San Francisco Scene: February 10-17, 2017

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From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

Friday, February 10

Fri 2/10 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]

Vijay Iyer’s Open City & Blindspot with Teju Cole

This night is devoted to a pair of projects in collaboration with Nigerian-American poet and writer Teju Cole, who adds spoken word passages to Open City, Iyer’s large-group piece inspired by Cole’s award-winning 2012 novel, as well as Blindspot, their incisive new multimedia work.

Fri 2/10 8:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612]
Jacob Wick: trumpet
Jacob Felix Heule: percussion
Owen Stewart-Robertson: guitar
Kanoko Nishi-Smith: koto
Sandy Gordon (NYC): percussion
Andrew Choate (LA): reading

Saturday, February 11

Sat 2/11 3:30 PM Re:Sound A-168 [Mare Island Shoreline Preserve Railroad Ave and Mercado Ct. Vallejo, CA 94592]
Re:Sound Migration
In conjunction with the 2017 San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival, re:sound presents an afternoon of sound and video featuring artists form the San Francisco Bay Area.
Ashley Bellouin
Michele Seippel
Joshua Churchill + Paul Clipson
Jorge Bachmann, Kevin Corcoran, Jen Boyd, Daniel Blomquist and John Davis playing in dedication.

Sat 2/11 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street San Francisco]
Vijay Iyer Trio w/ Ambrose Akinmusire & Mark Shim

Sat 2/11 8:00 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
Nancy Karp + Dancers: “MEMORY/PLACE”

Sunday, February 12

Sun 2/12 4:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Vijay Iyer’s Tirtha w/ Prasanna & Nitin Mitta

Sun 2/12 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Wooden Fish Ensemble
with special guests Gyeonggi Kayageum Ensemble

Sun 2/12 7:00 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
Nancy Karp + Dancers: “MEMORY/PLACE”

Sun 2/12 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Hot Air Music Festival: Heating Up
The Hot Air Music Festival presents its first ever preview concert, Heating Up, featuring performances by the Guerrilla Composers Guild, Ignition Duo, and Lazuli String Quartet.

Monday, February 13

Mon 2/13 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Victor Haskins & Moving Sound Pictures + WVG

Tuesday, February 14

Tue 2/14 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Elective Infinities (Nathan Clevenger’s sci-fi-chamber-rock band)
Larry Ochs (saxophone) & Donald Robinson (drums)
Zachary James Watkins (Black Spirituals)

Thursday, February 16

Thu 2/16 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Scott Amendola Band w/ Nels Cline, Jeff Parker, Jenny Scheinman and John Schifflett
Shows at 7:00pm & 8:30pm

Thu 2/16 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
The Electro-Acoustic Piano (EAPiano) is an ongoing project which supports and promotes new works for piano and electronics. Started in 2009 by Keith Kirchoff, the project has so far commissioned over thirty different composers and has been presented throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Belgium, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, and England. In addition to many Universities and Colleges, EAPiano has been featured as a part of the SEAMUS festival (Society of Electro Acoustic Music in the United States), ICMC (International Computer Music Conference), Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville in Quebec, and the Festival Internacional de Música Contemporánea in Morelia, Mexico, and has hosted two international composer competitions in collaboration with the American Composers Forum (in 2014) and the University of Toronto (in 2011). The first album in the EAPiano series was released in 2011 on the Thinking outLOUD Records label.

Thu 2/16 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Golnaz Shariatzadeh -violin
9pm: Victor X. Haskins – solo electo-acoustic performance

Thu 2/16 9:00 PM The Night Light [311 Broadway Oakland]
Black Spirituals // Tashi Dorji // IMA // Wall

Friday, February 17

Fri 2/17 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Scott Amendola Band w/Nels Cline, Jeff Parker, Jenny Scheinman and John Schifflett
Shows at 7:00pm & 8:30pm

Fri 2/17 7:30 PM Herbst Theatre [401 Van Ness Ave San Francisco]
Peter Evans & Guest Improvisers, Ritwik Banerji, saxophone, Nava Dunkelman, percussion and India Cooke, violin
Free and open to the public
4:00 – 4:30 pm Open Dress Rehearsal of Stravinksy Interpolations with improvisor, trumpeter Peter Evans
4:30 – 5:30 pm Composer Talk with Peter Evans facilitated by Steven Schick
Open to ticket-holders
6:45 pm Pre-concert discussion with Steven Schick and musicians
7:30 pm CONCERT Peter Evans and Guest Improvisors

Fri 2/17 8:00 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
The music of the Ian Carey Quintet+1 is a fresh blend of swinging and inventive jazz deeply influenced by the contrapuntal textures of modern chamber music. It aims to blur the lines between improvised and composed material in order to create an atmosphere of unpredictability and surprise, as well as to blend the spontaneity and swing of modern jazz with the dense harmony and counterpoint of Carey’s favorite chamber composers, such as Hindemith and Stravinsky. The group (featuring Kasey Knudsen, Adam Shulman, Fred Randolph, and special guests Steven Lugerner and Hamir Atwal) will be performing original works from their acclaimed CDs, including 2013’s “Roads & Codes” (4-1/2 stars -Downbeat Magazine) and last year’s “Interview Music,” featuring Carey’s four-part suite commissioned by San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music.

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