Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

                 
Studio Grand
3234 Grand Ave,
Oakland CA 94610  

Studio Grand is a nonprofit multi-use storefront that supports local families, youth, emerging and established artists by hosting a mix of music, performance, educational, visual art classes and events. Studio Grand seeks to provide teaching artists and performers with an affordable and highly visible location, as well as the opportunity for them to be creative and free in their work. Programming will reflect and serve the diverse communities that surround Oakland’s Lake Merritt and maintain a space for intercultural and transdisciplinary engagement.
http://www.studiograndoakland.org/

Upcoming Events:
Monday, June 4 2018 9:45 PM
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Djll/Perkis/Glenn/fluke-mogul + Hummel (Sung Kim & friends)


DJLL/PERKIS/GLENN/FLUKE-MOGUL
Tom Djll, Tim Perkis, Jordan Glenn, and gabby fluke-mogul


HUMMEL (SUNG KIM & FRIENDS)
Sung Kim (b. 1975) is an improviser, sculptor, and instrument builder born in Seoul, Korea, and raised in Washington, D.C. In 1989, Kim studied ceramic sculpture at the Corcoran School of Art. It was at Corcoran that Kim started building his own variations of the guitar. Kim received his BFA in sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999. In Chicago, Kim began to deviate from the guitar to explore other techniques, tonalities, and sympathetic resonance. He also began collaborating with musicians to explore his instruments in an improvisational context. Kim now facilitates his musical and sculptural endeavors by owning and operating an architectural woodworking design/build studio in the San Francisco Bay Area. As an instrument builder and improvising musician, he is also a former artist-in-residence at Studio Grand.

"My work as an instrument builder was born out of the necessity to create a voice for myself to articulate and to compose. My instruments are all works in progress and by treating them as such, I allow myself to constantly develop and build in an organic manner. Many of these pieces begin as individual components built as I develop solutions dealing with mechanics, playing techniques, and resonance. These components are then combined, modified, or discarded as needed."


DOORS 9:30 PM; SHOW 9:45 PM

$7-15 sliding scale

Oakland Freedom Jazz Society takes place every Monday night at Studio Grand. Lineups feature avant-jazz, experimental and noise performances by local and touring musicians and multimedia artists. OFJS is a long-running (5 years and counting!) series curated by Fernando Carpenter of VAMP. For more information, check out OFJS's Facebook page.  More...