Coming to the Vortex Jazz Club

Source: Vortex Jazz Club.

SUN 15 APRIL 2018
MOPOMOSO PRESENTS ‘THE AFTERNOON SESSIONS’
Line up Michael Giaquinto (e.bass) Chris Hill (clarinet/electronics/amplified objects) Alec Kronacker (e.guitar) trio Veryan Weston (piano) Pei Ann Yeo (violin) duo Terry Day (percussion/self made instruments) John Russell (guitar) duo…
Time: 2 – 6PM

THU 19 APRIL 2018
EVAN PARKER / MATT WRIGHT AKA TRANCE MAP + HANNAH MARSHALL
A hip little combo…
Time: 8 – 11PM

TUE 24 APRIL 2018
THE NELS CLINE 4, FEAT. JULIAN LAGE, JORGE ROEDER, TOM RAINEY
Nels Cline, guitar Julian Lage, guitar Jorge Roeder, bass Tom Rainey, drums The Nels Cline 4 is the quartet extrapolation of Nels`duo work with guitarist Julian Lage. Adding the rhythm…
Time: 8 – 11PM

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Chicago Scene: April 14-21, 2018

English: Mars Williams performing live at Doub...

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

Saturday, April 14th 2018

7:00PM at Zen Buddhist Temple, 1710 W Cornelia
Olivia Block, Adam Sonderberg
Zelienople : Mike Weis, Matt Christensen, Brian Harding, Donn Ha, Pramod Tummala
Susim Bob Kessler

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Trio WAZ : Ed Wilkerson Jr, Tatsu Aoki, Michael Zerang

Sunday, April 15th 2018

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15)
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Gerhard Staebler and Kunsu Shim with a.pe.ri.od.ic ensemble

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Aram Shelton, Josh Berman, Jason Roebke, Tim Daisy, Danish Drummer

Monday, April 16th 2018

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069
Aram Shelton, HB

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, April 18th 2018

8:00PM at Slate Arts and Performance, 3203 W North Ave, 847.312.1527
Impro Jam
Sleight of Hand : Reid Karris, Ethan Parcell, Hannah Bureau

8:30PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Splice Series
Julian Kirshner, Peter Maunu, Mars Williams, Kent Kessler

Thursday, April 19th 2018

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Dave Rempis, Darren Johnston, Larry Ochs — Record release

Friday, April 20th 2018

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Stephan Crump’s Rhombal
Ellery Eskelin, Adam O’Farrill, Kassa Overall, Stephan Crump

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Revolutions! Per Minute: An Evening of Avant-Turntablism
KG Price
Tim Daisy
Lou Mallozzi with Katherine Young, Linda Jankowska

Saturday, April 21st 2018

8:00PM at Graham Foundation (Madlener House), 4 W Burton Pl (Free, RSVP)
Sarah Davachi

9:30PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($15)
Gunn-Truscinski Duo : John Truscinski, Steve Gunn
Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society

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

http://now-is.org/, http://www.ratchetmusic.com, http://www.mcachicago.org, http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenterschedule.html, http://www.skylarkchicago.com, http://www.hideoutchicago.com, http://www.elasticrevolution.com, http://www.myopicbookstore.com/music.html, http://www.lampo.org, http://dalniente.com, http://iceorg.org/events/category/chicago, http://www.emptybottle.com/

San Francisco Scene: April 14-20, 2018

Top of the Transamerica building, downtown San...

Source: Bay Improviser.

Saturday, April 14

Sat 4/14 7:30 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
OTHER MINDS FESTIVAL 23 (NIGHT 6)
Join us on April 14 at the ODC Theater in San Francisco for the closing night of the 23rd annual Other Minds Festival. This event features live performances by Pamela Z, Jaap Blonk; Beth Anderson, with Michael Jones, percussion, and works on tape by Susan Stone; Sheila Davies Sumner.

Sat 4/14 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Ric Louchard and Michael Rothkopf are presenting a concert of new music. Ric and Michael are thrilled to be joined by these amazing performers: Rachel Condry, clarinet; Monica Scott, cello; Dan Magay, alto saxophone and flute; John Worley, trumpet; Diane Grubbe, flutes; Meeremai Shin, flutes; Robert Lopez, drums.

Sat 4/14 8:00 PM Hertz Hall [UC Berkeley campus near corner of College and Bancroft Berkeley]
Quartet: Myra Melford, Michael Formanek, Hamir Atwal, Ben Goldberg with the Nu Jazz Collective

Sunday, April 15

Sun 4/15 2:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
HUSH Series — Long Tone Choir: spring
Immerse yourself in a spring-inspired soundscape, produced by traditional and extended vocal techniques. Text scores for the work will be displayed within distinct sculptures throughout the performance space. You will be invited to view and read the scores and sing with the choir in the second half of the performance if you choose.

Sun 4/15 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical workshop in free improvisation)
The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or come to listen. No advance notice needed — just show up. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names immediately before each group plays. We try to keep transition time between groups at a minimum. Over by 10pm. It’s free. If you want to contribute, bring snacks and drinks.

Monday, April 16

Mon 4/16 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Chris Jonas/Randy McKean Quartet + Pinkobeh Trio
A rare Bay Area appearance from Santa Fe based saxophonist and composer Chris Jonas. Renewing a collaboration that began nearly 30 years ago, reedman Randy McKean joins him at the helm of a new quartet, with McKean’s Bristle bandmate Lisa Mezzacappa on bass, and Weiner Kids mastermind Jordan Glenn on drums.
Pinbokeh is a trio based out of Oakland, CA that explores lush textures and soundscapes. A collection of unmetered rhythms and stretched out harmonic patterns create pieces that are reminiscent of the Nels Cline Singers with the still ambiance of Ryuichi Sakamoto and Grouper. The trio is composed of Nathan Chamberlain, guitar; Josiah Branaman, bass; and Paul Sakai, drums.

Tuesday, April 17

Tue 4/17 8:00 PM The Bindery [1727 Haight Street, SF, CA]
Kadet Khune, Silvia Mattheus, Ypsmael, Collander
Tuesday, April 17; doors 7:45pm, show 8-10:30pm
at The Bindery, 1727 Haight St $5-$10 NOTAFLOF all-ages

Tue 4/17 9:45 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS Tuesday Night Special: John Bischoff/Soo Yeon Lyuh Duo + ligrs Quintet

Wednesday, April 18

Wed 4/18 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
Our second April show features two touring artists, Boston based violinist Morgan Evans-Weiler and sound artist Ypsmael from southern Germany. Also performing from the bay area will be Larnie and Bodil Fox on invented creations and a super ensemble featuring Theresa Wong, Kanoko Nishi-Smith, Jacob Heule and Tom Djll.

Thursday, April 19

Thu 4/19 7:00 PM Presidio Officer’s Club [50 Moraga Ave SF]
Two Sense: Ashley Bathgate, cello and Lisa Moore, piano
TwoSense is a New York-based chamber duo and commissioning venture, established by the Bang On A Can All-Stars cellist Ashley Bathgate and founding alumna pianist Lisa Moore in 2010. The duo has been described as the “new music equivalent of a special ops team” (New York Magazine), an “excellent duo” and “eloquent new-music interpreters” (New York Times).
Thu 4/19 7:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Michael Coleman and Ben Goldberg: CD Release Concert for PRACTITIONER
PRACTITIONER
Michael Coleman and Ben Goldberg are happy to announce the release of their new record “PRACTITIONER.” This record, three years in the making, is based on Steve Lacy’s Hocus Pocus – Book ‘H’ of “Practitioners”.

Thu 4/19 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Lisa Mezzacappa Six : Cosmicomics 2018
Bookstore Salon #1
new music for jazz sextet inspired by Italo Calvino’s stories on the origins of the universe developed this year in a series of salons at Bird & Beckett Books & Records
Aaron Bennett, tenor sax
John Finkbeiner, guitar
Mark Clifford, vibes
Tim Perkis, electronics
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Jordan Glenn, drums

Thu 4/19 7:59 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Experimental Music needn’t be dull. This event is a prime example of non-boring avant-garde music, featuring the machine learning “pop” of Santa Cruz’s Happy Valley Band and multi-media showman, Lord Tang.

Thu 4/19 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Ypsmael
9:00 pm French Radio
Andy Way-turntable,mic,etc, Bruce Anderson-guitar,etc
French Radio is a Bay Area aggregation of sound projection facilitating urban fear as it’s power source to broadcast black utopian uncanniness to all devoted listeners. French Radio rejects the fascist conveyor belt of rhythm. Instead it embraces stasis and unimpeded movement. French Radio loves you.”

Friday, April 20

Fri 4/20 7:00 PM Sound & Savor [Adeline and 24th Streets in West Oakland. Exact address only given to those who register.]
Joel Davel, solo marimba lumina and a 4 course gourmet vegan meal.

Fri 4/20 9:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Studio Grand and Jordan Glenn present:
Spontaneous Sounds Small and Large
This evening features Ben Goldberg, Francis Wong, Chamberlain Zhang and Jordan Glenn (as a quartet), along with Jordan Glenn’s BEAK featuring special guest Michael Coleman.
DOORS 9:00 PM; SHOW 9:30 PM
$10-15 sliding scale at the door

Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound Upcoming Dates

Source: Jimmy Bennington.

Fri., May 4, 5-7pm, Andy’s Jazz Club (11 E Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60611)
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound featuring Fred Jackson Jr. (AACM), saxophones, flute/ Artie Black, tenor saxophone/ Dustin Laurenzi, tenor saxophone/ Dan Pierson, piano/ Mike Harmon, bass/ Jimmy Bennington, drums

Sat., May 5, 5-7pm, Andy’s Jazz Club (11 E Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60611)
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound featuring Artie Black, tenor saxophone/ Dustin Laurenzi, tenor saxophone/ Dan Pierson, piano/ Mike Harmon, bass/ Jimmy Bennington, drums

Sun., May 6, 7-10pm, Heartland Cafe Bar (1st Sun of every mo.) (7000 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60626)
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound featuring Fred Jackson Jr. (AACM), saxophones, flute/ Austen Geobel, bass/ Jimmy Bennington, drums

Sat.,May 12, 7-11pm, Rhythm Room (1715 Maple Ave, Evanston, IL 60201)
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound Trio featuring Brian Seyler, tenor saxophone/ Tyler Papierniak, bass/ Jimmy Bennington, drums

Sun., May 13, 11am-1pm, Mother’s Day Brunch, R Public House (1508 W Jarvis Ave, Chicago, IL 60626, Reservations: (872) 208 7916
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound featuring Artie Black, tenor saxophone/ Mike Harmon, bass/ Jimmy Bennington, drums

Sat., May 19, 7-11pm, Rhythm Room (1715 Maple Ave, Evanston, IL 60201)
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound Trio featuring Jim Baker, piano/ Davi Priest, bass/ Jimmy Bennington, drums

Thur., May 24, 8pm, Merriman’s Playhouse (1211 E Mishawaka Ave, South Bend, IN 46615)
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound featuring Artie Black, tenor saxophone/ Dustin Laurenzi, tenor saxophone/ Mike Harmon, bass/ Jimmy Bennington, drums

Sat., May 26, 7-11pm, Rhythm Room (1715 Maple Ave, Evanston, IL 60201)
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound Trio featuring Jim Baker, piano/ Davi Priest, bass/ Jimmy Bennington, drums

Tue., May 29, 8-11pm, Slate Arts (3203 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60651)
Set I, Paul Bedal, Solo Piano / Set II, Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound featuring Artie Black, tenor saxophone/ Dustin Laurenzi, tenor saxophone/ Mike Harmon, bass/ Jimmy Bennington, drums