Upcoming San Francisco Area Shows

From the Bay Improviser Calendar:

Friday, September 5

Fri 9/05 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Jarring Sounds, Amy Foote and Alexis Luque are partnering together to present music by San Francisco based composer Kyle Hovatter.

Fri 9/05 9:30 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
The Scott Amendola Trio
Scott Amendola, drums; Jeff Parker, guitar; John Shifflet, bass

Saturday, September 6

Sat 9/06 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Littlefield Concert Hall
DAVID WESSEL AND COMPOSERS FROM THE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Works by guest composer David Wessel, and Mills CCM composers Maggi Payne, Guillermo Galindo, James Fei, and John Bischoff.

Sat 9/06 8:00 PM Subterranean Arthouse [2179 Bancroft Way Berkeley]
Two sets of music by the San Francisco-based avant garde world fusion quartet DaMaDa, featuring lively Mandarin vocals by Chinese-born Luo Danna, and Western-influenced instrumentation by electric guitarist Marc Schmitz, drummer Dave Mihaly, and electric bassist Michael Fortes.

Sat 9/06 8:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OPENING RECEPTION + PERFORMANCE: THE MAKING OF INSTRUMENTS: WORKS BY SUNG KIM

Sunday, September 7

Sun 9/07 2:00 PM Oakland Asian Cultural Center [9th Street #290 Oakland 94607]
STRUGGLE FOR A NEW WORLD: Fred Ho Memorial

Sun 9/07 8:00 PM Freight & Salvage [2020 Addison St. Berkeley]
On Ensemble is a Los Angeles based taiko quartet that incorporates non-traditional elements—melodies, unusual time signatures, and unexpected instruments like cajon, frame drum, trap set, koto, melodica, and Japanese flute—to create an original and modern sound.

Monday, September 8

Mon 9/08 7:30 PM Tom’s Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
MAXXI UNICORNI: Improvised quartet music by visiting Italian stars Piero Bittolo Bon (alto saxophone, feedback sax) and Marta Raviglia (voice), with local Italian-Americans Gino Robair (percussion, electronics) and Lisa Mezzacappa (acoustic bass).

Mon 9/08 8:00 PM Yoshi’s Oakland [510 Embarcadero West Oakland]
Nineteen is pleased to feature virtuoso keyboardist and Oakland native Frank Martin and drummer extraordinaire Wally Schnalle. The group will perform original compositions by both artists as well as compositions by Nineteen musical director Eric Bolvin.

Mon 9/08 8:00 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society presents
Schimscheimer Family Trio
Michael Coleman-keyboards
Kasey Knudsen-sax
Jon Arkin-drums
Darren Johnston Trion +1
Darren Johnston – trumpet
Matt Szemela – violin
Doug Stuart – bass
+ special guest Fred Frith – guitar

Tuesday, September 9

Tue 9/09 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents Ornettology + Ze Bib! + Alex Christie

Wednesday, September 10

Wed 9/10 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
SUNG KIM + DICK BRIGHT M

Thursday, September 11

Thu 9/11 7:00 PM SFEMF [Kanbar Forum Pier 15 San Francisco CA]
The 15th Annual San Francisco Electronic Music Festival
David Dunn
Headboggle + Caitlin Denny

Thu 9/11 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Trumpeter/composer Darren Johnston returns to CNM with both a duo and trio project. The focus of the evening will be on collective, spontaneous compositions, some of which to be based on a collection of short musical ideas that have occurred to Darren over the last several months.

Thu 9/11 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
8pm Josh Allen – tenor saxophone
9pm TBA

Thu 9/11 9:00 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
BODABODA + Klaxon Mutant Allstars: freewheeling original jazz from Italy and CA
BODABODA
Piero Bittolo Bon (IT) – saxophones
Marta Raviglia (IT) – voice
John Finkbeiner – guitar
Lisa Mezzacappa – acoustic bass
Jason Levis (DE/US) – drums
Klaxon Mutant Allstars
Henry Hung – trumpet and effects
Eric Garland – drums
Kasey Knudsen – sax and effects
Colin Hogan – keyboards and melodica
Sam Bevan – bass

Friday, September 12

Fri 9/12 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Switchboard launches its 2014-2015 season on September 12 at the Center for New Music with Switchboard Presents, a monthly concert series that features split bills of innovative and eclectic music from the Bay Area and beyond. SBP features the raucous bass clarinet duo Sqwonk, heavy bass clarinet quartet Edmund Welles, and an appearance by a rare assembly of nine of the Bay Area’s best bass clarinetists performing a nonet by Jonathan Russell.

Fri 9/12 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
East Bay Composers Colloquium #2 is a night of entirely new compositions by several active bay area performers/improvisers. The composers for this show are Shani Aviram, Sam Withrow, Aram Shelton, Rachel Devorah Trapp and Moe! Staiano.

Fri 9/12 8:00 PM SFEMF [Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street (at York) San Francisco, CA]
The 15th Annual San Francisco Electronic Music Festival
BRAVA THEATER CENTER
Aki Onda
Joker Nies
Sarah Davachi

Fri 9/12 8:00 PM Artists’ Television Access [992 Valencia SF]
MISSION EYE & EAR #6: New music/sound + film/video collaborations by:
Crystal Pascucci + Isabelle Harada
Zachary James Watkins + Rosario Sotelo
Lisa Mezzacappa + Janis Crystal Lipzin
with film scores performed live by the Eyes’nEars House Band:
Marta Raviglia (IT), voice
Steve Adams, winds
Piero Bittolo Bon (IT), reeds
Crystal Pascucci, cello
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Suki O’Kane, percussion

Fri 9/12 8:45 PM Main Grove at the Bruns Amphitheatre [100 California Shakespeare Theater Way, Orinda, CA ‎]
This summer, the Center for New Music partners with Cal Shakes’ The Triangle Lab to present three special concerts at Fridays in the Grove: performances by the Bay Area’s best poets, musicians, comics, and more. The third and final show features Pet the Tiger, an improvised acoustic collective for invented instruments with David Samas (composer/inventor/extended technique vocalist), Ian Saxton (programer/percussionist), Peter Bonos (horns/explosives). Pet the Tiger will play Music for Fairies and Elves in anticipation of the evening’s performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream — a work that seeks to enchant the listener with exotic “sounds and sweet airs that give delight, but hurt not”. More…