San Francisco Scene: July 13-20, 2018

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, July 13

Fri 7/13 8:00 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Alon Nechushtan Trio / Scott Amendola Duo: Contemporary Jazz & Improvised Music
Pianist and composer Alon Nechushtan has toured both in the U.S. and beyond, releasing 10 critically acclaimed albums as a leader and showcasing “abundant chemistry and boundless eclecticism” (All About Jazz). For a night of original contemporary jazz and improvisational grooves, the trio is also joined by Scott Amendola Duo.

Fri 7/13 9:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St San Francisco]
We are incredibly honored to announce that John Zorn and Bill Laswell will come together for the first time ever in San Francisco for two historic shows at The Chapel on Fri 7/13 and Sat 7/14! Join us, for “KONX OM PAX”. A portion of all proceeds from these shows will go to charities directly aiding the children separated at border camps, as part of The Chapel’s Keep Families Together Concert Series (charities listed in ticket links).

Saturday, July 14

Sat 7/14 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Swimming in Bengal & Invasive Species

Sat 7/14 9:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Body/Head: Kim Gordon and Bill Nace

Sat 7/14 9:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St San Francisco]
We are incredibly honored to announce that John Zorn and Bill Laswell will come together for the first time ever in San Francisco for two historic shows at The Chapel on Fri 7/13 and Sat 7/14! Join us, for “KONX OM PAX”. A portion of all proceeds from these shows will go to charities directly aiding the children separated at border camps, as part of The Chapel’s Keep Families Together Concert Series (charities listed in ticket links).

Sunday, July 15

Sun 7/15 2:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Shoko Hikage plays the music by Hyo-shin Na for koto – THE SKY WAS BEYOND DESCRIPTION
[Program] Hyo-shin Na’s Music for Koto/Bass Koto and Piano
Shoko Hikage, koto/bass koto
Thomas Schultz, piano (special guest artist)
-Koto Music
-Five Pieces on Yoshie Hikage’s Poems
-Night Procession of the Hundred Demons
-The Sky Was Beyond Description (for one player on koto and bass koto)
– Koto, Piano II
– Rain Study (for piano solo)

Sun 7/15 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.

Monday, July 16

Mon 7/16 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
The Steve Adams/Scott Walton duo and the Tom Weeks/Nathan Corder duo perform together at Studio Grand.

Tuesday, July 17

Tue 7/17 8:00 PM Z Below [450 Florida St SF]
Thingamajigs Performance Group: stations 2: bearing the burden

Tue 7/17 8:30 PM Elbo Room [647 Valencia St, San Francisco]
Mistresses:Buke+Gase, Ahleuchatistas/KYN/IMA/Smile Lines

Wednesday, July 18

Wed 7/18 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Phillip Greenlief and Jon Raskin’s 2+2 performs rare music from the notebooks of Steve Lacy, with Scott Amendola and Kjell Nordeson

Thursday, July 19

Thu 7/19 7:00 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
Thingamajigs Performance Group: stations 2: bearing the burden

Thu 7/19 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Chamberlain Zhang
8:50 pm Cruel Diagonals – Megan Mitchell
9:30 pm rEEk

Friday, July 20

Fri 7/20 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
CRUEL DIAGONALS(record release!)•FYRHTU
Join us for Adobe’s monthly music series!
This month we have some of the Bay Area’s, nay, the world’s best improvisors, experimental acoustic, amplified, electronic composer/performers (“..how dare he!”) in the intimate setting you’ve come to know and love at Adobe Books on a early Friday eve (note,7:30pm, perfect for after work!) make these dark days a bit brighter in cosy company at Adobe Books!

Fri 7/20 8:00 PM Fireside Lounge [1453 Webster St, Alameda, CA 94501]
Grex Electric Ghost Parade Album Release Show
Featuring IMA, Qualia, & Scott Amendola’s Orchestra di Pazzi
Oakland art rock band Grex (Karl Evangelista, Rei Scampavia) stages a triumphant homecoming show to celebrate the release of the new album Electric Ghost Parade, joined by an array of Bay Area mind-benders: entrancing electro-percussion duo IMA, prog/soul powerhouses Qualia, and special chamber version of Scott Amendola’s epic Orchestra di Pazzi

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