San Francisco Scene: September 21-28, 2018

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, September 21

Fri 9/21 7:00 PM Grace Cathedral [1100 California Street San Francisco]
Hidden Refuge :: Refugio Escondido

Fri 9/21 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Winds of Change: Shakuhachi, Didgeridoo and Clarinet
New Music and Evolving World Traditions
Beth Custer, clarinets; Cornelius Boots, shakuhachi; Stephen Kent, didgeridoo

Fri 9/21 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Chaotic Pathways: Dirt and Copper with Hunter Long and Julie Herndon

Saturday, September 22

Sat 9/22 11:00 AM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Andre Custodio is hosting a series of performances of textured sound utilizing electronics and other instruments for a bookstore environment. Performing solo for most of these Saturdays, but will occasionally invite others to fill-in.

Sat 9/22 8:00 PM House Concert in North Berkeley Hills []
Darius Jones’ SF Bay Area debut in the intimacy of a house concert n the North Berkeley Hills.. Darius will perform 2 sets, with wine and cheese served during the intermission. For information:

Sunday, September 23

Sun 9/23 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Golden Gate Philharmonic Faculty & Friends
Cameo Charms

Sun 9/23 6:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
JANE IRA BLOOM QUARTET: WILD LINES – Improvising Emily Dickinson, Shows at 6:00pm & 7:30pm
Bloom’s latest album, 2017’s Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson (Outline), features the same stellar band she brings to SFJAZZ.

Monday, September 24

Mon 9/24 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Ari Brown & Thomas Harrison + Myles Boisen Duo

Wednesday, September 26

Wed 9/26 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2087 Addison Street Berkeley]
Darren Johnston’s Noisy Strangers – Bye Bye Bartók

Wed 9/26 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Live Cinema: Thingamajigs Performance Group + viDEO sAVant/duo B.
A two-part evening of visual and sonic experiments and environments, featuring Thingamajigs Performance Group, and viDEO sAVant (Charles Woodman + duo B.). Both ensembles explore the intersection of improvised music with live video performance, and will transform the Center for New Music into an immersive sensory environment.
Thingamajigs Performance Group
Dylan Bolles – Keith Evans – Suki O’Kane – Edward Schocker
viDEO sAVant
Charles Woodman – Lisa Mezzacappa – Jason Levis

Wed 9/26 8:00 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
Ghost in the House play a tribute to former band mate Kinji Hayashi. The show includes special guests Bruce Ackley from ROVA and the amazing Butoh dance of Christina Braun

Wed 9/26 9:00 PM Elbo Room Jack London Square [311 Broadway Oakland]
Jordan Glenn’s BEAK (Album Release), Bad Luck (Seattle), Grex
Grex: Karl Evangelista-guitar, voice, percussion, Rei Scampavia-keys, voice, percussion
Bad Luck: Neil Welch-saxophone, live electronics, Chris Icasiano-drums
Jordan Glenn’s BEAK: Jordan Glenn-conductor, Geneva Harrison-drums, Max Judelson-bass, Robert Lopez, Bob LaDue-percussion, Tim DeCillis, Mark Clifford-vibes/percussion, Brett Carson-keys, Karl Evangelista-guitar
An absolutely incendiary night of wild sounds, swooning melodies, and knee-rattling rhythms, featuring a set of improbable new music from Oakland art rock band Grex, a special visit with the crushing Seattle sax/drums/electronic duo Bad Luck, and an album release performance from Jordan Glenn’s all-star BEAK.

Thursday, September 27

Thu 9/27 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Slither Syndicate. Wolf Chan Andre Custodio
8:40 pm Alphastare
Exploring sounds in the digital and analog realm. Abstract/Experimental/Ambient/Noise
9:15 pm Key West:
Brian Pedersen-sax, Jay Korber-drums, Randylee Sutherland-cello

Friday, September 28

Fri 9/28 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Jihye Chang

Fri 9/28 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Amaranth Quartet plays string quartets by Darius Milhaud, Ruth Crawford, and Igor Stravinsky. Admission to this concert is free!