General Performances

San Francisco Bay Area Scene

English: Fred Frith performing at Mills Colleg...

From Bay Improviser

Thursday, January 12, 8pm
OutSound presents the Luggage Store New Music Series, this week featuring David I. Katz (a cappella, solo vocal improvisation) at 8pm, and Los Angeles based composer/vocalist/performance artist Odeya Nini, performing “A Solo Voice” at 9pm. Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market St. (@ 6th St.), San Francisco | $6-10 sliding

Friday, January 13, 8:30pm
Nate Wooley, trumpeter from NYC, will visit the Bay Area and reacquaint with Fred Frith and perform for the first time with Aram Shelton, Kanoko Nishi, Jason Hoopes, and Jordan Glenn. The night will feature three short sets: two trios and a sextet. Trio groupings will features Wooley, Frith and Glenn; Shelton, Nishi and Hoopes. All six will combine in a new long form composition by Shelton. Nate Wooley (trumpet), Fred Frith (guitar), Aram Shelton (saxophone), Kanoko Nishi (koto), Jason Hoopes (bass), Jordan Glenn (drums). Subterranean Art House, 2179 Bancroft Way, Berkeley | $10-15 sliding

Saturday, January 14, 7:30pm
Meridian Music presents a new electro-acoustic trio featuring, ex-pat living in Italy, Morgan Craft (electric guitar and electronics), Marshall Trammell (percussion), and Zachary Watkins (electronics). This debut collaboration will highlight the trio’s mutual concerns via an improvised performance setting. Meridian Gallery, 535 Powell St., San Francisco | $10 general, $5 students/seniors

Sunday, January 15, 7:30pm
OutSound presents the SIMM Series, this week featuring, at 7:30, Time Is Not Now Money, with Lorin Benedict (voiceophone), Scott R. Looney (piano), Bishu Chatterjee (bass), Bryan Bowman (drums), and special guest Kasey Knudsen (alto saxophone). At 8:30, Lewis Jordan (alto and baritone saxophone, poetry) will perform with Karl Evangelista (guitar), Richard Saunders (bass), and Marshall Trammell (drums). Musicians Union Hall, 116 9th St. (@ Mission), San Francisco | $10/$8

Tuesday, January 17, 8pm
Yoshi’s Oakland presents the Del Sol String Quartet. The San Francisco based Del Sol String Quartet, two-time winner of the top Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, is breaking the boundaries of classical music in riveting performances of new music with a global pulse, featuring Kate Stenberg, Rick Shinozaki, Charlton Lee and Kathryn Bates Williams. Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland | $20

Tuesday, January 17, 9pm
The Hemlock Tavern presents a triple-set evening of adventurous music, with SHAKEN FLESH, MARANA JOCUND, and HECKLER. Shaken Flesh features Rent Romus (reeds), Michael Coleman (synths), Karl Evangelista (guitar), and Jordan Glenn (drums, composition). Marana Jocund is Rob Pumpelly (drums), Will Redmond (guitar), and Megan McKearney-Inciardi (visuals). Heckler features Jacob Felix Heule (drums), Karl Evangelista (guitar), and Matt Chandler (bass). Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk St., San Francisco | $6