Upcoming San Francisco Area Shows

Henry Kaiser
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From the Bay Improviser Calendar:

Saturday, July 5
Sat 7/05 7:00 PM 871 Cayuga [871 Cayuga Street, San Francisco]
A delightful evening of duos:
Shelton-Glenn duo (Aram Shelton: reeds; Jordan Glenn: drums)
Rankin-Parker/Pearce (Teddy Rankin-Parker: cello; Daniel Pearce: drums) More…

Sat 7/05 8:00 PM The Hillside Club [2286 Cedar St Berkeley, CA 94709]
A performance of original music by renowned double bassist/composer/vocalist, Jeff Denson with his quartet, Secret World. The group features extraordinary trumpeter, and former member of the Pat Metheny Group, Cuong Vu, as well as Dahveed Behroozi on piano and Jon Arkin on drums.

Sunday, July 6
Sun 7/06 4:30 PM Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society [311 Mirada Rd Half Moon Bay, CA 94019]
A performance of original music by renowned double bassist/composer/vocalist, Jeff Denson with his quartet, Secret World. The group features extraordinary trumpeter, and former member of the Pat Metheny Group, Cuong Vu, as well as Dahveed Behroozi on piano and Jon Arkin on drums.

Sun 7/06 7:30 PM SIMM Series [Outsound Presents @ Musicians Union Hall 116 9th St @ Mission SF]
Nava Dunkelman – percussion
Jakob Pek – guitar, miscellany, piano
Noertker’s Moxie
Annelise Zamula – tenor sax, flute
Amber Lamprecht – oboe, flute
Brett Carson – piano
Bill Noertker – contrabass
Jordan Glenn – drums

Monday, July 7
Mon 7/07 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Makeout
-The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music
Set #1: Larry Ochs/Donald Robinson Duo
Set #2: Host Family (Nathan Clevenger/Karl Evangelista/Jordan Glenn/Jason Hoopes)
Set #3: Beauty School (Matt Chandler/Tom Djll/Jacob Felix Heule)

Tuesday, July 8
Tue 7/08 8:30 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents SFSound In C + Malocculsion + Gosling

Wednesday, July 9
Wed 7/09 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue, between Shattuck & Oxford, walking distance from downtown Berkeley BART]
Ornetteology plays two sets, starting at 8 pm Steve Adams – alto saxophone; Myles Boisen – guitar; John Finkbeiner – guitar; Phillip Greenlief – tenor saxophone; John Hanes – drums; Darren Johnston – trumpet; Lisa Mezzacappa – bass

Thursday, July 10
Thu 7/10 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Another wonderful day in Ben Goldberg’s ongoing sonic exploration into the fundamentals of beauty, harmony, and human expression.

Thu 7/10 8:00 PM The ROOM Series (at Royce Gallery) [2901 Mariposa Street (near Harrison), San Francisco, CA]
ROOM: Upright, an evening of Bay Area piano virtuosi playing contemporary music on the Royce Gallery’s old Melville Clark upright piano (and Pamela Z’s Schyling foetal grand.) Pianists Sarah Cahill, Luciano, Chessa, and Joe Lasqo, will perform solos and/or works in various ensemble configurations (2 hands, 4 hands, 6 hands, and 8 hands) acoustically and processed, prepared and neat, shaken and stirred. Composer/performer Pamela Z will join them for a tutti finale.

Thu 7/10 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
8:15pm: window/door/river (Bob Marsh – cello and voice; Evangel King – movement and sound)
8:30pm: Thea Farhadian and Dean Santomieri
9:15pm: Oa (Hugh Behm-Steinberg and Matt Davignon – musically-manipulated voice recordings)

Friday, July 11
Fri 7/11 7:30 PM Berkeley Art Museum [2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94720]
Experience Gabriel Saloman’s densely atmospheric, reverb-drenched, minor-mode soundscapes filling BAM/PFA’s interior space. Salomon, best known for his work as half of Yellow Swans, is a Vancouver-based musician and artist who has been performing experimental, conceptual, and freely improvised music for over fifteen years. Moving from twisted psychedelic pop into darker sonic exploration, the duo Father Murphy (Rev. Freddie Murphy and Chiara Lee) utilizes kabbalistic chanting, chiming bells, and tinny drones played on toy keyboards to create the sound of “Italian Cult Psychedelia.”

Fri 7/11 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Australian pianist Jacob Abela and Bay Area flutist Meerenai Shim perform a concert of new electro-acoustic works. Program includes world premieres by Emma O’Halloran (Ireland), Isaac Schankler (USA), and Lachlan Hughes (Australia).

Fri 7/11 9:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Annie Lewandowski (prepared piano) & Theresa Wong (cello, voice)

Fri 7/11 9:30 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
Henry Kaiser – el gtr
Kyle Bruckmann – electronics
40 years after the groundbreaking performance of Lacy’s “Saxophone Special”, Rova, Kaiser and Bruckmann present a re-imagining of this seminal work for saxophone quartet, electric guitar and electronics—ground zero for the formation of Rova, and carrier of the DNA that continues to generate a proliferation of unorthodox instrumental groupings in post-jazz improvised music.

Saturday, July 12
Sat 7/12 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
East Bay guitarist, composer and bandleader Nathan Clevenger creates smart, dreamily layered and extremely ambitious music that grooves and floats, expands and contracts to accommodate the stellar musical personalities in his ensembles. For this performance, Clevenger presents a wide range of new and recent works, including a series of pieces for solo wind instruments, performed by Cory Wright; an extended work for a new quartet, Book of Exits; and new music for his signature ensemble, the Nathan Clevenger Group.

Sat 7/12 8:00 PM Intersection for the Arts [925 Mission Street, Suite 109 (at 5th Street) SF]
The Astonishing Sea, experimental audio/visual performances revealing hidden worlds happening on our water planet. Music duo Mem1 performs ‘Mascaret’, featuring one of North America’s few tidal bores. Cheryl E. Leonard and Oona Stern present sound and videos works inspired by the polar oceans with special guest musician Phillip Greenlief. Elia Vargas conjures ‘Liquid Landscapes,’ a performance installation where audiences walk through projected mist and sound that meld the digital and the natural. More details at http://www.soundwavesf.com/6/july12/

Sat 7/12 9:30 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
Ben Goldberg’s Brainchild (A benefit for Amnesty International)