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Sun, Nov 6 2022 4:00 PM

Berkeley Finnsh Hall
1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley
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Finnish Heritage Society presents music inspired by jazz, improvisation, Finnish and Jewish cultural expressions as part of the monthly Cultural Performance series at the Berkeley Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St (University Ave).
Doors at 3:30 pm Matinee at 4:00 pm

4:00 pm Jordan Glenn, percussion, David Israel Katz - voice
David Israel Katz is the founder of the foreignfire a performance ensemble that creates aesthetically powerful events in the overlapping area of performance art and Jewish ritual.
Jordan Glenn is a drummer, percussionist, improviser, composer, conductor, and bandleader. He runs a wide swath of groups in the SF Bay Area and has recorded as a leader and sideman on almost sixty albums.
They have crossed paths numerous times in the bay area's fertile improv scene. Most notably, they have contributed to Brett Carson's opera Just Visiting (X-Ray Vision) and Lisa Mezzacappa's audio podcast opera The Electronic Lover. This is their outing in a duo format.

5:00 pm Heikki Koskinen Quartet
Rent Romus - alto saxophone, flutes
Safa Shokrai - double bass
Eli Knowles - drums, piano
Heikki Koskinen - e-trumpet, tenor recorder, piano

Heikki Koskinen is an international acclaimed musician, composer, and educator born in Turku, Finland. He left his native Finland to study jazz at the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1973, and later moved to San Francisco in 1977. He is a key musical figure in the Bay Area and Finnish music communities having worked with Hadley Caliman, Steve Heckman, Mark Levine, Joe Bonner, Teppo Hauta-aho, Edward Vesala, and Seppo "Paroni" Paakkunainen and many others. In 2019 he was awarded jazz legend status in by the Finnish Music Archive.
The group will perform music celebrating birthday's, weddings, jazz, and traditional Finnish music.

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Cost: $20 Gen, $15 Sen/Stu
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play:
Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
Fred Frith, Guitar; Jordan Glenn, Drums; Jason Hoopes, bass