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From Bay Improviser:

Sunday, January 19, 3pm
Club 475 presents a house concert with Jack Wright (saxophones), Bob Marsh (bass, voice), and Spirit (percussion). Jack Wright has been playing with both Spirit and Bob Marsh for over 25 years, and Bob Marsh has been playing with Spirit for the last few years, but the three of them have never played together. They will present solos, duos, and trios. Club 475 (house concert), 475 43rd St. (corner of Barrett),
Richmond | donations accepted

Sunday, January 19, 7:30pm
OutSound presents the SIMM series with, at 7:30, Forward Energy CD release set of “The Awakening” featuring Jim Ryan (saxophones), Rent Romus (saxophones), CJ Borosque (trumpet), Scott R. Loney (piano), Eric Marshall (bass), and Timothy Orr (drums). At 8:30, the trio of Emily Hay (voice, flutes), Motoko Honda (piano), and Valerie Kuehne (cello) will perform. Musicians Union Hall, 116 9th St. (@ Mission), San Francisco | $8/10

From Nebraska Mondays:

Monday, January 20, 7pm
Nebraska Mondays presents a double bill with Gongfarmer (featuring Jim McAuley) and the Emily Hay Trio. Nebraska Mondays is the weekly creative music series, hosted by Ross Hammond. Luna’s Cafe, 1414 16th St., Sacramento | $5-20 sliding

From Bay Improviser:

Tuesday, February 21, 9pm
The Oakland Active Orchestra returns to the Uptown, with large group improvisations and compositions by Bennett, Schott, Shelton, and more, featuring Hillary Overberg (violin), Emily Packard (viola, violin), Aram Shelton (alto sax, bass clarinet), Aaron Bennett, (baritone saxophone, flute), Cory Wright (tenor sax, clarinet), Darren Johnston (trumpet), Theo Padouvas (trumpet), Rob Ewing (trombone), John Schott (guitar), Mark Clifford (vibraphone), Kim Cass (bass), Doug Stuart (bass), and Jordan Glenn (percussion). Uptown Nightclub, 1928 Telegraph Ave., Oakland | donations encouraged

From CCRMA Stanford

Wednesday, February 22, 5:15pm
The Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford presents Colloquium – Matt Ingalls. Oakland musician Matt Ingalls is a composer, clarinetist, concert producer, and computer music programmer. Often incorporating elements of improvisation, his music is heavily influenced by his long involvement in computer music. His composerly solo improvisations explore extended clarinet techniques that interact with the acoustic space, often as combination tones. Stanford University, CCRMA Classroom, Stanford | Free

From Bay Improviser:

Thursday, February 23, 8pm
OutSound presents the Luggage Store New Music Series, with an evening of works by Daniel Steffey (composer, percussionist), Pete Rat Martin (composer, multi-instrumentalist), and Benjamin Ethan Tinker (multidisciplinary artist and electronic musician). Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market St. (@ 6th St.), San Francisco | $6-10

Thursday, February 23, 9:30pm
The Totally Intense Fractal Mindgaze Hut hosts an evening of improvisational music with local musicians in different configurations, welcoming Joe Straub (acoustic guitar, electronics) back to the San Francisco Bay Area from Berlin, Germany. The performance also features Jason Hoopes (double bass), Karl Evangelista (electric guitar), David Leikam (moog rogue, electric bass-cello), Jordan Glenn (drums), and Sarah Howe (electronics, video). Totally Intense Fractal Mindgaze Hut, 671 24th St., Oakland | donations encouraged

From CCRMA Stanford

Friday, February 24, 8pm
The Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford presents CCRMA Winter Concert, a showcase of electronic music made at CCRMA, and some special guests. On this program (not in concert order) will be Fernando Lopez-Lezcano and Kurt Werner (analog synth + multichannel electronics), Jessica Aszodi and Bruno Ruvaro (voice + electronics), and Chris Carlson (live-electronics + video). Stanford University, CCRMA Stage, Stanford | Free

From Bay Improviser:

Friday, February 24, 8pm
Open Sound West presents: Lewis Jordan and Music at Large, plus Addleds (Bruckmann, Dryer, Heule, Nishi). Music at Large is a performance series dedicated to interdisciplinary and multicultural productions. Lewis Jordan has collaborated with musicians, poets, dancers and actors for over 30 years, focusing on creative structures for improvisation. Music at Large features Lewis Jordan (saxophone, poetry), India Cooke (violin), Karl Evangelista (electric guitar) and Marshall Trammell (drums). Addleds is the quartet of Kyle Bruckmann (oboe/English horn), Tony Dryer (double bass), Jacob Felix Heule (percussion) and Kanoko Nishi (koto) who explore timbral and textural extremes of distended instrumental technique via improvisation and open-ended compositional strategies. Their music tends towards a brutalist minimalism as informed by the noise underground as by recent developments in the field of free improvisation. University of California Berkeley, CNMAT, 1750 Arch St., Berkeley | $5-15

From Heavy Discipline:

Saturday, February 25, 5:30pm
Heavy Discipline presents two sets with Alt Tal – David Alt (saxophone), Kenny Annis (bass), and Andrew Ryan (drums). Good Bellies, 4659 Telegraph Ave., Oakland | donations encouraged

From Bay Improviser:

Saturday, February 25, 9pm
The Swarm Gallery presents two sets of creative music with the Ross Hammond Quartet and the debut performance of Swarm Intelligence. Ross Hammond (guitar) will perform with Vinny Golia (reeds), Steuart Liebig (bass), and Alex Cline (drums). Swarm Intelligence features Karl Evangelista (guitar) with Phillip Greenlief (reeds), Cory Wright (reeds), Dan Seamans (bass), and Jordan Glenn (drums). Swarm Gallery, 560 2nd St., Oakland | $5