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10/18/2019 - 12/02/2019

Friday, October 18
Fri 10/18 7:30 PM PianoFight [144 Taylor St SF]
POISON CIRCUS is the story of a small dysfunctional circus family whose relationships quickly dissolve into poisonous revenge and freak transmogrify. There’s Eubie, the former circus performer who’s trapped in a wheelchair and brimming with tyranny. Barbara, the estranged wife and ambitious newly crowned ringmaster. And Copland, the son, the runaway. Things quickly get toxic when the circus sets off across the desert and a vengeful plot to poison the circus performers bubbles up. POISON CIRCUS will feature vocal operatics, an organ quintet, harrowing circus acts and live human mutations. A musical tale of transmogrify is coming. Come freak out!  More...
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Fri 10/18 8:00 PM ABCO ArtSpace [3135 Filbert St. Oakland, CA 94608]
Michele Seippel
Cranky (Sean Keenan, Mitch Stahlmann, Jake Parker Scott)  More...
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Saturday, October 19
Sat 10/19 8:00 PM Wind River [421 Wild Way, Santa Cruz]
Indexical Presents: Laetitia Sonami + Asha Tamirisa

With Of lands and lines, Bay Area electronic music pioneer Laetitia Sonami explores the Spring Spyre, a neural network instrument created in collaboration with technologist Rebecca Fiebrink. Focusing on the shift between place and representation, Sonami tunes the instrument in a new “prepared exploration” created specifically for the performance site at Wind River. Sharing the bill is Asha Tamirisa, whose long-form improvised performances incorporate various combinations of digital, analog, and tactile media—such as analog synthesizers, sounding objects, moving image, and generative text—and often seek to use the site of the performance as part of the instrumentation. Most recently, historical allegories, memories, and archival materials have been finding their way into her sensorial multimedia performances.  More...
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Sunday, October 20
Sun 10/20 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 pm Ends Meat' Catastrophe Jazz Ensemble
Erika Oba - piano/flute, Chris Bastian - bass, Eli Maliwan - tenor saxophone, Rachel Austin - vocals
8:30 PM Trouble Ensemble
Rent Romus, Joshua Marshall: saxophones, Jakob Pek: guitar, Tim DeCillis: vibraphone,
Andrew Jamieson: piano, Chris Lauf: drums, Ernest Larkins: voice  More...
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Sun 10/20 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, October 21
Mon 10/21 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Brainwave Curious?

Research based soundscapes generated by brainwaves.  More...
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Mon 10/21 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
OFJS: Mezzacappa/Fluke-Mogul & Örjan Hultén Orion  More...
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Tuesday, October 22
Tue 10/22 7:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
For one night only, the bi-coastal ensemble of Henry Kaiser, Max Kutner (NY), Andrew Dixon, Darren Johnston (NY), Michael Manring, Steve Robertson and John Hanrahan will unite as A LOVE SUPREME ELECTRIC for a special performance celebrating the music of John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme"  More...
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Tue 10/22 9:00 PM Starline Social Club [2236 Martin Luther King Oakland]
zBug is a psychedelic jazz quartet featuring David Leikam, Sheila Bosco, Patrick Cress, Timothy Orr. Saxophonist, composer Rent Romus started the Lords of Outland in 1994.  More...
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Wednesday, October 23
Wed 10/23 7:45 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
FACE OF A STRANGER (1977), a restored feature film by San Francisco filmmaker and musician David Michalak. Tonight’s premiere will feature a new score by the internationally acclaimed pianist, Thollem McDonas. Selected Film-Frame prints will be on view in the lobby and the show will open with a short set by Rova’s Bruce Ackley.  More...
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Thursday, October 24
Thu 10/24 6:30 PM Contemporary Jewish Museum [736 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94103]
DIALECTS draws from sounds, songs, and stories about migration and displacement, both human and nonhuman. Szu-Han Ho’s work explores the relationship between bodies and the places that preserve history and memories. Presented by Soundwave curator Patricia Cariño Valdez. Presented as part of Soundwave Festival 9.  More...
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Thu 10/24 7:30 PM Berkeley, CA [RSVP for address]
All Ears Interfaith Sangha October gathering

Listening in Dreams
with IONE
An Evening of Dream Meditation and Sharing

You are invited (but not required!) to bring a dish to share with the community. RSVP (AndrewBarnesJam@gmail.com or 708-469-9365) for address.
(***note the unusual time/day of the week!!!)  More...
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Thu 10/24 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Gardener
Dashiell Lewis - voice/electronics
modular synth drones, rhythms, and textures
Instagon
Featuring LOB, Alphastare, Jorge Bachmann & Andre Custodio  More...
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Thu 10/24 8:00 PM Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium [1313 Newell Rd Palo Alto]
Earthwise welcomes Tom Harrell Quartet

This is a free concert.

Click for more info and tickets  More...
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Thu 10/24 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Burmese, Inverts, Flesh Narc, Kimoyo Update  More...
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Friday, October 25
Fri 10/25 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Avishai Cohen Quartet/Wadada Leo Smith Golden Quintet
Friday October 25, 7:30pm
$25-55
SFJAZZ celebrates a half-century of the iconic label, with nights in Miner Auditorium and the Joe Henderson Lab featuring ECM’s greatest artists. Named with initials standing for “Edition of Contemporary Music,” founder Manfred Eicher’s Munich-based imprint has represented the leading edge of innovation for five decades and over 1600 individual releases, blurring lines between genres and championing both established masters and young visionaries.

A double bill of modern trumpet greats with former SFJAZZ Collective member Cohen playing music from his last two ECM releases with his working quartet, and avant-garde trumpet icon Smith presents the world premiere of his Appassionata Suite dedicated to Anita Hill, MLK Jr., and more.  More...
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Fri 10/25 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
CCRMA presents "In Search of Lost Beauty..." by Žibuoklė Martinaitytė

“In Search of Lost Beauty…” (2016) is a sequence of audiovisual novellas for violin, cello, piano, electronics and video on the elusive subject of beauty. Here the experience of time is slowed down as to transport us into an alternate dimension where the commonly apprehended reality is inverted into the otherworldly mystique of reflections and shadows. The amplitude of this ephemeral search for beauty encompasses phenomena found in nature, everyday life and art. The piece consists of 10 sections, which are woven into one structural entity of suggestive coherence.  More...
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Fri 10/25 8:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Chris Cooper/Matt Chandler/Jacob Felix Heule
Flesh Narc (Denton TX)
VOL  More...
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Fri 10/25 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Jesse Perlstein & Shinya Sugimoto + Glenda Bates/OboeTronics  More...
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Saturday, October 26
Sat 10/26 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Vijay Iyer Trio
$40-105
SFJAZZ celebrates a half-century of the iconic label, with nights in Miner Auditorium and the Joe Henderson Lab featuring ECM’s greatest artists. Named with initials standing for “Edition of Contemporary Music,” founder Manfred Eicher’s Munich-based imprint has represented the leading edge of innovation for five decades and over 1600 individual releases, blurring lines between genres and championing both established masters and young visionaries.  More...
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Sat 10/26 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Neil Rolnick: Journey’s End, with pianist Kathleen Supové  More...
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Sat 10/26 7:30 PM The Lost Church [65 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA 94103]
Grex + EFFT at the Lost Church

An electric evening of art rock and surreal song with Oakland experimental duo Grex and dream folk band EFFT.

Advance Tickets can be purchased HERE

Grex (Karl Evangelista, Rei Scampavia) is an art rock band based out of Oakland, California. In biological terms, a "grex" is an entity composed of several smaller organisms. Grex (the band) explores the meeting point between fun, delightfully strange psychedelic pop/rock and the dark outer reaches of noise and free jazz.

EFFT is the dream folk collaboration of Noah Philips and Sarah Palmer. Think Bjork meets Jose Gonzales. Acoustic guitars weaving spells, along with the poetic incantations of Sarah's voice- EFFT is a hypnotic aural hideaway.  More...
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Sat 10/26 8:00 PM Free Jazz House Party [1054 Tilton Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087]
Halloween themed free jazz house party show featuring Dust Lord Gets A Haircut, LKD Trio (debut), Feral Luggage in Sunnyvale, California.  More...
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Sat 10/26 8:00 PM CounterPulse [80 Turk Street San Francisco 94102]
Just Ahead is Darkness is an evening of episodic performance inspired by how time transforms the relationships between fact, story, and truth. This is part of our Soundwave Festival 9, "Time." Featuring dance company Sharp & Fine, composer Cory Wright, and author Ben Loory in an interactive theatrical experience. $20 General Admission; Doors 7:15pm, Show 8pm.  More...
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Sunday, October 27
Sun 10/27 3:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Kinda Green (Tim Perkis, Tom Djll) / Kim Nucci solo  More...
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Sun 10/27 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Wooden Fish Ensemble: Celebrating the music of Hyo-shin Na
Birthday Reception follows the concert.
Thomas Schultz, piano; Shoko Hikage, koto; John Smalley, baritone; James Pytko, clarinet; Hyunchae Kim, kayageum; Terrie Baune, violin
Tickets $5 - $25
https://www.oldfirstconcerts.org/performance/wooden-fish-ensemble-sunday-october-27-at-4-pm/  More...
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Sun 10/27 7:30 PM Land and Sea [5428 San Pablo Ave Oakland]
Jesse Perlstein & Shinya Sugimoto / IMA / Danishta Rivero  More...
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Monday, October 28
Mon 10/28 7:30 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland, CA 94613]
Composer Joel Ryan presents a lecture titled "“Knowing When”—"The fact is I know when. Before it happens, I know when a beat should come, I know after, when it didn't. This knowledge is not easily explained in words. It is something you demonstrate in playing but equally in listening, in enjoying music. It is the knowledge of how to make time. The proof is that with practice you get there on time, again and again."  More...
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Mon 10/28 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: Andrew Jamieson Solo (Spiritual jazz/new music)
Andrew Jamieson-keyboard

Set #2: Lost Planet (jazz/rock)
Steve Clarke-guitar, electronics, Len Paterson-guitar, electronics, Tom Scandura-drums, David Slusser-sax, etc

Set #3: David Lechuga-Espadas Group (jazz/free improvisation)
David Lechuga-Espadas-guitar, a.o.  More...
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Mon 10/28 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
OFJS: Joel Nelson & Lords of Outland 25 years under the Mountain  More...
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Thursday, October 31
Thu 10/31 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Amendola vs. Blades vs. Skerik vs. Baptista vs. Parker
Thursday, October 31
7:00pm & 8:30pm

Friday, November 1
7:00pm & 8:30pm

Saturday, November 2
7:00pm & 8:30pm

Sunday, November 3
6:00pm & 7:30pm
$25

Berkeley-based drummer, composer and bandleader Scott Amendola showcases his longstanding partnership with Hammond B-3 organ star Wil Blades for an evening of greasy grooves and head-spinning musical telepathy, augmented by saxophonist Skerik, Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker, and Brazilian master percussionist Cyro Baptista, with music from their new album.  More...
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Thu 10/31 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
CCRMA presents "HYLAEA ReSpoken" by Timothy Weaver

HYLAEA ReSpoken is a collection of live cinema (sound/moving image) movements that seeks to reanimate the residues of lost ecological memory. The project enriches the transcoding of bio- and ecoinformatic data to soundscape thru the re-witnessing of endangered and extinct habitats and uncertain biodiversity.

The compendium of works interlaces lifecycles to the afterlife, through sonic and visual immersion, to recollect the complex imagined distance between genomic and ecoacoustic expression. HYLAEA ReSpoken folds and refolds the digital/visual residues from emergent extremophiles into the tenuous fate of terrestrial and ocean ecosystems as they have become ensnared by the hand of human-induced extinction. The intent of the work is a temporal suspension of audience into a sensorial crosslinking of time, space and phylogeny.  More...
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Friday, November 1
Fri 11/01 6:00 PM Little Boxes Theater [1661 Tennessee Street, Suite #2s, San Francisco, CA, 94107]
Mobilization Recordings presents: "How to Destroy the Universe - Part 7" - SFO

A cross-genre Proto-Industrial Culture festival celebrating the extremes of transgressive and transformative music/art/performance

Julia Mazawa, DROUGHT SPA, Sharon Tate Fetus Explosion, San Kazakgascar (members of Dire Wolves/Savage Republic), Martin Bisi (NYC), Scot Jenerik/Ethan Port/Michael Gendreau, V.E.X., Isolation Society, Swords of Fatima, TanukiSpiderCat, Ouija Boredom

https://www.facebook.com/events/489309735242362/  More...
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Fri 11/01 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Amendola vs. Blades vs. Skerik vs. Baptista vs. Parker
Thursday, October 31
7:00pm & 8:30pm

Friday, November 1
7:00pm & 8:30pm

Saturday, November 2
7:00pm & 8:30pm

Sunday, November 3, Joe Henderson Lab
6:00pm & 7:30pm

Berkeley-based drummer, composer and bandleader Scott Amendola showcases his longstanding partnership with Hammond B-3 organ star Wil Blades for an evening of greasy grooves and head-spinning musical telepathy, augmented by saxophonist Skerik, Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker, and Brazilian master percussionist Cyro Baptista, with music from their new album.  More...
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Fri 11/01 8:00 PM Artists' Television Access [992 Valencia SF]
Thingamajigs Performance Group do genii memoriam at ATA. All saints proceed on el Día de los Muertos, a subtle material and various signatures to the air: environmental, musical, electronic and vocal, shifting states, drawing and altering perceptions of the performers and places. Bodies, gestures, field notes, screens, walls, and the aggregate thingamajigs are elements in a schematic and an ephemeral architecture that is evocative of transformational forces emanating from memory, an awareness of time.  More...
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Fri 11/01 8:00 PM ABCO ArtSpace [3135 Filbert St Oakland]
Mitch Stahlmann/ Ulynadylna / John Bischoff  More...
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Saturday, November 2
Sat 11/02 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Amendola vs. Blades vs. Skerik vs. Baptista vs. Parker
7:00pm & 8:30pm, Joe Henderson Lab

Berkeley-based drummer, composer and bandleader Scott Amendola showcases his longstanding partnership with Hammond B-3 organ star Wil Blades for an evening of greasy grooves and head-spinning musical telepathy, augmented by saxophonist Skerik, Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker, and Brazilian master percussionist Cyro Baptista, with music from their new album.  More...
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Sat 11/02 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Kathleen Supové, Pianist: Rise Up, Take Flight  More...
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Sat 11/02 8:00 PM Wind River [421 Wild Way, Santa Cruz]
Jack Callahan (die Reihe) & Jeff Witscher (Rene Hell): What Happens on Earth Stays on Earth

Jack Callahan (die Reihe) and Jeff Witscher’s (Rene Hell) recent collaboration What Happens on Earth Stays on Earth is a multichannel work examining the banality of the human drama in the 21st century. Witscher and Callahan, both known for their far-ranging work under various monikers, have recently put forward the descriptors “Music Art” and “Sound Music” as formal headings to re-assert the simplicity of their own respective practices. The evening will also features solo works by Callahan and Witscher. A new work by Witscher, entitled St. Vincent Passion, is in reference to Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with new proclamations of impending apocalypse littered throughout. Callahan’s solo performance draws from his project Housed, a catalog of over 1000 chords from classic House tracks sampled and archived by Callahan, which is currently being turned into an web-based archive.  More...
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Sat 11/02 8:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Do Over Music #11: GFM's Lucky 13 + Kanoko Nishi-Smith solo  More...
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Sunday, November 3
Sun 11/03 6:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Amendola vs. Blades vs. Skerik vs. Baptista vs. Parker
Joe Henderson Lab
6:00pm & 7:30pm

Berkeley-based drummer, composer and bandleader Scott Amendola showcases his longstanding partnership with Hammond B-3 organ star Wil Blades for an evening of greasy grooves and head-spinning musical telepathy, augmented by saxophonist Skerik, Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker, and Brazilian master percussionist Cyro Baptista, with music from their new album.  More...
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Sun 11/03 6:30 PM Oakland, CA [RSVP for address (AndrewBarnesJam@gmail.com)]
All Ears October Gathering.
Like other All Ears events, please RSVP for the address. Join us in performing sound meditations and connecting with one another, ourselves, and with Spirit through creation and awareness of sound. This month, in honor of various faith traditions around this time of year (Samhain, Día de los Muertos, All Saints Day, etc.), keyboardist Andrew Barnes Jamieson, and singer/performance artist Charles Peoples III will lead the community in their Ancestors' Groan. You will be invited to connect with the voices of wisdom within ourselves that need to be heard in this moment. Come listen, participate, and be transformed.  More...
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Sun 11/03 7:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Jeff Witscher & Jack Callahan, Madalyn Merkey, Halosar

FINITE is a concert series exhibiting weird music and sound. We're broadly focusing on noise, sound system art, outsider club, computer music, modular synthesis, spatial media, DIY projects, improvisation, community, & inclusivity.  More...
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Sun 11/03 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 Echo's Bones
Sheldon Brown - clarinet, bass clarinet/Joseph Noble - flute, alto flute, bass flute/Amber Lamprecht - oboe, English horn
8:30 Noertker's Moxie
Annelise Zamula - alto sax, flute/Joshua Marshall - tenor sax/Bill Noertker - contrabass/Dave Mihaly - drums  More...
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Sun 11/03 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
duo B. vs. vIDEO sAVant + two films by Dominic Angerame  More...
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Monday, November 4
Mon 11/04 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Ensemble PHASE

Ensemble PHASE performs recently-composed repertoires written for Korean traditional instruments.  More...
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Mon 11/04 8:00 PM The Bindery [1727 Haight St SF]
the bindery presents animals & giraffes with guest amy trachtenberg  More...
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Mon 11/04 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: Lorin Benedict/Kasey Knudsen (jazz/improvisation)
Lorin Benedict-voice, Kasey Knudsen-sax

Set #2: Jon Raskin/Kevin Corcoran Duo (free improvisation)
Jon Raskin-reeds, Kevin Corcorn-drums

Set #3: Improvisers Assembly (free improvisation)
Beth Schenck-saxophone, Michael Dessen-trombone, Tim Perkis-electronics, Lisa Mezzacappa-bass, Kjell Nordeson-drums  More...
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Mon 11/04 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
OFJS: Doc Gerbil’s World/Hazel Atlas/Picastro  More...
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Tuesday, November 5
Tue 11/05 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Juno Award winner Gordon Grdina and his new band, The Marrow,
Gordon Grdina-oud
Mark Helias-bass
Hank Roberts-cello
Mark Feldman-violin
Hamin Honari-tombak, Daf

Special Guest: Ben Goldberg Clarinet  More...
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Wednesday, November 6
Wed 11/06 7:30 PM Marilyn McArthur Holland Theater, Lisser Hall [Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd]
Meredith Monk introduces "Quarry," a film by Monk and Amram Nowak.  More...
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Wed 11/06 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor Street SF]
PGLRG is the newly re-christened name for what was formerly called OrcheSperry, a large ensemble led and composed for by Phillip Greenlief. On this occasion, the group will play various BW scores for trio (resulting in a performance of multiple trios at once) in the first set and a new MAP SCORE (SAINT PETERSBURG FOR PGLRG). This concert celebrates a visit by Michael Dessen – trombonist, composer and educator from Southern California.  More...
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Thursday, November 7
Thu 11/07 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Stephen Loof - Electric Guitar
Indeterminate Ensemble
André Custodio - korg wavedrum, looper, effects, Thomas Dimuzio - synth, Lee Corbie-Wells - violin  More...
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Thu 11/07 8:00 PM SAFEhouse Arts [145 Eddy St. SF]
Big Drama No Drama, DunkelpeK & Jon Raskin  More...
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Friday, November 8
Fri 11/08 8:00 PM SAFEhouse Arts [145 Eddy St. SF]
Big Drama, No Drama, DunkelpeK & Never Weather  More...
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Fri 11/08 8:00 PM Private Home [Private home in North Berkeley Hills.]
Tenor player Travis Laplante performs a solo concert in the intimacy of a private home in the North Berkeley Hills. Travis will perform 2 sets, with wine and cheese served during intermission. Seating is limited.

Email harry@fullplatemedia.com for info and reservations.  More...
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Fri 11/08 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Other Minds presents Latitudes:
Armed with a battery of consumer-grade electronics and an unwholesome passion for sci-fi and AM radio, audio plunderer Joseph Hammer assembles found sound detritus into a palace of labyrinthine referents. Kaori Suzuki rewards endurance with transcendence in a set featuring modified melodica and oscillators.  More...
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Fri 11/08 8:00 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
Danishta Rivero will be collaborating with the brilliant Alexandra Buschman-Román, Rodolfo Córdova, gabby fluke-mogul, and Shanna Sordahl on a piece titled: Tejidos/Weavings, or No puedo hablar con mi voz sino con mis voces

Tickets Here  More...
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Saturday, November 9
Sat 11/09 3:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble  More...
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Sat 11/09 4:00 PM San Francisco Public Library, Richmond Branch [351 9th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94118]
A free screening of the Sublime Frequencies documentary "Jemaa El Fna: Morocco's Rendezvous of the Dead" (2004).  More...
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Sat 11/09 8:00 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
Danishta Rivero will be collaborating with the brilliant Alexandra Buschman-Román, Rodolfo Córdova, gabby fluke-mogul, and Shanna Sordahl on a piece titled: Tejidos/Weavings, or No puedo hablar con mi voz sino con mis voces  More...
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Sunday, November 10
Sun 11/10 8:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
SWINGING CHANDELIERS (LA) // KAORI SUZUKI + JOHN KRAUSBAUER (Oak)
liminal zone of total art and perpetual weirdness :: existential and ecstatic free drone music ::  More...
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Monday, November 11
Mon 11/11 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
On Monday, November 11 at 7:30pm, Tom's Place presents

Dunkelman/fluke-mogul/Frith Trio
Nava Dunkelman (perc)
gabby fluke-mogul (vln)
Fred Frith (gtr)

I feel winter coming. The sun is setting earlier and earlier, the weather is getting colder, mail-order gift catalogs fill my mailbox daily. Fortunately we're in California, so I don't have to dig in the back of the closet for my galoshes. I'm not sure where I'm going with this.

My point, which I'm not leading up to very well at all, is that Nava Dunkelman, gabby fluke-mogul and Fred Frith are coming to Tom's Place on Monday, November 11.  More...
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Mon 11/11 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
OFJS: Lee Dynes Trio/Alex Santos Group/Ends Meat' Catastrophe  More...
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Tuesday, November 12
Tue 11/12 7:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Jordan Reyes, Sally Decker, Diego Manuel, Fertilizer  More...
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Tue 11/12 8:00 PM The Laundry SF [3359 26th St SF]
Resident is a monthly electronic audiovisual open mic event started in 2017. It is held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at The Laundry. 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.

We stream every show on YouTube. Subscribe to this channel with the bell on to be alerted  More...
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Tue 11/12 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
- Chandler/Korber/Weeks
- Beam Splitter with Kyle Bruckmann & Jacob Felix Heule
- Junior Mint Prince  More...
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Wednesday, November 13
Wed 11/13 7:00 PM San Francisco Public Library, Richmond Branch [351 9th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94118]
A free screening of the Sublime Frequencies documentary "Nat Pwe: Burma's Carnival of Spirit Soul" (2004).  More...
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Thursday, November 14
Thu 11/14 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
CCRMA presents Ellen Phan and Nisa Karnsomport


This collaborative audiovisual performance by sound experimentalist Ellen Phan and video artist Nisa Karnsomport will feature live manipulation of sounds and moving images.  More...
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Thu 11/14 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Soundwave guest curator Christo Oropeza presents vocalist San Cha alongside Guillermo Galindo’s hand-made instruments from objects found at the border, in Nochtlaca: Todos, todos, todos. This program explores how borders, walls, and unity looks, feels, and sounds like, in the face of our polarized times. The evening also features Persia, beloved SF Drag Queen, who will create a special set of performances to accompany San Cha and Guillermo’s work. Doors 7pm, Show 7:30pm  More...
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Thu 11/14 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Beam Splitter
duo for amplified voice, trombone and analog electronics
Ghost In The House
Davd Michalak - electric harp, box of junk
Tom Nunn - Crustacean, Lukie Tubes
Cindy Webster - saw
John Ingle - baritone saxophone  More...
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Thu 11/14 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight Street San Francisco, CA]
The Human De-Selection and Realization Nature Group
Anthony A. Russell and Michael Goldwater are tone scientists of the widest order, never guiding but always leading your ears far far astray. Go there. After all, freedom is best experienced in its most negative form... “freedom from”.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHq94wJ7Zpk

Shatter Pattern
Through sound, dance, costumed computation and visualization, Julia Litman-Cleper blazes spidering trails across fragile shells, divining ways down to survivable desire, to the bathy froth of time that predates vision. Worlds await along brachia, in the cold inhale, where shatter precedes pattern, inside the Peacock Lounge.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYRH21CIn60

Gustavo Pastre
Salvage reanimator, Pastre's gear is all of custom design and handmade. So it's tough to guess just how you're hearing the layered sonic planes you'll hear. His very hands seem to vanish, reaching out to buttons and potentiometers that aren't there but in his mind. There phantom fingers find still smaller circuits working their impossibilities.
https://soundcloud.com/gustavopastre

Foot SOS
Mysterious triad of Foot SOS: Theresa Currie (Szamanka), Dianne Lynn (Nurse Betty/Homoglochini) and Angela Roberts (Cruel Work, editor of the zine Supertrooper) weaving destiny from electrons for any who dare to hear.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvHRGACsU7A  More...
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Friday, November 15
Fri 11/15 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Beam Splitter and the duo of Birgit Ulher (trumpet) and Gino Robair (percussion and electronics).  More...
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Fri 11/15 8:30 PM Tiny Telephone Oakland [5765 Lowell St Oakland]
Lucky Cloud 11: Tyler Holmes, Wizard Apprentice, Caribay  More...
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Saturday, November 16
Sat 11/16 3:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Wooden Fish Ensemble with Special Guest: Yuki Endo on Shinobue  More...
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Sat 11/16 7:30 PM Land and Sea [5428 San Pablo, Oakland]
Yann Novak (Los Angeles)
Robert Crouch (Los Angeles)
Ian Wellman (Los Angeles)
Simon Whetham (UK / nomadic)

full bios of each artist in the event details.
electro-acoustic, site-specific and drone based works will be performed.  More...
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Sat 11/16 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
The Mills Performing Group celebrates composer/improviser Anthony Braxton’s 75th birthday with a concert of his compositions.  More...
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Sat 11/16 8:00 PM Radius Gallery [1050 River St #127 Santa Cruz]
The Powers + Sharmi Basu

In their web TV series, “Sistership TV,” multimedia performance art trio and research group The Powers envision a world inhabited by animal kin and monstrous creatures, haunted by other-dimensional entities, and erupting with the repressed archetypes of classical myth. Through the media of video, music, story-telling, dance, and ritualistic performance, The Powers present a performance that is both absurd, irreverent, and terrifying, drawing inspiration from mythological trinities of sisters and reconfigurations of hetero-patriarchal myths. The Powers consists of scholar, psychoanalytic therapist, and musician Katherine Kline, Brooklyn/Montreal painter and mixed-media artist Jessica Mensch, and Canada-based artist and filmmaker Emily Pelstring. Sharing the bill is Oakland-based artist Sharmi Basu, who explores themes of vulnerability, accountability, and experiences of millennial diaspora in their electronic and multimedia performances.  More...
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Sat 11/16 8:00 PM Piedmont Piano Company [1728 San Pablo Ave Oakland]
Trio M  More...
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Sat 11/16 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Marlo Eggplant (LADYZ IN NOIZE) , SWTE, Roland Neptune, +mas  More...
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Sunday, November 17
Sun 11/17 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
sfSound plays works for instruments and tape by Jonty Harrison and Herbert Brün. Davy Sumner Ensemble plays Synthbees.  More...
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Sun 11/17 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 pm Ric Louchard Quartet
Josh Marshall - tenor saxophone, Lisa Mezzacappa - double bass, Jordan Glenn - drums. Ric Louchard - piano/stories
8:30 pm Rent Romus' Lords of Outland plays 25 years under the mountain
Philip Everett - drums,autoharp, electronics, Ray Schaeffer - 6-string electric bass
Alex Cohen - electric guitar, viola da gamba
Rent Romus - alto, soprano, c-melody saxophones, flutes, kantele, percussion
Scott R. Looney - piano  More...
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Sun 11/17 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical workshop in free improvisation)

The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or come to listen. No advance notice needed — just show up. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names immediately before each group plays. We try to keep transition time between groups at a minimum. Over by 10pm. It's free. If you want to contribute, bring snacks and drinks.  More...
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Sun 11/17 8:30 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Lord Tang - Tyler Holmes - IMA  More...
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Monday, November 18
Mon 11/18 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Drift: Neuro-Meditation

Meditative soundscapes generated by neurofeedback.  More...
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Mon 11/18 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
OFJS: Finkbeiner/Allen/Levin + Trouble Ensemble  More...
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Tuesday, November 19
Tue 11/19 4:00 PM KZSU 90.1FM, Stanford University [540 Memorial Way Stanford, California 94305]
TUNE-IN LIVE WORLDWIDE | 4-6PM (PT) // David Leikam is a San Francisco-based composer-performer and bandleader. Being born with cerebral palsy has affected his body and speech, giving him a distinct view into his creative arts/music process and being largely a self-taught multi-instrumentalist.  More...
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Tue 11/19 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Way Out West Concert Series - Karl Evangelista's Labas

Filipino-American guitarist/composer Karl Evangelista is joined by an all-star cast of instrumentalists for “Labas” (Tagalog for "outside"), a journey through Filipino tradition and the immigrant experience by way of modern jazz and powerful sonic abstraction.

Labas: Karl Evangelista: guitar, composition, Jordan Glenn: drums, Crystal Pascucci: cello, Rei Scampavia: keys, Cory Wright: alto saxophone

Tickets HERE:  More...
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Tue 11/19 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
An evening of audio-visual improvisations with Matt Ingalls, Bill Hsu and Tom Djll  More...
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Wednesday, November 20
Wed 11/20 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Elizabeth Kimble: Fundraiser Concert  More...
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Wed 11/20 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Scott Amendola & Ben Goldberg play music with Nate Brenner!  More...
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Thursday, November 21
Thu 11/21 6:00 PM The Contemporary Jewish Museum [736 Mission St SF]
Experiments in Sonic Potential: Ben Goldberg  More...
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Thu 11/21 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Dubovoy/Whatley
free improvisation, Japanese music, found sounds, sound art
Alexander Dubovoy - piano, Katherine Whatley - koto
Birgit Ulher Ensemble
Birgit Ulher, Tom Djll, Jacob Felix Heule and Kevin Corcoran  More...
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Thu 11/21 8:00 PM Mitchell Park Community Center [3700 Middlefield Road Palo Alto]
Earthwise presents Dave Douglas Engage f Jeff Parker & Clarence Penn

Click for Tickets $20  More...
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Thu 11/21 8:45 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
SOOT / Entresol / Folian / Leila Abdul-Rauf  More...
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Thu 11/21 9:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St SF]
Terry Riley & Gyan Riley - 50th Anniversary of "A Rainbow In Curved Air"  More...
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Friday, November 22
Fri 11/22 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
As part of her West Coast Tour, Hamburg-based trumpeter Birgit Ulher performs with local trumpet troublemaker Tom Djll in duos and trio with master improviser Tim Perkis, using brass tubes, valves, buzzing things and electronics. Many musicians regard the TAC room as one of the best-sounding small spaces in the Bay Area, so this is an excellent opportunity to appreciate two celebrated alt-trumpet masters, making and muting and mixing.  More...
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Fri 11/22 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Nicholas Phillips: #45miniatures  More...
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Fri 11/22 8:00 PM Audium [1616 Bush Street, San Francisco]
Premiere of Audium 11 - Friday, November 22, 2019

Two years in the making, Audium 11 dives into the primordial world buried beneath the surface of consciousness; the shifting sonic layers deep inside us all. Listeners will be immersed in urban sounds more familiar, as well as a vast assortment of electronic sounds in the abstract. In Audium’s pitch-black, 176-speaker space, a calm scene in a cafe can become a raucous thunderstorm, and dark ethereal rumblings can morph into pleasant piano tinkling.  More...
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Fri 11/22 8:00 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Jason Levis "Joseph's Bones"

Band Members & Instrumentation

Rob Ewing - Trombone
Scott Larson - Trombone
Matt Renzi - Oboe, Clarinet, Tenor Sax
Beth Schenck - Alto Sax
Alisa Rose - Violin
Katie Wreede - Viola
Jess Ivry - Cello
Diana Rowan - Harp
Myles Boisen - Guitar
John Finkbeiner - Guitar
Lisa Mezzacappa - Acoustic bass
Dillon Vado - Vibraphone and Percussion
Jason Levis - Drum set and compositions  More...
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Saturday, November 23
Sat 11/23 4:00 PM Privite Residence [871 14th Street San Francisco, CA 94103]
C Major 7th
Hosted by Lindsay Albert and Brittany Ficken
Organized by Sean Keenan

Saturday, Nov 23rd
4pm - 7pm (promptly beginning at 4pm)

An informal performance by a large ensemble sustaining the C Major 7th chord (or not?) for three hours.  More...
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Sat 11/23 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
"FutureJazz" is an electronic trio featuring E. Doctor Smith on the Zendrum EXP and samples, Peter McKibben on guitar, loops and synthesizer, and Laura Austin Wiley on flutes and effects.  More...
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Sunday, November 24
Sun 11/24 7:20 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
This month, led by guest artist Jennifer Wilsey, All Ears Interfaith Sangha remembers and celebrates Pauline Oliveros on the third anniversary of her re-birthday, playing two scores for orchestra, “Sound Fishes” and “Arctic Air” (for this occasion, entitled “Temescal Air”). You are invited to bring your instrument(s) to play, and/or participate with voice, and/or listen as audience members. Afterwards, we will gather for a community meal, with space for discussing the experience of listening, and connecting with fellow Sangha participants.  More...
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Sun 11/24 7:20 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
All Ears Interfaith Sangha: Remembering Pauline Oliveros with Jennifer Wilsey  More...
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Sun 11/24 7:30 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
Alexander Dubovoy and Katherine Whatley present their unique piano/koto collaboration, one that combines their shared passions for jazz, free improvisation, Japanese music, found sounds, sound art, and more. Join us for music that combines powerful, spontaneous energy with a deeply-embedded sense of restraint.  More...
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Monday, November 25
Mon 11/25 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: Swimming in Bengal (world music/rock from Sacramento)

Set #2: Fellow Hominids (free jazz)
Cory Wright alto saxophone, bass clarinet, John Schott guitar, John Finkbeiner guitar, Jordan Glenn drums

Set #3: Crude Drawings (free improvisation)
Joel Nelson-guitar, Jordan Glenn-drums, Naomi Harrison Clay-sax  More...
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Mon 11/25 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Woodwind multi-instrumentalist Sheldon Brown has been involved in the SFBA creative music scene for over 20 years. zBug is a psychedelic jazz trio.  More...
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Monday, December 2
Mon 12/02 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: LOAN (improvised/poetry)
Chris Peck-guitar, Tongo Eisen-Martin-poetry

Set #2: Grex (art rock/experimental)
Karl Evangelista-guitar, voice, elec, Rei Scampavia-keys, voice, elec

Set #3: Nathan Clevenger Group (modern jazz)
Kasey Knudsen: as, Cory Wright: ts, cl, fl, Rachel Condry: bcl, cl, Lisa Mezzacappa: b, Jon Arkin; Jason Levis: dms, Tim DeCillis: vib, NC: gtr  More...
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