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06/13/2017 - 07/28/2017

Tuesday, June 13
Tue 6/13 7:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
An Evening of Improvised Music with Ben Goldberg, Cory Smythe, and Stephan Crump

Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.  More...
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Tue 6/13 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
New compositions in Just Intonation by Chris Brown: Six Primes for solo piano and First Light, based on Jackson Mac Low's "Light Poems", for trio with Chris (keyboard), Theresa Wong (cello and voice) and Kyle Bruckmann (oboe and electronics)  More...
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Tue 6/13 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:

Darren Johnston, Larry Ochs, & Dave Rempis (Chicago)

Runcible Spoon Fight
- Clarke Robinson - synth
- Josh Marshall - sax
- Tom Djll - synth, trumpet
- Bill Wiatroski - video

+tba  More...
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Wednesday, June 14
Wed 6/14 7:45 PM The Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF, CA]
Man vs Nature, Foot SOS, Syrnx, Microwave Windows  More...
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Wed 6/14 9:30 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
New Zombies helps to revive the Ivy Room Experimental/Improv Hootenanny & Social Club. One long set starting at 9:30pm followed by a more free-form session.  More...
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Thursday, June 15
Thu 6/15 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Del Sol String Quartet – Soundings 4.3: Shaw & Bonsai  More...
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Thu 6/15 8:00 PM Zellerbach Hall [US Berkeley Berkeley]
Ojai at Berkeley 2017: The Vijay Iyer Experience  More...
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Thu 6/15 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15-8:45pm: Lexagon
8:45-9:15pm: Earthbound
9:30-10:00pm: Spellling  More...
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Friday, June 16
Fri 6/16 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Eric Glick Rieman•Jane Rigler&Matt Ingalls•Nurse Betty•John McCowen  More...
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Fri 6/16 8:00 PM Zellerbach Hall [US Berkeley Berkeley]
Ojai at Berkeley 2017: George Lewis' Afterword  More...
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Fri 6/16 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Village Road Trio

Alisa Rose, violin; rob reich, accordion; Daniel Fabricant, bass

Program will include works by Bartók, Joplin, Rose, Satie, Reich, Dvořák, Guerino, Chopin, and Sarasate.  More...
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Saturday, June 17
Sat 6/17 2:00 PM Zellerbach Hall [US Berkeley Berkeley]
Ojai at Berkeley 2017: Vijay Iyer and Friends  More...
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Sat 6/17 3:30 PM Re:Sound A-168 [Railroad Ave and Mercado Ct. Vallejo CA, 94592]
23five is pleased to present Re:Sound SUN
Maggie Payne (Oakland)
Elise Baldwin (Seattle)
Flex (Benicia/SF)  More...
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Sat 6/17 7:00 PM Chalaca Annexo [428 Third St. (@ Broadway), Oakland, CA 94607]
Celebrate the Bay Area’s own rich Latin Jazz heritage, cultivated by Cal Tjader, as Steve McQuarry presents Tribu on Saturday, June 17th. Join the anniversary celebration party on July 1st with special Peruvian treats. The band performs all shows and celebration 7-10pm at Chalaca Annexo, 428 Third Street (@ Broadway) in Oakland.  More...
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Sat 6/17 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Henry Hung - jazz club! when lights are low...  More...
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Sat 6/17 8:00 PM Zellerbach Hall [US Berkeley Berkeley]
Ojai at Berkeley 2017: Stravinsky & Iyer  More...
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Sunday, June 18
Sun 6/18 2:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Carl’s Big Recital!  More...
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Sun 6/18 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
music inspired by the stream of consciousness
7:30 pm Mezzacappa/Morris/Romus
Lisa Mezzacappa - double bass
Zachary Morris - drums/percussion
Rent Romus - saxophones, flutes, small percussion
8:30 Lion Creek
Golnaz Shariatzadeh - Violin, Nina Thiebert - Cello
Kevin Robinson - Woodwinds, Joel Nelson - Guitar  More...
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Sun 6/18 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation 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. Audience & participants encouraged to donate some cash for space rental. Over by 10pm.  More...
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Monday, June 19
Mon 6/19 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS: the SOUND Effekt plus Tremblewick Boog  More...
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Wednesday, June 21
Wed 6/21 5:00 PM Chapel of the Chimes [4499 Piedmont Avenue Oakland, CA]
Garden of Memory

The Garden of Memory is held every June 21st from 5pm to 9pm to celebrate the solstice at The Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, California.  More...
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Thursday, June 22
Thu 6/22 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm KREation Ensemble debuts "Planes Through Spheres Suite"
Kevin Robinson -Woodwinds, Isaac Otto - Woodwinds, Kelley Kipperman - Acoustic Bass, Maia Ziaee - Plano, Brandon Glasson -Vibraphone
9:00 pm The Matt Renzi Trio
Matt Renzi- saxophone, oboe, English Horn, Lisa Mezzacappa- bass, Jason Levis- drums  More...
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Thu 6/22 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
A special evening of funky and noisy sounds, invented instruments, whimsy, and more 😺 🎶

8:00PM Pet The Tiger Inventors Collective performs Arc Weld
8:40PM Amanda Chaudhary solo. Funky and experimental electronics
9:20PM Amanda Chaudhary with collaborators Joshua Marshall, Jaroba, and Christina Stanley

door: $5-10  More...
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Thu 6/22 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
UNSEEN series | Summer 2017

Join us for our Summer edition of our UNSEEN series featuring artists Kris T. Force, Samantha Weinert, Osman Koç, Jody Stillwater, and William Kingston Davies!  More...
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Friday, June 23
Fri 6/23 9:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Barbara Golden Birthday Party  More...
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Saturday, June 24
Sat 6/24 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Secret Codes of Sound: Jane Rigler, flute & electronics

Exploring the complexities of language (i.e., rational, irrational, conscious, subconscious, structured, improvised), through speech, the voice, the physical and gestural, as well as the mysteries of codes, programming, animal, machine and other non-being languages, composer/performer Jane Rigler explores acoustic and electronic interactions of sounds as languages and languages as sounds.  More...
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Sat 6/24 8:00 PM Hare and Arrow Arts [1200 Harbour Way South Suite 117 Richmond CA 94804]
Hare and Arrow Arts:::Our Path Through Space

FILTHMILK
Cello and Electronics

JACKAL FLEECE
James Seevers-guitar
KevinBrown-percussion

DUNKELPEK
Nava Dunkelman-percussion
Jakob Pek-guitar  More...
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Sunday, June 25
Sun 6/25 4:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2087 Addison Street Berkeley]
The Holly Martins  More...
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Sun 6/25 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Mazdak Khamda

An evening of original music by Bay Area composer, and pianist Mazdak Khamda. The concert will also include works by other Bay Area composers.  More...
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Monday, June 26
Mon 6/26 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Composer Meetup  More...
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Mon 6/26 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Joseph's Bones, an 11-piece dub reggae ensemble performs in Oakland at Studio Grand. "Avant Dub Instrumentale" ensemble Josesph's Bones is to King Tubby as Helmut Lachenmann is to musique concrète. Bringing the electronic sound-transformation processes of Jamaican dub to an acoustic setting, Joseph's Bones pulls the thread between visceral groove and timbral abstract suspension.  More...
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Tuesday, June 27
Tue 6/27 4:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Grant Writing Basics: Beginner’s Guide to Grants for Independent Musicians  More...
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Wednesday, June 28
Wed 6/28 9:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Jonah Parzen-Johnson Solo Saxophone + Analog Synth // Steven Lugerner's SLUGish Ensemble  More...
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Thursday, June 29
Thu 6/29 6:00 PM Mills College Art Museum [5000 MacArthur Boulevard Oakland, CA 94613]
ART + PROCESS + IDEAS (A+P+I) EXHIBITION
June 28-August 27, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 6:00–8:00 PM
FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/2r0UMdt  More...
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Thu 6/29 6:00 PM Prelinger Library [301 8th St, San Francisco, California 94103]
MUSIC RESEARCH STRATEGIES presents 'Simultaneous Multi-Dimensionality #2,' a performing-ethnomusicology & political education duo percussion performance featuring South African instrument-builder, Creative Musician and painter, Moguawane Mahloele & Marshall Trammell. The duo inaugurate a collaborative instrument-building/teaching apprenticehip and will perform the 'Simultaneous Multi-Dimensionality' practicum.  More...
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Thu 6/29 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Christine Richers & Laura Schwartz
9pm: Pet the Tiger Instrument Inventors Collective plays Harmonic Series Gamelan

David Samas, Director
Bart Hopkin, Peter Whitehead, Daniel Schmidt, Stephen Parris, Derek Drudge, Sally Davis  More...
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Thu 6/29 8:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Eugene Chadbourne & Poontang Wranglers  More...
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Friday, June 30
Fri 6/30 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
ZOFO: Eva-Maria Zimmermann; Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano  More...
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Fri 6/30 8:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704]
Sound Underground is a compact trio with an expansive imagination. Saxophonist David Leon, trumpeter Alec Aldred and guitarist Jonah Udall draw on a broad array of influences from Cool Jazz to Americana, to Bulgarian folklore and the avant-garde to distill a unique and deeply personal voice. Hailed by AllAboutJazz.com as “a fresh sound... uncluttered and open... capable of grabbing a listener's attention and holding it indefinitely,” Sound Underground steers through inventive textures far beyond the limits of their unconventional chamber instrumentation.  More...
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Saturday, July 1
Sat 7/01 12:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2, 2017, 12pm and 2:30pm
Occupy: a site-specific journey through an urban garden
Stephan Koplowitz and Axis Dance
Music composed by Pamela Z  More...
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Sat 7/01 7:00 PM Chalaca Annexo [428 Third St. (@ Broadway), Oakland, CA 94607]
Celebrate the Bay Area’s own rich Latin Jazz heritage, cultivated by Cal Tjader, as Steve McQuarry presents Tribu on Saturday, July 1st. Join the anniversary celebration party with special Peruvian treats. The band performs all shows and celebration 7-10pm at Chalaca Annexo, 428 Third Street (@ Broadway) in Oakland.  More...
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Sunday, July 2
Sun 7/02 12:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2, 2017, 12pm and 2:30pm
Occupy: a site-specific journey through an urban garden
Stephan Koplowitz and Axis Dance
Music composed by Pamela Z  More...
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Sun 7/02 7:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Cuddle Magic, Grex at Studio Grand

Brooklyn-based chamber pop band Cuddle Magic joins forces with Oakland art rock monsters Grex for an evening of music at once fun, incendiary, and sublime.

Cuddle Magic
Cuddle Magic is a band from Brooklyn, NY. They play dance listening music that unfolds in waves of vocal harmony, contrapuntal woodwinds, dense wordplay, and overlapping rhythmic cycles.

Grex: Karl Evangelista-gtr, voice, dms, Rei Scampavia-keys, voice, dms
Grex is an art rock band based out of Oakland, California, exploring the meeting point between fun, delightfully strange psychedelic pop/rock and the dark outer reaches of noise and free jazz.  More...
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Monday, July 3
Mon 7/03 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music--

Monday, July 3, 8pm (8:30pm start)
No Cover/Donations Accepted

Set #1: Atwal/Evangelista/Ochs (improvised music)
(Hamir Atwal-dms, Karl Evangelista-gtr, Larry Ochs-sax)

Set #2: Sound Underground Trio (modern jazz)
http://www.soundundergroundtrio.com/
(David Leon-sax, Alec Aldred-tpt, Jonah Udall-gtr)

Set #3: Lost Planet (guitar-based free music)
https://www.bayimproviser.com/artist/63/david-slusser
(Dave Slusser-sax, Len Paterson, Steve Clarke-gtrs, Thomas Scandura-dms)  More...
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Mon 7/03 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Full Moon Heart + MFB Trio + Richter & Fluke-Mogul Duo  More...
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Thursday, July 6
Thu 7/06 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Ben Richter - accordion
9pm: Ives Band
Zachary Hazen, and Mia Bella D'Augelli, violins; Joshua Marshall, tenor saxophone; Andrew Jamieson, Brett Carson and Ben Zucker, keyboards; Aaron Oppenheim, latpop; Tim DeCillis, percussion  More...
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Thu 7/06 8:00 PM Joe Goode Annex [401 Alabama SF]
SAFEHouse Arts Summer Performance Festival: Linda Bouchard: Identity Theft  More...
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Friday, July 7
Fri 7/07 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
MicroFest North: Opening Reception, Dennis Aman, Parsing the Octave

At this second opening reception of MicroFest North, experience the work of Dennis Aman and his furthering the work of Ivor Darreg in small equal temperaments. Interview with Bart Hopkin, Dennis Aman and The Living Earth Show and demonstration of the instruments at 7pm.  More...
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Fri 7/07 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Sarah Cahill

Sarah Cahill, piano

Luciano Chessa Green Sea West Coast Premiere
plus World Premieres by Kyle Hovatter and Ricky Crews  More...
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Fri 7/07 8:00 PM Kala Art Institute [2990 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, California 94702]
Piano Concert by Motoko Honda & Poetry Reading by Lyn Hejinian  More...
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Saturday, July 8
Sat 7/08 2:00 PM Kala Art Institute [2990 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, California 94702]
Piano Concert by Motoko Honda & Poetry Reading by Lyn Hejinian  More...
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Sat 7/08 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA]
Out by Five (Jon Raskin, Garth Powell and George Cremaschi) is reuniting to celebrate their long friendships and musical associations with guitarist Bill Horvitz, Out by Five founder who passed away earlier this year. They will be joined by guests Tim Perkis and Greg Goodman, among other close friends of Bill, including Moe Staiano playing an opening solo and Steve Adams/Scott Walton duo  More...
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Sat 7/08 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Hafez Modirzadeh/Mark Dresser/Diane Moser/Vijay Anderson: Creative Music Quartet

The Red Poppy is proud to present an evening of works by four masterful composer/improvisers, each of whom has developed original concepts towards creative music, informed through a lifetime of exploration and reaching beyond an array of musical traditions.  More...
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Sat 7/08 8:00 PM Joe Goode Annex [401 Alabama SF]
SAFEHouse Arts Summer Performance Festival: Linda Bouchard: Identity Theft  More...
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Sunday, July 9
Sun 7/09 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Full: Tones

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (Lichens) and Gabie Strong present their sonic experiments in BAMPFA’s reverberant setting.  More...
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Sun 7/09 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm M-KAT
Kersti Abrams - alto sax, flute, mqrunah/Thomas Harrison Junior - basses/Andrew Joron - theremin/Mark Pino - drums, electronics
8:30pm Noertker's Moxie
Annelise Zamula - tenor sax, flute; Beth Schenck - alto sax; Bill Noertker - contrabass; Jason Levis - drums  More...
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Sun 7/09 7:30 PM Great American Music Hall [859 O'Farrell St SF]
Qawwali is sung with a powerful and soaring melodious chorus and accompanied by entrancing energetic rhythms of tabla. US-based Sufi ensemble Fanna-Fi-Allah carry this tradition with great passion and talent - igniting hearts all over the world.  More...
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Monday, July 10
Mon 7/10 10:00 AM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
The Electronic Arts Ensemble is a week-long summer workshop designed for musicians, visual artists, programmers, writers, dancers, actors, or artists of any discipline to collaboratively develop improvisatory performances using custom digital toolkits. Topics covered include performance practice with a focus on improvisation, music and video performance software, hardware controllers and sensors, networked performances, and more. A public performance will be staged on the final day of the workshop.  More...
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Mon 7/10 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
July 10th at Canessa Gallery
The Say The Wind Made Them Crazy
Zachary James Watkins
A Magic Whistle  More...
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Mon 7/10 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Jaroba Trio + Kokuo (McCowen/Djll/Heule/Nishi Smith)  More...
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Tuesday, July 11
Tue 7/11 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents
- Voicehandler (Jacob Felix Heule + Danishta Rivero)
- Leila Bordreuil (NYC) + Zachary Watkins
- Håvard Skaset (Oslo)  More...
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Wednesday, July 12
Wed 7/12 9:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
New Zombies, the large ensemble playing Afrobeat arrangements of avant-garde compositions by Dan Plonsey, helps to revive the Ivy Room Experimental/Improv Hootenanny & Social Club. One long set starting at 9:30pm followed by a set by local favorites Vapeulons.  More...
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Thursday, July 13
Thu 7/13 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Konoko Nishi/Corey Fogel Duo
9pm: Nighttime (dreamy dark folk from Brooklyn - guitar/violin/voice/loops)  More...
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Thu 7/13 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Departure Duo: sop + bass + ACCESSORIES

Departure Duo presents an eclectic program of soprano and double bass music with accessories! With pieces featuring toy piano, jingle bells, musical saw, iPhone, and more, this concert showcases the recent trend of accessorizing the soprano and double bass combo.  More...
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Saturday, July 15
Sat 7/15 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland < < Hearts > > SoCal Avant-Jazz Double Bill!

Bay Area jazz improviser/composers host three heroes of the SoCal music scene for an evening of free-spirited collaboration and exchange with Beth Schenck’s Guthrie Project+2 and the Tiner-Hubbard-Mezzacappa Three.  More...
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Sunday, July 16
Sun 7/16 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation 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. Audience & participants encouraged to donate some cash for space rental. Over by 10pm.  More...
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Monday, July 17
Mon 7/17 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Tom Djll/Andrew Palmer Duo + Key West  More...
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Wednesday, July 19
Wed 7/19 7:45 PM The Peacock Lounge [552 Haight Street SF, CA 94117]
Ralph White, Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase, Scy1e, RTD3  More...
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Thursday, July 20
Thu 7/20 7:30 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Eye and Ear Control: ESP-Disk’ on Film

Guest curated by Brian Belovarac
A selection of short films on the evolution and formation of what came to be called free jazz through the form’s earliest adopting record label, ESP-Disk’.  More...
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Thu 7/20 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Ear Spray
Mark Pino, Ann O'Rourke, Carlos Jennings
9pm: Alien Call Signs the work of RoitNozzle
RiotNozzle, Mika Pontecorvo / electronic genertive processes , Mark Pino/wterphone, and Adriane Pontecorvo/cello...  More...
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Friday, July 21
Fri 7/21 11:30 AM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
The twentieth annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival convenes young poets from around the world for several days of workshops, showcases, and other events across the Bay Area. We are pleased to host two quarterfinal poetry slam competitions at BAMPFA. See the full schedule of events at bravenewvoices.org.  More...
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Fri 7/21 6:00 PM Montalvo Arts Center - Park Grounds [15400 Montalvo Road Saratoga, CA 95070]
Now Hear This!
Art on the Grounds Opening Celebration

The opening celebrations will include various sonic performances and opportunities for interactive engagement by visitors. It will also feature a tribute to the work and life of Pauline Oliveros, a central figure in the development of experimental and post-war electronic art music, and her commitment to cultivating radically receptive listening.  More...
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Fri 7/21 7:00 PM Nomadic Press [2301 Telegraph Ave, Oakland CA]
Join us for an excellent Uptown Fridays featuring readings by Norma Smith and Sofia Lopez, with musical guest Pitta of the Mind featuring Maw Shein Win and Amanda Chaudary. Emceed and curated by Reńe Vaz.  More...
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Fri 7/21 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Friction Quartet  More...
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Fri 7/21 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
MicroFest North: Parsing the Octave, Contemporary Compositions in Small EDOs  More...
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Saturday, July 22
Sat 7/22 2:00 PM Exhibition Garden, San Francisco Botanical Garden [Golden Gate Park, Ninth Ave. at Lincoln Way San Francisco]
FLOWER PIANO AT SAN FRANCISCO BOTANICAL GARDEN

Sarah Cahill performs a two-hour set of music by Lou Harrison, in celebration of the composer's centennial year, in the Exhibition Garden of the San Francisco Botanical Garden as part of Flower Piano.  More...
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Sat 7/22 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Nora Stanley Quartet

This musical reunion finds Nora Stanley (alto), Michael Orenstein (piano), Kanoa Mendenhall (bass) and Timothy Angulo (drums) back together after dispersing across the country to pursue their studies. These budding young musicians will present an eclectic set of new original music, standards and not-so-standards, exploring the boundaries between written and spontaneous composition.  More...
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Sat 7/22 9:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Fantastical soundscapes and avant-dub reggae come together with Rob Ewing's Junior Reggae and trombonist Naomi Moon Siegel. Opening the bill is the psychedelic chamber songs of Aaron Kruziki & Education Reform.  More...
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Sunday, July 23
Sun 7/23 2:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Eye and Ear Control: ESP-Disk’ on Film

Guest curated by Brian Belovarac
A selection of short films on the evolution and formation of what came to be called free jazz through the form’s earliest adopting record label, ESP-Disk’.  More...
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Sun 7/23 5:00 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
Touch the Gear Expo, Vamp Pop-Up Record Shop and KFJC 89.7FM
16th Annual Outsound New Music Summit

a hands-on, family-friendly exposition! come roam among inventors and musicians while experiencing sound producing gear, computers, instruments and inventors with their various different configurations!
free admission  More...
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Sun 7/23 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
75 Dollar Bill / Bill Orcutt

75 Dollar Bill was formed in 2012 by percussionist Rick Brown and guitarist Che Chen. Played on a deeply resonant plywood crate, Brown’s earthy, elemental rhythms are both the foundation and foil for Chen’s ecstatic, modal guitar style.

Born in Miami in the year of Cuban missile crisis and educated in Florida's finest institutions, Bill Orcutt is usually recognized as the co-founder of the band Harry Pussy.  More...
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Monday, July 24
Mon 7/24 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Ignaz Schick, turntablist, sound artist, performer, composer and visual artist from Berlin, will be performing duos with Phillip Greenlief-sax, Tim Perkis- electronics and Jon Raskin- electronics and they will join together as a quartet. It has been several years since his last performance in the bay area. Here are some links or further information on what he has been up to lately: http://www.zangimusic.wordpress.com/
http://www.soundcloud.com/ignazschick
Ignaz will be starting a fellowship at Villa Aurora Los Angeles in August.  More...
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Mon 7/24 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: 75 Dollar Bill + Ben & Ashley Duo  More...
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Tuesday, July 25
Tue 7/25 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
Evil Genius - Usufruct
16th Annual Outsound New Music Summit

KFJC FM 89.7FM co-presents this Free wheeling open improvisation at the Bay Area's Creative Music Festival! Advance Tickets at:
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Featuring: Max Kutner - guitar; Stefan Kac - tuba; Michael "Bonepocket" Lockwood - drums
Polly Moller - flutes; voice; Tim Walters - electronics  More...
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Wednesday, July 26
Wed 7/26 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
Animals and Giraffes - Collette McCaslin/Amy Reed/Mark Pino
16th Annual Outsound New Music Summit

KFJC FM 89.7FM co-presents this intersection of text, sound, percussive and subtle winding in and out of synergy at the Bay Area's Creative Music Festival! Advance Tickets at:
Advance Tickets to the 16th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Featuring: Eveyln Davis - piano; Phillip Greenlief - tenor saxophone, Bb clarinet; Aurora Josephson - voice; Claudia La Rocco - voice/text; John Shiurba - guitar
Collette McCaslin - trumpet/soprano saxophone, percussion; Amy Reed - guitar, voice  More...
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Thursday, July 27
Thu 7/27 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
Sheldon Brown’s Blood of the Air - neem
16th Annual Outsound New Music Summit

KFJC FM 89.7FM co-presents this beat-era Surrealist poetry, raw melodic and improvisational propulsion at the Bay Area's Creative Music Festival! Advance Tickets at:
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Featuring: Sheldon Brown - composer, alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet; Darren Johnston - trumpet; Lorin Benedict - voice; Andrew Joron - theremin; Dave MacNab - guitar; John Finkbeiner - guitar; Dan Zemelman - Piano; Vijay Anderson - drums; Alan Hall - drums
Gabby Fluke-Mogul - violin, Kelley Kipperman - double bass  More...
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Thu 7/27 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Scott Amendola Quartet w/ Jenny Scheinman, John Schott and Zach Ostroff  More...
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Friday, July 28
Fri 7/28 6:00 PM Presidio Officer's Club [50 Moraga Ave SF]
Amaranth Quartet

Musicians:
Emily Botel, violin • Abigail Shiman, violin • Erica Zappia, viola • Helen Newby, cello

Program:
Joseph Haydn – Op. 33 No. 3, “The Bird”
Sahba Aminikia – The Wind Will Blow Us Away
Haley Shaw – Visceral Studies
Claude Debussy – String Quartet in G minor  More...
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Fri 7/28 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
Surplus 1980 - Voco
16th Annual Outsound New Music Summit

KFJC FM 89.7FM co-presents experiments in post-punk and no wave pushing the edges of music at the Bay Area's Creative Music Festival! Advance Tickets at:
Advance Tickets to the 16th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Featuring: Bill Wolter - guitar; Melne -guitar/vocals; Mark Pino - drums; HL Nelly -bass; Moe! Staiano - percussion/vocals
Alex Yeung- guitar; Tim Sullivan- drums; Josh Martin- bass  More...
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