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04/25/2018 - 06/09/2018

Wednesday, April 25
Wed 4/25 7:30 PM Rendon Hall at the California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street, Berkeley]
The Actual Trio is a vehicle for the compositions of iconoclastic Bay Area guitarist John Schott (Junk Genius, T.J. Kirk). Bassist Dan Seamans (New Klezmer Trio, Lost Trio), and drummer John Hanes (Henry Kaiser, Victor Krummenacher) provide the foundation for Schott’s adventurous-but-accessible compositions, marrying deep pockets and joyful swing to wayward harmonies and spontaneous excursions.  More...
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Wed 4/25 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [Rendon Hall/Fiddler Annex 2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Jazz in the Neighborhood Presents...Actual Trio

The Actual Trio is a vehicle for the compositions of iconoclastic Bay Area guitarist John Schott (Junk Genius, T.J. Kirk). Bassist Dan Seamans (New Klezmer Trio, Lost Trio), and drummer John Hanes (Henry Kaiser, Victor Krummenacher) providing the foundation for Schott’s adventurous-but-accessible compositions, marrying deep pockets and joyful swing to wayward harmonies and spontaneous excursions.  More...
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Wed 4/25 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
The Mills College Contemporary Performance Ensemble performs new music for instruments and voices by Cardwell, Collins, Hege, Kem, Lyuh, Rieman, and Wolff.  More...
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Thursday, April 26
Thu 4/26 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Matt Renzi’s Arm-Sized Legging: Original Jazz & Contemporary Classical  More...
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Thu 4/26 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00pm [ruidobello]
Jorge Bachmann - electronic sound art
9:00pm Doug Lynner - Mystery Serge  More...
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Thu 4/26 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Orchestration Concert - Roscoe Mitchell

End of semester Spring 2018 orchestration concert.  More...
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Friday, April 27
Fri 4/27 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Greenlief & Raskin play Steve Lacy•KREation Ensemble

Phillip Greenlief and Jon Raskin's 1 + 1 play music from rare notebooks of Steve Lacy  More...
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Saturday, April 28
Sat 4/28 6:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Sing If You Believe: A Spring Recital  More...
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Sunday, April 29
Sun 4/29 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Full: Symphony and Ballet
Music meets dance with magical results as Berkeley Sounds composer fellows join forces with the choreographers and dancers of Berkeley Ballet Theater.  More...
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Sun 4/29 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
permutations042918: Hypercolor  More...
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Monday, April 30
Mon 4/30 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Hypercolor + Monopiece  More...
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Wednesday, May 2
Wed 5/02 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Jane Spencer Mills soprano, Ian Scarfe, piano; Jessie Nucho, flute: Of Cats, the Moon and Rain  More...
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Thursday, May 3
Thu 5/03 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
UC Berkeley Composers with Myra Melford: Solo Collective  More...
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Friday, May 4
Fri 5/04 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Cartoon Justice presents any evening of Noise Jazz and electroacoustic improv with Broken Whole percussion/electronics trio and African Master Musician/Artist Mogauwane Mahloele.  More...
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Fri 5/04 8:00 PM SF Live Arts at St. Cyprian's [2097 Turk Street San Francisco, CA 94117]
Rova Saxophone Quartet returns to SF Live Arts at St. Cyprian's to continue our 40th Anniversary celebration, and to mark the release of our newest CD, In Transverse Time.  More...
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Saturday, May 5
Sat 5/05 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Akiko Hatakeyama is a composer/performer of electroacoustic music and intermedia. She explores the boundaries between written music, improvisation, electronics, real-time computer-based interactivity, and visual media. Storytelling, memories, and nature play an important role in Akiko's work, and she most often finds beauty in simplicity.  More...
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Sat 5/05 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Steven Lugerner’s SLUGish Ensemble  More...
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Sat 5/05 8:00 PM St. Mark’s Lutheran Church [1111 O’Farrell St. San Francisco, CA 9410]
In these taxing times, the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra presents The Fast and The Furies — a breathtaking pursuit of musical truth and consequences.  More...
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Sunday, May 6
Sun 5/06 5:00 PM Zellerbach Hall [US Berkeley Berkeley]
eco ensemble: Foxtrot Delirium

At Zellerbach Playhouse at the northwest of Zellerbach Hall  More...
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Sun 5/06 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Vinkeloe/ Looney/ Mezzacappa/ Robinson

Two different trios come together in a quartet of tones, textures, melodies, and creative interplay sure to please the discerning ear. Come explore the sonic possibilities!  More...
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Monday, May 7
Mon 5/07 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: Boo Ghost (art rock/improvisation)
(Karl Evangelista-guitar, etc., w/members of Grex, Ai-Ai, a.o.)

Set #2: Rubber City (contemporary jazz/improv)
*Memorial for original member (1989) Ralph Carney*
(David Slusser-soprano, tenor sax, Sheldon Brown-alto sax, Lisa Mezzacappa-bass, Chris Ackerman-drums)

Set #3: Greenlief/Mezzacappa/Levis
play Greenlief's BARBEDWIRE graphic scores for trio (new music)
Phillip Greenlief-reeds, Lisa Mezzacappa-bass, Jason Levis-drums  More...
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Mon 5/07 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS Presents: Biggi Vinkeloe Ensemble + Chase the Map at Studio Grand  More...
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Tuesday, May 8
Tue 5/08 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Jordan Glenn's BEAK
A field folded (Widow & Wilson Shook)
Usufruct (Polly Moller Springhorn & Tim Walters)  More...
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Wednesday, May 9
Wed 5/09 7:30 PM Rendon Hall at the California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street, Berkeley]
LET’S CALL THIS is a new meeting of three improviser-composers who have developed singular voices as longtime members of the Bay Area creative jazz community. Saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh joins with bassist Lisa Mezzacappa and drummer Vijay Anderson to explore original compositions, structured improvisations, and conceptual flights, born from a shared sense of curiosity and possibility. Modirzadeh is known for developing a unique poly-tempered approach to jazz based on the music of Iran. Anderson composes tightly knit music with weaving melodic lines and a driving momentum. Mezzacappa’s compositions combine asymmetrical grooves with sonic abstractions and free zones of exploration. She’s been called “one of the most imaginative figures on the Bay Area creative jazz scene” by The Mercury News and “a Bay Area treasure” by KQED. This is a special opportunity to hear the debut of this inventive and adventurous new trio.  More...
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Wed 5/09 9:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Richmond-based saxophonist/composer Rent Romus concludes his Ivy Hoot mini-residency (and the Ivy concludes the Hoot altogether) featuring the Life's Blood Ensemble with fellow seeker Vinny Golia.  More...
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Thursday, May 10
Thu 5/10 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Wilfrido Terrazas – Alta: Flute music from Mexican Composers in California. This concert presents recent works by Carmina Escobar, Guillermo Galindo, Ivan Naranjo, Mauricio Rodriguez, Pablo Rubio and Wilfrido Terrazas offer a vivid picture of contemporary Mexican composers based in the California. Beyond allegorical references of a New Mexican Music, pure and fresh forms of musical expression come together to broad the musical map of the most uncompromising acoustic art.
This event is kindly supported by the Cultural Affairs section of the General Mexican Consulate in San Jose, California.  More...
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Thu 5/10 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00pm NB!OKS!
Linda Michelle Hardy and Rachel Freund - flutes/clarinet
9:00pm Tracy Hui - banjo/voice
growling outlaw poetics  More...
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Friday, May 11
Fri 5/11 7:30 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
DJ Spooky “Arctic Rhythms” (San Francisco)

DJ Spooky / Printz Dance Project

Double Bill  More...
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Saturday, May 12
Sat 5/12 3:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Brooklyn Art Song Society: New Voices  More...
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Sat 5/12 7:30 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
DJ Spooky “Arctic Rhythms” (San Francisco)

DJ Spooky / Printz Dance Project

Double Bill  More...
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Sunday, May 13
Sun 5/13 7:00 PM Private home in North Berkeley Hills [Private home in North Berkeley Hills.]
House concert in private home in North Berkeley Hills with pianist/composer Anthony Davis. Mr. Davis will play 2 sets, with wine and cheese served during the intermission. Seating is limited. For information, please contact the concert host at: Harry@fullplatemedia.com  More...
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Thursday, May 17
Thu 5/17 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00pm Max Johnson with Phillip Greenlief & Tim Perkis
9:00pm Dennydennybreakfast - album release show for "unlit overpass"
Core Personnel:
Jordan Glenn - drums, Mark Clifford-Pascucci - vibes , Crystal Clifford-Pascucci - cello
David Young - keyboards, Max Judelson - bass, Bob Woods-LaDue - drums
Special Guest:
Rent Romus - alto saxophone  More...
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Friday, May 18
Fri 5/18 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Kurt Rohde’s Farewell Tour – PART 1  More...
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Fri 5/18 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Brenda Hutchinson•Headlights•The Shoes  More...
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Fri 5/18 8:00 PM Sole Space [1714 TELEGRAPH AVENUE OAKLAND, CA]
The first of the last 2 summer shows of 20th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival amplify and extend the gestural and sonic characteristic of the found objects, with Joo Won Park and Big City Orchestra on-stage.

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Saturday, May 19
Sat 5/19 4:00 PM CHALK HILL ARTIST RESIDENCY GALLERY [13427 CHALK HILL ROAD, HEALDSBURG, CA]
Thingamajigs Performance Group joins faculty of Berklee School of Music to perform specially created graphic notational pieces by members of Becoming Independent, in a 3-part workshop. This will be the last performance in the 20th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival.  More...
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Sat 5/19 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Michael Bang: “In T” and Other Keyboard Pieces

Michael Bang presents "In T" and other pieces for various keyboard ensembles.  More...
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Sat 5/19 6:30 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell Street San Francisco CA 94110]
ODC Theater Presents AN IMPROVISATION - as part of their WALKING DISTANCE DANCE FESTIVAL (may 15 - 20) - featuring Phillip Greenlief (woodwinds), Shoko Hikage (koto), Claudia LaRocco (voice, text), Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener (dance) - two evenings (may 19th and 20th) - show starts at 6:30 pm Tickets on sale here: http://odc.dance/AnImprovisation  More...
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Sat 5/19 9:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Kevin Drumm / Cameron Shafii  More...
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Sunday, May 20
Sun 5/20 6:30 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell Street San Francisco]
ODC Theater Presents AN IMPROVISATION - as part of their WALKING DISTANCE DANCE FESTIVAL (may 15 - 20) - featuring Phillip Greenlief (woodwinds), Shoko Hikage (koto), Claudia LaRocco (voice, text), Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener (dance) - two evenings (may 19th and 20th) - show starts at 6:30 pm

Tickets on sale here: http://odc.dance/AnImprovisation  More...
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Sun 5/20 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm The Deconstruction Of What You Know
Josh Allen - tenor saxophone, Henry Kaiser - guitar, Willie Winant - drums, Aaron Levin- drums
8:30 pm Skullkrusher
Philip Everett - analogue electronics and devices  More...
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Sun 5/20 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical 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. Over by 10pm. It's free. If you want to contribute, bring snacks and drinks.  More...
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Friday, May 25
Fri 5/25 7:30 PM First Unitarian Universalist Chapel [1157 Franklin St San Francisco CA]
guitarists Giacomo Fiore and Paul Kogut (NY) will present an evening of improvised ruminations in solo and duo settings.  More...
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Saturday, May 26
Sat 5/26 3:00 PM San Francisco Public Library - Richmond Branch [351 9th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94118]
Contemporary Koto with Shoko Hikage. Please join us for an intimate performance that promises to blissfully blur the boundaries of Eastern traditional music and Western contemporary classical. Koto virtuoso Shoko Hikage, a core member of the acclaimed Wooden Fish Ensemble, will play four compositions by innovative composer and Wooden Fish colleague Hyo-shin Na, who will provide an introduction and context for each piece. Following the performance there will be a Q&A session.  More...
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Sat 5/26 7:00 PM Sound & Savor [corner of adeline and 24th streets in west oakland. Exact address only given to those who register]
Shira Kammen - violin and Robin Petrie - dulcimer, and a 4 course menu featuring Masumoto Farm Peaches

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Sat 5/26 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Karen Bentley Pollick returns to CCRMA to present multimedia audio/visual pieces by current faculty, staff, and students. The concert will include works by Professor Jonathan Berger, Constantin Basica, and Christopher Jette.  More...
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Tuesday, May 29
Tue 5/29 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Full: Cities

Berkeley Symphony musicians and friends perform six small-ensemble pieces written by living composers from San Francisco, Hamburg, and Shanghai.  More...
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Thursday, May 31
Thu 5/31 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Helen Newby presents some of her recent works for cello and electronics. Helen continually seeks ways to expand the technical and expressive boundaries of her instrument through close collaboration with other innovative performers, composers and artists. Her passion for collaboration and experimentation has led her to work with a number of both emerging and established composers, including Steve Reich, Chaya Czernowin, Marcos Balter, Sabrina Schroeder, Ashley Fure, and Marek Poliks, among others. Her premiere solo album, Dialogue, featuring commissions by David Bird, Danny Clay, Adam Hirsch, Kurt Isaacson and Haley Shaw, was released in early 2017 on Ephemeral Stream Recordings. She has performed with and alongside ensembles such as the JACK Quartet, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Eco Ensemble, Real Vocal String Quartet, One Found Sound, and the Barnes Ensemble, among others. She is a founding member of Amaranth Quartet and Chartreuse. Recent and upcoming collaborations with pop, electronic and indie artists include Magik*Magik Orchestra, Diana Gameros, Kendra McKinley, and Aish, among others.  More...
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Friday, June 1
Fri 6/01 7:00 PM Sound & Savor [exact address given to those who register. This 12+ year long dinner/concert series has been talking place in a loft in West Oakland.]
Alicia Svigals, solo violin and a 4 course menu of Jewish food featuring Masumoto farm peaches!

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Fri 6/01 7:00 PM Kala Art Institute [Kala Art Gallery 2990 San Pablo Avenue Berkeley, CA 94702]
"Rapoport Remembered," is the brainchild of violin/vocals duo Hae Voces (Kristina Dutton and Majel Connery). "Rapoport Remembered" is a musical meditation on Rapoport’s Anasazi Series, vivid color pencil drawings from the 1970s. Using live processing to construct massive shifting sonic textures, the duo brings the dynamism aof Rapoport's work back to life. "Rapoport Remembered" is commissioned by the Sonya Rapoport Legacy Trust, and supported by a grant from the Zellerbach Family Foundation. It premieres June 1-2, 2018 at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, where Rapoport exhibited during her lifetime.  More...
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Fri 6/01 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids: Friday 6/1 and Saturday 6/2  More...
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Saturday, June 2
Sat 6/02 7:00 PM Kala Art Institute [2990 San Pablo Avenue Berkeley, CA 94702]
"Rapoport Remembered," is the brainchild of violin/vocals duo Hae Voces (Kristina Dutton and Majel Connery). "Rapoport Remembered" is a musical meditation on Rapoport’s Anasazi Series, vivid color pencil drawings from the 1970s. Using live processing to construct massive shifting sonic textures, the duo brings the dynamism aof Rapoport's work back to life.

"Rapoport Remembered" is commissioned by the Sonya Rapoport Legacy Trust, and supported by a grant from the Zellerbach Family Foundation. It premieres June 1-2, 2018 at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, where Rapoport exhibited during her lifetime.  More...
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Sat 6/02 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids: Friday 6/1 and Saturday 6/2  More...
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Sunday, June 3
Sun 6/03 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm mumumumumumu
Kim Nucci - saxophone, electronics/Seiyoung Jang - electronics, piano, flute/Alex Cohen - guitar, electronics
8:30pm Noertker’s Moxie
Annelise Zamula – alto sax, flute/Josh Marshall – tenor sax/Bill Noertker – contrabass/Daniel Pearce – drums  More...
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