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08/17/2018 - 10/01/2018

Friday, August 17
Fri 8/17 7:00 PM Sound & Savor [24th and Adeline Streets Oakland]
Rashaan Carter solo bass and a 4 course meal!  More...
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Fri 8/17 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Lords of Outland, Ghandhi/Murray/Rubinstein, Stone Raft  More...
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Fri 8/17 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Solo Organ•Dunkelman/Fluke-Mogul/Nishi-Smith•French Radio  More...
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Fri 8/17 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Henry Plotnick & Friends: Jazz pianist and composer Henry Plotnick brings his unique, energetic musicianship to Old First in a very special concert of originals, jazz standards, and work by new composers. Just seventeen years old, he has performed throughout the Bay Area at venues such as SFJAZZ, Davies Symphony Hall, SFMoMA, California Jazz Conservatory, Stanford University, JCCSF, Legion of Honor, Contemporary Jewish Museum, and San Francisco City Hall. Henry brings with him the highest caliber teen jazz musicians in the Bay Area.  More...
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Saturday, August 18
Sat 8/18 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Daniel Riera’s Future Primitive Ensemble: Multidisciplinary Space Jazz

Flutist, controllerist, and sound designer Daniel Riera presents a new experience merging the improvisatory freedom of jazz with the expansive sonic landscape of electronic music. Using electrified woodwind and percussion instruments, synthesizers, projections, and dance, the Future Primitive Ensemble creates a dialogue about the relationship between human and machine, modern science and ancient wisdom.  More...
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Sat 8/18 8:00 PM The First Church of the Buzzard [2601 Adeline Street Oakand, CA]
Moe!kestra! Piece No. 1: Death of a Piano
$6 – $10  More...
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Sunday, August 19
Sun 8/19 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Pikuva Sielu
John Vaughn - saxophones/Robert Kuhlmann - guitars/Mark Pino - percussions
8:30pm Noertker's Moxie performs Tricycle, part 3: Leonora
Annelise Zamula - alto sax, flute/Josh Marshall - tenor sax/Bill Noertker - contrabass/Dave Mihaly - drums  More...
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Sun 8/19 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 8/19 8:00 PM Neck of the Woods [406 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94118]
Grex, Mourning Mountains, Long Hallways (PDX)

Portland experimental/post-rock band Long Hallways makes a rare visit to San Francisco, joined by Oakland art rock band Grex—hot on the heels for releasing their new album, Electric Ghost Parade—and Bay Area group Mourning Mountains.  More...
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Monday, August 20
Mon 8/20 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Pinbokeh + Michael Flora (solo) + RM Francis (solo)  More...
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Wednesday, August 22
Wed 8/22 6:00 PM B4BeL4b [184 10th Street, Oakland, CA]
an experimental audio-visual experience featuring New York's avant-garde electronic composers ARIADNE, with support from local noise duo Vio, as well as loop-maker Casey Chisholm and chaotic electronic musician Sea of Dogs  More...
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Thursday, August 23
Thu 8/23 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm John Bischoff
8:50 pm RM Francis
9:30 pm Michael Flora  More...
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Friday, August 24
Fri 8/24 7:00 PM Sound & Savor [24th and Adeline Streets Oakland]
Sameer Gupta solo tabla and a 4 course dinner  More...
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Fri 8/24 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
American Narratives – Music by Kyle Hovatter & Emma Logan  More...
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Fri 8/24 9:00 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Trance Mission Duo featuring Stephen Kent & Beth Custer  More...
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Saturday, August 25
Sat 8/25 8:00 PM House Concert in North Berkeley Hills [Please email Harry@fullplatemedia.com for details]
House concert in private home in North Berkeley Hills with clarinetist/composer Ben Goldberg featuring music of Thelonious Monk. Mr. Goldberg will play 2 sets, with wine and cheese served during the intermission. Seating is limited. For information, please contact the concert host at: Harry@fullplatemedia.com  More...
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Sunday, August 26
Sun 8/26 6:00 PM Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco [750 Kearny street, 3rd floor (in hotel) San Francisco, CA 94108]
Yan Jun makes a rare visit from Beijing with a solo feedback performance, "linear duo" with Bay Area artist Gabby Wen and a talk on experimental music in China. Presented by 23five & Chinese Culture Center of SF.  More...
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Sun 8/26 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Full: Payne/Sonami  More...
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Sun 8/26 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
Shimmering voice and rattle sound poetics with
Pitta of the Mind
Maw Shein Win - poetry
Amanda Chaudhary - keyboard/electronics

Anbian/Robinson/Romus
Robert Anbian - poetry
Rent Romus - saxophones/flutes
Donald Robinson - drums  More...
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Wednesday, August 29
Wed 8/29 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
..:more details soon:..

Madonna-ld the Nut - click LIKE a virgin (Three Day Stubble)
Anti-Ear - Tyler Harwood (Brown Whornet) all the way from NOLA!
Are Squar2d - Danishta Rivera Castro (Caribay, Voicehandler, Las Sucias) & Jake Rodriguez (bran(...)pos)
Svist - at long last, the debut of Dmitri Svistula!
Chiko - Kyoto's own maestra of violin, Chiko Kinoshita  More...
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Thursday, August 30
Thu 8/30 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
THERE IS A RIVER: David Neita & Deborah Pritchard  More...
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Thu 8/30 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Angel Archer
Sheila Bosco - drums, Brian Lucas - bass
8:50 pm Alee Karim - solo guitar
9:30 pm captjrab - synths  More...
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Saturday, September 1
Sat 9/01 8:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia Street San Francisco]
John Zorn's 65th Birthday Celebration - September 1st-4th

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Sunday, September 2
Sun 9/02 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Carl Stone and Soo Yeon Lyuh  More...
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Sun 9/02 8:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia Street San Francisco]
John Zorn's 65th Birthday Celebration - September 1st-4th

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Sun 9/02 10:30 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia Street San Francisco]
John Zorn's 65th Birthday Celebration - September 1st-4th

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Monday, September 3
Mon 9/03 8:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia Street San Francisco]
John Zorn's 65th Birthday Celebration - September 1st-4th

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Tuesday, September 4
Tue 9/04 8:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia Street San Francisco]
John Zorn's 65th Birthday Celebration - September 1st-4th

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Thursday, September 6
Thu 9/06 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Bamboo Skin 4-tet - free flowing improvisation
John Vaughn/Brandon Evans - saxophones, Mark Pino/Tim Orr - drums
9:00 pm Rare Form - dark ambient/drone
Thyme Nord: keyboards, synthesizers, pianos, vocals, loops, samples, mixing
Ryan Beitler: guitars, loops, tape loops, bows, screwdriver, behringer 2442, samples, mixing  More...
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Saturday, September 8
Sat 9/08 3:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
SFEMF Free Festival Reception/Leila Abdul-Rauf SF Release Party  More...
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Sat 9/08 9:00 PM Woods Bar & Brewery [1701 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612]
New Zombies album release show. The 11-piece Oakland-based band plays the music of Dan Plonsey through the avant party lens of Afrobeat, Afropop, highlife, and reggae.  More...
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Sunday, September 9
Sun 9/09 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Lynn Schugren  More...
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Sun 9/09 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Recent music by Ric Louchard
Ric Louchard - piano/John Worley - trumpet and flugelhorn/Dan Magay - flute and saxophones
8:30pm Noertker's Moxie performs Tricycle, part 1: Amor Fati
Annelise Zamula - alto sax, flute/Brett Carson - piano/Bill Noertker - contrabass/Jordan Glenn - drums  More...
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Tuesday, September 11
Tue 9/11 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
- Patrick Talesfore, Tom Weeks, gabby fluke-mogul, & David Lechuga
+TBA  More...
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Thursday, September 13
Thu 9/13 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Steven Bernstein Fest: SEXMOB PLAYS FELLINI, Shows at 7:00pm & 8:30pm
A master of the previously obscure slide trumpet, Steven Bernstein is a fearless improviser, composer and arranger. For this four-night residency presents two of his most explosive ensembles.  More...
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Thu 9/13 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Lisa Mezzacappa Six : COSMICOMICS Salon #4
Bookstore Residency - New music for jazz sextet inspired by Italo Calvino’s stories on the origins of the universe - developed in a series of salon performances at Bird & Beckett this year
Aaron Bennett, tenor sax
John Finkbeiner, guitar
Mark Clifford, vibes
Tim Perkis, electronics
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Jordan Glenn, drums  More...
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Thu 9/13 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Still Dreaming: JOSHUA REDMAN, RON MILES, SCOTT COLLEY, & BRIAN BLADE
Formed by saxophonist Joshua Redman in tribute to his late father, saxophone giant Dewey Redman, this quartet comprising four of the greatest instrumentalists in modern jazz draws inspiration from Old and New Dreams, the iconic 1980s band featuring the elder Redman and fellow Ornette Coleman collaborators Ed Blackwell, Charlie Haden, and Don Cherry. They return to SFJAZZ in celebration of the release of their new Nonesuch album, Still Dreaming.  More...
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Thu 9/13 9:00 PM Elbo Room Jack London Square [311 Broadway Oakland]
Las Sucias, Ionophore (Record Release), White Pee  More...
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Friday, September 14
Fri 9/14 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Steven Bernstein Fest: SEXMOB PLAYS ELLINGTON, Shows at 7:00pm & 8:30pm.
A master of the previously obscure slide trumpet, Steven Bernstein is a fearless improviser, composer and arranger. For this four-night residency presents two of his most explosive ensembles.  More...
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Fri 9/14 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Still Dreaming: JOSHUA REDMAN, RON MILES, SCOTT COLLEY, & BRIAN BLADE
Formed by saxophonist Joshua Redman in tribute to his late father, saxophone giant Dewey Redman, this quartet comprising four of the greatest instrumentalists in modern jazz draws inspiration from Old and New Dreams, the iconic 1980s band featuring the elder Redman and fellow Ornette Coleman collaborators Ed Blackwell, Charlie Haden, and Don Cherry. They return to SFJAZZ in celebration of the release of their new Nonesuch album, Still Dreaming.  More...
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Fri 9/14 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Current Vibrant Duo: New works by Eldad Tarmu for oboe and vibraphone  More...
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Saturday, September 15
Sat 9/15 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Steven Bernstein Fest: MTO WEST, Shows at 7:00pm & 8:30pm

A master of the previously obscure slide trumpet, Steven Bernstein is a fearless improviser, composer and arranger. For this four-night residency presents two of his most explosive ensembles.

“When the time comes, Bernstein clicks an invisible switch and the band pops into semi-flawless unison. At that point, you might imagine yourself in Harlem in 1929,” says the Village Voice about trumpeter Steven Bernstein’s expansive Millennial Territory Orchestra, an ensemble inspired by the pre-swing era territory bands that crisscrossed the country in the 1920s and 1930s. Loose, rambunctious, and fun with an irreverent take-no-prisoners approach, the MTO grapples with tunes ranging from Basie and Mingus to Prince and the Grateful Dead to an entire album devoted to the funk of Sly and the Family Stone on 2011’s MTO Plays Sly. Presenting the West Coast debut of his MTO material, the New York-based Berkeley High alum pays homage to his early years by christening a new version of this unpredictable assemblage featuring a host of Bay Area jazz luminaries including clarinetist Ben Goldberg, saxophonist Howard Wiley, violinist Jenny Scheinman, and trombonist Jeff Cressman.  More...
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Sat 9/15 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Charles Xavier’s Cow Walk Orchestra: THE BOSCO SERIES  More...
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Sat 9/15 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Still Dreaming: JOSHUA REDMAN, RON MILES, SCOTT COLLEY, & BRIAN BLADE
Formed by saxophonist Joshua Redman in tribute to his late father, saxophone giant Dewey Redman, this quartet comprising four of the greatest instrumentalists in modern jazz draws inspiration from Old and New Dreams, the iconic 1980s band featuring the elder Redman and fellow Ornette Coleman collaborators Ed Blackwell, Charlie Haden, and Don Cherry. They return to SFJAZZ in celebration of the release of their new Nonesuch album, Still Dreaming.  More...
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Sunday, September 16
Sun 9/16 2:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Still Dreaming: JOSHUA REDMAN, RON MILES, SCOTT COLLEY, & BRIAN BLADE
Formed by saxophonist Joshua Redman in tribute to his late father, saxophone giant Dewey Redman, this quartet comprising four of the greatest instrumentalists in modern jazz draws inspiration from Old and New Dreams, the iconic 1980s band featuring the elder Redman and fellow Ornette Coleman collaborators Ed Blackwell, Charlie Haden, and Don Cherry. They return to SFJAZZ in celebration of the release of their new Nonesuch album, Still Dreaming.  More...
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Sun 9/16 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Winnie Nieh with Paul Dab  More...
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Sun 9/16 6:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Steven Bernstein Fest: STEVEN BERNSTEIN'S MTO WEST, Shows at 6:00pm & 8:30pm
A master of the previously obscure slide trumpet, Steven Bernstein is a fearless improviser, composer and arranger. For this four-night residency presents two of his most explosive ensembles.  More...
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Sun 9/16 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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Friday, September 21
Fri 9/21 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Winds of Change: Shakuhachi, Didgeridoo and Clarinet
New Music and Evolving World Traditions

Beth Custer, clarinets; Cornelius Boots, shakuhachi; Stephen Kent, didgeridoo  More...
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Sunday, September 23
Sun 9/23 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Golden Gate Philharmonic Faculty & Friends
Cameo Charms  More...
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Sun 9/23 6:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
JANE IRA BLOOM QUARTET: WILD LINES - Improvising Emily Dickinson, Shows at 6:00pm & 7:30pm
Bloom’s latest album, 2017’s Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson (Outline), features the same stellar band she brings to SFJAZZ.  More...
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Wednesday, September 26
Wed 9/26 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Live Cinema: Thingamajigs Performance Group + viDEO sAVant/duo B.
A two-part evening of visual and sonic experiments and environments, featuring Thingamajigs Performance Group, and viDEO sAVant (Charles Woodman + duo B.). Both ensembles explore the intersection of improvised music with live video performance, and will transform the Center for New Music into an immersive sensory environment.
Thingamajigs Performance Group 
Dylan Bolles - Keith Evans - Suki O’Kane - Edward Schocker
viDEO sAVant
Charles Woodman - Lisa Mezzacappa - Jason Levis  More...
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Friday, September 28
Fri 9/28 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Jihye Chang  More...
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Sunday, September 30
Sun 9/30 12:00 PM The War Memorial Veterans Building [401 Van Ness Avenue at McAllister St San Francisco]
SF Music Day  More...
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Sun 9/30 12:00 PM Herbst Theatre [401 Van Ness Ave SF]
Listen local at the eleventh annual SF Music Day, the Bay Area’s free daylong music festival in downtown San Francisco, presented by InterMusic SF. SF Music Day showcases the dynamism and diversity of Bay Area music, from string quartets to jazz combos, new music pioneers to chamber groups steeped in musical sounds from across the globe.  More...
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