San Francisco Scene: April 28 – May 5, 2017

English: Rent Romus performing at the San Fran...

From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

Friday, April 28

Fri 4/28 7:30 PM Point Richmond Jazz [201 Martina St., Point Richmond, 94801 CA]
The Jacob Szekely Trio with cellist Jacob Szekely. With the Jacob Szekely Trio, Szekely has created a unique musical tapestry that incorporates the richness of jazz improvisation, the structure of classical music and the edginess of rock into its own alchemy which Szekely calls rock chamber jazz.

Fri 4/28 8:00 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
TOUCH BASS is a new collaboration of choreographer Risa Jaroslow with bassist and composer Lisa Mezzacappa. The work features three dancers, three bassists and three double basses in an exploration of our physical and emotional vulnerabilities—using the fragility of a big, beautiful string instrument as a metaphor for our own real and imagined limitations. with Lisa Mezzacappa, bass + Eric Perney, bass + Matt Small, bass

Saturday, April 29

Sat 4/29 3:00 PM Re:sound A-168 [1595 Railroad Ave Vallejo, CA 94592]
Re:sound presents artists from far and near, please join us in Magazine A-168.
Jason Kahn (Switzerland)
Jean-luc Guionnet (France)
Adria Otte, Kristina Dutton and Kanoko Nishi-Smith string trio (Oakland)

Sat 4/29 8:00 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2087 Addison Street Berkeley]
Composer/performer collective LA Signal Lab, founded by Dan Marschak, Hitomi Oba, Nick DePinna, and Noah Meites, comes together with Los Angeles’s most dynamic and exciting new-music groups, HOCKET and Aperture Duo to perform new works crossing improvised and through-composed music in a concert centered on “Water and Power”.

Sat 4/29 8:00 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
TOUCH BASS is a new collaboration of choreographer Risa Jaroslow with bassist and composer Lisa Mezzacappa. The work features three dancers, three bassists and three double basses in an exploration of our physical and emotional vulnerabilities—using the fragility of a big, beautiful string instrument as a metaphor for our own real and imagined limitations. With Lisa Mezzacappa, bass + Matt Small, bass + Eric Perney, bass

Sat 4/29 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
susan alcorn solo pedal steel guitar
Phillip Greenlief – solo saxophone

Sunday, April 30

Sun 4/30 3:00 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
TOUCH BASS is a new collaboration of choreographer Risa Jaroslow with bassist and composer Lisa Mezzacappa. The work features three dancers, three bassists and three double basses in an exploration of our physical and emotional vulnerabilities—using the fragility of a big, beautiful string instrument as a metaphor for our own real and imagined limitations. With Lisa Mezzacappa, bass + Matt Small, bass + Eric Perney, bass

Sun 4/30 7:30 PM UC Berkeley’s Hearst Mining Building [Campus of UC Berkeley]
Friction Quartet presents Spaced Out

Monday, May 1

Mon 5/01 8:30 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music:
Set #1: Lucio Menegon (modern cinematic guitar music
(Lucio Menegon-gtr, Janie Cowan-upright b, John Hanes-dms)
Set #2: Anton Hatwich Quartet (Chicago/Bay Area jazz)
(Ben Goldberg-cl, Josh Smith-sax, Anton Hatwich-b, Hamir Atwal-dms)
Set #3: Amanda Chaudhary’s CDP (contemporary/electronic)
(Amanda Chaudhary-keys, elec, Tom Djll-synth, Joshua Marshall-sax, Mark Pino-dms)

Mon 5/01 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz : Ryan Pate Group / Steven Lugerner Group

Tuesday, May 2

Tue 5/02 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Inbal Segev: Cello & Electronics by Women Composers Featuring Music by Anna Clyne, Missy Mazzoli, Gity Razaz, & Augusta Read Thomas

Wednesday, May 3

Wed 5/03 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Pianist Thomas Moore presents Morton Feldman’s “Triadic Memories”

Thursday, May 4

Thu 5/04 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Burnt Dot is an experimental noise and improvisation ensemble founded by Sarah Belle Reid (trumpet) and Ryan Gaston (modular synthesizer). Join us for the release of our cassette Constant Ballet and the premiere of a new audiovisual work Rare Earth for Desert Plant, with digital artist Sahir Khan.

Thu 5/04 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Lords of Outland
Philip Everett – drums, Ray Scheaffer – bass,
Collette McCaslin – soprano saxophone/percussion,
Rent Romus – saxophones/percussion
9:00 pm Christina Stanley – violin/electronics
Performs a piece for Max/MSP

Friday, May 5

Fri 5/05 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
MicroFest North: Opening Reception, Iconoclast Centennials
Panel discussion and demonstrations with Larry Polansky, William Winant, Daniel Schmidt and Jonathan Glasier. Join for a celebration of alternate tuning with works by Harrison, Colvig, and Darreg, all of whom would have turned 100 this spring.

Fri 5/05 6:00 PM Presidio Officer’s Club [50 Moraga Ave SF]
Kasey Knudsen Sextet

Fri 5/05 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Clarinet Thing
Sheldon Brown, Eb, Bb, bass clarinets; Beth Custer, Bb, A, alto, bass clarinets; Ben Goldberg, Bb, contralto clarinets; Harvey Wainapel, Bb, bass clarinets

Fri 5/05 8:00 PM Episcopal Church of St. John [1661 15th St]
Wild Rumpus presents premieres by Brian Baumbusch and Carolina Heredia plus music by Lou Harrison and J.L.Adams; featuring handmade puppetry, just intonation guitar, and homemade percussion!

Fri 5/05 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Novi_sad at the 2017 Gray Area Festival
On Friday night of the Gray Area Festival, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Novi_sad join us for an evening of auditory painting and sculptural soundscapes.

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