Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Mitchell Park Community Center
3700 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto CA 94303  

Rebuilt in 2014, the Mitchell Park Community Center provides the City of Palo Alto with an environmentally-friendly community complex. This 15,000-square-foot complex is part of a larger 41,000-square-foot campus including the Mitchell Park Library and Ada's Cafe. Strategically placed to maximize natural sunlight, the building surrounds a picturesque courtyard featuring a mature California Coastal Valley Oak tree. Our event spaces are perfect for your next wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, business meeting, or special event.

Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, February 25 2020 8:00 PM
Earthwise welcomes Clarinet Thing

Clarinet Thing comprises Beth Custer, Ben Goldberg, Harvey Wainapel and Sheldon Brown.

The repertoire of clarinet parts includes originals Ellington, Giuffre and more.

Let the clarinet thing roll!!!  More...

Monday, March 16 2020 7:30 PM
Earthwise welcomes Parlour Game featuring Jenny Scheinman and Allison Miller

Co-led jazz group featuring one-time Palo Altan Jenny Scheinman and DC-Native Allison Miller.  More...

Friday, April 17 2020 8:00 PM
Earthwise welcomes Myra Melford Snowy Egret jazz group

Myra Melford Snowy Egret band comprises Myra Melford, piano; Liberty Ellman, guitar; Ron Miles, cornet; Stomu Takeishi, electric bass guitar; Rudy Royston, drums.

Premiering live in 2012, with roots that reach back to the mid-’90s, Snowy Egret features the renowned pianist-composer Myra Melford leading and collaborating with four of the most compelling musicians currently at work in jazz and the avant-garde: cornetist Ron Miles, guitarist Liberty Ellman, bass guitarist Stomu Takeishi and drummer (and MacArthur Fellow) Tyshawn Sorey. On two raved-about releases, 2018’s The Other Side of Air (Firehouse 12) and the band’s 2015 self-titled debut (Enja/Yellowbird), an array of concepts and strategies are in play. Hard-angled counterpoint, grooving rhythms, free playing, beautiful melody and harmony, through composition, swing and other elements appear and then dissipate, as the ensemble reconfigures in varying combinations and digs into the material with an intuitive sense of interplay. “There’s a lot of trust,” Melford says, “and there’s a lot of willingness to let go of what was supposed to happen and go with what is happening in the moment”.  More...

Thursday, April 23 2020 8:00 PM
Earthwise welcomes Lisa Mezzacappa 6/ Wayne Horvitz Sara Schoenbeck duo

Wayne Horvitz piano Sara Schoenbeck bassoon

part or a series of piano duos; Lisa Mezzacappa group

Aaron Bennett, tenor sax
John Finkbeiner, guitar
Mark Clifford, vibes
Tim Perkis, electronics
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Jordan Glenn, drums.  More...