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11/17/2019 - 01/01/2020

Sunday, November 17
Sun 11/17 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
sfSound plays works for instruments and tape by Jonty Harrison and Herbert Brün. Davy Sumner Ensemble plays Synthbees.  More...
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Sun 11/17 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 pm Ric Louchard Quartet
Josh Marshall - tenor saxophone, Lisa Mezzacappa - double bass, Jordan Glenn - drums. Ric Louchard - piano/stories
8:30 pm Rent Romus' Lords of Outland plays 25 years under the mountain
Philip Everett - drums,autoharp, electronics, Ray Schaeffer - 6-string electric bass
Alex Cohen - electric guitar, viola da gamba
Rent Romus - alto, soprano, c-melody saxophones, flutes, kantele, percussion
Scott R. Looney - piano  More...
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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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Sun 11/17 8:30 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Lord Tang - Tyler Holmes - IMA  More...
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Monday, November 18
Mon 11/18 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Drift: Neuro-Meditation

Meditative soundscapes generated by neurofeedback.  More...
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Mon 11/18 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
OFJS: Finkbeiner/Allen/Levin + Trouble Ensemble  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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Tue 11/19 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Way Out West Concert Series - Karl Evangelista's Labas

Filipino-American guitarist/composer Karl Evangelista is joined by an all-star cast of instrumentalists for “Labas” (Tagalog for "outside"), a journey through Filipino tradition and the immigrant experience by way of modern jazz and powerful sonic abstraction.

Labas: Karl Evangelista: guitar, composition, Jordan Glenn: drums, Crystal Pascucci: cello, Rei Scampavia: keys, Cory Wright: alto saxophone

Tickets HERE:  More...
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Tue 11/19 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
An evening of audio-visual improvisations with German trumpet player Birgit Ulher, Bill Hsu and Gino Robair  More...
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Wednesday, November 20
Wed 11/20 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Elizabeth Kimble: Fundraiser Concert  More...
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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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Thu 11/21 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Dubovoy/Whatley
free improvisation, Japanese music, found sounds, sound art
Alexander Dubovoy - piano, Katherine Whatley - koto
Birgit Ulher Ensemble
Birgit Ulher, Tom Djll, Jacob Felix Heule and Kevin Corcoran  More...
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Thu 11/21 8:00 PM Mitchell Park Community Center [3700 Middlefield Road Palo Alto]
Earthwise presents Dave Douglas Engage f Jeff Parker & Clarence Penn

Click for Tickets $20  More...
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Thu 11/21 8:45 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
SOOT / Entresol / Folian / Leila Abdul-Rauf  More...
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Thu 11/21 9:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St SF]
Terry Riley & Gyan Riley - 50th Anniversary of "A Rainbow In Curved Air"  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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Fri 11/22 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Nicholas Phillips: #45miniatures  More...
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Fri 11/22 8:00 PM Audium [1616 Bush Street, San Francisco]
Premiere of Audium 11 - Friday, November 22, 2019

Two years in the making, Audium 11 dives into the primordial world buried beneath the surface of consciousness; the shifting sonic layers deep inside us all. Listeners will be immersed in urban sounds more familiar, as well as a vast assortment of electronic sounds in the abstract. In Audium’s pitch-black, 176-speaker space, a calm scene in a cafe can become a raucous thunderstorm, and dark ethereal rumblings can morph into pleasant piano tinkling.  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 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out II
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music--

Set #1: Swimming in Bengal (world music/rock from Sacramento)

Set #2: Fellow Hominids (free jazz)
Cory Wright alto saxophone, bass clarinet, John Schott guitar, John Finkbeiner guitar, Jordan Glenn drums

Set #3: Crude Drawings (free improvisation)
Joel Nelson-guitar, Jordan Glenn-drums, Naomi Harrison Clay-sax  More...
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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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Monday, December 2
Mon 12/02 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music--

Set #1: LOAN (improvised/poetry)
Chris Peck-guitar, Tongo Eisen-Martin-poetry

Set #2: Grex (art rock/experimental)
Karl Evangelista-guitar, voice, elec, Rei Scampavia-keys, voice, elec

Set #3: Nathan Clevenger Group (modern jazz)
Kasey Knudsen: as, Cory Wright: ts, cl, fl, Rachel Condry: bcl, cl, Lisa Mezzacappa: b, Jon Arkin; Jason Levis: dms, Tim DeCillis: vib, NC: gtr  More...
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Wednesday, December 4
Wed 12/04 6:30 PM Koret Auditorium @SF public library - main branch [100 larkin street SF]
SF Public Library Presents readybox (Thomas Dimuzio - electronics, Phillip Greenlief - tenor saxophone)  More...
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Thursday, December 5
Thu 12/05 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Carey/Benedict/Arkin
Ian Carey - trumpet
Lorin Benedict - voice & Jon Arkin - drums
nooisc
Bill Noertker - basses, Mark Oi - electric guitar, Bethany Schwarz - electronics  More...
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Saturday, December 7
Sat 12/07 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Mobius Trio: Bon Voyage Release Party  More...
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Sat 12/07 7:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Éliane Radigue: Trilogie de la Mort  More...
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Sunday, December 8
Sun 12/08 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Éliane Radigue: Occam Ocean

Performed By Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, Charles Curtis, Rhodri Davies, And Robin Hayward

Éliane Radigue (b. 1932) is a pioneering French composer of undulating continuous music marked by patient, virtually imperceptible transformations that purposefully unfold to reveal the intangible, radiant contents of minimal sound—its partials, harmonics, subharmonics and inherent distortions.  More...
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Sun 12/08 9:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
9PM zBug is a psychedelic jazz trio. 10PM Feral Luggage is a San Francisco-based septet band playing NullWave.  More...
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Tuesday, December 10
Tue 12/10 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
- Jordan Glenn's BEAK
- New Zombies
- Ackley/fluke-mogul/Mezzacappa  More...
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Wednesday, December 11
Wed 12/11 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Five Songs for Kate and Vanessa ~ a world premiere  More...
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Thursday, December 12
Thu 12/12 8:00 PM Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium [1313 Newell Road Palo Alto]
Earthwise welcomes Larry Ochs free jazz concert

This event is free courtesy of Earthwise Productions.  More...
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Thu 12/12 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Xylouris White  More...
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Friday, December 13
Fri 12/13 8:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Mike Baggetta, Stephen Hodges and Mike Watt return to the Uptown with their newly formed trio, mssv, in support of the release of a new live album. Henry Kaiser & Scott Amendola duo open the night.  More...
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Sunday, December 15
Sun 12/15 5:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Los Angeles–based composer Tashi Wada presents his new group featuring Julia Holter and percussionist Corey Fogel, performing music from Wada’s album Nue. This collaboration ranges from minimalist bagpipes to otherworldly vocals, creating, in Wada’s words, “a vision, an endless night of dreams, and a personal history of sorts, full of joys and demons.” From the doubling of tones—and the world of harmonic nuances such an action produces—to the interplay between individual musicians, Wada’s compositions allow space for these elements to join and grow.  More...
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Sun 12/15 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, December 16
Mon 12/16 7:30 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St SF]
Thurston Moore Group at The Chapel  More...
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Wednesday, December 18
Wed 12/18 7:00 PM San Francisco Public Library, Richmond Branch [351 9th Ave. San Francisco, CA 94118]
A free screening of the Sublime Frequencies documentary "Phi Ta Khon: Ghosts of Isan" (2006).  More...
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Wed 12/18 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Will Bernard, John Schott, Scott Amendola, Jenny Scheinman, Todd Sickafoose  More...
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Saturday, December 21
Sat 12/21 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Murray/Sato/Weeks/Winant, Lisa Mezzacappa, KREation Ensemble  More...
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Saturday, December 28
Sat 12/28 4:00 PM San Francisco Public Library, Richmond Branch [351 9th Ave. San Francisco, CA 94118]
A free screening of the Sublime Frequencies documentary "Niger: Magic & Ecstasy in the Sahel" (2005).  More...
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