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01/17/2017 - 03/03/2017

Tuesday, January 17
Tue 1/17 12:30 PM Old St. Mary's Cathedral [660 California St. San Francisco, CA]
E4TT and cellist, Anne Lerner- Wright, will perform music by their 2016 Call for Scores winners Klaus Miehling and Paulina Nazaykinskaya. Also on the program are works by Dutch composer Henriette Bosmans, Erich Korngold, Franz Waxman, and Gilbert Amy (France, b. 1936).  More...
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Tue 1/17 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
sfSoundSalonSeries presents Ashley Walters  More...
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Thursday, January 19
Thu 1/19 7:30 PM Santa Clara University [900 Franklin Street Santa Clara, CA 95053]
In his latest set of “Intellectual Improperty” pieces, composer Bruno Ruviaro copies, borrows, and steals music from an eclectic mix of sources, including Bach, Chopin, the 20th century avant-garde, Brazilian bossa-nova, Beyonce, and more. The result is a collection of “Pós-Tudos,” twelve solo piano etudes in which the sources are sometimes hidden, sometimes teasingly recognizable. Pianist Kyle Adam Blair comes from San Diego to play them fresh out of the oven.  More...
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Thu 1/19 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Kim Nucci (electronics)
9pm: Kevin CK Lo (electronics)  More...
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Friday, January 20
Fri 1/20 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
A BENEFIT CONCERT FOR OAKLAND DIY SPACES

A host of Bay Area musicians and activists converge at Studio Grand for a special Inauguration Day protest event—a show of solidarity, personhood, and shared catharsis. The evening will be comprised of a series of improvised groupings of prominent local creative musicians, poets, and sound artists. The event will also serve as an opportunity to share relevant information regarding local activism, community outreach, and other miscellaneous survival strategies for the oncoming political and cultural regime. Attendees are invited to share thoughts and relevant information. Proceeds will be directed to charity.

Featuring: Vijay Anderson, Tim DeCillis, Nava Dunkelman, Karl Evangelista, Jordan Glenn, Ben Goldberg, Darren Johnston, Lewis Jordan, Kelley Kipperman, Bob LaDue, Joshua Marshall, Crystal Pascucci, Jakob Pek, Rent Romus, Marshall Trammell, Francis Wong  More...
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Saturday, January 21
Sat 1/21 7:30 PM Episcopal Church of the Incarnation [1750 29th Ave SF]
Eric Tran, pianist and composer, in a recital featuring music of Mozart, Tran, Adès, Busoni, and Beethoven. San Francisco based pianist-composer Eric Tran is known for his friendly stage manner, thoughtful programming, and bold risk-taking. He has appeared in music festivals such as PianoTexas, Aspen, as well as festivals in Europe. His principal studies were with pianists Sharon Mann, Thomas Schultz, and composer Jaroslaw Kapuscinski. Eric is a graduate of Stanford University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  More...
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Sat 1/21 8:00 PM Radius Gallery [1050 River St #127 Santa Cruz]
Ear-splitting trombone duo RAGE THORMBONES (Weston Olencki & Matt Barbier) shreds WORLDEATER by Timothy McCormack, and collaborates with Zachary James Watkins on a new piece.  More...
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Sat 1/21 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland, CA 94613]
Kyle Bruckmann and Composers from the Center for Contemporary Music. An evening of new electronic music (some with dance and acoustic instruments) by guest composer Kyle Bruckmann and Mills faculty composers Maggi Payne, Chris Brown, Les Stuck, James Fei, and John Bischoff.  More...
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Sunday, January 22
Sun 1/22 3:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland, CA 94613]
Pauline Oliveros Tribute  More...
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Monday, January 23
Mon 1/23 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
permutations012317: Battle Trance  More...
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Tuesday, January 24
Tue 1/24 8:30 PM Elbo Room [647 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110]
Grex, Cash Pony, VOCO Album Release Show

A shattering night of sounds at once beautiful, heavy, exotic, and strange, featuring Oakland art rock trio Grex, the return of psych rock heavy hitters Cash Pony, and experimental rock powerhouses VOCO (celebrating the release of their new album).

Grex: Karl Evangelista-gtr, Rei Scampavia-keys, Robert Lopez-dms
Cash Pony: Charles Lloyd/Owen Kelley-gtrs, Stephen A Wright-bass, Gabe Katz-dms
VOCO: Alex Yeung-gtr, Tim Sullivan-dms, Josh Martin-bass  More...
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Thursday, January 26
Thu 1/26 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Key West
Brian Pedersen-saxes, Sung Kim-ozukuri, Randylee Sutherland-drums
9pm Swimming in Bengal
Jed Brewer - gourd guitar, Rusi Gustafson - percussion
Tony Passarell - sax, flute, stand-up bass, harmonium, percussion  More...
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Friday, January 27
Fri 1/27 6:00 PM Presidio Officer's Club [50 Moraga Ave SF]
E4TT and guest cellist Anne Lerner-Wright have put together a program to commemorate Holocaust Rememberance Day with selections from E4TT's cd "Surviving: Women's Words," submitted to the 59th Grammy Awards, plus works by Lajos Delej, Hans Winterberg, Sandor Vandor, Gyorgy Justus, Henriette Bosmans, Franz Waxman, and Erich Korngold.  More...
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Fri 1/27 7:00 PM Christ Church [2138 Cedar St., Berkeley]
Ensemble ARI plays contemporary music and late romantic. A premiere piece of Haeguem with piano trio!  More...
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Fri 1/27 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Einsteinium Quartet’s premiere of Shapeshift by Mario Godoy  More...
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Fri 1/27 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents a special tribute to Pauline Oliveros performed by sfSound.  More...
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Saturday, January 28
Sat 1/28 7:00 PM St.Marks Epispocal Church [600 Colorado Ave. Palo Alto]
A piece for haeguem and piano trio (premiere) / Contemporary pieces with Romantic pieces by fabulous musicians  More...
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Sat 1/28 7:30 PM Episcopal Church of the Incarnation [1750 29th Ave SF]
The Shimmer of the Sea – Chamber music with Sarah Wood, violin, Miles Graber, piano. The program features usic of Prokofiev, Stravinsky, and Saint-Saëns. Bay Area violinist Sarah Wood, D.M.A. pursues a career as a frequent recitalist, chamber musician and orchestral leader. She performs with the Circadian String Quartet, as acting Principal Second of the Berkeley Symphony, and acting Assistant Concertmaster of the California Symphony. Miles Graber received his musical training at the Juilliard School, where he studied with Anne Hull, Phyllis Kreuter, Hugh Aitken, and Louise Behrend. He has lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1971, where he has developed a wide reputation as an accompanist and collaborative pianist for instrumentalists and singers.  More...
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Sat 1/28 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Opus Project Presents Opus 49: Orations / Ovations  More...
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Sunday, January 29
Sun 1/29 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street, San Francisco]
Rova Saxophone Quartet
plays John Coltrane's 'Ascension'
& Tribute to Butch Morris  More...
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Sun 1/29 8:00 PM Radius Gallery [1050 River St #127]
Ma'ayan Tsadka performs her Museum of Extinct Sounds and Imaginary Water Creatures, a trip through underwater amplification and cryptozoology. Laura Steenberge and KCM Walker perform a new collaborative work.  More...
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Thursday, February 2
Thu 2/02 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Amanda Chaudhary (electronics)
9pm: Agnes Szelag and Danista Rivero  More...
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Saturday, February 4
Sat 2/04 7:30 PM Episcopal Church of the Incarnation [1750 29th Ave SF]
Vocal recital with tenor Roderick Lowe and mezzo-soprano Sally Porter Munro. San Francisco native Roderick Lowe holds a Bachelor’s Degree from San Francisco State Univeristy, and a Master’s Degree from Arizona State University. He has sung with many Bay Area choruses including the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Masterworks Chorale, San Francisco Festival Chorus, San Francisco Choral Society, Golden Gate Men’s Chorus, and Pacific Mozart Ensemble. Sally Porter Munro (mezzo-soprano) is a native of London, England and a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England. While living in England she sang with the English National Opera, Royal Opera de la Monnaie in Brussels, and as an oratorio soloist in Europe. She also performed with the BBC Singers on radio and television  More...
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Sat 2/04 8:00 PM St John's Episcopal Church [14 Lagunitas Rd Ross, CA 94957]
AGAVE BAROQUE: Music of J Chr Bach, Tunder, Pachelbel, Weckmann, Schein & others.
Agave Baroque is Aaron Westman, Natalie Carducci, violins; William Skeen, cello and viola da gamba; Kevin Cooper, guitar and theorbo; Henry Lebedinsky, harpsichord and organ. 2/4/17, 8 pm, St John's Episcopal, Ross, CA.  More...
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Sat 2/04 8:00 PM Artiszen Cultural Center / Presented by Jazz Remedy [337 Georgia Street / Vallejo, CA]
Kahil El'Zabar brings his Ethnic Heritage Ensemble to the Bay Area, with Corey Wilkes (trumpet) and Alex Harding (baritone sax). Presented by Jazz Remedy.  More...
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Sunday, February 5
Sun 2/05 7:30 PM First Presbyterian Church San Anselmo [72 Kensington Rd San Anselmo, CA 94960]
Echo Chamber Orchestra presents Romany Romance on February 5 in San Anselmo, CA.  More...
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Tuesday, February 7
Tue 2/07 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Kyle Bruckmann - New Electroacoustic Music for Oboe and English Horn.

Oakland-based composer/performer Kyle Bruckmann’s work extends from a Western classical foundation into gray areas encompassing free jazz, electronic music and post-punk rock. He is a member of acclaimed new music collective sfSound, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Eco Ensemble, Splinter Reeds, and Quinteto Latino, and Lecturer in Oboe at UC Santa Cruz. He has worked with the San Francisco Symphony and most of the area’s regional orchestras while remaining active in an international community of improvisers and sound artists, appearing on more than 60 recordings of various genres. During 1996-2003, he was a fixture in Chicago’s experimental music underground; long-term affiliations dating from that era include the electro-acoustic duo EKG, the art-punk monstrosity Lozenge, and the Creative Music quintet Wrack (winner of a 2012 Chamber Music America New Jazz Works grant).

www.kylebruckmann.com

Photo by Uli Templin.  More...
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Wednesday, February 8
Wed 2/08 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
For our February event at Canessa Gallery we're excited to present electronic soundscapes from New York artist Laura Feathers, 8-bit avant chiptunes from Tammy Duplantis and epic fuzzed-out drones from Earth Jerks.  More...
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Thursday, February 9
Thu 2/09 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Vijay Iyer with Wadada Leo Smith & Rudresh Mahanthappa
An Evening of duets  More...
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Thu 2/09 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8-10pm Transitions - A sound shifting relay series of short solo performances curated by Josh Martin

Monte Cimino (When Prophecy Fails/Concrete Walls/Getting Worse/Burial Tree)
Joshua Marshall (Life's Blood Ensemble, Soloist, multiple ensembles)
Andre Custoidio (Nihl Communication/Say Bok Gwai/Thunderegg/MANY more)
TIm Sullivan (VOCO)
Alex Yeung (VOCO/Conquest For Death/Say Bok Gwai)
Josh Martin (VOCO)
Chris Sneeringer  More...
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Friday, February 10
Fri 2/10 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Vijay Iyer's Open City & Blindspot with Teju Cole
This night is devoted to a pair of projects in collaboration with Nigerian-American poet and writer Teju Cole, who adds spoken word passages to Open City, Iyer’s large-group piece inspired by Cole’s award-winning 2012 novel, as well as Blindspot, their incisive new multimedia work.  More...
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Fri 2/10 8:00 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
Nancy Karp + Dancers: “MEMORY/PLACE”

Nancy Karp + Dancers returns to ODC Theater with the world premiere of MEMORY/PLACE. Inspired by the current era of human mass migration, Artistic Director Nancy Karp has made a full evening work in three parts, the first two movements set to newly commissioned scores by Kui Dong and Robert Honstein, respectively, and the third to the late Lou Harrison’s almost 30-year- old Grand Duo for piano and violin. A sextet of dancers (Janet Collard, Sonsherée Giles, Sebastian Grubb, Katie Kruger, Amy Lewis, and Kevin Lopez) will be accompanied by three award-winning musicians including cellist Gianna Abondolo, pianist Sarah Cahill and violinist Kate Stenberg. MEMORY/PLACE features the work of Bay Area visual artist Thekla Hammond, one of whose large-format abstract paintings will serve as a primary element in the evening’s scenic design.  More...
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Saturday, February 11
Sat 2/11 3:30 PM Re:Sound A-168 [Mare Island Shoreline Preserve Railroad Ave and Mercado Ct. Vallejo, CA 94592]
Re:Sound Migration
In conjunction with the 2017 San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival, re:sound presents an afternoon of sound and video featuring artists form the San Francisco Bay Area.
Ashley Bellouin
Michele Seippel
Joshua Churchill + Paul Clipson
Jorge Bachmann, Kevin Corcoran, Jen Boyd, Daniel Blomquist and John Davis playing in dedication.  More...
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Sat 2/11 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street San Francisco]
Vijay Iyer Trio w/ Ambrose Akinmusire & Mark Shim  More...
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Sat 2/11 8:00 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
Nancy Karp + Dancers: “MEMORY/PLACE”

Nancy Karp + Dancers returns to ODC Theater with the world premiere of MEMORY/PLACE. Inspired by the current era of human mass migration, Artistic Director Nancy Karp has made a full evening work in three parts, the first two movements set to newly commissioned scores by Kui Dong and Robert Honstein, respectively, and the third to the late Lou Harrison’s almost 30-year- old Grand Duo for piano and violin. A sextet of dancers (Janet Collard, Sonsherée Giles, Sebastian Grubb, Katie Kruger, Amy Lewis, and Kevin Lopez) will be accompanied by three award-winning musicians including cellist Gianna Abondolo, pianist Sarah Cahill and violinist Kate Stenberg. MEMORY/PLACE features the work of Bay Area visual artist Thekla Hammond, one of whose large-format abstract paintings will serve as a primary element in the evening’s scenic design.  More...
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Sunday, February 12
Sun 2/12 4:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Vijay Iyer's Tirtha w/ Prasanna & Nitin Mitta  More...
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Sun 2/12 7:00 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
Nancy Karp + Dancers: “MEMORY/PLACE”

Nancy Karp + Dancers returns to ODC Theater with the world premiere of MEMORY/PLACE. Inspired by the current era of human mass migration, Artistic Director Nancy Karp has made a full evening work in three parts, the first two movements set to newly commissioned scores by Kui Dong and Robert Honstein, respectively, and the third to the late Lou Harrison’s almost 30-year- old Grand Duo for piano and violin. A sextet of dancers (Janet Collard, Sonsherée Giles, Sebastian Grubb, Katie Kruger, Amy Lewis, and Kevin Lopez) will be accompanied by three award-winning musicians including cellist Gianna Abondolo, pianist Sarah Cahill and violinist Kate Stenberg. MEMORY/PLACE features the work of Bay Area visual artist Thekla Hammond, one of whose large-format abstract paintings will serve as a primary element in the evening’s scenic design.  More...
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Tuesday, February 14
Tue 2/14 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Elective Infinities (Nathan Clevenger’s sci-fi-chamber-rock band)
Larry Ochs (saxophone) & Donald Robinson (drums)
Zachary James Watkins (Black Spirituals)  More...
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Thursday, February 16
Thu 2/16 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Scott Amendola Band w/ Nels Cline, Jeff Parker, Jenny Scheinman and John Schifflett
Shows at 7:00pm & 8:30pm  More...
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Thu 2/16 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
The Electro-Acoustic Piano (EAPiano) is an ongoing project which supports and promotes new works for piano and electronics. Started in 2009 by Keith Kirchoff, the project has so far commissioned over thirty different composers and has been presented throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Belgium, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, and England. In addition to many Universities and Colleges, EAPiano has been featured as a part of the SEAMUS festival (Society of Electro Acoustic Music in the United States), ICMC (International Computer Music Conference), Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville in Quebec, and the Festival Internacional de Música Contemporánea in Morelia, Mexico, and has hosted two international composer competitions in collaboration with the American Composers Forum (in 2014) and the University of Toronto (in 2011). The first album in the EAPiano series was released in 2011 on the Thinking outLOUD Records label.  More...
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Thu 2/16 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Golnaz Shariatzadeh
9pm: Victor X. Haskins - solo electo-acoustic performance  More...
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Friday, February 17
Fri 2/17 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Scott Amendola Band w/Nels Cline, Jeff Parker, Jenny Scheinman and John Schifflett
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Fri 2/17 7:30 PM Episcopal Church of the Incarnation [1750 29th Ave SF]
Vocal recital with baritone Jere Torkelsen and soprano Sibel Demirmen. Jere Torkelsen has been a member of the San Francisco Opera chorus since 1987. During his tenure he has performed many roles including, Gen. John Rawlins in Philip Glasses Appomattox, Melisso in Handel’s Alcina, The Imperial Commissioner in Madama Butteryfly, and The Journalist in Berg’s Lulu, among others. Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as a “superb singer” with a “crystalline voice,” Sibel Demirmen is a versatile soprano praised for her charming stage presence and colorful coloratura sound. She has sung with many Bay Area companies including Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Townsend Opera Players, Berkeley Opera, West Marin Players, Ross Valley Players, Marin Musical Theatre Company, Marin Baroque, Lucas Valley Chamber Orchestra, Thick Description, City Opera SF and is a member of Goat Hall Production’s The Kurt Weill Project.  More...
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Saturday, February 18
Sat 2/18 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Scott Amendola Band w/Nels Cline, Jeff Parker, Jenny Scheinman and John Schifflett
Shows at 7:00pm & 8:30pm  More...
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Sunday, February 19
Sun 2/19 5:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Scott Amendola Band w/Nels Cline, Jeff Parker, Jenny Scheinman and John Schifflett
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Sun 2/19 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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Thursday, February 23
Thu 2/23 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Guitarist Giacomo Fiore presents a historical retrospective of works for electric guitar, solo and with electronics, including rarities by Cesar Bolaños and Arne Nordheim; and works in just intonation for the Lou Harrison resophonic guitar, in honor of Lou's centenary.  More...
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Thu 2/23 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
ECM Week - Ralph Towner, solo / John Abercrombie Quartet  More...
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Thu 2/23 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 Jason’s Instructions
Ben Zucker - trumpet; Ben Westfall - guitar; Leo Tracey - bass; Joe Orimo - drums
9:00 Ritwik Banerji  More...
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Friday, February 24
Fri 2/24 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Ethan Iverson & Mark Turner duo/Anja Lechner & François Couturier duo  More...
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Saturday, February 25
Sat 2/25 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Craig Taborn Quartet/Aaron Parks Trio  More...
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Sunday, February 26
Sun 2/26 4:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Wolfgang Muthspiel, Ambrose Akinmusire, Scott Colley, Gwilym Simcock & Brian Blade/Dave King Trio  More...
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Thursday, March 2
Thu 3/02 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Composer and performer Victor Gama returns to CCRMA to present a new performance work. Victor's artistic process begins with the creation of an entirely new instrument, one whose design is steeped in symbolic meaning. For Victor, concept design, the selection of materials, fabrication, and scoring are all equally important parts in the creation of new music, blending current fabrication technologies with ideas, materials, and traditions inspired by the natural world.  More...
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