San Francisco Scene: February 17-24, 2017

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From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

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
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
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.

Saturday, February 18

Sat 2/18 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

Sat 2/18 7:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
The Lab is delighted to welcome The Necks for two performances on February 18 and 19. In their 30 years together, Chris Abrahams, Lloyd Swanton and Tony Buck have honed a process of building upon repeated motifs to conjure dense soundscapes. Every Necks’ performance is a singular event, 2 sets of approximately 45 minutes, entirely improvised and working with the acoustics of the room.

Sat 2/18 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Irregular Resolutions Winter Concert
The Irregular Resolutions composers group will present new chamber works for voice, piano, and other instruments.

Sunday, February 19

Sun 2/19 5:30 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 5:30pm & 7:00pm

Sun 2/19 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation workshop in free improvisation)

Sun 2/19 7:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
The Lab is delighted to welcome The Necks for two performances on February 18 and 19. In their 30 years together, Chris Abrahams, Lloyd Swanton and Tony Buck have honed a process of building upon repeated motifs to conjure dense soundscapes. Every Necks’ performance is a singular event, 2 sets of approximately 45 minutes, entirely improvised and working with the acoustics of the room.

Monday, February 20

Mon 2/20 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Nava Dunkelman with Gabby Fluke-Mogul // Butter Man

Wednesday, February 22

Wed 2/22 7:00 PM Mills College Art Museum [5000 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA 94613]
Mills College Art Museum | Conversation with Diana Al-Hadid

Wed 2/22 7:45 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St San Francisco, CA 94117]
Donations will benefit https://www.youcaring.com/ghostshiprelief
This is a satellite show of the monthly Second Act series, this time at Peacock Lounge in the Lower Haight featuring…
DROR FEILER
Eye-bleeding composer of intifadic and eruptive lung-outs,
music-trasher, saxophone screamer and computer terrorist.
Dror Feiler (b.1951, Tel Aviv) lives and works in Stockholm
HEADBOGGLE
The manifestation of Derek Gedalecia’s acoustic/electronic research utilizing the “kitchen sink” in every sense of the idiom: Moogs, Harmonica, Banjo, Harpsichord, Irish Harp, EMS Synthi, Violin, Drums, Clavinet, Serge Modular, field recordings and
>XTINGUISHER>
Zoe Stiller and BG Anaraki, of Oakland’s undo, play harsh, noise/ambient soundscapes that include voice recordings and samples from some of our lost artists.
Marshall Trammell & Willie Winant
Whammy Grammy

Thursday, February 23

Thu 2/23 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Guitarist Giacomo Fiore presents a historical retrospective of works for electric guitar, solo and with electronics, including rarities by Cesar Bolaños and Arne Nordheim; and works in just intonation for the Lou Harrison resophonic guitar, in honor of Lou’s centenary.

Thu 2/23 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
ECM Week – Ralph Towner, solo / John Abercrombie Quartet

Thu 2/23 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
PRISM Series — Nicholas Chase & Robin Lorentz: “Bhajan”

Friday, February 24

Fri 2/24 12:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Workshop: Project Development
Gather tips from experienced producers and musicians on developing and managing your musical projects. Roundtable discussion will be followed by speed coaching sessions from 1:30 to 2:30 PM.

Fri 2/24 6:00 PM Presidio Officer’s Club [50 Moraga Ave SF]
Myra Melford

Fri 2/24 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Ethan Iverson & Mark Turner duo/Anja Lechner & François Couturier duo

Fri 2/24 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Nutshell Studies: sfSoundSalonSeries presents David Smooke

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