San Francisco Scene: June 2-9, 2017

From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

Friday, June 2

Fri 6/02 7:00 PM Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture – Gallery 308 [2 Marina Blvd SF]
San Francisco International Arts Festival presents Edward Schocker and the Crossing Ensemble and Shih Yang Lee
The Crossing is a long-term project lead by Edward Schocker that creates a new form of ecstatic group improvisation through investigating ancient Asian musical genres, such as Japanese Gagaku and Korean shamanist ritual music, with the goal reaching a state of communication with spirit world.

Fri 6/02 7:00 PM Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture – Gallery 308 [2 Marina Blvd SF]
Shih Yang Lee (Taipei) Improvised Solo Piano
Composer, pianist and improviser Shih Yang Lee, who last appeared at the Festival in 2015 with performances with Horse Dance Theatre and Melody of China, returns to share an experimental concert with some of the Bay Area’s finest improvisers and experimental musicians.

Fri 6/02 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
A Woman’s Place is at the Piano

Saturday, June 3

Sat 6/03 8:00 PM The Sound Room [2147 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612]
Jenny Maybee’s “eloquent and heart stopping” piano playing and vocals have been hailed as “expertly balanced,” with her voice described as “exquisite” and “in the same league” as Billie Holiday, and her piano stylings compared to Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner, and Cecil Taylor. Jenny’s trio, featuring John Wiitala (bass) and Hamir Atwal (drums), will bring an evening of innovative music to The Sound Room. Rooted in the jazz and classical traditions, yet always breaking new ground, the trio will present original compositions and arrangements of favorite jazz standards.

Sunday, June 4

Sun 6/04 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
E4TT and guest cellist Anne Lerner-Wright will close their season with a concert comprised of music by 2016 Call for Scores winners Derek Jenkins, Molly Joyce, Sam Krahn, Eden Lonsdale, Daniel Mehdizadeh, Weiwei Miao, Stephen Mitton, Justin Henry Rubin, Alexander Skripko, Grace Xu Schott, and Christopher Wicks. Also programmed is San Francisco composer, Alden Jenks. World Premiere of New Work by Martyna Kosecka.

Sun 6/04 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Ghost In The House
Karen Stackpole – gongs; David Michalak – lap steel; Tom Nunn – inventions; Kyle Bruckmann – oboe, english horn; John Ingle – saxophones; Dean Santomieri – voice, resonator guitar; Polly Moller – bass flute
8:30pm Noertker’s Moxie
Annelise Zamula – tenor sax, flute; Max Shrieve-Don – bass clarinet; Bill Noertker – contrabass; Jason Levis – drums

Thursday, June 8

Thu 6/08 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Guest Curation by Josh Martian
A Night of Electronic Disturbances:
Entanglement Theory – electronic pulsations and emanations
Divided State (Andre Custodio and Leroy Clark) – Electronic duo with intermixing and interdependent improvisation and premeditation

Friday, June 9
Fri 6/09 9:00 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Ben Goldberg – Smith Dobson Quartet