Source: Bay Improviser.
Friday, May 4
Fri 5/04 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Cartoon Justice presents any evening of Noise Jazz and electroacoustic improv with Broken Whole percussion/electronics trio and African Master Musician/Artist Mogauwane Mahloele.
Fri 5/04 8:00 PM SF Live Arts at St. Cyprian’s [2097 Turk Street San Francisco, CA 94117]
Rova Saxophone Quartet returns to SF Live Arts at St. Cyprian’s to continue our 40th Anniversary celebration, and to mark the release of our newest CD, In Transverse Time.
Saturday, May 5
Sat 5/05 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Akiko Hatakeyama is a composer/performer of electroacoustic music and intermedia. She explores the boundaries between written music, improvisation, electronics, real-time computer-based interactivity, and visual media. Storytelling, memories, and nature play an important role in Akiko’s work, and she most often finds beauty in simplicity. More…
Sat 5/05 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Steven Lugerner’s SLUGish Ensemble
Sunday, May 6
Sun 5/06 4:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Volti presents a program of contemporary American music by composers Dany Clay, Robin Estrada, and Žibuoklé Martinaityté.
Sun 5/06 5:00 PM Zellerbach Hall [US Berkeley Berkeley]
eco ensemble: Foxtrot Delirium
At Zellerbach Playhouse at the northwest of Zellerbach Hall
Sun 5/06 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Vinkeloe / Looney / Mezzacappa / Robinson
Two different trios come together in a quartet of tones, textures, melodies, and creative interplay sure to please the discerning ear. Come explore the sonic possibilities!
Monday, May 7
Mon 5/07 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: Boo Ghost (art rock/improvisation)
(Karl Evangelista-guitar, etc., w/members of Grex, Ai-Ai, a.o.)
Set #2: Rubber City (contemporary jazz/improv)
*Memorial for original member (1989) Ralph Carney*
(David Slusser-soprano, tenor sax, Sheldon Brown-alto sax, Lisa Mezzacappa-bass, Chris Ackerman-drums)
Set #3: Greenlief/Mezzacappa/Levis
play Greenlief’s BARBEDWIRE graphic scores for trio (new music)
Phillip Greenlief-reeds, Lisa Mezzacappa-bass, Jason Levis-drums
Mon 5/07 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS Presents: Biggi Vinkeloe Ensemble + Chase the Map at Studio Grand
Tuesday, May 8
Tue 5/08 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Jordan Glenn’s BEAK
A field folded (Widow & Wilson Shook)
Usufruct (Polly Moller Springhorn & Tim Walters)
Wednesday, May 9
Wed 5/09 7:30 PM Rendon Hall at the California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street, Berkeley]
LET’S CALL THIS is a new meeting of three improviser-composers who have developed singular voices as longtime members of the Bay Area creative jazz community. Saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh joins with bassist Lisa Mezzacappa and drummer Vijay Anderson to explore original compositions, structured improvisations, and conceptual flights, born from a shared sense of curiosity and possibility.
Wed 5/09 9:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Richmond-based saxophonist/composer Rent Romus concludes his Ivy Hoot mini-residency (and the Ivy concludes the Hoot altogether) featuring the Life’s Blood Ensemble with fellow seeker Vinny Golia.
Thursday, May 10
Thu 5/10 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Wilfrido Terrazas – Alta: Flute music from Mexican Composers in California. This concert presents recent works by Carmina Escobar, Guillermo Galindo, Ivan Naranjo, Mauricio Rodriguez, Pablo Rubio and Wilfrido Terrazas offer a vivid picture of contemporary Mexican composers based in the California. Beyond allegorical references of a New Mexican Music, pure and fresh forms of musical expression come together to broad the musical map of the most uncompromising acoustic art.
Thu 5/10 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Linda Michelle Hardy and Rachel Freund – flutes/clarinet
9:00pm Tracy Hui – banjo/voice
growling outlaw poetics
Friday, May 11
Fri 5/11 7:30 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
DJ Spooky “Arctic Rhythms” (San Francisco)
DJ Spooky / Printz Dance Project
Fri 5/11 Bird and Beckett [653 Chenery St, SF]
Jason Stein’s Locksmith Isidore