Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Studio Grand
3234 Grand Ave,
Oakland CA 94610  

Studio Grand is a nonprofit multi-use storefront that supports local families, youth, emerging and established artists by hosting a mix of music, performance, educational, visual art classes and events. Studio Grand seeks to provide teaching artists and performers with an affordable and highly visible location, as well as the opportunity for them to be creative and free in their work. Programming will reflect and serve the diverse communities that surround Oakland’s Lake Merritt and maintain a space for intercultural and transdisciplinary engagement.

Upcoming Events:
Monday, July 16 2018 9:30 PM
The Steve Adams/Scott Walton duo and the Tom Weeks/Nathan Corder duo perform together at Studio Grand.

The Steve Adams/Scott Walton duo

Steve Adams - woodwinds and electronics
Scott Walton - bass

The Tom Weeks/Nathan Corder duo

Tom Weeks - saxes
Nathan Corder - electronics  More...

Monday, July 23 2018 9:30 PM
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Social Stutter + Shariat/Schwenkler Duo

Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Presents:


Social Stutter, a saxophone quartet led by composer/altoist Beth Schenck, blurs the line between strictly written chamber music and soaring free jazz. Solos emerge from the natural order of intricately written lines that, although begin simply in structure, twist and distort themselves into surprisingly complex shapes and forms. Unlike traditional saxophone quartets, some of the pieces are composed for two altos and two tenors, which leads itself to denser harmonic territory and a uniquely homogenous sound. Masters of texture and nuance, the quartet has a keen awareness of how to support and push one another's creative boundaries. Social Stutter is comprised of some of the Bay Area's most unique saxophone voices: Kasey Knudsen, Phillip Greenlief and Cory Wright along with Schenck.

Golnaz Shariat: violin

Kevin Schwenkler: vocal, piano, electronics

DOORS 9:00 PM; SHOW 9:30 PM

$7-15 sliding scale

Oakland Freedom Jazz Society takes place every Monday night at Studio Grand. Lineups feature avant-jazz, experimental and noise performances by local and touring musicians and multimedia artists. OFJS is a long-running (5 years and counting!) series curated by Fernando Carpenter of VAMP. For more information, check out OFJS's Facebook page.  More...