Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison St.
Berkeley CA 94704  

Primarily a venue for acoustic music: folk, country, bluegrass. But a couple of times a month, they'll give jazz or improv a chance ... Coffee and snacks available. Lots more space than most venues.

Upcoming Events:
Wednesday, October 17 2018 8:00 PM
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

“Ms. Miller is a drummer, bandleader and composer with an
aesthetic of limber poise, drawn at once to brisk maneuvers and deep grooves.” –Nate Chinen, The New York Times

Hailed by Downbeat as one of the top 20 jazz drummers, Allison Miller marries her love of composition, drumming, and community in the form of her critically acclaimed band, Boom Tic Boom. Described as cinematic chamber jazz, this leading edge sextet’s music—featuring Jenny Scheinman on violin, Myra
Melford on piano, Kirk Knuffke on cornet, Ben Goldberg on clarinet, Todd Sickafoose on bass, and Miller on drums- is at turns challenging and accessible, teasing and tough, virtuosic but never overbearing, and always grooving. Miller’s compositions reflect her diverse musical upbringing and versatile palette and she aims to, in true collective spirit, highlight each member of the band.

This year marks Boom Tic Boom’s 10 year anniversary and they will be celebrating with the release of their 5th album on Royal Potato Family. The band has evolved over the years developing a truly unique sound. The current material is full of surprises and has been described as a celebratory genre-busting organic mash up of Bach, clave, klezmer, and the Jazz Messengers. Previous releases include Boom Tic Boom (2010), Live at Willisau (2012), No Morphine No Lilies (2013), and Otis was a Polar Bear (2016).  More...