Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sun, May 19 2019 7:30 PM

7:30 pm Kretzmer/Clifford/Jordan
Yoni Kretzmer - tenor saxophone, Mark Clifford - vibraphone, Jordan Glenn - drums
8:30 pm Stone Raft
Josh Allen - tenor saxophone, Tom Weeks - alto saxophone, Tim Duff - doublebass, Aaron Levin - drums

Stone Raft is a quartet consisting of veteran improvisers formed in 2017 in Oakland, CA. Billing themselves as "West Coast energy music for continental secessionists", Stone Raft performs powerful free improv in the spirit of Charles Gayle, Milford Graves, Peter Brötzmann, and Sonny Simmons. Their music incorporates intense polyphony, atavistic vigor, and avant-garde technique.

Brooklyn based tenor saxophonist Yoni Kretzmer's teams up with vibraphonist Mark Clifford and drummer Jordan Glenn for a first meeting of free improvisations and spontaneous composition, each member bringing their unique, developed yet fresh sound and personality to the ford.
Yoni Kretzmer, is a Brooklyn based, tenor saxophone (originally from Tel Aviv). Yoni Has collaborated with many of the top and most adventurous figures of the NYC free jazz-free Impov scene. Kretzmer has released, so far, 9 albums under his own name, runs the record label OutNow Recordings and has curated many ongoing series in the north side of Brooklyn. ark Clifford is a vibraphonist, composer, and percussionist living in Oakland, CA.

A much sought after performer and improviser, Clifford is equally involved in free improvisation, new music, jazz, and rock; he is involved in multiple projects in the Bay Area and around the Country. His performance experience spans worldwide; he has had the honor of playing alongside an array of esteemed contemporaries, including: Jeff Parker, Kjell Nordeson, Ches Smith, Joan La Barbara, Aram Shelton, Colin Stranahan, Ron Miles, Scott Amendola, Tatsuya Nakatani, Danny Meyer, Lisa Mezzacappa, So Percussion, Oakland Active Orchestra, and has served as a percussionist with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

Jordan Glenn is one of the most thought after drummers in the Bay Area creative music scene. He has collaborated and recorded with master Roscoe Mitchell as well and with other key figures in the local scene such as Lisa Mezacappa, Fred Frith and the Rova Orchestra among others.

Cost: sliding scale $10-20
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Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
Fred Frith, Guitar; Jordan Glenn, Drums; Jason Hoopes, bass