Cuneiform Records Artists on Tour

Source: Cuneiform Records.

October 7 – Fallout Festival V – Ant Hall – 2320 Caniff Ave – Hamtramck, MI
October 15 – Metro Gallery – 1700 North Charles Street – Baltimore, MD

November 18 – Jack London Revue – Portland, OR

October 25 – KUGjazzlive! Orpheum – Orpheumgasse 8 – Graz, Austria
October 26 – @Jazzfest – Auditorium San Servolo – 30100 Venezia VE – Venice / San Servolo, Italy
October 27 – A Jazz Supreme – Sala Vanni – Piazza Del Carmine 14 – Florence, Italy
October 28 – Musikklub – Förrlibuckstrasse 109 – Zurich, Switzerland
October 30 – JazzCampus Club – Utengasse 15 – Basel
October 31 – Jazz Club Ferrara – Rampari di Belfiore 167 – Ferrara, Italy
November 1 – Un Tubo Jazz Night – SunTUBO – via Luparello 61 – Siena, Italy
November 3 – Sud des Alpes / Salle de Concert – 10, rue des Alpes – Geneva, Switzerland

October 4 – Symphony Hall – Birmingham, UK

MICHAEL GIBBS : Gibbs at 80 – 80th birthday celebration!
October 19 – Berklee School of Music – Boston, MA [with special guests: Bill Frisell and Gary Burton]

September 30 – Match & Fuse Festival – Zurich, Switzerland
November 15 – The Early Bird – Innsbruck, Austria
November 16 – Generalmusikdirektion – Graz, Austria
November 17 – Sarfabrik featuring Edi Nulz – Wien, Austria
December 16 – Casa Hasler – Poschiavo, Switzerland

October 22 – Bertha’s Mussels – 734 South Broadway – Baltimore, MD 21231 – 3:00 pm

October 2 – Piano’s – NYC, NY
October 3 – The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar – 194 Queen St – Toronto, Ontario Canada
October 4 – The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar – 194 Queen St – Toronto, Ontario Canada
October 5 – The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar – 194 Queen St – Toronto, Ontario Canada

November 12 – Match & Fuse Present at The London EFG Jazz Festival – Rich Mix – 35-47 Bethnal Green Road – London, E1 6LA – UK [with Schnellertollermeier and Worldservice Project]

September 30 – The Falcon – 1348 Route 9W – Marlboro, NY 12542 [The Adventures Of Zodd Zundgren record release party!]
October 28 – The Falcon – 1348 Route 9W – Marlboro, NY 12542
November 13 – The Iridium – 1650 Broadway – NYC, NY [The Adventures Of Zodd Zundgren record release party!]

November 19-21 – tba – Lima, Peru

October 22 – Bertha’s Mussels – 734 South Broadway – Baltimore, MD 21231 – 3:00 pm

October 11 – Union Scene – Drammen, Norway
October 12 – Nasjonal Jazzscene – Oslo, Norway
October 13 – Risør Jazzclub – Norway
October 28 – Umeå Jazz Festival – Umeå, Sweden
November 8 – The Jazz Bar – Edinburgh, UK
November 9 – The Cinnamon Club – Altrincham, UK
November 10 – London Jazz Festival – The Spice Of Life – London, UK
November 11 – London Jazz Festival – The Spice Of Life – London, UK

September 30 – Newcastle Jazz Festival – Newcastle, UK
October 6 – Südpol – Luzern, Switzerland [record release show!]
October 8 – Area Sismica – Forli, Italy
October 28 – Kaltern POP Festival – Kaltern Südtirol, Italy
November 4 – Point 11 – Sion, Switzerland
November 12 – Match & Fuse Present at The London EFG Jazz Festival – Rich Mix – 35-47 Bethnal Green Road – London, E1 6LA – UK [with Led Bib and Worldservice Project]
November 23 – Flatterschafft – Basel, Switzerland

October 12 – Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quartet + RedKoral Quartet + video artist, Jesse Gilbert – performing the First Collection from ‘Ten Freedom Summers’ – Boyd Vance Theater at the George Washington Carver Museum – 1165 Angelina Street – Austin, TX
October 13 – Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quartet + RedKoral Quartet + video artist, Jesse Gilbert – performing the Second Collection from ‘Ten Freedom Summers’ – MATCH – Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston – 3400 Main St – Houston, TX
October 14 – Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quartet + RedKoral Quartet + video artist, Jesse Gilbert – performing the Third Collection from ‘Ten Freedom Summers’ – Loyola University – Louis J Roussell Performance Hall – New Orleans, LA
October 15 – Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quartet + RedKoral Quartet + video artist, Jesse Gilbert – performing mixed collections from ‘Ten Freedom Summers’ – Moody Music Building Concert Hall – The University of Alabama – 810 Second Avenue – Tuscaloosa, AL

Chicago Scene: September 30 – October 7, 2017

Tatsu Aoki

This is a weekly overview live avant performances in the Chicago area. Contact us if you’d like your shows listed.

Saturday, September 30th 2017

6:00PM at the Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts, 926 E Center St, Milwaukee WI, 414.374.4722 ($15 each night; $30 all three nights)
Milwaukee Noise Fest
Gerritt Wittmer
Wasteland Jazz Unit
Mykel Boyd
Dolores Dewberry
Peter J Woods
M Jurek

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Jason Stein Quartet with Keefe Jackson, Joshua Abrams, Tom Rainey — Record release

10:00PM at Quarters, 900 E Center St, Milwaukee WI, 414.263.4140 ($15 each night; $30 all three nights)
Milwaukee Noise Fest
Spiteful Womb
Limbs Bin
Gnawed / Plagues / Blessed Sacrifist
Climax Denial

Sunday, October 1st 2017

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Katinka Kleijn, Ross Karre

9:00PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (wheelchair-accessible)
Keefe Jackson, Jason Roebke, Quin Kirchner

Monday, October 2nd 2017

7:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($8)
Mats Gustafsson, Antonio Borghini, Tim Daisy

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

Wednesday, October 4th 2017

8:30PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Peter Maunu, Aaron Zarzutki, Paul Giallorenzo, Jason Roebke

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Cortex : Thomas Johansson, Kristoffer Alberts, Ola Høyer, Gard Nilssen

9:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($12)
Ka Baird — Album release
Joshua Abrams and Natural Information Society

Thursday, October 5th 2017

8:00PM at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E 60th, 773.702.ARTS (Free, donations accepted)
Power in Sound : The Music of Galina Ustvolskaya
Shanna Gutierrez, Kevin Harrison, Andrew Rosenblum, Kuang-Hao Huang, Liz Pearse, DePaul Ensemble 20+ — music of Galina Ustvolskaya

Friday, October 6th 2017

8:00PM at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E 60th, 773.702.ARTS (Free, donations accepted)
Power in Sound : The Music of Galina Ustvolskaya
Shanna Gutierrez, Tara Lynn Ramsey, Seth Parker Woods, Jeff Kimmel, Christopher Narloch, Andrew Rosenblum — music of Galina Ustvolskaya, Marina Khorkova, Dariya Maminova

Saturday, October 7th 2017

3:00PM at PianoForte , 1335 S Michigan, 312.291.0291 ($15-$10)
Power in Sound : The Sonatas of Galina Ustvolskaya
Kuang-Hao Huang, Christopher Jones, Tara Lynn Ramsey, Christopher Narloch, Andrew Rosenblum

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Tony Malaby, Anthony Cox, JT Bates

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
2017 Chicago Asian American Jazz Festival
Jonathan Chen, Tatsu Aoki
Asian American Experimentalism : Jonathan Chen, Tatsu Aoki, with Ari Brown, Ed Wilkerson, Jeff Chan, Mai Sugimoto

For more information, such as directions, as well as upcoming performances, see:,,,,,,,,,,,

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Oren Ambarchi of Gravetemple.

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Wadada Leo Smith: Monk Solo & All-Stars: Henry Kaiser/Brandon Ross/Michael Gregory Jackson/Bill Laswell/Adam Rudolph/Pheeraon AkLaff..! James Blood Ulmer & The Thing! Matt Mitchell 12 Piece: Jon Irabagon/Anna Webber/Scott Robinson/Ches Smith/Dan Weiss..!

Iannis Xenakis Orchestral Works Volume 15! Another Deluge from Clean Feed & Shppuma: MetaGuitar Volume 4: Rhys Chatham/Bern Nix/Robert Poss/Ron Anderson..! Cortex! Dre Hocevar! Frantz Loriot Der Verboten! Humcrush Five! Christian Wolff & Eddie Prevost! Plus Vinyl from: Oren Ambarchi! Two from Talibam! Pharaoh Sanders 1st! Paul Bley Trio! Laaraji! More and More!



Sunday, October 1st:
6pm: JEREMY CARLSTEDT & RICK PARKER – Drums & Trombone/Electronics

Sunday, October 8th:
6pm: LEONOR FALCON & SANA NAGANO – All New String Duo

Sunday, October 15th:
6pm: ROBERTO OTTAVIANO – Rare Solo Sax Set

Sunday, October 22nd:

Sunday, October 29th:

Annea Lockwood Interview

Source: The Log Journal.

Annea Lockwood would rather leave interpretations of her music up to other people. “I’m always preoccupied with making the latest piece,” she says. She’ll be introducing a new work – Bayou-Borne, for Pauline, inspired by her late friend, the composer and improviser Pauline Oliveros — at Issue Project Room on Sept. 29, the first night of the two-evening FOR/WITH mini-festival organized by trumpeter Nate Wooley. The following night, her 1995 piece I Give You Back will receive its New York premiere, sung by Kristin Norderval.

The IBeam Brooklyn in October

Source: IBeam Brooklyn.

Greene Ave Music presents:
Friday, October 6th 12:00 AM $15 Suggested Donation
8:00pm: Fish Dreams
Jochem van Dijk, solo bass guitar
8:45pm and 9:45pm (2 sets): Darren Johnston’s Wind Over Walls
Darren Johnston – trumpet
Carmen Staaf – piano
Alison Miller – drums
Noah Garabedian – upright bass.

Stein / Sacks / Fujiwara
Saturday, October 7th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Jason Stein – Bass Clarinet
Jacob Sacks – Piano
Tomas Fujiwara – Drums

Cochrane/Popejoy + Looney/Bernstein/Radding
Friday, October 20th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
8:30 pm
Chris Cochrane – guitar
Stuart Popejoy – bass
9:30 pm
Scott R. Looney – piano
Sarah Bernstein – violin
Reuben Radding – bass

San Francisco Scene: September 29 – October 6, 2017

Top of the Transamerica building, downtown San...

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, September 29

Fri 9/29 8:00 PM Starry Plough [3101 Shattuck Ave @ Prince Berkeley]
Qualia, Gentleman Surfer, Grex
Shattering, eldritch sounds at Berkeley’s Starry Plough, featuring the swooning torch songs of Qualia, Sacramento prog punk masterminds Gentleman Surfer (led by drummer Jon Bafus), and the ecstatic art rock-cum-free jazz stylings of Grex (Karl Evangelista-gtr, vocals, dms, Rei Scampavia-keys, vocals, dms).

Fri 9/29 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
DJ LAG and Siete Catorce (Live)
Join us for performances by electronic music pioneers DJ Lag and Siete Catorce! These two artists are at the forefront of minimalist, deep electronic rhythm making—not to be missed.

Fri 9/29 9:00 PM Woods Bar & Brewery [1701 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Broken Shadows

Fri 9/29 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS Friday Special! Sahba Sizdahkhani/ Chuck Johnson/ DunkelpeK
On September 29th we will host a special showcase at Studio Grand for touring composer/instrumentalist, Sahba Sizdahkhani, with support from Oakland based Chuck Johnson and Dunkelpek.

Saturday, September 30

Sat 9/30 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Custer/James/Amendola/Glasgow: Film Scores Without Films
Beth Custer – clarinets
David James – guitar
Scott Amendola – drums
Jordan Glasgow – keyboards

Sat 9/30 8:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Oakland-based keyboardist-composer Steve McQuarry brings his Mandala Orchestra and Nonet to perform “A Tribute to Gil Evans” at SF JAZZ Center’s Miner Auditorium on September 30, 2017 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at

Sat 9/30 8:00 PM Jupiter [2181 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley]
Broken Shadows

Sat 9/30 8:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
NextNow presents – Computer Music : Architectonic Perspectives : an evening of new directions in computer music – Sean Hamilton percussion/computer, John Bischoff -computer/electronics, Mika Pontecorvo/Mark Pino – guitar,percussion, generative architecture..

Sunday, October 1

Sun 10/01 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Pola Baytelman
Works by Villa-Lobos, Ginastera, Mendelssohn, Milhaud, Schoenfield, and Albéniz.

Sun 10/01 4:00 PM Our Saviors Lutheran Church [1035 Carol Ln, Lafayette CA 94549]
Ensemble ARI peforms Eastern European Music plus Haeguem concertino!

Sun 10/01 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm The Lost Shapes
Safa Shokrai – contrabass, compositions/Mark Clifford – vibraphone, compositions/Darren Johnston – trumpet, compositions/Jason Levis – drum set, compositions/Kasey Knudsen – alto sax, compositions, temporarily lost shape
8:30pm nOOi
Mark Oi – electric guitar, compositions/Bill Noertker – electric bass, compositions

Sun 10/01 8:00 PM Artists’ Television Access [992 Valencia SF]
An evening of audiovisual improvisations with Carl Ludwig Hübsch (tuba), James Fei (reeds), Bill Hsu (video, electronics), Matt Ingalls (clarinets)

Monday, October 2

Mon 10/02 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music–
Set #1: David Boyce (solo saxophone/electronics)
Set #2: Alex Jenkins Trio (Sacramento jazz trio)
Alex Jenkins-drums, Luis Albert Clifford Childers-brass, Max Judelson-bass
Set #3: Amendola Trio (explosive improvised trio music)
Scott Amendola-drums, electronics, Karl Evangelista-el. guitar, Jason Hoopes-el. bass

Mon 10/02 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS: Lisa Mezzacappa’s avantNOIR + Sean Hamilton

Tuesday, October 3

Tue 10/03 8:00 PM Berkeley City Club [2315 Durant Ave Berkeley, CA 94704]
Del Sol String Quartet: This high-energy quartet of master musicians, two-time Chamber Music America award winner for Adventurous Programming, returns to BCP in a joint celebration of both of our 25th anniversaries and of Lou Harrison’s centenary with classic and fresh works.

Wednesday, October 4
Wed 10/04 9:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Steven Warwick
Steven Warwick is an artist and musician and writer based in Berlin. His new audio-visual mixtape Nadir was released via the delinear platform on the acclaimed label PAN.

Thursday, October 5

Thu 10/05 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Full: Orchestra Di Pazzi
Programmed by Sarah Cahill
Orchestra Di Pazzi is a large improvising orchestra created by Scott Amendola to explore various combinations of musicians on a large scale, creating new musical textures for each unique performance.

Thu 10/05 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Melford, Morris, Mezzacappa & Adams: Energetic Avant-Jazz
Myra Melford – piano
Angela Morris – tenor saxophone
Lisa Mezzacappa – bass
Steve Adams – saxophones

Thu 10/05 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Puppy Surprise Improv Derby Night!
Come to the venue with instruments ready to play. We’ll draw artists’ names out of a plush Puppy Surprise’s velcro belly, to make quartets for short sets.

Friday, October 6

Fri 10/06 8:00 PM The Back Room [The Back Room 1984 Bonita Ave. Berkeley, CA]
Original, creative, and singable, this group celebrates their forthcoming second CD, “Bump This On The Regular”. Reckless deep grooves, incendiary guitar, and spontaneous happiness. The Actual Trio is John Schott, guitar, Dan Seamans, bass, and John Hanes, drums.

Fri 10/06 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
A Woman’s Point of View – An Evening of Art Song with Winnie Nieh and Paul Dab
Experience love, loss, struggle, strength and Mother Nature with soprano Winnie Nieh and pianist Paul Dab. Featuring distinguished female composers Clara Schumann, Libby Larsen, Emma Logan, Julie Barwick and Rita Zhang, this program is sure to delight!

Fri 10/06 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Solo-Duo-Trio: Vertebrate & Nucci/Josephson Duo & John McCowen

Jazz in NYC This Week

Tim Berne

Source: The New York Times.

BROKEN SHADOWS at Korzo (Oct. 3, 9 and 10:30 p.m.). Four enchanting improvisers to have emerged in New York in the 1980s and ’90s are the alto saxophonist Tim Berne, the tenor saxophonist Chris Speed, the bassist Reid Anderson and the drummer Dave King. Now they’re a quartet called Broken Shadows, playing compositions by avant-garde jazz heroes: Ornette Coleman, Julius Hemphill, Charlie Haden and Dewey Redman.

PETER EVANS at the Stone (Oct. 3-8, 8:30 p.m.). Peter Evans plays the trumpet like a homing device, a percussion instrument, a didgeridoo, or distant bird call. He is now a heavily relied-upon sideman on New York’s avant-garde jazz scene, because he can seemingly do anything with his horn, while keeping his heart on his sleeve. But some of his most compelling work is as a soloist. He’s in residence at the Stone, where he will play with a range of collaborators and finish the run with a solo performance on Sunday, Oct. 8.

ADAM RUDOLPH’S MOVING PICTURES at the Jazz Gallery (Oct. 3-4, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.). In Moving Pictures, an octet led by the percussionist Mr. Rudolph, the rhythms of Brazil, West Africa and the Caribbean combine in an aesthetic that recalls the various fusion sounds of the 1970s and ’80s. A seven-piece iteration of the band will appear at this concert, which celebrates the release of Moving Pictures’ new album, “Glare of the Tiger.”

Cafe OTO in October

English: Multi-instrumentalist and composer, L...

Source: Cafe OTO.

Sunday 1 October 2017, 2pm
Eloïse Decazes & Eric Chenaux + Le Fruit Vert – Matinee Show

Sunday 1 October 2017, 7pm
Penultimate Press Presents:
Ursula Reuter Christiansen – ‘the Executioner’ (Uk Premiere) + Henning Christiansen – ‘180 Hammer Blows Against War Monkeys’ (Performed by Thorbjørn Reuter Christiansen) + Mark Harwood – DJ

Sunday 1 October 2017, 7.30pm
Dominique Lawalrée + Time Is Away (DJ)

Monday 2 October 2017, 7.30pm
Kraak Presents:
Henry Andersen + Köhn

Tuesday 3 October 2017, 7.30pm
Eddie Prévost / James L Malone / Joe Wright (Trio) + Xt (Paul Abbott, Seymour Wright)

Wednesday 4 October 2017, 7.30pm
Phew + Stefan Schneider

Thursday 5 October 2017, 7.30pm
Baba Yaga’s Hut Presents:
Harald Grosskopf & Eberhard Kranemann Present ‘Krautwerk’

Friday 6 October 2017, 7.30pm
Mark Fell & Ernest Edmonds + Rian Treanor &Amp; Karl D’silva

Saturday 7 October 2017, 7.30pm
Repeater Books Presents:
Down with Childhood – with Patchfinder (Live) + Jacob Williams (Live)

Sunday 8 October 2017, 6.30pm
Oto Project Space:
Nopa #4

Sunday 8 October 2017, 7.30pm
Counter | Culture – Curated by Dee Sada

Monday 9 October 2017, 7.30pm
Confront Recordings Presents:
Jason Kahn / Christian Wolfarth + Phil Julian / Mark Wastell + Georg Graewe / Mark Sanders

Tuesday 10 October 2017, 7.30pm
Cynthia – Monk 100

11–12 October 2017
Terre Thaemlitz – Two Day Residency

Wednesday 11 October 2017, 7.30pm
Oto Project Space:
Solo:duo:trio #5 – David Toop / Dimitra Lazaridou-chatzigoga / Luciano Maggiore (Trio) + Angharad Davies / Jason Kahn (Duo) + Christian Wolfarth (Solo)

Friday 13 October 2017, 7.30pm
Staraya Derevnya + Hans Grusel’s Krankenkabinet

Friday 13 October 2017, 7.30pm
Oto Project Space:
Leafcutter John + Howlround + Ctrl Freq

Saturday 14 October 2017, 7.30pm
the Experimental Library: Ornette Coleman

15–17 October 2017
the Art Ensemble of Chicago – Three Night Residency

Tuesday 17 October 2017, 7.30pm
Oto Project Space:
Johannes Lunds / John Chantler (Duo)

Wednesday 18 October 2017, 7.30pm
Ulaş ÖZdemir / Arash Moradi (Duo)

Thursday 19 October 2017, 7.30pm
Zsamm Plays ‘Let Them Grow’

Friday 20 October 2017, 7.30pm
Ruton Music – Mika Taanila + Jussi Lehtisalo + Charles Hayward + Bruce Gilbert + Patchfinder (DJ)

Saturday 21 October 2017, 7.30pm
Peter Gordon (Solo) + Special Guest David Cunningham &Amp; Video by Kit Fitzgerald

Sunday 22 October 2017, 7.30pm
Baba Yaga’s Hut Presents:
Shit & Shine + Man from Uranus

Monday 23 October 2017, 7.30pm
Félicia Atkinson

Tuesday 24 October 2017, 7.30pm
Paradise Yard (Sue Lynch / Greta Pistaceci / Crystabel Riley / Hutch Demouilpied / Adam Bohman / Sharon Gal)

Wednesday 25 October 2017, 7.30pm
John Edwards / Phil Minton / Steve Noble (Solo &Amp; Trio Performances) + Film Screening of ‘Colours & Shapes: Portraits of Free Improvisers’ – a Film by John Macedo

26–27 October 2017
Elysia Crampton – Two Day Residency with Donna Huanca

Saturday 28 October 2017, 7.30pm
Loren Connors + ‘Gestures’ Film Screening

Sunday 29 October 2017, 7.30pm
Eugene Chadbourne (Solo)

30 October – 1 November 2017
Sun Ra Arkestra – Under the Direction of Marshall Allen – Three Day Residency