Brass: Peter Bonos-trpt, Collete McCaslin-coronet, Matt Gaspari-Flugel, Ron Heglin-tuba, Jeff Hobbs-trpt, George Moore -trpt, Matt Streich-trombone
Rhythm: Henry Kaiser-guitar, John Finkbeiner-guitar Timothy Orr-drums, William Winant-drums, Lisa Mezzacappa-bass, Jason Hoopes-bass
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Saturday, August 2
Sat 8/02 1:00 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
13th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
An OutSpoken Event
The Transformation Voice Workshop with International Touring Artist, Vocalist, energy Worker Jill Burton
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Sat 8/02 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
13th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Improvisations improvisers exploring the language of the unknown
Jill Burton Trio
Tim Perkis - electronics, Doug Carroll - cello, Jill Burton - voice/movement
Emergency String (X)tet
Violins: Mia Bella D'Augelli, Jeff Hobbs, Christina Stanley
David Michalak - lap steel guitar, Doug Carroll - cello, Kanoko Nishi-Smith - bass and koto
Bob Marsh - cello, composer
Obstreperous Doves
Bill Noertker - bass, Nava Dunkleman - percussion, Christina Stanely - violin/pedals, Karl Evangelista - guitar/pedals, Dave Mihaly - drums
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Sat 8/02 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Australian concert pianist and composer Van-Anh Nguyen’s debut in San Francisco, performing selections of Tchaikovsky/Pletnev’s The Nutcracker Suite, her own compositions as well as works by Chopin, Mozart, Swedish House Mafia, Sam Smith, Katy Perry and more for piano and electronica.  More...
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Sunday, August 3
Sun 8/03 5:00 PM Actual Cafe [6334 San Pablo Avenue Oakland]
John Schott, guitar and voice, with Dan Seamans and Jordan Glenn. Original music, standards reconsidered, and music from the entire history of Jazz.  More...
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Sun 8/03 8:00 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
On Sunday August 3rd at 8pm at the Community Music Center, The Luna Ensemble will premier Decoding Phonography, a new music project that will premier six pieces by Jennifer Wilsey, Rachel Condry, Daniel Steffey, Crystal Pascucci, Sam Withrow and Christopher Luna/Diego Villaseñor. Inspired by the Luna Ensemble’s mission, the composers were commissioned to translate field recordings from three Bay Area landmarks: The Port of Oakland; Embarcadero-West Oakland BART; Redwood Regional Park, into notated scores for the ensemble.  More...
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Tuesday, August 5
Tue 8/05 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Tim Perkis and Scott Walton comprise an improvising duo that’s sonically adventurous yet remarkably compatible with one another. Atonal flourishes, pops, smashes, sudden surprising torrid excursions, and low rumbles are tossed around between piano and electronics. Eli Wallace performs a set of compositions that juxtapose divergent yet complimentary musical elements: 20th century classical compositional devices, idiomatic jazz vocabulary, and free improvisation. Specifically, he will debut a three movement piece entitled “Water Row,” and select other pieces from his repertoire.  More...
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Tue 8/05 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Drummer/percussionist/composer Jordan Glenn presents a night of new acoustic music for improvisors and friends Theresa Wong, Jason Hoopes, and from Boston, Kaethe Hostetter. The beautifully hypnotic solo guitar work of Chuck Johnson will open the show.

Jordan Glenn- drums/percussion
www.jordanglennmusic.com

Kaethe Hostetter- violin
www.ethiopiansc.weebly.com

Theresa Wong- cello
www.theresawong.org

Jason Hoopes- bass
www.jasonhoopes.bandcamp.com

Chuck Johnson
www.chuckjohnson.net/music-projects/solo-guitar

Doors at 9:00pm, show at 9:30pm  More...
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Wednesday, August 6
Wed 8/06 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Presents: Booker Long Duo plus One + David Leikam/zBug Industrial Jazz Unit  More...
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Thursday, August 7
Thu 8/07 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Trio 180 (formerly New Pacific Trio), in residence at the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music, is quickly gaining recognition throughout the United States. This talented ensemble is made up of celebrated concert violinist Ann Miller, Grammy-nominated cellist Nina Flyer, and award-winning pianist Sonia Leong.  More...
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Thu 8/07 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery]
8:00 PM Andrew Jamieson - solo keyboard
8:40 PM Divine Circles
9:15 PM Elisa Faires
"DIVINE CIRCLES keeps their sounds intimate and calm, slowly building the track in the round, with the violinist taking up the bow later on with gorgeous swells of arboreal melodies along with those slow dirgy guitars and some haunted female vocalizations." — Aquarius Records

"On 'Midwest,' Mulhearn’s voice is pure and gentle, hinting of Appalachia. It radiates warmth, inviting the listener to lean in closer to catch every breathy syllable and heartfelt lyric while the song itself rumbles softly beneath like oncoming thunder." -Kim Kelly/ Pitchfork  More...
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Thu 8/07 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Lisa Mezzacappa'S INTERLOPERS (Pascucci - Campbell - Perkis - Mezzacappa - Finkbeiner)+ special guest Kaethe Hostetter + THE HOLLY MARTINS
adventurous improvisation meets irreverent chamber music in a concert featuring two iconoclastic local alt-jazz ensembles  More...
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Friday, August 8
Fri 8/08 6:45 PM California Shakespeare Theater [Main Grove, Bruns Amphitheater 100 California Shakespeare Theater Way Orinda, CA 94563]
This summer, the Center for New Music partners with Cal Shakes’ The Triangle Lab to present three special concerts at Fridays in the Grove: performances by the Bay Area’s best poets, musicians, comics, and more. The show will feature Les Gwan Jupons performing vintage party music from the French, Spanish and English-speaking Caribbean.  More...
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Fri 8/08 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Wet Invention:
an evening exploring aquatic sound
with instrument inventors Cheryl Leonard, Krys Bobrowski, Brenda Huchinson, David Samas and Tom Nunn
Co-presented by Thingamajigs and Soundwave
In partnership with the Window Gallery at the Center for New Music  More...
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Fri 8/08 8:30 PM Bottom of the Hill [1233 17th Street SF]
Cuz A Girl's Gotta Boogie!
Pachuco Cadaver Beefheart Musical Tribute, San Francisco

Pachuco Cadaver is dedicated to paying tribute to the musical genius of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band. We are not a Beefheart cover band; nobody could realistically be expected to replicate the sound and texture of the Magic Band except the Magic Band, so we have created a horn-heavy ensemble with a decidedly unique way of arranging some classic Beefheart tunes, as if someone like Maceo Parker had been in charge.

Creating new arrangements and instrumentation is a way to introduce the Magic Band and Captain Beefheart to a new generation of live music fans who may not ever have heard of them. 

Part of the fun of getting this ensemble together is playing some of the challenging music that has influenced each of us in different ways, trying to capture at least a taste of the thick sound of what Beefheart characterized as “musical painting.”  More...
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Saturday, August 9
Sat 8/09 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The formidable Laura Bohn returns to the Bay Area for this special evening with Erling Wold, performing his songs old and new, prayers from A Little Girl Dreams of Taking the Veil, and the “long and gorgeous monologue of Wagnerian intensity” (San Francisco Chronicle) from Certitude and Joy. Erling will also be premiering, for solo piano, The Knife Thrower, a piece celebrating truth both intimate and penetrative.  More...
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Sunday, August 10
Sun 8/10 3:30 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
John Schott's Actual Trio, with Jordan Glenn and Dan Seamans. Original music, standards reconsidered, and music from the entire history of Jazz.  More...
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Sun 8/10 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Set 1, 8pm: Mountains In Space. Mountains in Space perform live ambient electronic music made with analog synths, custom algorithms, & field recordings. Their music is a time-dilated dive into fractal cosmic jello. Mountains in Space is Luke Dahl & Colin Sullivan who met at Stanford's CCRMA computer music lab & began collaborating musically in 2013.

Set 2, 9pm: Luciano Chessa & Benjamin Kreith perform pieces from their suite Garrett — Confusing Salon Music & Noise since 2013, for violin, piano, Vietnamese đàn bầu, bullhorn, saw, Aardvark synth app, harmonica & voice.  A program consisting of Futurist sound poetry, original pieces, Erik Satie transcriptions, a Fluxus piece, delicate improvisations, and much more.  More...
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Tuesday, August 12
Tue 8/12 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
A program featuring a series of 20th and 21st Century works for unaccompanied performers of various instruments.  More...
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Tue 8/12 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents Mwahaha | Fibers with Gargantius Effect | Omua Mwahaha. Psychedelic ebb & flows, electronic undercurrents, and elated pop flourishes bring into focus an attention to detail that's staggering. Fibers + Gargantius Effect. Combinations of free improvisation, Balkan swing, chamber jazz, texture and tone with Murray Campbell, violin, oboe & electronics; Randy McKean, reeds; Wes Steed, electronics and Kevin Corcoran, percussion. Omua offers a transmission of free-spiritual, transcendental realist performance art via saxophone by Nick Obando, drums by Rob Pumpelly and moving images by Meghan McKearney.

Active Music Series: Second Tuesdays at the Uptown. activemusic.wordpress.com  More...
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Thursday, August 14
Thu 8/14 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
8:15 Joe Tocci - solo guitar
8:45 Nick Obando & Rob Pumpelly Duo - Sax&Drums Core
9:15 Ori Barel - electronics  More...
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Thu 8/14 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Brian Pederson/Robert Lopez Duo
Jacob Felix Heule Group  More...
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Friday, August 15
Fri 8/15 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Darren Johnston Trio includes violin virtuoso Matt Szemela (Quartet San Francisco), bass powerhouse Doug Stuart (Bell's Atlas) and Darren Johnston on trumpet. As part of an ongoing residency with the Oakland Freedom Jazz Society, the trio has presented many concerts featuring guest improvisers in the "plus one" format, including William Winant, Steven Lugener, and Jordan Glenn. For this evening's concert, the trio reunites with one of their favorite guests, pianist and koto player Kanoko Nishi. The music can move from sparse and textural to dense and driving, from intricate melodies to static sonic clouds.

Seattle trumpeter and bandleader Samantha Boshnack synthesizes a dazzling array of musical influences in her sophisticated yet fun, highly original compositions – from intricate chamber writing to lush jazz panoramas and funky brass band-inspired grooves. Her quintet features some of Seattle’s most accomplished improvisers, and makes its Bay Area debut hot on the heels of an acclaimed new CD.  More...
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Saturday, August 16
Sat 8/16 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The music of Oakland-based reed player and composer Cory Wright encompasses an astonishingly broad range of sounds anyone would call jazz - fiery swing, beautifully intricate horn writing, and a sensitivity to both fun and brainy ways of driving the music foreword with collective improvisation, asymmetric grooves and dazzlingly virtuosic soloing. At times playfully irreverent and at others lovingly sympathetic to jazz traditions past and present, Wright’s music also embraces texture and abstraction and formal experimentation, and he is truly an innovator in creating novel ways for improvising musicians to interact in the moment. Among the Bay Area’s first-call musicians on saxophones and clarinets, here Wright is joined by his stellar ensemble, performing selections from his latest release “Apples and Oranges” and new compositions for duo, trio and quintet configurations.  More...
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Sunday, August 17
Sun 8/17 7:30 PM SIMM Series [Outsound Presents @ Musicians Union Hall 116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Brett Carson - solo piano

8:30pm Noertker's Moxie
Annelise Zamula - tenor sax, flute, Theo Padouvas - trumpet, Bill Noertker - contrabass, Jon Arkin - drums  More...
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Sun 8/17 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Pianists and Composers Robin Holcomb and Wayne Horvitz present an evening of improvised and composed music for solo piano, two pianos, and piano and voice. This evening will be a rare opportunity to hear the longtime musical and life partners perform on 2 beautiful grand pianos. Horvitz and Holcomb will also each perform solo and songs by Robin Holcomb with Horvitz on piano and Holcomb singing.  More...
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Thursday, August 21
Thu 8/21 7:00 PM Kanbar Forum at the Exploratorium [The Exploratorium, Kanbar Forum, Pier 15, San Francisco]
(sub)mersion at the Exploratorium
MEDIATE & SF Weekly present an immersive surround sound and cinema event featuring Pamela Z, IN/S and Paul Clipson featuring Ashley Bellouin  More...
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Thu 8/21 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Flutist Laura Scarlata and Pianist Sharon Lee Kim will present an exciting selection of chamber music, including a trio featuring special guest, cellist Jane Lee. Hear a few of Duo Camaraderie’s favorites, and some new collaborations as well!  More...
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Thu 8/21 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
8pm Dave Defilippo
9pm John Krausbauer/Agnes Szelag  More...
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Friday, August 22
Fri 8/22 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Jones Jones is the great Mark Dresser on bass, Lithuanian Vladimir Tarasov on percussion and Rova sax member Larry Ochs. The trio has played intermittently on tours in Europe and USA since 2008. Expect sublime and detailed music from this stellar group of veteran improvisers.  More...
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Saturday, August 23
Sat 8/23 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Westerlies are a collectively run ensemble dedicated to the cultivation of a new brass quartet repertoire that exists in the ever-narrowing gap between American folk music, jazz, classical, and indie rock. Steven Lugerner is a San Francisco-based composer, woodwind doubler and solo performer. Join these two groups for a memorable night of acoustic music.  More...
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Sunday, August 24
Sun 8/24 7:30 PM SIMM Series - Musicians Union Hall [Outsound Presents @ Musicians Union Hall]
7:30 PM Heikki Koskinen Ensemble
8:30 PM Josh Allen Trio w/ Mark Miller drums, William Winant drums  More...
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Sun 8/24 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Set 1, 8pm: Thomas Dimuzio & Wobbly - Extreme space exploration by the Bay Area's most radical electronics duo as the Good Ship Gench takes wild shore leave on Planet Plunderphonia.

Set 2, 9pm: Bruce Ackley (saxes) — Lisle Ellis (bass) — Joe Lasqo (laptop/piano) — Donald Robinson (drums) - The subtly driving and telepathic rhythm section of Lisle Ellis + Donald Robinson is joined by avant-sax master Bruce Ackley and neogaku pianist/laptopist Joe Lasqo in a large-scale improv form.  More...
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Sun 8/24 8:00 PM Conservatory of Music [50 Oak St, San Francisco]
sfSound presents "small packages" - Stockhausen's "Kontra-Punkte" & Grisey's "Periodes" and new short works written in response.  More...
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Sun 8/24 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The International Low Brass Trio leaves classical arrangements behind and immerses audiences in new music inspired by the resonance and versatility of brass instruments. Come celebrate the release of our first studio recording! Enjoy complimentary food and drinks, as well as a performance of selections from the EP.  More...
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Wednesday, August 27
Wed 8/27 8:00 PM El Rio [3158 Mission St San Francisco]
Surplus 1980 returns to San Francisco on Wednesday, August 27 with Grex and Spring, at El Rio!

Show starts at 8 pm! Admission is $5-10, sliding scale.  More...
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Thursday, August 28
Thu 8/28 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
8:00 pm Bridge of Crows
9:00 pm Bandito Overlord
9:30 pm My Name is Ann  More...
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Saturday, August 30
Sunday, August 31
Sun 8/31 7:30 PM SIMM Series [Outsound Presents @ Musicians Union Hall 116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 Instagon
8:30 T.D. Skatchit & Company  More...
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Thursday, September 4
Thu 9/04 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
8:00pm Stobbe/Torres/Braziel
Scott Stobbe guitar/percussion, Elizabeth Torres saxaphones, Scott Braziel Keyboards
9:00pm Len Petterson Quartet
Len Petterson - guitar/electronics, Randy Odell - drums , Ralph Carney - reeds, Ellen Schoenwetter - bass  More...
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Thu 9/04 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Chamber Music Night #1 is a night of entirely new compositions by several active bay area performers/improvisers. The composers for this show are Jordan Glenn, Crystal Pascucci, Karl Evangelista, Rachel Condry and Mark Clifford.  More...
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Sunday, September 7
Sun 9/07 5:00 PM Actual Cafe [6334 San Pablo Avenue Oakland]
John Schott, guitar and voice, with Dan Seamans and John Hanes. Original music, standards reconsidered, and music from the entire history of Jazz.  More...
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Monday, September 8
Mon 9/08 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Improvised music by Lisa Mezzacappa, with a visiting special guest and a cast of local improvisers.  More...
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Friday, September 12
Fri 9/12 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Chamber Music Night #2 is a night of entirely new compositions by several active bay area performers/improvisers. The composers for this show are Shani Aviram, Sam Withrow, Aram Shelton, Rachel Devorah Trapp and Brett Carson.  More...
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