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11/24/2019 - 01/07/2020

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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Tuesday, December 3
Tue 12/03 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Mills Music Improvisation Ensemble Concert, Tomeka Reid, director.  More...
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Wednesday, December 4
Wed 12/04 6:30 PM Koret Auditorium @SF public library - main branch [100 larkin street SF]
SF Public Library Presents readybox (Thomas Dimuzio - electronics, Phillip Greenlief - tenor saxophone)  More...
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Wed 12/04 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
The Mills Contemporary Performance Ensemble performs music by Oliveros, Rzewski, Kim, Rieman, Tripathy, and Winchell.  More...
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Thursday, December 5
Thu 12/05 7:30 PM Mills College Lisser Hall [Mills College Music Department 5000 MacArthur Blvd]
Mills Electronic Music Performance Concert.  More...
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Thu 12/05 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Carey/Benedict/Arkin
Ian Carey - trumpet
Lorin Benedict - voice & Jon Arkin - drums
nooisc
Bill Noertker - basses, Mark Oi - electric guitar, Bethany Schwarz - electronics  More...
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Thu 12/05 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Mark Helias + Ben Goldberg: 2 Solos and a Duo  More...
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Friday, December 6
Fri 12/06 8:00 PM Shapeshifters Cinema [567 5th St., Oakland]
Shapeshifters Cinema presents…

Elena Pardo with Voicehandler + Laboratorio Experimental de Cine  More...
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Fri 12/06 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Mills Gamelan Ensemble Concert - Traditional Javanese music and new compositions.  More...
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Saturday, December 7
Sat 12/07 6:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
The duo B. Experimental Band celebrates its first birthday with a CONTINUOUS 4-HOUR INSTALLATION-CONCERT
of live improvised/composed music. Please join us from 6-10pm!

Polly Moller Springhorn, flutes
Matt Ingalls, clarinets
Randy McKean, clarinet
Kevin Robinson, saxophone
Phillip Greenlief, saxophone
Bruce Ackley, soprano saxophone
gabby fluke-mogul, violin
Murray Campbell, violin/oboe
Crystal Pascucci, cello
Lee Hodel, bass
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Jordan Glenn, drums
Jason Levis, drums  More...
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Sat 12/07 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Mobius Trio: Bon Voyage Release Party  More...
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Sat 12/07 7:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Éliane Radigue: Trilogie de la Mort  More...
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Sat 12/07 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
CNMAT USERS GROUP (CUG) PRESENTS RADICAL 2  More...
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Sunday, December 8
Sun 12/08 2:00 PM private studio in South Berkeley [Email tbickley@gmail.com for address]
Sunday 8 December 2019 2-5 pm The Cardew Choir hosts an Afternoon of Deep Listening: open to all participants, focus on vocal practice (no singing experience needed) “If you can talk, you can sing” -Zimbabwean proverb • Location: south Berkeley near Ashby BART https://www.facebook.com/events/2519948188328927/

To reserve your spot and get location details, email Tom via tbickley@gmail.com  More...
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Sun 12/08 2:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Mills Choir Concert - Sing for Joy!  More...
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Sun 12/08 3:00 PM The Women's Building [3543 18th Street #8 San Francisco, CA 94110]
This family-friendly winter celebration begins with the visceral and reflective piece, "The Ice is Talking" by Vivian FUNG. Scored for solo percussion and electronics, it is in essence a celebration of the elements, taking in the beauty of gliding through ice as taps and swishes shape into virtuosic rhythmic patterns and end with dramatic flair, in the hope of raising awareness to the world around us. As the ice melts away, we create a “community-made” piece designed by Jason TREUTING, a member of the acclaimed So Percussion Quartet, titled "How to (Blank)." Audience members fill in the blanks with headlines captured from the day’s (good) news to add to the festive atmosphere. The audience is invited to bring an instrument and join in on Treuting's piece.  More...
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Sun 12/08 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
8PM Feral Luggage is a San Francisco-based septet band playing NullWave. 9PM zBug is a psychedelic jazz trio.  More...
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Sun 12/08 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Éliane Radigue: Occam Ocean

Performed By Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, Charles Curtis, Rhodri Davies, And Robin Hayward

Éliane Radigue (b. 1932) is a pioneering French composer of undulating continuous music marked by patient, virtually imperceptible transformations that purposefully unfold to reveal the intangible, radiant contents of minimal sound—its partials, harmonics, subharmonics and inherent distortions.  More...
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Monday, December 9
Mon 12/09 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Mills Composition Seminar Concert - Tomeka Reid, director  More...
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Mon 12/09 8:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Fernando's OFJS Birthday Party!  More...
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Tuesday, December 10
Tue 12/10 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
- Jordan Glenn's BEAK
- New Zombies
- Ackley/fluke-mogul/Mezzacappa  More...
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Tue 12/10 9:00 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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Wednesday, December 11
Wed 12/11 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Five Songs for Kate and Vanessa ~ a world premiere  More...
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Wed 12/11 7:00 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [Mills College Music Department 5000 MacArthur Blvd]
Mills Sound Techniques of Recording Concert. Laetitia Sonami, director.  More...
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Wed 12/11 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
An evening of favorites (and one new friend) at Tom's Place, as we host the Perkis/Heglin/Louchard trio (Tim Perkis, Ron Heglin and pianist Ric Louchard) and duo B. (Lisa Mezzacappa and Jason Levis).  More...
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Thursday, December 12
Thu 12/12 8:00 PM Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium [1313 Newell Road Palo Alto]
Earthwise welcomes Larry Ochs free jazz concert

This event is free courtesy of Earthwise Productions.  More...
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Thu 12/12 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Skullkrusher
Philip Everett - analogue pedals, autoharp, xlarinet
Conan the Barbiturate
André Custodio/Josh Martin  More...
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Thu 12/12 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Mills Showcase Concert featuring Mills student musicians.  More...
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Friday, December 13
Fri 12/13 8:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Mike Baggetta, Stephen Hodges and Mike Watt return to the Uptown with their newly formed trio, mssv, in support of the release of a new live album. Henry Kaiser & Scott Amendola duo open the night.  More...
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Fri 12/13 8:00 PM Private home in Berkeley Hills [Private home in North Berkeley Hills]
Spectral, a trio consisting of Dave Rempis (alto and baritone saxophones), Darren Johnston (trumpet) and Larry Ochs (tenor and sopranino saxophones) perform a house concert in a private home in the Berkeley Hills. The trio will play 2 sets, with cheese/wine/fruit served during intermission. Seating is limited. Email harry@fullplatemedia.com for info.  More...
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Fri 12/13 8:00 PM The Lost Church [65 Capp St San Francisco]
Thomas Carnacki + Leila Abdul-Rauf  More...
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Saturday, December 14
Sat 12/14 12:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [2169 Mission St SF]
G|O|D|W|A|F|F|L|E||N|O|I|S|E||P|A|N|C|A|K|E|S  More...
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Sat 12/14 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Global Arts Bridges: Inception Part II  More...
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Sat 12/14 8:00 PM Zellerbach Playhouse [Zellerbach Hall UC Berkeley Berkeley]
Pamela Z with EIGHTH BLACKBIRD at Cal Performances
Saturday, December 14, 2019, 8pm

Chicago-based Eighth Blackbird, a four-time Grammy-winning contemporary music sextet, performs with multimedia artist and composer Pamela Z. The performance includes the Bay Area premiere of Pamela Z’s Ways of Looking, a new composition exploring the musicality of speech sounds, commissioned by Eighth Blackbird, as well as a short, solo performance by Pamela Z on voice and electronics.  More...
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Sat 12/14 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Hank Dutt with Hadley McCarroll & John Harbison  More...
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Sunday, December 15
Sun 12/15 6:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Los Angeles–based composer Tashi Wada presents his new group featuring Julia Holter and percussionist Corey Fogel, performing music from Wada’s album Nue. This collaboration ranges from minimalist bagpipes to otherworldly vocals, creating, in Wada’s words, “a vision, an endless night of dreams, and a personal history of sorts, full of joys and demons.” From the doubling of tones—and the world of harmonic nuances such an action produces—to the interplay between individual musicians, Wada’s compositions allow space for these elements to join and grow.  More...
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Sun 12/15 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Charlie Rauh  More...
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Sun 12/15 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
Koskinen/Heckman
Heikki "Mike" Koskinen - piano, e-trumpet, tenor recorder
Steve Heckman - saxophones, flutes
Free Sax
Aaron Saul - alto saxophone, Andrew Ferren - tenor saxophone, Brian Rodvien - drums/percussion  More...
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Sun 12/15 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, December 16
Mon 12/16 7:30 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St SF]
Thurston Moore Group at The Chapel  More...
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Wednesday, December 18
Wed 12/18 7:00 PM San Francisco Public Library, Richmond Branch [351 9th Ave. San Francisco, CA 94118]
A free screening of the Sublime Frequencies documentary "Phi Ta Khon: Ghosts of Isan" (2006).  More...
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Wed 12/18 7:30 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St, SF, CA 94117]
An earlier start than usual, 7:30pm, to accomodate FIVE BANDS starting with Ava Mendoza!

Evil Moisture
Fragility itself leaps from his fingertips, circuits keel away catastrophically perishing in sounds you're sure never to hear again.
http://evilmoisture.free.fr/mdh.html

Hobo Sonn
Hobo Sonn is the dissolver of sound and with it go all touchstones of reality, every grain beneath your feet. With releases on Chocolate Monk, Ruralfaune, and Pendu.
http://leuropeparisien.free.fr/freefolkloreCD.html

Thomas Dimuzio
Thomas Dimuzio celebrates his first all-Buchla album where signals fetched from the modulated airwaves are sent corruscating through custom algorithmic crossfades.
https://resipiscent.com/artist/view/51

DemonFace
To hear the music of DemonFace is to glimpse the anchorline beneath it all. In sunless depths where noord, tranoe, toe fetish and larynx converge an immense hunger hunts without rest.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxbThJ65Af0

Ava Mendoza
Since moving from Oakland to Brooklyn, Mendoza's guitar powers have only amplified, her voice intensified, her collaborators multiplied, and her chops been verified. Tonight expect a solo set.
http://avamendozamusic.com/  More...
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Wed 12/18 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Will Bernard, John Schott, Scott Amendola, Jenny Scheinman, Todd Sickafoose  More...
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Wed 12/18 8:00 PM Envelop SF [900 Marin St San Francisco]
Suzanne Ciani - LIVE Quadraphonic : LISTEN  More...
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Thursday, December 19
Thu 12/19 6:00 PM Contemporary Jewish Museum [736 Mission Street, SF]
Experiments in Sonic Potential
duo performance with Lisa Mezzacappa, bass and dancer/choreographer Kara Davis

Thrilled to join an illustrious cohort of musicians who have contributed music performances this fall as part of the Contemporary Jewish Museum's exhibition of the work of California visual artist, Annabeth Rosen. I'll be performing a duo with dancer/choreographer Kara Davis, a master improviser and deep artistic thinker. I've wanted to work with Kara on a project for a very long time, I'm really looking forward to our collaboration.

Free with Museum Admission  More...
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Thu 12/19 8:00 PM Envelop SF [900 Marin St San Francisco]
Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians : LISTEN  More...
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Thu 12/19 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Tom Djll - solo electronics
TanukiSpiderCat - electronics/cello  More...
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Friday, December 20
Fri 12/20 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Bay Area Composer Group: The Unquiet Grave  More...
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Fri 12/20 7:30 PM Game Shop Downstairs [124 Santa Clara St, San Jose]
Córdova / flukemogulMurray / Borin&Patrick / Dust Lord /Huguenor  More...
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Fri 12/20 8:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
The ACTUAL TRIO with special guest Cecilia Engelhart  More...
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Saturday, December 21
Sat 12/21 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Murray/Sato/Weeks/Winant, Lisa Mezzacappa, KREation Ensemble  More...
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Sat 12/21 8:00 PM Sunnyvale [patricktalesforejr@gmail.com Sunnyvale]
Lords of Outland Celebrate "25 Years Under the Mountain"  More...
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Saturday, December 28
Sat 12/28 4:00 PM San Francisco Public Library, Richmond Branch [351 9th Ave. San Francisco, CA 94118]
A free screening of the Sublime Frequencies documentary "Niger: Magic & Ecstasy in the Sahel" (2005).  More...
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Monday, December 30
Mon 12/30 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
OFJS: Yuppie Liberation Front, Hodel/Ivers, Murray/Sato/Weeks  More...
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Tuesday, December 31
Tue 12/31 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
New Years Eve with Locomotive Sunflower!

Darren Johnston, trumpet
Wil Blades, organ
Jon Arkin, drums  More...
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Monday, January 6
Mon 1/06 8:30 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out: January 2020 Shows  More...
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Mon 1/06 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
OFJS:
Ghandhi/Larocca/Milberger (NY)
Voicehandler
gabby fluke-mogul  More...
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Tuesday, January 7
Tue 1/07 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Nomad Trio

Gordon Grdina has managed to place a finger in every corner of the jazz/world fusion room. —Pop Matters

Complex, intricate, idiosyncratic, and rockin’—those are the adjectives that best describe this cross-border collaboration between Vancouver guitarist Gordon Grdina, and New York’s Matt Mitchell piano, and Jim Black drums. Juno Award winner Grdina’s compositions give the nod to 20th century classical composition, rock, free jazz, and third stream, and this trio promises to explore those ideas at their highest levels.
Matt Mitchell - piano
Jim Black - drums

Scott Amendola Phillip Greenlief Duo
Scott Amendola – drums, electronics
Phillip Greenlief – tenor saxophones and Bb clarinet  More...
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