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02/28/2015 - 04/14/2015

Saturday, February 28
Sat 2/28 3:00 PM AFTERNOON / the concert series at Musicians Union Hall [116 9th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103]
David Leikam/zBug featuring Sheila Bosco, Sean Price with Nancy Davenport - poet // zBug is the premiere industrial jazz unit that presents structured improvisational compositional music sets, based on architecture.  More...
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Sat 2/28 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin St, Berkeley, CA]
Korean Court and Shaman musics collide with free improvisation and Feldman-esque space tonalities

Tania Chen piano
Danielle DeGruttola cello
Henry Kaiser guitar
Soo-Yeon Lyuh haegum
William Winant percussion  More...
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Sat 2/28 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Wild Rumpus presents a program of opposites, juxtaposing harmony and noise, movement and stillness. Gritty, kinetic energy reigns supreme in Ofir Klemperer’s punk-chamber Love Song and in the clattering theatrics of David Coll’s Position, Influence. Harmonious stillness characterizes Jacob Cooper’s serene haiku Silver Threads and Arvo Pärt’s meditative Spiegel Im Spiegel. Rounding out the program are new works written for Wild Rumpus by David Bird, Ben Richter, and artistic director Dan VanHassel, composers who make exquisite use of color and contrast in their work.  More...
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Sunday, March 1
Sun 3/01 5:00 PM Actual Cafe [6334 San Pablo Avenue Oakland]
The first Sunday of every month at the Actual Cafe:
John Schott's Actual Trio, with John Hanes and Dan Seamans

Rowdy, groovin', original Jazz from the acclaimed guitarist.  More...
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Sun 3/01 7:30 PM TAC: Temescal Art Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues this Sunday with a featured set by Aram Shelton (sax+electronics) & Owen Stewart-Robertson (guitar); and ad hoc trios randomly drawn from a hat.

Bring your instrument, & put your name in the hat. Audience & participants encouraged to donate some cash for space rental. Over by 10pm.  More...
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Monday, March 2
Mon 3/02 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: David Slusser's Lost Planet (space jazz)
David Slusser-reeds & keys, Len Paterson/Steve Clarke-gtr, Thomas Scandura-dms

Set #2: Electro-Kraken (Portland-based nuclear rock)

Set #3: Quintet (first time meeting of Bay Area improvisers)
Theo Padouvas-tpt, Jake Leckie-b, Eli Wallace-p, Bob LaDue-aux. perc et al, Hamir Atwal-dms  More...
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Thursday, March 5
Thu 3/05 8:00 PM New Parish [1743 San Pablo Oakland, 94612]
Since their emergence more than 25 years ago, with nine albums behind them, the Grammy Award-winning Klezmatics have raised the bar for Eastern European Jewish music Considered the top Jewish roots band in the world today.  More...
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Thu 3/05 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [998 Market St. (corner of market & Taylor) SF]
8pm Laurie Buenafe Krsmanovic - solo ambient drone
9pm Alan Ishii - solo loop voice  More...
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Thu 3/05 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Spanning four days and taking place throughout the picturesque Mills campus, graduate students will be presenting a wide variety of new compositions, improvisations, and installations. Signal Flow is a celebration of innovative sound art in all its forms, and affords audiences the chance to experience the cutting edge of music. These performances by future luminaries of the field are not to be missed!  More...
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Friday, March 6
Fri 3/06 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Spanning four days and taking place throughout the picturesque Mills campus, graduate students will be presenting a wide variety of new compositions, improvisations, and installations. Signal Flow is a celebration of innovative sound art in all its forms, and affords audiences the chance to experience the cutting edge of music. These performances by future luminaries of the field are not to be missed!  More...
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Saturday, March 7
Sat 3/07 8:00 PM Temple Sinai [2808 Summit St. Oakland]
Cantor Jack Mendelson sings classical hazonos (Jewish liturgical music). Mendelson, the subject of the acclaimed 2005 documentary A Cantor’s Tale, and a master of the genre has dedicated his life to teaching, performing, and preserving the liturgical music tradition. Accompanied by Frank London of The Klezmatics and special guests.  More...
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Sat 3/07 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Spanning four days and taking place throughout the picturesque Mills campus, graduate students will be presenting a wide variety of new compositions, improvisations, and installations. Signal Flow is a celebration of innovative sound art in all its forms, and affords audiences the chance to experience the cutting edge of music. These performances by future luminaries of the field are not to be missed!  More...
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Sunday, March 8
Sun 3/08 4:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Spanning four days and taking place throughout the picturesque Mills campus, graduate students will be presenting a wide variety of new compositions, improvisations, and installations. Signal Flow is a celebration of innovative sound art in all its forms, and affords audiences the chance to experience the cutting edge of music. These performances by future luminaries of the field are not to be missed!  More...
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Sun 3/08 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [Outsound Presents @ Musicians Union Hall 116 Ninth St @ Mission SF 94103]
7:30 PM Noah Phillips - solo guitar
8:30 PM Noertker's Moxie - Annelise Zamula - alto sax, flute/Josh Marshall - tenor sax/Bill Noertker - contrabass/Jordan Glenn - drums  More...
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Tuesday, March 10
Tue 3/10 8:00 PM Leo's Music Club [5447 Telegraph Avenue Oakland]
Sway Machinery, a horn-driven sextet from New York, draws on a mélange of influences—from Afropop to Ashkenazi cantorial tropes. Fronted by Jeremiah Lockwood, formerly of Balkan Beatbox. In association with the Jewish Community Library.  More...
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Wednesday, March 11
Wed 3/11 8:00 PM Freight & Salvage [2020 Addison St. Berkeley]
Grammy Award-winning jazz bassoonist and composer Paul Hanson explores his Jewish roots in this world premiere, one of the first large-scale Jewish pieces ever written for bassoon. Includes Moses Sedler, cello; Jeff Denson, bass; Mads Tolling, violin; Alan Hall, percussion and drums; and John Schott, guitar. Hanson, a Berkeley native, formerly played with the trend-setting band the Klezmorim as well as the group Davka. His four-year stint in Japan as a performer with Cirque du Soleil inspired him to explore his Jewish roots through this new work. Co-presented by the Contemporary Jewish Museum. In association with Lehrhaus Judaica and the Jewish Community Library.  More...
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Thursday, March 12
Thu 3/12 6:00 PM Contemporary Jewish Museum [736 Mission St. San Fransisco]
Grammy Award-winning jazz bassoonist and composer Paul Hanson explores his Jewish roots in this world premiere, one of the first large-scale Jewish pieces ever written for bassoon. Includes Moses Sedler, cello; Jeff Denson, bass; Mads Tolling, violin; Alan Hall, percussion and drums; and John Schott, guitar. Hanson, a Berkeley native, formerly played with the trend-setting band the Klezmorim as well as the group Davka. His four-year stint in Japan as a performer with Cirque du Soleil inspired him to explore his Jewish roots through this new work. Co-presented by the Contemporary Jewish Museum. In association with Lehrhaus Judaica and the Jewish Community Library.  More...
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Thu 3/12 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [998 Market St. (corner of market & Taylor) SF]
8pm: Jorge Bachman - microcosmic sounds
9pm: Paul Stapleton (Bonsai Sound Sculpture) & Rachel Austin (Voice)  More...
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Friday, March 13
Fri 3/13 5:30 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [Screening Room] [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Back by popular demand, this program takes you on an aural journey with the "movers and shakers" of jazz.

John Schott on John Schott
5:30-6:30 PM

Rova Channeling Coltrane: Electric Ascension Live
7-9 PM  More...
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Fri 3/13 8:00 PM Life Changing Ministries [1629 8th Street, Oakland]
ZE BIB! Tour Kickoff show with ZE BIB!, Tom Djll/Julie Mazawa, The (subnaught) Band and DJ Glochids  More...
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Saturday, March 14
Sat 3/14 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

Pulsating Cyst (L.A.)-------Mchtnncts------Bloody Snowman------Tom Djill & Lx Rudis--------17 Veils of Flesh  More...
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Sat 3/14 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
An Evening of Jazz
featuring
BAD JAZZ with Bryan Day - invented instruments; Ben Solomon - invented instruments, feedback, percussion; Tania Chen, electronic toys, bells and piano.
WORSE JAZZ with Bob Marsh - piano; Sandra Yolles - electronic percussion; Joshua Marshall, saxophones
WORST JAZZ with Raub Roy - invented instruments; James Roemer - zither, bells and electronics  More...
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Sat 3/14 8:30 PM First Congregational Church [2501 Harrison St. Oakland]
Direct from Israel, Diwan Saz is a Jewish-Muslim-Christian ensemble performing a rich variety of music from throughout the Middle East. Featuring virtuosic performances of piyutim, or Jewish liturgical poems, Turkish folk songs, Rumi-inspired compositions and Bedouin folksongs by a 14-year-old prodigious singer.
Special Guest: Israeli ‘oud player, violinist and composer Yair Dalal, who weaves Iraqi and Jewish Arabic music with influences ranging from the Balkans to India.  More...
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Sunday, March 15
Sun 3/15 12:30 PM The New Parkway Theater [474-24th Street Oakland, CA 94612]
Film portrait of the French born, Oakland based electronic sound artist Laetitia Sonami.
Screening followed by Q&A with director and Laetitia Sonami

Advance tix: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1294153  More...
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Monday, March 16
Mon 3/16 7:30 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Monday, March 16, 2015, 7:30 pm - Ensemble Room

CARL LUDWIG HUEBSCH

Huebsch's playing is focused on music as a structure in time--all intent is on the genesis of the moment. Through the use of avant-garde and self-invented performance techniques, the tuba acquires completely new characteristics as a brass instrument. As an array of unexpected sounds is heard, the instrument is seen from a fresh perspective, and the audience is confronted with a novel way of perceiving time.  More...
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Wednesday, March 18
Wed 3/18 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St. San Francisco]
Meridian Music: Composers in Performance welcomes the Chicago-based duo Coppice in their first performance on the West Coast. Members Noé Cuéllar and Joseph Kramer will perform their original composition, Compound Form, for pump organ, two tape processes, transmitters, and acoustic filters. Coppice will be joined by two Vancouver based sound artists, Mathieu Ruhlmann and Joda Clément, for a special collaboration.  More...
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Wed 3/18 8:00 PM Second Act [1727 Haight St. SF]
Idris Ackamoor, Voicehandler, Amanda Chaudhary, IMA

Idris Ackamoor
Idris Ackamoor is a living legend: multi-instrumentalist, master tap dancer, composer and leader of SF’s famed afro-futurist free jazz ensemble, The Pyramids.

Voicehandler
Danishta Rivero and Jacob Felix Heule comprise the singular duo, Voicehandler.https://soundcloud.com/voicehandler

Amanda Chaudhary
Amanda Chaudhary's gaze, her custom software synths, her modular synthesizers, kids' toys, and all manner of folk instruments combine to confound and awaken the heretofore undiscovered sensibilities of her audiences.
http://www.amandachaudhary.com/

IMA
IMA is the electro-percussive duo of Nava Dunkelman and Jeanie-Aprille Tang.
http://ammaateria.com/ima  More...
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Thursday, March 19
Thu 3/19 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Fast Forward and Eyvind Kang share a program featuring their recent works. Using an array of kitchen hardware and assorted artifacts, Fast Forward will perform his latest composition for alternative instrumentation. Composer and violist Eyvind Kang’s work draws from a variety of classical, traditional, and popular styles.  More...
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Saturday, March 21
Sat 3/21 4:00 PM St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley [2727 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705]
2015 is the 50th anniversary of the founding in Chicago of the legendary Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, and African American organization that has had an extraordinary effect on Contemporary music in American and Abroad. Thomas Buckner and pianist Joseph Kubera will perform works written for them by founding members of the AACM over the past 35 years, along with viola, cello, flute and percussion.  More...
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Sunday, March 22
Sun 3/22 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [Outsound Presents @ Musicians Union Hall 116 Ninth St @ Mission SF 94103]
7:30 PM Omua
Rob Pumpelly - Drums, Nick Obando - Saxophone , Eli Wallace - Keyboard, Jake K. Leckie - Bass
8:30 PM TBA  More...
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Sunday, March 29
Sun 3/29 7:00 PM Hertz Hall [UC Berkeley campus near corner of College and Bancroft Berkeley]
Project TenFourteen: Concert #4 - The final Project Ten Fourteen concert presents the World Premiere of Koji Nakano’s, Time Song V: Mandala; Lei Liang’s Luminous, with featured guest bassist Mark Dresser; a work by legendary Chinese composer Chou Wen-chung; the third World Premiere commissioned work by George Crumb, Xylophony, and a special performance of Edgard Varèse’s Ionisation by an all-star percussion ensemble!  More...
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Thursday, April 2
Saturday, April 4
Sat 4/04 7:30 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Doors open 7:30pm

7:45-8:15pm Jeffrey Young (NY) solo set - violin and voice
8:30-9pm Three Thirds (LA) - bass, oboe and viola
9:15pm Moe! Staiano (OAK) - percussion solo set leading directly into group improv 9:30-10pm  More...
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Sunday, April 5
Sun 4/05 5:00 PM Actual Cafe [6334 San Pablo Avenue Oakland]
The first Sunday of every month at the Actual Cafe:
John Schott's Actual Trio, with John Hanes and Dan Seamans

Rowdy, groovin', original Jazz from the acclaimed guitarist.  More...
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Sun 4/05 7:30 PM TAC: Temescal Art Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues this Sunday. Bring your instrument, & put your name in the hat. Audience & participants encouraged to donate some cash for space rental. Over by 10pm.  More...
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Monday, April 6
Mon 4/06 7:30 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Monday, April 6, 2015, 7:30 pm - Ensemble Room

MARK APPLEBAUM

Stanford composer Mark Applebaum presents recent works on the fringe of musical ontology--a concerto for florist, a 72-foot pictographic score without instruction, a work for peripatetic chamber instrumentalists who do not produce sound, notations appearing on the face of custom wristwatches, electroacoustic sound--sculptures made of junk, and a live performance of a piece consisting of hand gestures—as well as musically exoteric creative enterprises.  More...
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Thursday, April 9
Thu 4/09 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [998 Market St. SF]
8:15pm: Alexandra Hay
8:45pm: Corey Fogel (from LA, Percussion)
9:30pm: Maxwell Gualtieri (from LA, Guitar)

Note our temporary new address - 998 Market Street.  More...
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Sunday, April 12
Sun 4/12 4:00 PM Old First Concerts in San Francisco [1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94109]
Wooden Fish Ensemble celebrates the Music of Boudewijn Buckinx
70th Birthday Concert  More...
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Sun 4/12 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [Outsound Presents @ Musicians Union Hall 116 Ninth St @ Mission SF 94103]
7:30 PM Vox Venefica
Valentina Osinski - voice/Chiara Viscomi - voice/Eli Wallace - piano
8:30 PM Noertker's Moxie
Annelise Zamula - saxes, flute/Brett Carson - piano/Bill Noertker - contrabass/Jason Levis - drums  More...
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