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06/29/2019 - 08/13/2019

Saturday, June 29
Sat 6/29 2:00 PM Museum of Sonoma County [425 Seventh St. Santa Rosa, CA 95401]
Contraption Quartet will perform in Santa Rosa at the Museum of Sonoma County this Saturday (June 29, 2019) from 2-4pm. They will set up a sound-art installation within which they will do informal improvisation and demonstrate their invented instruments, and they will do three 15-minute sets of composed pieces at approximately 2:15, 3:00, and 3:30. This performance and installation is part of the museum's "Kinetics: Art in Motion" exhibition.  More...
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Sat 6/29 4:00 PM Re:Sound Magazine A-168 [Mare Island Preserve Azuar and Mercado Ct. Vallejo ca]
23five is pleased to present: Re:Sound SUN

Saariselka
(Marielle V. Jakobsons + Chuck Johnson)
Kaori Suzuki
Bryan Day Electromagnetic Orchestra  More...
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Sat 6/29 7:00 PM Luggage Store Gallery [1007 Market Street (nr 6th) San Francisco]
Improvisation by animals & giraffes. Phillip Greenlief (saxophone), Claudia La Rocco (text & voice) with Amy Trachtenberg (visuals)  More...
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Sat 6/29 8:00 PM House Concert in North Berkeley Hills [Berkeley]
Elliott Sharp performs a solo guitar concert in a private home in the Berkeley Hills. Mr. Sharp will perform two sets, with wine and cheese served during the intermission. Seating is limited. If you wish to attend, please email concert host at: Harry@fullplatemedia.com.  More...
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Sat 6/29 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Christopher Burns and Peter J Woods present solo audiovisual performances exploring contemporary issues of politics and social justice through video, animation, theater, and improvised electronic music. Burns’ Interferometry collages text, animation, and a variety of musical genres to relate a story about a 19th-century episode in the history of science as a parable about invisible structures in contemporary society. Woods ventures into realms of performance art and endurance as he interrogates whiteness and privilege.  More...
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Sunday, June 30
Sun 6/30 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
The Musical Art Quintet perform Sascha Jacobsen’s Kanta Judezmo, an oratorio using Jewish melodic themes with motifs and rhythms from Spain, North Africa, the Middle East, and South America, that tells the story about the Sephardic diaspora through the lens of its central female character, with universal threads that traverse centuries, borders, language, culture and genre.  More...
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Sun 6/30 7:00 PM Artists' Television Access [992 Valencia SF]
An evening of audiovisual performance with Chris Burns, Bill Hsu, John Ingle, and Peter J Woods  More...
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Sun 6/30 7:30 PM Terry Riley and George Brooks @ Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University [471 Lagunita Dr, Stanford, California 94305]
Terry Riley and George Brooks have been performing together for over three decades. From Tokyo to Torino, London to Lisbon, Berlin to Brussels, and Belfast and back, they’ve developed nearly telepathic communication, weaving jazz, classical, stride, rags, ragas, and Riley’s ground-breaking minimalism into a richly textured musical tapestry.  More...
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Sun 6/30 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Endangered Blood, Scott Amendola Trio at Ivy Room  More...
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Sun 6/30 8:30 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
The David Murray/Kahil El'Zabar Duo  More...
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Monday, July 1
Mon 7/01 7:00 PM Sunnyvale [patricktalesforejr@gmail.com Sunnyvale]
FREE JAZZ BBQ: Kazuto Sato / Kevin Murray / Tom Weeks in Sunnyvale  More...
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Mon 7/01 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Apollo Soul & Someday  More...
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Mon 7/01 8:00 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
David Murray/Kahil El'Zabar Duo - The Return!

We are pleased and honored to present a return engagement by one of the towering jazz figures of our time, saxophonist David Murray, playing in a duo format with his esteemed colleague of three decades, the Chicago-based percussionist Kahil El'Zabar. Messrs. Murray and El'Zabar last performed as a duo at Bird & Beckett in April of 2017.  More...
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Mon 7/01 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, 7/1, 8pm (8:30pm start)
No Cover/Donations Accepted

Set #1: Dave Mihaly/Dusty Feathers Duo (folkloric song)

Set #2: Bruce Ackley/Bill Orcutt Duo (improvised music)

Set #3: Crow Crash Radio (space rock)  More...
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Mon 7/01 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
DunkelpeK & Gamelan Encinal  More...
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Wednesday, July 3
Wed 7/03 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Die Angel (Pan Sonic / Schneider TM) / Xambuca / Thomas Dimuzio  More...
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Thursday, July 4
Thu 7/04 3:00 PM Winters Tavern [1522 Francisco Blvd, Pacifica, CA]
A F’ing Weird Heavy Hoedown!  More...
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Thu 7/04 11:59 PM KPFA 94.1 FM (Bay Area) [KPFA 94.1FM (Bay Area)]
Kenneth Atchley will be the featured guest artist on Barbara Golden's KPFA 94.1 FM program "crack o dawn" playing premieres and select works from the private collection.  More...
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Friday, July 5
Fri 7/05 8:00 PM Studio 4 [1025 Carleton St, Berkeley, CA]
Theresa Wong and Jakob Pek ~ Live at Studio 4  More...
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Fri 7/05 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
The Invisible Hands, Alvarius B, Alan Bishop of Sun City Girls  More...
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Saturday, July 6
Sat 7/06 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Panoramic Dissonances: Laetitia Sonami, John Davis, Heejin Jang  More...
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Sat 7/06 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Do-Over Music Series #7

The Jordan Glenn Party + Danishta Rivero

The JGP...
Danishta Rivero- voice/electronics
Erika Oba- keyboard
Alison Niedbalski- keyboard
Nathan Clevenger- guitar
Bill Wolter- guitar
Lee Hodel- bass
Tony Gennaro- percussion
Tim DeCillis- percussion
Jordan Glenn- conductor

Opening the night will be solo set from Danishta Rivero.
http://www.danishtarivero.com/  More...
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Sunday, July 7
Sun 7/07 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm gabby fluke-mogul - solo acoustic violin improvisation
8:30pm Noertker's Moxie
Annelise Zamula - alto sax, flute/Brett Carson - piano/Bill Noertker - contrabass/Jordan Glenn - drums  More...
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Monday, July 8
Mon 7/08 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
gabby fluke-mogul + Jacob Felix Heule + Kanoko Nishi-Smith
Nathan Corder
Ben Rempel + Daniel Meyer-O'Keeffe  More...
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Mon 7/08 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Brown/Cohen/Duff & Josh Allen  More...
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Tuesday, July 9
Tue 7/09 8:00 PM The Laundry SF [3359 26th St SF]
Resident is a monthly electronic music and visual open mic event started by Jeremy Black and friends in 2017. It is held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. 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.  More...
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Tue 7/09 9:30 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
- Sandy Buschman/Jordan Glenn/Jason Hoopes/Danishta Rivero quartet
- Rodolfo Córdova & Theresa Wong duo
- Seiyoung Jang  More...
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Wednesday, July 10
Wed 7/10 7:45 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Latitudes: Andrew Weathers and Amma Ateria  More...
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Wed 7/10 9:00 PM KZSU radio [Palo Alto CA]
Broken Whole with guest artist Spider Cat live on the air at KZSU  More...
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Thursday, July 11
Thu 7/11 7:30 PM E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore [410 13th St, Oakland, California]
Talk More / Dunkelman::fluke-mogul::Nishi-Smith / Tuckamore  More...
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Thu 7/11 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Noah Phillips solo guitar
9:00 pm Deletist
manipulated Cello, oboe and vocal chants or other  More...
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Thu 7/11 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Jon Raskin – Solo Saxophone / Hanes Adams Duo  More...
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Friday, July 12
Fri 7/12 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Brent Miller: Nomad Vigil Release Party & Concert  More...
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Fri 7/12 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Saxophonist Tod Dickow joins the “inventive, invigorating, mesmerizing, beautiful, virtuosic, and lyrical” (Downbeat Magazine) Charged Particles in a performance of John Coltrane’s complete A Love Supreme.  More...
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Fri 7/12 8:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Geografías del Cuerpo
- Rodolfo Córdova
- Danishta Rivero  More...
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Saturday, July 13
Sat 7/13 2:00 PM Luggage Store Gallery [1007 Market St San Francisco]
Beth Custer performs solo clarinet  More...
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Sat 7/13 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Snail Meets West & Friends

A celebration of beautiful chaos; an ode to Ornette Coleman.  More...
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Sunday, July 14
Sun 7/14 2:00 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Echoes Bones - a woodwind trio  More...
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Sun 7/14 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
With an emphasis on exciting and unexpected grooves, adventurous improvisations and rich soundscapes, StringQuake is impossible to genre-fy, with stylistic influences including traditional classical chamber music, jazz, Latin, classical Indian, West African folk and Balkan music.  More...
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Sun 7/14 8:00 PM Shapeshifters Cinema [511 48th Street Oakland]
"Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion.” -- quote popularized by Mark Twain. Creation and destruction. Grandiosity and hubris. Glory and The Abyss. These are some of the themes explored in recent collaborations in moving image and sound by Kerry Laitala and The Atchleys. Media archaeologist and 16mm projector performance spellbinder Laitala will present new and resuscitated imagery, with composer / improviser / experimental musicians The Atchleys (K & K) providing live audio accompaniment. The light and sound display will be sequenced to cycle through elemental orbs, leaving viewers draped in a colorful cloak of decay, rebirth and contemplation. Pieces will include Figments in Film #1 and Ghost Town.  More...
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Monday, July 15
Mon 7/15 8:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Shiva Xtet & Broken Whole at Oakland Free Jazz Society Series at ProArts in Oakland
Free Jazz Fusion vs. Abstract Percussion and organic Electronics  More...
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Wednesday, July 17
Wed 7/17 7:00 PM KFJC 89.7 FM [12345 S. El Monte Road Los Altos Hills]
Rent Romus, Heikki Koskinen and Tony Gennaro Live Mic
Wednesday July 17 at 7-10PM
In advance of the Outsound New Music Summit, Lexi Glass hosts Rent Romus with Heikki Koskinen and Tony Gennaro, playing material from the "Deciduous" project.

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Wed 7/17 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight Street]
Jupiter Blue
From the Arkestra's engine room, Jupiter Blue's tone scientists D.Hotep and Jupiter Girl emerge to reveal elements and precepts of another kind of language, another tomorrow, learned through years of discipline to be given freely in the present.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8nOjoMyfFM

Voicehandler
Danishta Rivero and Jacob Felix Heule comprise the singular duo, Voicehandler. Rivero modifies her extended vocal technique using a water-based electro-acoustic instrument of her own invention, the Hydrophonium. Heule performs a sonic anti-aliasing in real time through micro percussion and electronics that must be heard closely to be believed.
https://soundcloud.com/voicehandler

Amphibious Gestures
The solo project of Kasper Rodenborn, Amphibious Gestures, bubbled over from the heavy cauldron of his live collaborations with Skozey Fetisch (Mark C. Jackman.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47nM1OEPfFk

Heartworm
20 year veteran of subterranean music, Brandon Yahiro-Taylor, has recorded and performed in a dizzying array of styles, from freeform minimalism to harsh noise to breakcore to experimental metal to indie rock to ambient and musique concrete.
https://soundcloud.com/heartworm  More...
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Thursday, July 18
Thu 7/18 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Thumbscrew featuring Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara, and Michael Formanek
Thursday, July 18 & Friday, July 19, 7:00pm & 8:30pm, SFJAZZ Center's Joe Henderson Lab
A power-trio composer’s project made up of in-demand bandleaders Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara, and Michael Formanek.  More...
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Thu 7/18 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
SUN RA ARKESTRA: SPACE IS THE PLACE
FEATURE FILM W/ LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT  More...
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Thu 7/18 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Jang/Shariatzadeh
Seiyoung Jang - electronics Golnaz Shariatzadeh - violin
The ETHER SHIP
Willard Van De Bogart & Lemon DeGeorge
An Electro-Ambient group creating music to explore the Universe  More...
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Friday, July 19
Fri 7/19 2:00 PM KFJC 89.7 FM [12345 S. El Monte Road Los Altos Hills]
Polly Moller Springhorn's Tomography Fortunae
Friday July 19 2-6PM
Composer/improviser/performer Polly Moller Springhorn previews "Tomography Fortunae" live in the KFJC pit in advance of its premiere at the Outsound New Music Summit. Grawer hosts.

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Fri 7/19 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Thumbscrew featuring Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara, and Michael Formanek
Thursday, July 18 & Friday, July 19, 7:00pm & 8:30pm, SFJAZZ Center's Joe Henderson Lab
A power-trio composer’s project made up of in-demand bandleaders Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara, and Michael Formanek.  More...
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Fri 7/19 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
gabby fluke-mogul, Jacob Felix Heule, and Kanoko Nishi-Smith (violin/bass drum/koto)
Dean Santomieri/Thea Farhadian Duo (guitar/violin)  More...
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Fri 7/19 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
A Circle Has No Beginning by Sameer Gupta  More...
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Fri 7/19 7:00 PM Sound & Savor [24th and Adeline Streets Oakland]
Neel Murgai - sitar, voice, loops. A member of the Brooklyn Raga Massive makes his solo debut in the bay area.
4 course vegan meal featuring masumoto farm peachess to go with the concert  More...
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Fri 7/19 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
SUN RA ARKESTRA: SPACE IS THE PLACE
FEATURE FILM W/ LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT  More...
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Saturday, July 20
Sat 7/20 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Mary Halvorson's Code Girl
Saturday, July 20, 7:00pm & 8:30pm & Sunday, July 21, 6:00pm & 7:30pm, SFJAZZ Center's Joe Henderson Lab  More...
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Sat 7/20 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Sun Ra Arkestra  More...
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Sat 7/20 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Latitudes: Robert A. A. Lowe | IMA | Chris Duncan

On the next installment of Latitudes, Other Minds teams up with the SF Art Book Fair to present vocalist/composer Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, dronesmith Chris Duncan, and the electronics and percussion duo IMA at the San Francisco Center for New Music.  More...
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Sat 7/20 8:00 PM Art Boutiki [44 Race St, San Jose, CA 95126]
A twin bill of jazz groups comes to Art Boutiki

Headlining will be Shay Salhov with his always inventive Quartet, this time featuring Dahveed Behroozi , Nick Panoutsos and Jason Lewis.

Opening the night will be a quartet put together by NYC based piano player Alon Nechushtan. All About Jazz magazine called Alon “A fantastic pianist-composer with abundant chemistry and boundless eclectisism”, while DownBeat Magazine recognizes “A talent to watch, with a surfeit of ideas, an unbridled spirit and bold,two-fisted sense of Architecture. Backing up Alon will be Tyler Harlow and Dillon Vado of Never Weather fame.  More...
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Sunday, July 21
Sun 7/21 11:00 AM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Fusing Middle Eastern Musical Elements with Jazz with Alon Nechushtan - a workshop for musicians, about the options middle eastern music has over Jazz and improvisation.  More...
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Sun 7/21 4:00 PM Oak Town Workshops [55 Washington St Oakland]
" A talent to watch, with a surfeit of ideas, an unbridled spirit and bold, two-fisted sense of Architecture" -(Down Beat magazine 2011)- Pianist and composer Alon Nechushtan will be bringing to Oak Town Workshops a trio of fantastic improvisers with a loose-tight chemistry placing a premium on group interplay and at the same time encouraging individual solo expression. –Bill Milkowski. The group is gearing to release their new album this Spring and will premiere new compositions  More...
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Sun 7/21 5:00 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
18th Annual Outsound New Music Summit, The Bay Area's Creative Music Festival
Touch the Gear Expo
Outsound’s signature hands-on, family-friendly expo for all ages for new and experimental music gear and instruments. Free Admission Family & Kid Friendly
Gear Presenters: Amanda Chaudhary, Bryan Day, Cheryl E. Leonard, Colleen Kelly, David Leikam, David Molina, David Samas, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, J. Lee, Jeff Klukowski, Johny Radio, Jorge Bachmann, Michael Mersereau, Peter Whitehead, R. Duck, Stephen Paris, Tom Duff  More...
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Sun 7/21 6:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Mary Halvorson's Code Girl
Saturday, July 20, 7:00pm & 8:30pm & Sunday, July 21, 6:00pm & 7:30pm, SFJAZZ Center's Joe Henderson Lab  More...
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Sun 7/21 6:30 PM The Honey Hive Gallery [4117 Judah St, San Francisco]
Sato/Weeks/Murray - Alex Cohen - Dancin' Baby TBA  More...
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Sun 7/21 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Sun Ra Arkestra  More...
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Sun 7/21 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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Monday, July 22
Mon 7/22 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: The Out of Bounds Trio (modern jazz)
(Jon Raskin-saxophone)

Set #2: Education Reform (art rock/progressive)
(Shimpei Ogawa: electric bass, Matt Buckner: drums & cymbals, Tyler Dennis: electric piano, Ryan Pate: electric guitar, Aaron Kruziki: vocals, woodwinds & synthesizers)

Set #3: Beauty School (free improvisation)
(Matt Chandler: electric bass, Tom Djll: trumpet/ modular synth, Jacob Heule: drums)  More...
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Mon 7/22 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
OAKLAND FREEDOM JAZZ SOCIETY PRESENTS:

Rodrigo Barriga/Sean Keenan duo
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Joel Nelson/Jordan Glenn duo
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Sato/Murray/Weeks trio

9PM
$5-15 SUGGESTED DONATION  More...
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Tuesday, July 23
Tue 7/23 7:30 PM El Rio [3158 Mission St SF]
Leila Abdul-Rauf, The Voodoo Cabaret, Being Lara Maykovich  More...
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Tue 7/23 8:00 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
18th Annual Outsound New Music Summit, The Bay Area's Creative Music Festival
Free Flowing, a night of original comprovisation
duo B Experimental Band
The 13-member ensemble from Lisa Mezzacappa & Jason Levis exploring the thrilling boundaries between composed and improvised musical worlds!
Social Stutter Quartet
Led by composer/altoist Beth Schenck, they blur the line between strictly written chamber music and soaring free jazz.
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Wednesday, July 24
Wed 7/24 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
18th Annual Outsound New Music Summit, The Bay Area's Creative Music Festival
Rocket, a night of exploratory rock
Gentleman Surfer
Difficult to categorize, they draw upon a wide range of influences, anywhere from Captain Beefheart and King Crimson, to film and video game music, Classical, Jazz, Punk, etc. . .
Vegan Butcher
Led by guitarist John Shiurba assembled to interpret his music and somniloquy. The lyrics are culled from the early-morning, half-asleep ramblings of the composer, while the music employs the signature January Scale.
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Thursday, July 25
Thu 7/25 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
18th Annual Outsound New Music Summit, The Bay Area's Creative Music Festival
Crossing Borders, a night of ground breaking multimedia performance
Francis Wong & Lenora Lee
Tenor saxophone & Dance
Andrea Centazzo
Original percussion and electronics
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Thu 7/25 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
SYNTH MECHANIQUE – J. Lee / R. Duck /AVA K  More...
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Friday, July 26
Fri 7/26 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
18th Annual Outsound New Music Summit, The Bay Area's Creative Music Festival
Expanding the Rift, a night of exploratory composition and improvisation
Polly Moller Springhorn's Tomography Fortunae
A three-movement graphic score for seven musicians named Tom
Watkins/Winant
Performing the sensitive relationships between their respective instrumental colors, the two explore radical form, dynamics and timbre in real time.
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Fri 7/26 7:30 PM Kuumbwa [320-2 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060]
“One of the most captivating pianists working today,” (Jazz.pt, Portugal) Thollem McDonas has spent his life skirting and erasing the edges of boundaries musically, culturally and geographically. His work is ever-changing, evolving and responding to the times and his experiences, both as a soloist and in collaboration with hundreds of artists across idioms and disciplines. “Thollem is a modern griot who has absorbed sounds from every place he has visited.” (William Parker from Conversations II, Rogue Art  More...
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Fri 7/26 8:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Solos by: Joe Baiza, Matt Ingalls, and Josh Allen  More...
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Saturday, July 27
Sat 7/27 6:30 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
Spencer Owen Timeshare, Jordan Glenn's Beak & 3 Leafs  More...
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Sat 7/27 7:00 PM Sound & Savor [24th and Adeline Streets Oakland]
Dinner/concert featuring Sameer Gupta on tabla and Ross Hammond on guitar. 4 course vegan menu featuring Masumoto farm peaches  More...
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Sat 7/27 7:00 PM Works/San José [365 South Market Street, San José, CA 95113]
Musician/composer Thollem McDonas and video artist ACVilla are returning to their old tromping grounds with their newest work-in-progress, The Now Of US. Also known as Silver Ochre, the duo has launched their second multimedia experience of the U.S. after their 2016 48-state odyssey, Who Are US. This time, the focus is on the immediacy of present-day America through murals and collaborative music. Thollem and ACVilla will be presenting a 15 minute piece created during their residency this year in New Mexico along with a short interview with Albuquerque-based Nani Chacon, a Diné/Chicana muralist, and new raw footage.  More...
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Sat 7/27 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
18th Annual Outsound New Music Summit, The Bay Area's Creative Music Festival
Spontaneous, a celebration of fiery expression and freedom
Vinny Golia Quartet
Presenting a rich heritage of Jazz, contemporary classical and world music into his own unique compositions.
Rent Romus' Deciduous feat. Keith Kelly
An ongoing multi regional project by SF Bay Area saxophonist Rent Romus based on the mutual bridging of those who share a creative tenacity, history and transitory nature of improvisation.
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Sat 7/27 9:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St SF]
This Is Not This Heat w/ Bill Orcutt  More...
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Sunday, July 28
Sun 7/28 2:00 PM Badarikashrama [15602 Maubert Avenue San Leandro, CA 94578]
Meerabai Music Festival - Celebrating Saint Meerabai's life's journey through her poetry, and set to music composed by Rita Sahai.  More...
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Sun 7/28 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Elder Ones

Elder Ones' music is very influenced by free jazz, Indian music and the classical avant-garde.  More...
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Sun 7/28 8:00 PM Dildo Factory [Berkeley]
BRUTAL SOUND EFFECTS FESTIVAL #86
Bran...pos---
Ma++ Ingalls---
Headboggle in Wrongchair Sulphurcider---
Fluorescent Grey----
Failure Cock---
Temoleh (Robidoux/Cordova/Corder) ---
Mas Coad---  More...
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Monday, July 29
Mon 7/29 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Amirtha Kidambi's Elder Ones & Dunkelman/Fluke-Mogul/Nishi-Smith  More...
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Wednesday, July 31
Wed 7/31 8:00 PM Art Boutiki [44 Race Street, San José, CA 95126]
An intense and virtuosic keyboardist” (TimeOut, NY), “Thollem creates a spectacular tapestry of different colored sounds reflecting his awareness, study and assimilation of countless influences” (Joan Jeanrenaud, Composer, Cellist, Kronos Quartet 1978-98). “He’s absolutely mesmerizing... unleashing cascades of notes of seemingly impossible velocity and no matter where he goes tonally, it always seems right, fresh and satisfying” (Terry Riley). "Thollem is a modern griot who has absorbed sounds from every place he has visited.” (William Parker), “…bringing wide-ranging expression and invention to everything his restless, nomadic existence comes into contact with. Thollem’s maverick essence is magically evident.” (Nels Cline)  More...
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Thursday, August 1
Thu 8/01 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Benedict/Fluke-Mogul
Lorin Benedict - voice, gabby fluke-mogul - violin
9:00 pm Faults
Jaroba-reeds Jorge Bachmann-electronics Kevin Kevin Corcoran - percussion  More...
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Saturday, August 3
Sat 8/03 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Christine Shields & San Kazakgascar  More...
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Sat 8/03 8:00 PM Sunnyvale [patricktalesforejr@gmail.com Sunnyvale]
Vinny Golia / Danny Kamins / Garrett Wingfield in Sunnyvale  More...
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Sat 8/03 8:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Do-Over Music Series #8: Winant directs John Zorn's COBRA
A super rare Zorn-authorized public performance of his seminal game piece, COBRA, performed by an all-star Bay Area band, conducted by William Winant.
gabby fluke-mogul, violin
Michiko Theurer, violin
Danielle DeGruttola, cello
Allyson Baker, guitar
John Schott, guitar
John Finkbeiner, guitar
Kanoko Nishi-Smith, koto
Brett Carson, keyboard
Miles Wick, electric bass
Lisa Mezzacappa, acoustic bass
Nava Dunkelman, percussion
Jordan Glenn, drums
Jason Levis, drums
Madalyn Merkey, electronics  More...
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Sunday, August 4
Sun 8/04 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Pianists Angela Passos and Mayer Goldenberg perform solo and duo works for piano by Brazilian composers and the works that influenced them.  More...
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Monday, August 5
Mon 8/05 8:30 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music

Set #1: The Holly Martins (modern jazz/improvisation)
Set #2: Jason Levis Septet (modern jazz)
Set #3: Feral Luggage (null wave free improvisation)  More...
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Mon 8/05 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Hodel/Glenn/Pek & Dynes Trio  More...
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Tuesday, August 6
Tue 8/06 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
The California Jazz Conservatory's Way Out West concert series presents an evening with New Zombies, performing one long set of original instrumental compositions. The Way Out West series provides composer-performers from the Bay Area and beyond with a showcase for forward-looking original work in jazz and related genres.  More...
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Wednesday, August 7
Wed 8/07 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Cornelius Boots’ 45th Birthday Bash: Solo Shakuhachi Plus Guests  More...
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Wed 8/07 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
A night of experimental music w/ Scott Amendola/Phillip Greenlief/Thomas Dimuzio- acoustic/electric/electronic - solo-duo-trio at Ivy Room  More...
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Thursday, August 8
Thu 8/08 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Ted Moore & Tom Weeks  More...
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Thu 8/08 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Pate/Jamieson
Ryan Pate - guitar, Andrew Jamieson - keyboard
KREation Ensemble
Kevin Robinson - saxophones
Maryclare Bryztwa - Flute
Lee Hodel - Bass
Tongo Eisen-Martin - spoken word  More...
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Friday, August 9
Fri 8/09 9:00 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Raffi Garabedian Quartet with Richard Sears, Miles Wick, & Tim Buckley  More...
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Fri 8/09 9:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward — Music!Music!Music!
Ivy Room and Guitar Player Magazine Present
Charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward — Music!Music!Music!
FRI 8.9
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm  More...
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Saturday, August 10
Sat 8/10 7:00 PM Lighthouse Park / Surfer Museum [701 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, Ca]
Feast of Beams, Keepers of Light is an evening of performances and processions guided by vocalist and composer Carmina Escobar, Indexical’s 2019 Artist-in-Residence. Join us on August 10th from 7:00-8:30pm at Lighthouse Point Park on West Cliff Drive where the performances and processionals will converge. Escobar explores the lighthouse as a beacon that brings Santa Cruz’s diverse sub-communities together to form a holistic sense of communitas. The event is free and open to the public.  More...
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Sat 8/10 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Mukta Raste: Horizons of Tabla w/ harpist Jennifer Ellis  More...
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Sat 8/10 8:00 PM Private House Concert [.Harry@fullplatemedia.com]
The Sibarg Ensemble performs a house concert in the intimate setting of a private home in the Berkeley Hills. The ensemble uses the phrase "creative intercultural music" to describe their interweaving of traditional Iranian music with improvisation from the jazz tradition. The ensemble will combine original composition with arrangements of traditional Persian melodies, folksongs, poetry and structured improvisations. Please contact concert host at Harry@fullplatemedia.com  More...
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Sunday, August 11
Sun 8/11 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Roberto Granados: Bay Area Composers Group Concert  More...
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Sun 8/11 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 pm Guinea Pig
Tony Passarell - saxophones/brass/percussion, Rent Romus - saxophones/flutes/percussion, Timothy Orr - drums, Robert Kullman - electric bass
8:30 pm Fellow Hominids
Cory Wright - saxophones, John Schott - guitar, John Finkbeiner - guitar, Jordan Glenn - drums  More...
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Monday, August 12
Mon 8/12 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Cohen/Burchett/Junior Mint Prince  More...
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Tuesday, August 13
Tue 8/13 8:00 PM The Laundry SF [3359 26th St SF]
Resident is a monthly electronic music and visual open mic event started by Jeremy Black and friends in 2017. It is held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. 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.  More...
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Tue 8/13 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
- Dolphin (Lefebvre, MacLeod, Nordile)
- Gabby Wen
- Dirt & Copper  More...
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