San Francisco Scene: February 24 – March 3, 2017

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From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

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

Saturday, February 25

Sat 2/25 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Craig Taborn Quartet/Aaron Parks Trio

Sat 2/25 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Opus Project Presents Opus 50: Even Wild
A mad dash into a brave new world, featuring composers who reached the half-century mark of composition! With flutist Alan Kingsley, soprano Jill Wagoner, pianist Feona Lee Jones, violinist Kristen Kline, and The Opus Project Piano Trio, String Quartet, and Orchestra. An unprecedented concert series in place and time!

Sat 2/25 8:00 PM David Brower Center [2150 Allston Way Berkeley, CA]
Snapshot – New Opera
Snapshot is your chance to hear excerpts from new operas by both emerging and established Northern California composers in intimate concert settings. After an overwhelming response to our call for scores, eight composers’ works were selected for Snapshot’s inaugural year.

Sunday, February 26

Sun 2/26 3:00 PM Bayview Opera House [4705 3rd Street San Francisco]
Snapshot – New Opera
Snapshot is your chance to hear excerpts from new operas by both emerging and established Northern California composers in intimate concert settings. After an overwhelming response to our call for scores, eight composers’ works were selected for Snapshot’s inaugural year.

Sun 2/26 4:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Wolfgang Muthspiel, Ambrose Akinmusire, Scott Colley, Gwilym Simcock & Brian Blade/Dave King Trio

Sun 2/26 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Bernal Hill Players

Sun 2/26 7:00 PM Zellerbach Hall [US Berkeley Berkeley]
Julia Wolfe: Anthracite Fields, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Cappella SF

Sun 2/26 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm James Washington Quartet
Steven Faivus – alto saxophone, James Washington – piano, Rob Bassinette – bass, Carl Hofmn – drums
8:30pm The Matt Renzi Trio
Matt Renzi- saxophone, oboe, English Horn, Lisa Mezzacappa- bass Jason Levis- drums

Monday, February 27

Mon 2/27 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Ari Brown & Jakob Pek + Trois Chapeaux

Thursday, March 2

Thu 3/02 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Arrington de Dionyso – “This Saxophone Kills Fascists Tour”
featuring
Ted Byrnes
Ken Ueno/Matt Ingalls

Friday, March 3

Fri 3/03 7:00 PM Finnish Kaleva Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
HARDLY STRICTLY PERSONAL 2017 – A Celebration of Post-Beefheart Art — 3 nights of free and spirited musical innovation inspired by the Music, Words and Visual work of the ate Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart)

Fri 3/03 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
An evening of audiovisual improvisations and live coding with Shawn Lawson/Ryan Ross Smith, and James Fei/Bill Hsu/Gino Robair

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