San Francisco Scene: June 15-22, 2018

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, June 15

Fri 6/15 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]

Fri 6/15 9:00 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Bye Bye Bartok
Darren Johnston, trumpet
Matt Renzi, reeds
Adam Shulman, piano

Fri 6/15 8:00 PM Zellerbach Hall [US Berkeley Berkeley]
Ojai at Berkeley 2018: The Music of Michael Hersch
The remarkable American composer Michael Hersch presents his …latest creation.

Fri 6/15 8:00 PM Joe Goode Annex [401 Alabama St San Francisco, CA]
ECHO The voice of stones
[a work in progress]
Directed by Sara Shelton Mann
in collaboration with Anya Cloud & Jesse Zarritt
with recorded and live music by Pamela Z
Friday & Saturday, June 15-16, 2018, 8pm

Saturday, June 16

Sat 6/16 3:30 PM Magazine A-168 [Azuar & Mercado Ct., Vallejo CA 94592 Coordinates: 38.083814, -122.257083]
23five is pleased to present Re:Sound SUN
Agnes Szelag + IMA + Ernst Karel More…

Sat 6/16 8:00 PM Zellerbach Hall [US Berkeley Berkeley]
Ojai at Berkeley 2018: Bartók, Stravinsky, and Ligeti
The festival’s closing concert showcases the unrestrained virtuosity of Patricia Kopatchinskaja—as violin soloist and ensemble player in some of the most beloved chamber works of the 20th century.

Sat 6/16 8:00 PM Joe Goode Annex [401 Alabama St San Francisco, CA]
ECHO The voice of stones
[a work in progress]
Directed by Sara Shelton Mann
in collaboration with Anya Cloud & Jesse Zarritt
with recorded and live music by Pamela Z
Friday & Saturday, June 15-16, 2018, 8pm

Sat 6/16 8:00 PM Gold Lion Arts [2733 Riverside Blvd Sacramento]
Mary Halvorson – guitar
Michael Formanek – bass
Tomas Fujiwara – drums
Jon Raskin- reeds
Ross Hammond – guitar
Jon Bafus – drumset

Sunday, June 17

Sun 6/17 4:00 PM Shawl-Anderson Dance Center [2704 Alcatraz Ave Berkeley]
Amy X Neuburg with Risa Jaroslow & Dancers

Sun 6/17 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical workshop in free improvisation)

Sun 6/17 7:30 PM First Presbyterian Church San Anselmo [72 Kensington Rd San Anselmo, CA 94960]
ECHO Chamber Orchestra plays music of Dvorak, Piazzolla and the Bay Area’s own Kevin Gordon on Sunday, June 17th, in San Anselmo.

Sun 6/17 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
PC Muñoz: Album & Book Release
Drummer/poet PC Muñoz returns to the Red Poppy to celebrate the release of his new album, Physical Science and its companion chapbook, Inside Pocket of a Houndstooth Blazer. The night features two sets of originals and unusual re-inventions through jazz-informed improvisation, art-funk rhythms, electronic soundscapes, and lyrics that deal with America’s darkest open secrets. Joining PC is cellist Alex Kelly, bassist Bryan Dean, and special guests including rapper DEM ONE.
PC Muñoz – drums, vocals
Alex Kelly – cello, electronics
Bryan Dean – electric bass
DEM ONE – vocals
Special guests – TBA

Sun 6/17 8:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Apartment D (Sophia Shen, Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir) + Cartilage (Kyle Bruckmann, Matt Ingalls, Christopher Burns). Pro Arts and sfSound present an evening of intersections: between acoustic and electronic music, composition and improvisation, and traditional instrumentation and repurposed and newly invented sound sources.

Monday, June 18

Mon 6/18 10:00 AM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Electronic Arts Ensemble is a week-long workshop at CCRMA designed for musicians, visual artists, programmers, designers, writers, dancers, actors, or artists of any discipline to collaboratively develop improvisatory performances using custom digital toolkits. At the core of the workshop, daily group improvisations using customized toolkits will enable participants to develop a novel approach to their individual artistic practice. Participants are encouraged to experiment with the technology presented during the demos, and to engage with their peers in synergetic creation. The multidisciplinary ensemble will stage a public performance on the last day of the workshop.

Mon 6/18 9:45 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: David Katz (solo) + CJ Boyd (solo)

Wednesday, June 20

Wed 6/20 8:00 PM Freight & Salvage [2020 Addison St. Berkeley]
Nels Cline & Scott Amendola are Stretch Woven

Wed 6/20 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
Bill Orcutt & Jacob Felix Heule, Bren’t Lewiis Ensemble, Cruel Work, Looose
Wed June 20, 8pm-11pm $5 notaflof, all ages
Peacock Lounge, 552 Haight, SF

Thursday, June 21

Thu 6/21 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
The Solomon Gottfried Quartet: Chordless Chamber Jazz
Bassist and composer Solomon Gottfried presents a quartet of young musicians from New York City playing improvised music rooted in the jazz tradition but in a more chamber format. Featuring original compositions from their recently released EP, The Watering Hole, the band also performs new works with the intention of intimately exploring sound, texture, and space.
Jasper Dütz – alto saxophone, bass clarinet
Abdulrahman Amer – trombone
Solomon Gottfried – bass
Jacob Patrone – drums

Friday, June 22
Fri 6/22 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Agnieszka Peszko, violin; Natalie Raney, cello; Rachel Kim, piano
Chen Yi Tunes from My Home
Kaija Saariaho Light & Matter
Dmitri Shostakovich Piano Trio in E minor, Op. 67

Fri 6/22 8:00 PM Gold Lion Arts [2733 Riverside Blvd Sacramento]
Marc Ducret – Guitar (France)
Samuel Blaser – Trombone (Switzerland)
Apropos Trio: Renzi-Mezzacappa-Levis
Matt Renzi – clarinet, oboe, tenor sax
Lisa Mezzacappa – acoustic bass
Jason Levis – drums

Fri 6/22 9:00 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
The Pipes
Darren Johnston, trumpet
Cory Wright, reeds
Stephen Lugerner, reeds

JJA Jazz Awards 2018 Jazz Heroes Announced

Source: JJA Jazz Awards. Among the list of deserving individuals are patron Robert D. Bielecki and store-owner Bruce Lee Gallanter.

The Jazz Journalists Association is pleased to announce the 2018 Jazz Heroes: Advocates, altruists, activists, aiders and abettors of jazz who have had significant impact in their local communities. The ‘Jazz Hero’ awards, made annually on the basis of nominations from community members, are presented by their local fans and friends in conjunction with the JJA’s annual Jazz Awards honoring significant achievements in jazz music and journalism. Please spread the word of Jazz Heroes you know as neighbors and admire, via your own media posts and streams.

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

William Parker’s Special Voices and AMM Celebration 3 CD Sets! The Thing! Henry Kaiser / Spirit Quartet! William Hooker Jon Irabagon / James Brandon Lewis..! Gordon Grdina: Hank Roberts & Mark Helias! Ten Great Discs from FMR: Detail ’83: John Stevens / Johnny Dyani / Frode Gjerstad! Two Paul Dunmall Quartets! Tony Malaby/Rob Burke Trio!

Szilard Mezei Septet! Carrier / Lambert / Mazur! Big Blood! Cartoon Justice & G Calvin Weston! Return of The Trio: John Surman / Barre Phillips / Stu Martin! Gordon Beck Quartet with John McLaughlin! David Axelrod! Plus Rare Vinyl from: Evan Parker! Wadada Leo Smith! Josh Abrams! Bill Laswell & Nic Bullen and Much More..!


Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery – FREE, every Sunday at 6pm


Sunday, June 17th:
7pm: NICOLA HEIN and BRIGGAN KRAUSS – Electric Guitar and Alto Sax
8pm: KAWAGUCHI KENYA and NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC – Shakuhachi and Acoustic Bass

Tuesday, June 19th: Bruce’s Birthday Bash!
Dance party Here at DMG with Snacks and Spirits!
Check out some Funky DJ Music by MC Bruce Lee

Sunday, June 24th:

Sunday, July 1st:
6pm: BEN GOLDBERG and GERALD CLEAVER – Clarinet and Drums
7pm: JOSH SINTON / TODD NEUFELD / GIACOMO MEREGA – Bari Sax & Bass Clarinet/Guitar/Bass

DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a small gallery. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Sunday Music Series is Always Free & the Vibes are Always Cosy

Dusted Reviews

Source: Dusted.

Mats Gustafsson / Jason Adasiewicz—Timeless (Corbett Vs. Dempsey)

The Ivytree — Unburdened Light (Recital)

Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois — S/T (Planet Mu)

Tangents — New Bodies (Temporary Residence)

N.Y.C. This Weekend 

Source: The New York Times.

‘TIME’S ARROW: WEBERN PART 2’ at St. Paul’s Chapel (June 18, 19 and 21, 1 p.m.; through June 23).

WET INK at St. Peter’s Church (June 15, 8 p.m.).

VIJAY IYER TRIO AND MATANA ROBERTS at Le Poisson Rouge (June 16, 7:30 p.m.).

KAMASI WASHINGTON at Forest Hills Stadium (June 15, 7:30 p.m.).