San Francisco Scene: August 17-23, 2018

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, August 17
Fri 8/17 7:00 PM Sound & Savor [24th and Adeline Streets Oakland]
Rashaan Carter solo bass and a 4 course meal!

Fri 8/17 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Lords of Outland, Ghandhi/Murray/Rubinstein, Stone Raft

Fri 8/17 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Solo Organ•Dunkelman/Fluke-Mogul/Nishi-Smith•French Radio

Fri 8/17 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Henry Plotnick & Friends: Jazz pianist and composer Henry Plotnick brings his unique, energetic musicianship to Old First in a very special concert of originals, jazz standards, and work by new composers. Just seventeen years old, he has performed throughout the Bay Area at venues such as SFJAZZ, Davies Symphony Hall, SFMoMA, California Jazz Conservatory, Stanford University, JCCSF, Legion of Honor, Contemporary Jewish Museum, and San Francisco City Hall. Henry brings with him the highest caliber teen jazz musicians in the Bay Area.

Saturday, August 18

Sat 8/18 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Daniel Riera’s Future Primitive Ensemble: Multidisciplinary Space Jazz
Flutist, controllerist, and sound designer Daniel Riera presents a new experience merging the improvisatory freedom of jazz with the expansive sonic landscape of electronic music. Using electrified woodwind and percussion instruments, synthesizers, projections, and dance, the Future Primitive Ensemble creates a dialogue about the relationship between human and machine, modern science and ancient wisdom.

Sat 8/18 8:00 PM The First Church of the Buzzard [2601 Adeline Street Oakand, CA]
Moe!kestra! Piece No. 1: Death of a Piano
$6 – $10

Sunday, August 19

Sun 8/19 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Pikuva Sielu
John Vaughn – saxophones/Robert Kuhlmann – guitars/Mark Pino – percussions
8:30pm Noertker’s Moxie performs Tricycle, part 3: Leonora
Annelise Zamula – alto sax, flute/Josh Marshall – tenor sax/Bill Noertker – contrabass/Dave Mihaly – drums

Sun 8/19 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.

Sun 8/19 8:00 PM Neck of the Woods [406 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94118]
Grex, Mourning Mountains, Long Hallways (PDX)
Portland experimental/post-rock band Long Hallways makes a rare visit to San Francisco, joined by Oakland art rock band Grex—hot on the heels for releasing their new album, Electric Ghost Parade—and Bay Area group Mourning Mountains.

Monday, August 20

Mon 8/20 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Pinbokeh + Michael Flora (solo) + RM Francis (solo)

Wednesday, August 22

Wed 8/22 6:00 PM B4BeL4b [184 10th Street, Oakland, CA]
an experimental audio-visual experience featuring New York’s avant-garde electronic composers ARIADNE, with support from local noise duo Vio, as well as loop-maker Casey Chisholm and chaotic electronic musician Sea of Dogs

Thursday, August 23

Thu 8/23 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm John Bischoff
8:50 pm RM Francis
9:30 pm Michael Flora