San Francisco Scene: March 22-29, 2019

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, March 22

Fri 3/22 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]

Fri 3/22 7:30 PM Mills College Lisser Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland, CA 94613]
Mocrep – Unfixing Art-making: A Collaborative Performance Workshop

Fri 3/22 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
1st set
Scott Amendola – drums
Phillip Greenlief – alto and tenor saxophones
play improvised music in the here and now
2nd set
mike baggetta – guitar
mike watt – bass
stephen hodges – drums

Saturday, March 23

Sat 3/23 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
The trio will perform selections from Laura Klein’s recently premiered “Point Reyes Suite”, as well as rarely heard gems by Bud Powell, Marian McPartland, Billy Strayhorn, and more.

Sat 3/23 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Chris Brown performs live electronics in duets with Soo Yeon Lyuh, amplified haegum (a Korean bowed two-string instrument); and James Fei, analog electronics. This concert is the first in a new series at C4NM of music for live electronic ensembles that Brown will curate during the next two years. A week-long mini-festival is next, scheduled for June 18-23. A state-of-the-art sound system will be generously provided by Meyer Sound.

Sat 3/23 8:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
A Night Of Noise : Jeff Carey , Transient, Sigtryggur S.

Sat 3/23 9:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
This marks Japanese three-piece band Kukangendai’s first appearance in U.S. In spring of 2019, the band’s new album will be released from Ideologic Organ curated by Stephen O’Malley from SUNN O))).

Sunday, March 24

Sun 3/24 4:30 PM Bird and Beckett [643 Chenery St. San Francisco CA 94131]
Rob Sudduth Trio with Rob Sudduth, Saxophone; Dahveed Behroozi, piano; Jason Lewis, drums. The Trio has been an ongoing project since Rob’s return from NYC in 2015. The collective nature of the group encourages spontaneous composition weaving in and through tunes by Sudduth and others.

Sun 3/24 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Crystal Quartez / Clamber

Monday, March 25

Mon 3/25 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS: High Desert Soundings Festival Benefit Show

Wednesday, March 27

Wed 3/27 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Amnon Wolman: Barrier, Stop for inspection
“Barrier, Stop for inspection” was commissioned for the 2018 Warsaw Autumn Festival, and employs sounds, texts and images. The text, about the activity of remembering, was written in June 2018, and was translated to Polish by Halina Cieplińska. It appears both in English and in Polish orally and visually in fixed times during the piece. Most other materials, musical and visual, are performed and controlled during the live performance.

Wed 3/27 8:30 PM Winter’s Tavern – Pacifica, CA [1522 Francisco Blvd Pacifica, CA 94044]
:An evening of intense sound healing:
ASOMC / Ormus / Avola / Fyrhtu

Thursday, March 28

Thu 3/28 7:30 PM Trouble Coffee West Oakland [1545 Willow Street Oakland, CA 94607]
live wrestling, poetry chanted from inscrutable scrolls, and spontaneous works of voice and body featuring some of the bay area’s most adventurous vocal artists––
all happening inside the striking space of west oakland’s trouble coffee

Thu 3/28 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Sheldon Brown – reeds
9:00 pm Mike Monford Quintet (Detroit)

Friday, March 29

Fri 3/29 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Friction Commissioning Initiative brings six new works to life premiering quartets by Sarang Kim and Nick Benavides. Also on the concert will be Geoffrey Gordon’s ABACISCUS.

Fri 3/29 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Ostap Manulyak: sounds from behind the (absent) walls
Ostap Manulyak presents a program of works by contemporary Ukrainian composers and asks a question about real/imaginative/forgotten walls: Do they (still) mark
our internal and external space?

Fri 3/29 9:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Amendola vs. Blades vs. Skerik vs. Parker at Ivy Room