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10/19/2019 - 12/03/2019

Saturday, October 19
Sat 10/19 8:00 PM Wind River [421 Wild Way, Santa Cruz]
Indexical Presents: Laetitia Sonami + Asha Tamirisa

With Of lands and lines, Bay Area electronic music pioneer Laetitia Sonami explores the Spring Spyre, a neural network instrument created in collaboration with technologist Rebecca Fiebrink. Focusing on the shift between place and representation, Sonami tunes the instrument in a new “prepared exploration” created specifically for the performance site at Wind River. Sharing the bill is Asha Tamirisa, whose long-form improvised performances incorporate various combinations of digital, analog, and tactile media—such as analog synthesizers, sounding objects, moving image, and generative text—and often seek to use the site of the performance as part of the instrumentation. Most recently, historical allegories, memories, and archival materials have been finding their way into her sensorial multimedia performances.  More...
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Sunday, October 20
Sun 10/20 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 pm Ends Meat' Catastrophe Jazz Ensemble
Erika Oba - piano/flute, Chris Bastian - bass, Eli Maliwan - tenor saxophone, Rachel Austin - vocals
8:30 PM Trouble Ensemble
Rent Romus, Joshua Marshall: saxophones, Jakob Pek: guitar, Tim DeCillis: vibraphone,
Andrew Jamieson: piano, Chris Lauf: drums, Ernest Larkins: voice  More...
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Sun 10/20 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical 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. Over by 10pm. It's free. If you want to contribute, bring snacks and drinks.  More...
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Monday, October 21
Mon 10/21 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Brainwave Curious?

Research based soundscapes generated by brainwaves.  More...
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Mon 10/21 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
OFJS: Mezzacappa/Fluke-Mogul & Örjan Hultén Orion  More...
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Tuesday, October 22
Tue 10/22 7:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
For one night only, the bi-coastal ensemble of Henry Kaiser, Max Kutner (NY), Andrew Dixon, Darren Johnston (NY), Michael Manring, Steve Robertson and John Hanrahan will unite as A LOVE SUPREME ELECTRIC for a special performance celebrating the music of John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme"  More...
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Tue 10/22 9:00 PM Starline Social Club [2236 Martin Luther King Oakland]
zBug is a psychedelic jazz quartet featuring David Leikam, Sheila Bosco, Patrick Cress, Timothy Orr. Saxophonist, composer Rent Romus started the Lords of Outland in 1994.  More...
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Wednesday, October 23
Wed 10/23 7:45 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
FACE OF A STRANGER (1977), a restored feature film by San Francisco filmmaker and musician David Michalak. Tonight’s premiere will feature a new score by the internationally acclaimed pianist, Thollem McDonas. Selected Film-Frame prints will be on view in the lobby and the show will open with a short set by Rova’s Bruce Ackley.  More...
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Thursday, October 24
Thu 10/24 6:30 PM Contemporary Jewish Museum [736 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94103]
DIALECTS draws from sounds, songs, and stories about migration and displacement, both human and nonhuman. Szu-Han Ho’s work explores the relationship between bodies and the places that preserve history and memories. Presented by Soundwave curator Patricia Cariño Valdez. Presented as part of Soundwave Festival 9.  More...
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Thu 10/24 7:30 PM Berkeley, CA [RSVP for address]
All Ears Interfaith Sangha October gathering

Listening in Dreams
with IONE
An Evening of Dream Meditation and Sharing

You are invited (but not required!) to bring a dish to share with the community. RSVP (AndrewBarnesJam@gmail.com or 708-469-9365) for address.
(***note the unusual time/day of the week!!!)  More...
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Thu 10/24 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Gardener
Dashiell Lewis - voice/electronics
modular synth drones, rhythms, and textures
Instagon  More...
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Thu 10/24 8:00 PM Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium [1313 Newell Rd Palo Alto]
Earthwise welcomes Tom Harrell Quartet  More...
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Thu 10/24 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Burmese, Inverts, Flesh Narc, Kimoyo Update  More...
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Friday, October 25
Fri 10/25 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Avishai Cohen Quartet/Wadada Leo Smith Golden Quintet
Friday October 25, 7:30pm
$25-55
SFJAZZ celebrates a half-century of the iconic label, with nights in Miner Auditorium and the Joe Henderson Lab featuring ECM’s greatest artists. Named with initials standing for “Edition of Contemporary Music,” founder Manfred Eicher’s Munich-based imprint has represented the leading edge of innovation for five decades and over 1600 individual releases, blurring lines between genres and championing both established masters and young visionaries.

A double bill of modern trumpet greats with former SFJAZZ Collective member Cohen playing music from his last two ECM releases with his working quartet, and avant-garde trumpet icon Smith presents the world premiere of his Appassionata Suite dedicated to Anita Hill, MLK Jr., and more.  More...
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Fri 10/25 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
CCRMA presents "In Search of Lost Beauty..." by Žibuoklė Martinaitytė

“In Search of Lost Beauty…” (2016) is a sequence of audiovisual novellas for violin, cello, piano, electronics and video on the elusive subject of beauty. Here the experience of time is slowed down as to transport us into an alternate dimension where the commonly apprehended reality is inverted into the otherworldly mystique of reflections and shadows. The amplitude of this ephemeral search for beauty encompasses phenomena found in nature, everyday life and art. The piece consists of 10 sections, which are woven into one structural entity of suggestive coherence.  More...
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Fri 10/25 8:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Chandler/Cooper/Heule, Flesh Narc, TendHer, VOL  More...
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Fri 10/25 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Jesse Perlstein & Shinya Sugimoto + Glenda Bates/OboeTronics  More...
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Saturday, October 26
Sat 10/26 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Vijay Iyer Trio
$40-105
SFJAZZ celebrates a half-century of the iconic label, with nights in Miner Auditorium and the Joe Henderson Lab featuring ECM’s greatest artists. Named with initials standing for “Edition of Contemporary Music,” founder Manfred Eicher’s Munich-based imprint has represented the leading edge of innovation for five decades and over 1600 individual releases, blurring lines between genres and championing both established masters and young visionaries.  More...
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Sat 10/26 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Neil Rolnick: Journey’s End, with pianist Kathleen Supové  More...
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Sat 10/26 7:30 PM The Lost Church [65 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA 94103]
Grex + EFFT at the Lost Church

An electric evening of art rock and surreal song with Oakland experimental duo Grex and dream folk band EFFT.

Advance Tickets can be purchased HERE

Grex (Karl Evangelista, Rei Scampavia) is an art rock band based out of Oakland, California. In biological terms, a "grex" is an entity composed of several smaller organisms. Grex (the band) explores the meeting point between fun, delightfully strange psychedelic pop/rock and the dark outer reaches of noise and free jazz.

EFFT is the dream folk collaboration of Noah Philips and Sarah Palmer. Think Bjork meets Jose Gonzales. Acoustic guitars weaving spells, along with the poetic incantations of Sarah's voice- EFFT is a hypnotic aural hideaway.  More...
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Sat 10/26 8:00 PM Free Jazz House Party [1054 Tilton Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087]
Halloween themed free jazz house party show featuring Dust Lord Gets A Haircut, LKD Trio (debut), Feral Luggage in Sunnyvale, California.  More...
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Sat 10/26 8:00 PM CounterPulse [80 Turk Street San Francisco 94102]
Just Ahead is Darkness is an evening of episodic performance inspired by how time transforms the relationships between fact, story, and truth. This is part of our Soundwave Festival 9, "Time." Featuring dance company Sharp & Fine, composer Cory Wright, and author Ben Loory in an interactive theatrical experience. $20 General Admission; Doors 7:15pm, Show 8pm.  More...
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Sunday, October 27
Sun 10/27 3:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Kinda Green (Tim Perkis, Tom Djll) / Kim Nucci solo  More...
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Sun 10/27 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Wooden Fish Ensemble: Celebrating the music of Hyo-shin Na
Birthday Reception follows the concert.
Thomas Schultz, piano; Shoko Hikage, koto; John Smalley, baritone; James Pytko, clarinet; Hyunchae Kim, kayageum; Terrie Baune, violin
Tickets $5 - $25
https://www.oldfirstconcerts.org/performance/wooden-fish-ensemble-sunday-october-27-at-4-pm/  More...
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Sun 10/27 7:30 PM Land and Sea [5428 San Pablo Ave Oakland]
Jesse Perlstein & Shinya Sugimoto / IMA / Danishta Rivero  More...
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Thursday, October 31
Thu 10/31 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Amendola vs. Blades vs. Skerik vs. Baptista vs. Parker
Thursday, October 31
7:00pm & 8:30pm

Friday, November 1
7:00pm & 8:30pm

Saturday, November 2
7:00pm & 8:30pm

Sunday, November 3
6:00pm & 7:30pm
$25

Berkeley-based drummer, composer and bandleader Scott Amendola showcases his longstanding partnership with Hammond B-3 organ star Wil Blades for an evening of greasy grooves and head-spinning musical telepathy, augmented by saxophonist Skerik, Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker, and Brazilian master percussionist Cyro Baptista, with music from their new album.  More...
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Thu 10/31 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
CCRMA presents "HYLAEA ReSpoken" by Timothy Weaver

HYLAEA ReSpoken is a collection of live cinema (sound/moving image) movements that seeks to reanimate the residues of lost ecological memory. The project enriches the transcoding of bio- and ecoinformatic data to soundscape thru the re-witnessing of endangered and extinct habitats and uncertain biodiversity.

The compendium of works interlaces lifecycles to the afterlife, through sonic and visual immersion, to recollect the complex imagined distance between genomic and ecoacoustic expression. HYLAEA ReSpoken folds and refolds the digital/visual residues from emergent extremophiles into the tenuous fate of terrestrial and ocean ecosystems as they have become ensnared by the hand of human-induced extinction. The intent of the work is a temporal suspension of audience into a sensorial crosslinking of time, space and phylogeny.  More...
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Friday, November 1
Fri 11/01 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Amendola vs. Blades vs. Skerik vs. Baptista vs. Parker
Thursday, October 31
7:00pm & 8:30pm

Friday, November 1
7:00pm & 8:30pm

Saturday, November 2
7:00pm & 8:30pm

Sunday, November 3, Joe Henderson Lab
6:00pm & 7:30pm

Berkeley-based drummer, composer and bandleader Scott Amendola showcases his longstanding partnership with Hammond B-3 organ star Wil Blades for an evening of greasy grooves and head-spinning musical telepathy, augmented by saxophonist Skerik, Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker, and Brazilian master percussionist Cyro Baptista, with music from their new album.  More...
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Saturday, November 2
Sat 11/02 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Amendola vs. Blades vs. Skerik vs. Baptista vs. Parker
7:00pm & 8:30pm, Joe Henderson Lab

Berkeley-based drummer, composer and bandleader Scott Amendola showcases his longstanding partnership with Hammond B-3 organ star Wil Blades for an evening of greasy grooves and head-spinning musical telepathy, augmented by saxophonist Skerik, Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker, and Brazilian master percussionist Cyro Baptista, with music from their new album.  More...
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Sat 11/02 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Kathleen Supové, Pianist: Rise Up, Take Flight  More...
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Sat 11/02 8:00 PM Wind River [421 Wild Way, Santa Cruz]
Jack Callahan (die Reihe) & Jeff Witscher (Rene Hell): What Happens on Earth Stays on Earth

Jack Callahan (die Reihe) and Jeff Witscher’s (Rene Hell) recent collaboration What Happens on Earth Stays on Earth is a multichannel work examining the banality of the human drama in the 21st century. Witscher and Callahan, both known for their far-ranging work under various monikers, have recently put forward the descriptors “Music Art” and “Sound Music” as formal headings to re-assert the simplicity of their own respective practices. The evening will also features solo works by Callahan and Witscher. A new work by Witscher, entitled St. Vincent Passion, is in reference to Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with new proclamations of impending apocalypse littered throughout. Callahan’s solo performance draws from his project Housed, a catalog of over 1000 chords from classic House tracks sampled and archived by Callahan, which is currently being turned into an web-based archive.  More...
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Sunday, November 3
Sun 11/03 6:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Amendola vs. Blades vs. Skerik vs. Baptista vs. Parker
Joe Henderson Lab
6:00pm & 7:30pm

Berkeley-based drummer, composer and bandleader Scott Amendola showcases his longstanding partnership with Hammond B-3 organ star Wil Blades for an evening of greasy grooves and head-spinning musical telepathy, augmented by saxophonist Skerik, Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker, and Brazilian master percussionist Cyro Baptista, with music from their new album.  More...
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Sun 11/03 6:30 PM Oakland, CA [RSVP for address (AndrewBarnesJam@gmail.com)]
All Ears October Gathering.
Like other All Ears events, please RSVP for the address. Join us in performing sound meditations and connecting with one another, ourselves, and with Spirit through creation and awareness of sound. This month, in honor of various faith traditions around this time of year (Samhain, Día de los Muertos, All Saints Day, etc.), keyboardist Andrew Barnes Jamieson, and singer/performance artist Charles Peoples III will lead the community in their Ancestors' Groan. You will be invited to connect with the voices of wisdom within ourselves that need to be heard in this moment. Come listen, participate, and be transformed.  More...
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Sun 11/03 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 Echo's Bones
Sheldon Brown - clarinet, bass clarinet/Joseph Noble - flute, alto flute, bass flute/Amber Lamprecht - oboe, English horn
8:30 Noertker's Moxie
Annelise Zamula - alto sax, flute/Joshua Marshall - tenor sax/Bill Noertker - contrabass/Dave Mihaly - drums  More...
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Monday, November 4
Mon 11/04 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Ensemble PHASE

Ensemble PHASE performs recently-composed repertoires written for Korean traditional instruments.  More...
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Thursday, November 7
Thu 11/07 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Stephen Loof - Electric Guitar
GAMA :: Ygara BIssu
field recordings, synthesizers and textures to chants and
poems connected to realms of post gender.  More...
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Thu 11/07 8:00 PM SAFEhouse Arts [145 Eddy St. SF]
Big Drama No Drama, DunkelpeK & Jon Raskin  More...
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Friday, November 8
Fri 11/08 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
LATITUDES: KAORI SUZUKI & JOSEPH HAMMER

Armed with a battery of consumer-grade electronics and an unwholesome passion for sci-fi and AM radio, audio plunderer Joseph Hammer assembles found sound detritus into a palace of labyrinthine referents. Kaori Suzuki rewards endurance with transcendence in a set featuring modified melodica and oscillators.  More...
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Fri 11/08 8:00 PM SAFEhouse Arts [145 Eddy St. SF]
Big Drama, No Drama, DunkelpeK & Never Weather  More...
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Saturday, November 9
Sat 11/09 3:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble  More...
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Sat 11/09 4:00 PM San Francisco Public Library, Richmond Branch [351 9th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94118]
A free screening of the Sublime Frequencies documentary "Jemaa El Fna: Morocco's Rendezvous of the Dead" (2004).  More...
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Sunday, November 10
Sun 11/10 8:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
SWINGING CHANDELIERS (LA) // SUZUKI / KRAUSBAUER (Oak)
liminal zone of total art and perpetual weirdness :: existential and ecstatic free drone music ::  More...
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Tuesday, November 12
Tue 11/12 8:00 PM The Laundry SF [3359 26th St SF]
Resident is a monthly electronic audiovisual open mic event started in 2017. It is held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at The Laundry. The Laundry event space is casual and cool, and the community you'll find is like no other for aspiring electronic musicians in Bay. No judgments, no bullshit, just positive support and openness to new ideas.

We stream every show on YouTube. Subscribe to this channel with the bell on to be alerted  More...
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Tue 11/12 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
- Beam Splitter with Kyle Bruckmann & Jacob Felix Heule
- Chandler/Korber/Weeks
- Junior Mint Prince  More...
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Wednesday, November 13
Wed 11/13 7:00 PM San Francisco Public Library, Richmond Branch [351 9th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94118]
A free screening of the Sublime Frequencies documentary "Nat Pwe: Burma's Carnival of Spirit Soul" (2004).  More...
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Thursday, November 14
Thu 11/14 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
CCRMA presents Ellen Phan and Nisa Karnsomport


This collaborative audiovisual performance by sound experimentalist Ellen Phan and video artist Nisa Karnsomport will feature live manipulation of sounds and moving images.  More...
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Saturday, November 16
Sat 11/16 3:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Wooden Fish Ensemble with Special Guest: Yuki Endo on Shinobue  More...
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Sat 11/16 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
The Mills Performing Group celebrates composer/improviser Anthony Braxton’s 75th birthday with a concert of his compositions.  More...
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Sat 11/16 8:00 PM Radius Gallery [1050 River St #127 Santa Cruz]
The Powers + Sharmi Basu

In their web TV series, “Sistership TV,” multimedia performance art trio and research group The Powers envision a world inhabited by animal kin and monstrous creatures, haunted by other-dimensional entities, and erupting with the repressed archetypes of classical myth. Through the media of video, music, story-telling, dance, and ritualistic performance, The Powers present a performance that is both absurd, irreverent, and terrifying, drawing inspiration from mythological trinities of sisters and reconfigurations of hetero-patriarchal myths. The Powers consists of scholar, psychoanalytic therapist, and musician Katherine Kline, Brooklyn/Montreal painter and mixed-media artist Jessica Mensch, and Canada-based artist and filmmaker Emily Pelstring. Sharing the bill is Oakland-based artist Sharmi Basu, who explores themes of vulnerability, accountability, and experiences of millennial diaspora in their electronic and multimedia performances.  More...
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Sat 11/16 8:00 PM Piedmont Piano Company [1728 San Pablo Ave Oakland]
Trio M  More...
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Sunday, November 17
Sun 11/17 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical 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. Over by 10pm. It's free. If you want to contribute, bring snacks and drinks.  More...
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Tuesday, November 19
Tue 11/19 4:00 PM KZSU 90.1FM, Stanford University [540 Memorial Way Stanford, California 94305]
TUNE-IN LIVE WORLDWIDE | 4-6PM (PT) // David Leikam is a San Francisco-based composer-performer and bandleader. Being born with cerebral palsy has affected his body and speech, giving him a distinct view into his creative arts/music process and being largely a self-taught multi-instrumentalist.  More...
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Wednesday, November 20
Wed 11/20 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Scott Amendola & Ben Goldberg play music with Nate Brenner!  More...
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Thursday, November 21
Thu 11/21 6:00 PM The Contemporary Jewish Museum [736 Mission St SF]
Experiments in Sonic Potential: Ben Goldberg  More...
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Friday, November 22
Fri 11/22 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
As part of her West Coast Tour, Hamburg-based trumpeter Birgit Ulher performs with local trumpet troublemaker Tom Djll in duos and trio with master improviser Tim Perkis, using brass tubes, valves, buzzing things and electronics. Many musicians regard the TAC room as one of the best-sounding small spaces in the Bay Area, so this is an excellent opportunity to appreciate two celebrated alt-trumpet masters, making and muting and mixing.  More...
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Saturday, November 23
Sat 11/23 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
"FutureJazz" is an electronic trio featuring E. Doctor Smith on the Zendrum EXP and samples, Peter McKibben on guitar, loops and synthesizer, and Laura Austin Wiley on flutes and effects.  More...
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Monday, November 25
Mon 11/25 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Woodwind multi-instrumentalist Sheldon Brown has been involved in the SFBA creative music scene for over 20 years. zBug is a psychedelic jazz trio.  More...
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