Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sun, Jun 23 2019 7:30 PM

7:30 PM Andrew Jamieson - piano, Charles Peoples III - voice
8:30 PM Scott Stobbe + 2
Scott Braziel-Keyboard, Herbert Diamant-Reeds, Scott Stobbe-guitar

New Orleans based composer Scott Stobbe presents a works for reeds, keyboard and guitar. Blending free and structured improv. with compositions inspired by 14th century polyphony, french Impressionism and American folk music.
Scott Stobbe has an A.A. degree in music composition from Foothill College in Los Altos California, a B.M. in music composition from Portland State University and is currently a music composition graduate student at Stephen F. Austin University. Scott has taught at the Cadenza Academy in Portland Oregon and is currently teaching guitar and music theory to inmates at Roundtree Jail in Watsonville and Salinas Valley State Prison. Scott has performed all across the continental United States, Canada, Portugal, Spain, France, Ireland, Belgium, Holland and Italy. Scotts’ compositions have been performed by The New Music Works Ensemble in Santa Cruz CA, The Cabrillo College Guitar Orchestra, Thollem Mcdonas , The Blue Cranes, The Quadraphonnes, and the New Music Society of Portland. His music has been featured at The Portland Jazz Festival and the Olympia Festival of Experimental Music (with Zdrastvootie) as well as his own chamber group. Scotts’ music has been recorded by The Blue Cranes, The Quadraphonnes, Triem and Thollem Mcdonas (winner of the 2007 National Endowment For the Arts meet the composer grant.)Scott has a firm belief that music is a powerful force that can uplift,heal,educate and bring people together.

Scott Brazieal has been composing and performing various genres of experimental music for over 35 years, having been a central part of numerous recordings on such labels as Cuneiform Records and Recommended Records. He is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studying composition with John Adams, among others. A veteran of several European tours with his own rock group, Cartoon, and later with the acclaimed avant-rock band, 5uu’s, he has since settled down these past years finishing a solo album, “Songs from the Empire” and writing the film score, (and co-wrote the screenplay) for the independent film, “The Cedars”.

Andrew Jamieson is dedicated to spiritual transformation through his work as a pianist, keyboardist, composer and arranger. With a passion for black gospel music, he plays for faith communities including City of Refuge UCC in Oakland and serves as Minister of Music at Bethel Community Presbyterian Church in San Leandro. With a passion for free improvisation and experimentation, he plays in bay area improvisational groups, including Ell3 and Nine Fingers, and he completed a Master's of Arts in music composition at Mills College. Working to integrate these musical traditions, he composed the avant-gospel chamber opera Heaven Down Here meditating on the story of Jim Jones' Peoples Temple, and is working on an album of experimental piano arrangements of African American spirituals.

Cost: sliding scale $10-20