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03/29/2019 - 05/12/2019

Friday, March 29
Fri 3/29 9:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Amendola vs. Blades vs. Skerik vs. Parker at Ivy Room  More...
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Friday, April 5
Fri 4/05 12:30 PM Cadillac Hotel [380 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94102]
Zendrummer E. Doctor Smith joins flautist Laura Austin Wiley and her electric quartet featuring 7 string bassist Edo Castro, guitarist David McFarland and keyboardist Jim Lang.  More...
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Fri 4/05 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Matt Baldwin / Nico Georis / Danny Paul Grody  More...
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Tuesday, April 9
Tue 4/09 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Trouble Ensemble
Apropos Trio: Renzi-Mezzacappa-Levis
Joel Nelson / Amplified Glass  More...
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Saturday, April 13
Sat 4/13 4:00 PM San Francisco Public Library, Richmond Branch [351 9th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94118]
Bruce Ackley, of the Rova Saxophone Quartet, presents a brief and informal survey of the history of the soprano saxophone including works by John Coltrane, Steve Lacy, Sidney Bechet and Johnny Hodges.  More...
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Sunday, April 14
Sun 4/14 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm The Guthrie Project
Beth Schenck - saxophones, compositions; Matt Wrobel - guitar
8:30pm Noertker's Moxie
Annelise Zamula - alto sax, flute; Brett Carson - piano; Bill Noertker - contrabass; Jason Levis - drums  More...
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Friday, April 19
Fri 4/19 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Dax Pierson / Beast Nest / Marc Manning  More...
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Sunday, April 21
Sun 4/21 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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Saturday, April 27
Sat 4/27 2:30 PM Schroeders [240 Front St, San Francisco, CA 94111]
Save the date for a party with the Players, where we revisit performances from our current season, and offer an exclusive preview of what’s happening in the year ahead. The afternoon’s events include live music, great food, contemporary music-loving crowd, and some of our region’s finest wine. This special program is hosted by SFCMP musicians, some of the leading contemporary classical music specialists in the Bay Area.

By invitation only for subscribers, members, and donors. Join us by becoming a SFCMP member, subscriber, or donor today! Learn more at SFCMP.org  More...
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Sunday, April 28
Sun 4/28 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Guided by Voices is the commissioning project of cellist Elinor Frey who uses two instruments, Baroque cello and five-string cello, that each have a very different sound than the modern cello. The program at the Centre for New Music features solo works by the Japanese-American composer Ken Ueno (“Chimera”) and Swedish-German composer Lisa Streich (“Minerva”) and Canadians Scott Edward Godin (“Guided By Voices”), Linda Catlin Smith (“Ricercar”), Isaiah Ceccarelli (“With concord of sweet sounds”). Each work reveals the cello’s incredible versatility and remarkable colours.  More...
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Friday, May 3
Fri 5/03 8:00 PM Wind River | Indexical [421 Wild Way, Santa Cruz]
Tongue Depressor (New Haven, CT) is the duo of Henry Birdsey (fiddle, lap steel) and Zach Rowden (fiddle, upright bass). They write, improvise, and perform music that draws from the fields of drone, harsh noise, and church music, often using microtonal tunings. Caspar Sonnet (lap-steel dobro) Kozue Matsumoto (koto) is an acoustic experimental, improvisational duo based in Los Angeles, California.  More...
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Thursday, May 9
Thu 5/09 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm seah/faizalshahrin
9:00 pm Cheryl Leonard
sound art/vocals/invented and natural instruments produced in surround sound  More...
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Friday, May 10
Fri 5/10 4:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Inspired by Julius Eastman’s politically powerful and sonically persuasive works "Stay on It" and "Gay Guerrilla," we launch into our cross-generational "at the CROSSROADS Series" with two major commissions. One is a new work by Sidney Corbett, an American composer living in Germany best known for his theatrical and emotionally powerful compositions. Also featured is an SFCMP commission from Bay Area composer, pianist, and improviser Myra Melford, featuring herself as improvising piano soloist with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. SFCMP will premiere a new piece by exciting Brazilian-Californian composer Fernanda Aoki Navarro, while LJ White offers his own version of the interplay between freedom and structure in a work for solo violin and electronics. SFCMP also sponsors its 3rd Annual SF Search for young composers—this time writing for trios of players drawn from the instrumental forces for Myra Melford’s premiere—to complete the multi-generational portrait.  More...
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