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09/09/2018 - 10/23/2018

Sunday, September 9
Sun 9/09 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Lynn Schugren  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sun 9/09 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Erling Wold’s Fabrications: The Great Debate Cabaret  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sun 9/09 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Ric Louchard Ensemble
Ric Louchard - piano/John Worley - trumpet, flugelhorn/Dan Magay - saxophones, flute/Doug Pohorsky - bass/Curt Moore - drums/Ron Heglin - voice
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sun 9/09 8:00 PM SFEMF at Brava Theatre [Brava Theater 2781 24th Street SF]
electro-acoustic experimentalist Kassel Jaeger
noise artist Attilio Novellino from Italy
evocative soundscape ritualists OMMO  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Monday, September 10
Mon 9/10 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
SCY1E, Parker Davis, Gabby Wen, Jack Hertz at Canessa Gallery  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Mon 9/10 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS presents Jaroba + Jakob Pek  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Tuesday, September 11
Tue 9/11 8:00 PM The Laundry SF [3359 26th St SF]
Resident is a monthly Open Mic event started by Jeremy Black and friends in 2017. Set in a casual atmosphere in an awesome location, The Laundry, it is the perfect event if you are a beginner or even experimented musician/performer and want to reach out to the San Francisco Community.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Tue 9/11 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
- gabby fluke-mogul, David Lechuga-Espadas, Patrick Talesfore, Jr., Tom Weeks
- DunkelpeK
- Nurse Betty  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Wednesday, September 12
Wed 9/12 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2087 Addison Street Berkeley]
Jill Rogers + The Lost Trio  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Thu 9/13 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Marshall/Pearce
Josh Marshall - tenor saxophone, Daniel Pearce - drums
9:00 pm Ear Spray
Carlos Jennings – electronics
Ann O’Rourke – electronics,vocals,video,electric cello
Mark Pino – drums/percussion  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Thu 9/13 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Wizard Apprentice & Julius Smack / Madalyn Merkey  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Thu 9/13 9:00 PM Elbo Room Jack London Square [311 Broadway Oakland]
Las Sucias, Ionophore (Record Release), White Pee  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Friday, September 14
Fri 9/14 5:00 PM Woods Bar and Brewery [1701 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Rob Ewing - Beth Schenck - Jordan Glenn - Lisa Mezzacappa  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Saturday, September 15
Sat 9/15 11:00 AM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Andre Custodio is hosting a series of performances of textured sound utilizing electronics and other instruments for a bookstore environment. Performing solo for most of these Saturdays, but will occasionally invite others to fill-in.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sat 9/15 1:00 PM Castro Theatre [429 Castro St San Francisco, California]
The San Francisco Silent Film Festival presents Club Foot Orchestra's GREATEST HITS. 1 PM - BUSTER & FELIX; 3:15 - CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI; 6:00 - METROPOLIS; 9:30 - NOSFERATU. The 10 piece ensemble of some of the best San Francisco musicians, performs their scores to classic silent films. "This is music that bubbles up from the intersection of aesthetics and the id" - The New Yorker.

Beth Custer, Clarinets; Sheldon Brown, Woodwinds; Chris Grady, Trumpet; Richard Marriott, Winds; Gino Robair, Percussion; Will Bernard, Guitar; Kymry Esainko, Keyboard; Alisa Rose, Violin; Sascha Jacobsen, Contrabass; Deirdre McClure, Conductor.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sat 9/15 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Charles Xavier’s Cow Walk Orchestra: THE BOSCO SERIES

Performing THE BOSCO SERIES: Experimental Sonic exploration and Creative Jazz featuring Trumpet, Guitar, Drums and Synth interplay.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sat 9/15 8:30 PM Hemlock Tavern [1131 Polk Street SF]
Tashi Dorji, Bill Orcutt, Lo Conocen, VOL.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sun 9/16 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Thomas Schultz plays Rzewski's: "The People United Will Never Be Defeated"

Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sun 9/16 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Winnie Nieh with Paul Dab  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sun 9/16 8:30 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Tashi Dorji , Zachary James Watkins, Beast Nest, Salt Pillar  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Monday, September 17
Mon 9/17 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Chris Duncan•Joey Largent•Marc Kate  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Mon 9/17 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Bristle + Dunkelman/fluke-mogul/Weeks Trio  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Wednesday, September 19
Wed 9/19 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
Scott Arford
http://soundcloud.com/scott-3-3
Jungle Junk
Alexandra Buschman (Demonsleeper, Las Sucias)
The Fathers
Nathan Bowers (aka Coagulator) and Derek Gedalecia (aka Headboggle)
http://fortevilfruit.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-fathers-st.html

Filthmilk
Cello of Colleen Twitty melts the tires beneath Fendler's synth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnDiWpC6-JU  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Wed 9/19 8:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St SF]
Thurston Moore
David Toop
Zachary James Watkins / William Winant Duo

Both David Toop and Thurston Moore have worked together in quartet and trio as part of the long-running UK improvising group Alterations alongside Steve Beresford and Terry Day. As well as with the composer Tania Chen heard on the CD John Cage: Electronic Music for Piano (Omnivore Recordings 2018 USA).  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Thursday, September 20
Thu 9/20 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
C4NM Benefit Concert, Thumbscrew: Mary Halvorson – Michael Formanek – Tomas Fujiwara

Join us for this unique and intimate chance to see Thumbscrew, comprised of contemporary jazz heavyweights Mary Halvorson on guitar, Michael Formanek on double bass, and Tomas Fujiwara on drums. All proceeds from this event benefit C4NM, supporting our efforts to create a space for new music to thrive in the Bay Area and beyond. We invite you to join us before the concert for a reception hosted by our Board of Directors including libations and light bites. Connect with our new music community, then experience a special opportunity to see Thumbscrew perform up close at C4NM.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Thu 9/20 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm How Are You Feeling Project
Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Anna Avery, Mary Behm-Steinberg, Chris Christensen, alex cruse, Kevin Droese, Lenny Gonzalez, Kevin CK Lo, and Angela Roberts
Improvised music in relation to the playback of recordings of people reminiscing on health, both gains and losses.
9:00 pm Cartoon Justice
Kersti Abrams - sax/North-African reeds/mbira, Mika Pontecorvo - guitar/electronics/flute/percussion/voice, Mark
Pino - drums/percussion, Elijah Pontecorvo - bass/piano
guest Lenny Gonzalez - electric cello  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Friday, September 21
Fri 9/21 1:00 PM LinkedIn SF [San Francisco / YouTube Live]
inWooble: LinkedIn employees and guests play modular synth music and broadcast it live in high resolution and Hi-Fi Stereo on https://www.youtube.com/c/FranckMartin/live  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Fri 9/21 7:00 PM Grace Cathedral [1100 California Street San Francisco]
Hidden Refuge :: Refugio Escondido  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Fri 9/21 7:15 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
The Rhythms of Candomblé: ACTA Apprenticeship Presentation

This event is a culmination of the apprenticeship between master artist Jorge Alabê and his student Robert Lopez.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Fri 9/21 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Chaotic Pathways: Dirt and Copper with Hunter Long and Julie Herndon  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Saturday, September 22
Sat 9/22 10:00 AM First Presbyterian Church San Anselmo [72 Kensington Rd San Anselmo, CA 94960]
Sight-reading Workshop with Daniel Canosa, Marin Baroque, Sept 22, 10 am - 3:30 pm, in San Anselmo, CA.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sat 9/22 11:00 AM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Andre Custodio is hosting a series of performances of textured sound utilizing electronics and other instruments for a bookstore environment. Performing solo for most of these Saturdays, but will occasionally invite others to fill-in.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sat 9/22 8:00 PM House Concert in North Berkeley Hills [Harry@fullplatemedia.co]
Darius Jones' SF Bay Area debut in the intimacy of a house concert n the North Berkeley Hills.. Darius will perform 2 sets, with wine and cheese served during the intermission. For information: harry@fullplatemedi.com  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sunday, September 23
Sun 9/23 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Golden Gate Philharmonic Faculty & Friends
Cameo Charms  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sun 9/23 8:00 PM KALW FM Radio [91.7 FM]
Sunday 9/23 at 8pm: KALW 91.7
Myra Melford and Armando Castellano visit Sarah Cahill's Revolutions Per Minute  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Monday, September 24
Mon 9/24 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Ari Brown & Thomas Harrison + Myles Boisen Duo  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Wednesday, September 26
Wed 9/26 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2087 Addison Street Berkeley]
Darren Johnston’s Noisy Strangers – Bye Bye Bartók  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Wed 9/26 8:00 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
Ghost in the House play tribute to collaborator, friend and kind spirit, Kinji Hayashi. The show includes special guests Bruce Ackley from ROVA and the amazing Butoh dance of Christina Braun  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Wed 9/26 9:00 PM Elbo Room Jack London Square [311 Broadway Oakland]
Jordan Glenn's BEAK (Album Release), Bad Luck (Seattle), Grex

Grex: Karl Evangelista-guitar, voice, percussion, Rei Scampavia-keys, voice, percussion

Bad Luck: Neil Welch-saxophone, live electronics, Chris Icasiano-drums

Jordan Glenn's BEAK: Jordan Glenn-conductor, Geneva Harrison-drums, Max Judelson-bass, Robert Lopez, Bob LaDue-percussion, Tim DeCillis, Mark Clifford-vibes/percussion, Brett Carson-keys, Karl Evangelista-guitar

An absolutely incendiary night of wild sounds, swooning melodies, and knee-rattling rhythms, featuring a set of improbable new music from Oakland art rock band Grex, a special visit with the crushing Seattle sax/drums/electronic duo Bad Luck, and an album release performance from Jordan Glenn’s all-star BEAK.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Thursday, September 27
Thu 9/27 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Slither Syndicate. Wolf Chan Andre Custodio
8:40 pm Alphastare
Exploring sounds in the digital and analog realm. Abstract/Experimental/Ambient/Noise
9:15 pm Key West:
Brian Pedersen-sax, Jay Korber-drums, Randylee Sutherland-cello  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Friday, September 28
Fri 9/28 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Jihye Chang  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Fri 9/28 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Amaranth Quartet plays string quartets by Darius Milhaud, Ruth Crawford, and Igor Stravinsky. Admission to this concert is free!  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Saturday, September 29
Sat 9/29 11:00 AM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Andre Custodio is hosting a series of performances of textured sound utilizing electronics and other instruments for a bookstore environment. Performing solo for most of these Saturdays, but will occasionally invite others to fill-in.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sat 9/29 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Pianist Jihye Chang: Co-Ko (Contemporary Korea)  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sunday, September 30
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Monday, October 1
Mon 10/01 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music--

Set #1: David Pate (modern/extended improvisation)
David Pate-saxophone, Steve Cohn-piano

Set #2: Manul Override (jazz/electronics)
Amanda Chaudhary-keyboards, electronics, Serena Toxicat-voice, Melne-guitar, electronics

Set #3: Ornettology (modern jazz, after Ornette Coleman)
John Hanes-drums, Safa Shokrai-acoustic bass, Myles Boisen-guitar, John Finkbeiner-guitar, Steve Adams-alto sax, Phillip Greenlief-tenor sax  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Mon 10/01 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Jason Levis Trio with Rob Ewing, trombone + Cory Wright, reeds + Jason Levis, drums
TRIO: gabby fluke-mogul * Crystal Pascucci * Lisa Mezzacappa  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Wednesday, October 3
Wed 10/03 7:30 PM The Tiger Garage: a private studio in south Berkeley [disclosed to you when we confirm your reservation]
Listening, Sounding, Moving, Being: Visiting movement artist Cilla Vee/Claire Elizabeth Barrett joins Karen Stackpole (percussion), Nancy Beckman (shakuhachi), and Tom Bickley (recorder and electronics) for a performance of experimental music and dance.  More...
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Wed 10/03 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Scott Amendola’s Orchestra di Pazzi

Scott Amendola’s Orchestra di Pazzo featuring Aurora Josephson (voice), Crystal Pascucci (cello), Phillip Greenlief, Raffi Garabedian (saxophone) (saxophones), Jason Hoopes (electrical bass), Thomas Dimuzio (electronics), Mark Clifford (vibes), Ben Goldberg (clarinet), Zachary James Watkins (gtr/Elec.) Scott Amendola (director, drums/percussion/electronics)  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Thursday, October 4
Thu 10/04 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Animals and Giraffes – Final 2017/2018 EiR concert

To finish up their year-long residency at the Center for New Music, animals & giraffes presents two sets of interdisciplinary improvisation. The evening also celebrates LANDLOCKED BEACH, their new CD release on Creative Sources (Portugal).  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Thu 10/04 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
NorCal Noise Fest Appreciation Night
8:15 pm Nicotine Mantis
8:45 pm Mini-Mutations
9:10 pm Cellista
9:40 pm War Hippy  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Thu 10/04 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Reidemeister Move

Since 2011, Reidemeister Move has explored and expanded the possibilities of sustained-tone music in just intonation for their instruments.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Friday, October 5
Fri 10/05 8:00 PM Zellerbach Hall [US Berkeley Berkeley]
Max Richter with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble performing Infra and music from The Leftovers

Max Richter performs selections from his work Infra, inspired by T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, and from his score for the dystopian HBO drama The Leftovers.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Saturday, October 6
Sat 10/06 11:00 AM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Andre Custodio is hosting a series of performances of textured sound utilizing electronics and other instruments for a bookstore environment. Performing solo for most of these Saturdays, but will occasionally invite others to fill-in.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sat 10/06 7:00 PM Foothill Presbyterian Church [5301 MCKEE ROAD, San Jose]
Ensemble ARI will perform All RAVEL CONCERT including Jean Ahn's flashback of Ravel.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sat 10/06 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
A secret gathering for people in the know, an all-electronic quartet featuring David Toop with Tom Djll, Wobbly and Gino Robair. Opening: Madalyn Merkey, solo electronics.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sat 10/06 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Curium: Women Through the Ages  More...
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Sat 10/06 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
DO-OVER Music Series:
The Jordan Glenn Party + Jason Hoopes, solo electric bass
Brett Carson- keyboard
Karl Evangelista- guitar
Joel Nelson- guitar
Bob Woods-LaDue- drums/percussion
Robert Lopez- drums/percussion
Alexandra Buschman- voice/electronics
Jon Arkin- electronic drums
Jason Hoopes- electric bass
Jordan Glenn- conductor  More...
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Sat 10/06 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Rumbaché has established itself as one of the hottest Bay Area Salsa Bands! Fusing salsa, timba, bomba, funk and whatever else they can find to spice up the mood, they provide a hard-hitting style of playing. Rumbaché plays Cuban styles of music, with heavy influences in funk and jazz.  More...
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Sunday, October 7
Sun 10/07 2:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Thomas Schultz plays The People United Will Never Be Defeated and music by Hyo-shin Na

Schultz plays Frederic Rzewski's monumental masterpiece from 1975, THE PEOPLE UNITED WILL NEVER BE DEFEATED and Hyo-shin Na's RAIN STUDY (1999) and SMALL NOISE (2018).  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sun 10/07 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Chris Brown: Retrospectacles CD Release Concert

Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.  More...
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Sun 10/07 5:00 PM Soundwave Studios [2240 Wood St Oakland CA 94607]
Resonant Frequencies is a monthly open mic night specifically for Electronic Musicians and Visual Synthesis. No DJ's, No Singer Songwriters. Just you and some machines, making love in sweet {dis}harmony.

The focus is on hardware sets yet other modalities are encouraged. We welcome all genres of music; what better way to do that than getting together, sharing those ideas and make connections.

Let's build the scene we want to see.

Live visuals will be provided by Dirty Bill + guests! Please inquire about performing visuals.  More...
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Monday, October 8
Mon 10/08 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
SUBTLE DEGREES SAXOPHONE/PERCUSSION DUO  More...
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Mon 10/08 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Tom Weeks's Ero Guro + Sung Kim (solo)  More...
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Tuesday, October 9
Tue 10/09 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Systemic Improvisation | Palle Dahlstedt, Per Anders Nilsson, Tim Perkis, and Gino Robair  More...
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Tue 10/09 8:00 PM The Laundry SF [3359 26th St SF]
Resident is a monthly Open Mic event started by Jeremy Black and friends in 2017. Set in a casual atmosphere in an awesome location, The Laundry, it is the perfect event if you are a beginner or even experimented musician/performer and want to reach out to the San Francisco Community.  More...
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Tue 10/09 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
- PERFORMANCE with Cilla Vee (north carolina) and local improvisers
- alex cruse
- Voicebox (Dylan Burchett and Rodolfo Córdova)  More...
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Wednesday, October 10
Wed 10/10 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Latitudes: The Music of Tetuzi Akiyama & John Krausbauer

Guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama brings his motorik “infinite boogie” and graveside blues minimalism to the Center for New Music. Akiyama will be supported by ecstatic music aesthete John Krausbauer whose explorations of amplified violin and stroboscopic lighting induce states of heavy trance.  More...
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Wed 10/10 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
KRIS DAVIS, Joanne Brackeen and Helen Sung celebrate Monk's 101st birthday.
Two generations of piano artistry celebrate the legacy of Thelonious Monk, featuring DownBeat Critics Poll Rising Star Piano winner Kris Davis, 2018 NEA Jazz Master recipient Joanne Brackeen, and Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition winner Helen Sung.  More...
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Thursday, October 11
Thu 10/11 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Cilla Vee Life Arts "Psychic Bandwidth"
an inter-disciplinary collaborative structured improvisation project
Cilla Vee, Gino Robair, Cheryl Leonard, Amy Reed, Rent Romus, Ivy Johnson, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Eric Kupers and the CSU East Bay Inclusive Interdisciplinary Ensemble  More...
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Thu 10/11 8:00 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
ODC Theater presents a three-evening run (October 11-13, 2018) of ECHO, a new dance/performance work by Sara Shelton Mann with a score by Pamela Z at ODC Theater at 8pm in San Francisco, CA USA

Directed by writer/choreographer Sara Shelton Mann, Echo will be performed by Anya Cloud, Abby Crain, Jesse Hewit and Jesse Zaritt, with composer Pamela Z performing portions of the score live.  More...
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Friday, October 12
Fri 10/12 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Stenberg | Cahill Duo

Stenberg | Cahill Duo

Kate Stenberg, violin; Sarah Cahill, piano

Aaron Gervais Talking in Circles World Premiere
Gabriela Lena Frank Suenos de Chambi
Kaija Saariaho Tocar
Linda Catlin Smith With Their Shadows Long
plus works by Henry Cowell and Grażyna Bacewicz  More...
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Fri 10/12 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Visible Transitions

Improvised Painting from Live Music & Improvised Music from Visual Compositions: Live Abstract Painting by Ethan Cranke w/ Music by Gino Robair, Palle and Per Anders from Sweden + Tomas Dimuzio, Phillip Greenlief, and David Samas. GAZE EMANATIONS, drawings by Brian Lucas, performed by Pet the Tiger and Co. Cheryl Leonard, Tom Nunn, Tom Djll, Gino Robair, Bryan Day, Phillip Greenlief, David Samas.  More...
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Fri 10/12 8:00 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
ODC Theater presents a three-evening run (October 11-13, 2018) of ECHO, a new dance/performance work by Sara Shelton Mann with a score by Pamela Z at ODC Theater at 8pm in San Francisco, CA USA

Directed by writer/choreographer Sara Shelton Mann, Echo will be performed by Anya Cloud, Abby Crain, Jesse Hewit and Jesse Zaritt, with composer Pamela Z performing portions of the score live.  More...
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Fri 10/12 9:00 PM Woods Bar and Brewery [1701 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
The Lost Shapes  More...
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Saturday, October 13
Sat 10/13 11:00 AM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Andre Custodio is hosting a series of performances of textured sound utilizing electronics and other instruments for a bookstore environment. Performing solo for most of these Saturdays, but will occasionally invite others to fill-in.  More...
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Sat 10/13 7:00 PM East Side Arts Alliance [2277 International Blvd Oakland]
Warrior Ecologies: Black Fighting Formations  More...
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Sat 10/13 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Tetuzi Akiyama (Tokyo, JP)
Kaori Suzuki & John Krausbauer (Oak)

Kaori Suzuki and John Krausbauer present an improvisational composition with voices, amplified strings, electronics, and bell percussion, preceded by a performance by guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama, on tour from Tokyo.  More...
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Sat 10/13 8:00 PM House Concert in North Berkeley Hills [email Harry@fullplatemedia.com for location]
Pianist Myra Melford and bassist Joelle Leandre perform in the intimacy of a house concert in the North Berkeley Hills. They will perform 2 sets, with wine and cheese served during intermission.

email Harry@fullplatemedia.com for location and reservations  More...
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Sat 10/13 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Keepsakes for Contraforte and Contrabass Flute

Keyed Kontraptions will premiere works by Brett Austin Eastman and Emily Koh. Also on the program are works by Lily Chen and Isaac Schankler.  More...
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Sat 10/13 8:00 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
ODC Theater presents a three-evening run (October 11-13, 2018) of ECHO, a new dance/performance work by Sara Shelton Mann with a score by Pamela Z at ODC Theater at 8pm in San Francisco, CA USA

Directed by writer/choreographer Sara Shelton Mann, Echo will be performed by Anya Cloud, Abby Crain, Jesse Hewit and Jesse Zaritt, with composer Pamela Z performing portions of the score live.  More...
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Sat 10/13 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Submersion: an immersive, multi-media environment of sound +

WHO
Gench and Cilla Vee Life Arts – with Cilla Vee, Thomas Dimuzio, Kit Young, Lori Varga, Aurora Josephson, Derek Gedalecia

WHAT
Submersion – an immersive, multi-media environment of sound, image and motion

WHEN
Saturday October 13th – 9pm – 12 midnight  More...
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Sunday, October 14
Sun 10/14 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Shamisen from Edo Hauta to Contemporary  More...
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Sun 10/14 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Jason Levis Trio
Rob Ewing – trombone/Cory Wright – reeds/Jason Levis – drums
8:30pm Sniff Test
Bethany Schwarz - electronics/Bill Noertker - basses  More...
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Sun 10/14 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th Street San Francisco]
an evening of improvisation with 8pm Nava Dunkelman (percussion), Fred Frith (guitar) and gabby fluke-mogul (violin) and 9pm joelle leandre (contrabass) and Phillip Greenlief (tenor saxophone)  More...
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Monday, October 15
Mon 10/15 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Composer/performers Pamela Z, Donald Swearingen, and Eric Lyon will perform composed and improvised works for gesturally controlled electronics and voice, in various combinations of solos, duos, and trios.  More...
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Mon 10/15 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: pureFINDER + Alex Cohen (solo)  More...
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Tuesday, October 16
Tue 10/16 7:00 PM David Brower Center [2150 Allston Way, Suite 100 Berkeley]
The David Brower Center & Other Minds are pleased to present Linda Bouchard with Kyle Bruckmann for the fourth installment of our 2018 The Nature of Music series. Bouchard will present excerpts from FLOCKING, as in “birds in flight” — the magical spectacle of hundreds of birds flying in their coordinated journey – and DROP, a live structure for woodwind and electronics with oboist Kyle Bruckmann.
Linda Bouchard’s works are defined by the importance of color and textures, and the structures of her compositions are intimately linked to the orchestral choices she makes for each composition, be it a solo piece or a composition for full orchestra.
Her compositions are often inspired by nature’s geometry, structure, and textures, as if writing music could begin by staring with a magnifying glass at nature’s elements — water, gas, rock formations, chemical reactions — then from those images creating a series of abstract landscapes.  More...
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Wednesday, October 17
Wed 10/17 8:00 PM Freight & Salvage [2020 Addison St. Berkeley]
Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom

Myra Melford-piano
Jenny Scheinman-violin
Kirk Knuffke-cornet
Ben Goldberg-clarinet and contra-alto clarinet
Todd Sickafoose-bass
Allison Miller-drums and compositions  More...
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Wed 10/17 8:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Hybrid Series: Ratskin Explastical w/ Anna Luisa , Xina Xurner, Tyler Holmes

Anna Luisa
https://www.annaluisapetrisko.com

Xina Xurner
https://xinaxurner.bandcamp.com

Tyler Holmes
http://ratskin.org/artists/tylerholmes.html  More...
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Thursday, October 18
Thu 10/18 7:00 PM CCRMA Stage [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
CCRMA Transitions 2018 | Concert 1 | Thu, Oct 18, two identical shows at 7pm and 9pm | RSVP required

Feast your ears on immersive 3D sounds played on the CCRMA Stage multichannel speaker system (56.8)!  More...
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Thu 10/18 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Darren Johnston and The Pipes meet Allison Lovejoy  More...
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Thu 10/18 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
New Music Performed by Nicolas Deuson and Jonathan Pilkington

This concert will feature guitar and tenor voice performing works by living composers, three of whom are active in the Bay Area. Several world premieres!  More...
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Thu 10/18 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Ali/Ingle
Ishmael Ali - guitar, John Ingle - saxophones
9:00 pm Diaz-Infante/Sturm
Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Lap steel guitar
Ezra Sturm, Korg minilogue
Exploring free improvisation, prepared guitar and electronic soundscapes.  More...
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Friday, October 19
Fri 10/19 7:00 PM The Laundry SF [3359 26th St SF]
Transmission: guest curated by Soundwave Directors

A performance carefully selected by the Soundwave Board Members. Performances featuring artists Anna Friz, Andy Puls, and Madalyn Merkey.  More...
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Fri 10/19 7:00 PM CCRMA Stage [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
CCRMA Transitions 2018 | Concert 2 | Fri, Oct 19, two identical shows at 7pm and 9pm | RSVP required

Feast your ears on immersive 3D sounds played on the CCRMA Stage multichannel speaker system (56.8)!  More...
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Fri 10/19 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Dax Pierson•Beast Nest•Marc Manning  More...
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Saturday, October 20
Sat 10/20 11:00 AM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Andre Custodio is hosting a series of performances of textured sound utilizing electronics and other instruments for a bookstore environment. Performing solo for most of these Saturdays, but will occasionally invite others to fill-in.  More...
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Sat 10/20 4:00 PM Taube Atrium Theater [401 Van Ness Ave SF]
For our season-opening concert, we offer a special celebration of the music of Elliott Carter. Our "on STAGE Series" features large-ensemble contemporary classical works of the most influential and innovative composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Carter was the grandest of the grand American composers from the 20th century, who lived beyond his 100th birthday and yet wrote music that was fresh, inventive, and forward-looking to the very end of life. We welcome our newly arrived artistic director, Eric Dudley, with a program featuring three of Carter’s works, including the rhythmically energetic and emotionally powerful "Penthode" for twenty players. Complementing Carter’s enduring voice will be a wry work by the young American composer, Tobin CHODOS, written for an instrumentation uniquely drawn from Carter’s "Penthode," plus Canadian composer Sabrina SCHROEDER’s "Bone Games/Shy Garden," an essay in the sensuality of noises. The series will begin with our popular How Music is Made Composer Talk and Open Rehearsal with composer Tobin Chodos.  More...
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Sat 10/20 5:00 PM Studio Valencia [455A Valencia Street San Francisco]
foreignfire: absolute one
the second in an unfolding series of hella real jewish rituals, absolute one‍‍‍ maps the biblical story of heelgrabber's encounter at the double ca‍‍‍mp over the liturgy that twice a day awakens the ears to oneness  More...
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Sat 10/20 7:30 PM Taube Atrium Theater [Veterans Building 4th floor 401 Van Ness Ave San Francisco]
San Francisco Contemporary Music Players - Carter and Beyond: Invention and Inspiration  More...
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Sat 10/20 7:30 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Future Sonic Cities, organized by Zurich Meets San Francisco: a festival of two cities presents a mix of abstract hip hop, heavy electronic, and jazz inspired afro-futurist femme ballads by Bay Area sensations Lexagon (Alexa Burrell) and Aja Archuleta, along with international Swiss artists, Tim and Puma Mimi, and None of Them. These sound artists also pair with visual artists Alexa, Burrell, Ian Colon and Kim Nucci to layer projected visual art atop these experimental musical performances. This selection of time-traveling sonic artists explore and deconstruct stylistic boundaries to heal ancestral trauma, present speculative soundscapes, and provide immersive audio/visual experiences. This event is presented in partnership between Zurich Meets SF, Soundwave (8) Infrastructure, and the Center for New Music.  More...
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Sat 10/20 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Maria Chávez (Sound Artist, DJ) performs at Mills College.  More...
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Sat 10/20 8:00 PM Studio 210 [3435 Cesar Chavez (between Mission and Valencia, SF)]
“Skatchdance!” with Tom Nunn (skatch), Christina Braun (dance) and Ilan Reuben (conceptual clothing artist) expands the world of skatch through movement, drama, facial expressions, lighting and experimental clothing. $20 (NOTA).  More...
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Sat 10/20 8:00 PM Piedmont Piano Company [1728 San Pablo Ave., at 18th St. Oakland, CA]
Vocalist/composer Molly Holm, with Her Unmistakable Band, explores the multicultural crossroads of improvised music through original compositions, straight-ahead and modal jazz tunes and traditional folk songs. Molly's music, often intertwined with the elements of North Indian raga, experimental vocals, or playful free-form improvisation, also reveals the rhythmic and note-bending influences inherited from the music of the African diaspora.  More...
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Sunday, October 21
Sun 10/21 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
An eclectic night of Freewheeling sonic mayhem, art-funk, and social commentary
7:30 pm Ode to Fall
Rent Romus - saxophones/flutes/percussion, gabby fluke-mogul - violin, Lisa Mezzacappa - double bass, Golnaz Shariatzadeh - violin, Angela Roberts - cello, Tony Gennaro - percussion
8:30 Rightstarter
PC Muñoz - drums, vocals, electronics / MC DEM ONE - vocals, electronics / Danny Z - electronics  More...
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Sun 10/21 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.

NO LARGE GROUP SESSION IN OCTOBER!  More...
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Monday, October 22
Mon 10/22 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Crawl+Space and Adams/Boisen/Rowe  More...
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Tuesday, October 23
Tue 10/23 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Future Sonic Cities: Artist Panel  More...
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Tue 10/23 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
VICKI RAY
ecStatic – new music for piano and electronics
Vicki Ray, piano  More...
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Tue 10/23 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Moe! Staiano presents his latest large-space composition, "Away Towards the Light," an exploration of tonal interplay and contrasting rhythms for nine electric guitars, bass and drums composed in three movements.

The venerable Vacuum Tree Head will be opening the evening, celebrating the release of two CD EPs, released in a lavish package.

A truly dynamic night of music and sight awaits!  More...
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