Jazz em Agosto 2019 Lineup Announced

Source: Jazz em Agosto 2019.

Thu, 1 August 2019 / 21:30
Marc Ribot

Fri, 2 August 2019 / 18:30
Maja S. K. Ratkje

Fri, 2 August 2019 / 21:30
Heroes Are Gang Leaders

Sat, 3 August 2019 / 18:30
Ingrid Laubrock & Tom Rainey

Sat, 3 August 2019 / 21:30
Burning Ghosts

Sun, 4 August 2019 / 17:00
Abdul Moimême

Sun, 4 August 2019 / 18:30
Toscano – Pinheiro – Mira – Ferrandini

Sun, 4 August 2019 / 21:30
Nicole Mitchell

Thu, 8 August 2019 / 18:30

Thu, 8 August 2019 / 21:30
Théo Ceccaldi

Fri, 9 August 2019 / 18:30
Joey Baron & Robyn Schulkowsky

Fri, 9 August 2019 / 21:30
Tomas Fujiwara

Sat, 10 August 2019 / 18:30
Zeena Parkins & Brian Chase

Sat, 10 August 2019 / 21:30
Ambrose Akinmusire

Sun, 11 August 2019 / 18:30
ERIS 136199

Sun, 11 August 2019 / 21:30
Mary Halvorson

San Francisco Scene: April 12-19, 2019

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, April 12

Fri 4/12 6:00 PM Southern Exposure [3030 20th Street @Alabama San Francisco]
Performance by Mutual Aid Project – Marshall Trammell (percussion), Tracy Hui (banjo and electronics), Nick Obando (alto saxophone and electronics), followed by conversation.

Saturday, April 13

Sat 4/13 4:00 PM San Francisco Public Library, Richmond Branch [351 9th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94118]
Bruce Ackley, of the Rova Saxophone Quartet, presents a brief and informal survey of the history of the soprano saxophone, starting with a short slideshow discussion, and then a live performance of works by John Coltrane, Steve Lacy, Sidney Bechet, Johnny Hodges, and Ackley originals.

Sat 4/13 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
Known for their powerful sound and profound unity of ensemble, Ensemble Illume is dedicated to sharing the rich character of the viola, cello, and piano trio with audiences of all ages. With its unconventional instrumentation, Illume’s mission is to nurture and expand the repertoire for the ensemble by identifying rarely-heard work and working with contemporary composers, while also pursuing collaborations with fellow musicians to perform quartets, quintets, and larger chamber ensembles. The ensemble was formed with an inaugural concert in San Francisco in 2018, which featured works by Kaija Saariaho and Johannes Brahms.

Sat 4/13 7:30 PM David Brower Center [2150 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94704]
Composer Matthew Burtner makes music with glaciers, a business fraught with the hazards of calving, melting and, on occasion, over-modulating. His recent impressive CD release, Glacier Music, will be the subject of his interview concert with OM Artistic Director Charles Amirkhanian.

Sat 4/13 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Summits – Daniel Corral, Joanna Wallfisch, The Koan Quartet

Sat 4/13 7:30 PM East Bay Media Center [1939 Addison St Berkeley]
2 nights of improvised dance, sound and video projections; Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th
Judith Kajiwara, Motoko Honda, Sung Kim, Kit Young

Sat 4/13 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Joanna MacGregor – Piano Recital – Beethoven, Chopin, Ginastera, Liszt.

Sunday, April 14

Sun 4/14 2:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Amaranth Quartet premieres D. Riley Nicholson’s most recent work, Break, alongside a new quartet version of Nicholson’s Bend, and selections from Philip Glass’s Bent. The evening will include music by the winner of Amaranth’s young composer’s initiative, Alyssa Weinberg, Ryan Brown, and Sahba Aminikia.

Sun 4/14 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Pianist Hadley McCarroll performs works by Helmut Lachenmann, Monica Scott, Elliott Carter, Matt Ingalls, Claude Debussy, and J. S. Bach

Sun 4/14 7:00 PM Pro Arts [The Forum at Frank H Ogawa Plaza Oakland]
An hour-long interspecies sonic landscape/ambient environment featuring Lulu, African Grey Parrot, with Wendy Reid, violin; Brenda Hutchinson, long tube instrument; Aurora Josephson, voice; Ron Heglin, tuba; The Mills Contemporary Performance Ensemble; and Musicians of Frog Pond 433.

Sun 4/14 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm The Guthrie Project
Beth Schenck – saxophones, compositions; Matt Wrobel – guitar
8:30pm Noertker’s Moxie
Annelise Zamula – alto sax, flute; Brett Carson – piano; Bill Noertker – contrabass; Jason Levis – drums

Sun 4/14 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Shapeshifters Cinema
Keith Evans with Rae Diamond

Monday, April 15

Mon 4/15 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Nathan Clevenger’s Book of Exits & Jamieson/Pate

Wednesday, April 17

Wed 4/17 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Jazz in the Neighborhood presents the Amendola Trio with Karl Evangelista & Jason Hoopes.

Thursday, April 18

Thu 4/18 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Oakland’s Grex and Brooklyn’s Book of Hours share the stage for an evening of art rock, jazz, and improvisation. Grex will convene in an expanded configuration and Book of Hours will be on tour in support of its record release.

Thu 4/18 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Grex (CA) and Book of Hours (NYC)

Thu 4/18 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm San(S) Kazakgascar Solo
9:00 pm TanukiSpiderCat
Colleen Kelly T – loops and layers electronic cello, samples, and synths

Thu 4/18 8:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Naomi Moon Siegel – “a trombonist and composer of great style and distinction” (Earshot Jazz) – presents her original music in celebration of her new release Live At Earshot on Slow & Steady Records. Sharing the bill will be the Rice Kings, an original electronic jazz duo featuring Eli Maliwan (EWI/vocals) and Erika Oba (keyboards).

Thu 4/18 8:00 PM Key Tea House and Kava Lounge [921 C Street, San Rafael, California 94901]
Music for adventurous jazz sextet inspired by the origins of the universe and the invisible forces at work in the cosmos.
Aaron Bennett, tenor sax
John Finkbeiner, guitar
Mark Clifford, vibes
Tim Perkis, electronics
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass and compositions
Jordan Glenn, drums

Friday, April 19

Fri 4/19 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Dax Pierson / Beast Nest / Marc Manning

Fri 4/19 7:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Darius James and Val Jeanty

Fri 4/19 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Lisa Mezzacappa Six + Erika Oba’s Ends Meat’ Catastrophe Jazz Ensemble
Erika Oba’s Ends Meat’ Catastrophe Jazz Ensemble
Erika Oba, piano/flute
Chris Bastian, bass
Eli Maliwan, tenor sax
Lisa Mezzacappa Six
Aaron Bennett, tenor sax
John Finkbeiner, guitar
Mark Clifford, vibes
Tim Perkis, electronics
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass and compositions
Jordan Glenn, drums

Music and More Reviews

Source: Music and More.

David Berkman – Six Of One (Palmetto, 2019)

Prince Lasha / Eddie Gale / Marcus Shelby / David Boyce / Howard Riley / Darrell Green – 6×6 (Unsound, 2019)

Jon Lundbom / Bryan Murray – Beats by Balto! Vol. 1 (Chant Records, 2019)

Book: Jazz in the 1970s: Diverging Streams by Bill Shoemaker (Rowman and Littlefield, 2017)

Miles Davis / Gil Evans ‎– The Best Of Miles Davis and Gil Evans (Columbia / Legacy, 1997)

Upcoming DC Area Shows

From Impending Bloom:

On Saturday, April 13th, @3PM, Transparent Production’s presents vocalist Lisa Sokolov & cellist Jake Sokolov-Gonzalez. @Rhizome, 6950 Maple Street in Takoma, DC.

On Sunday, May 5th, @7PM, Transparent Production’s presents double-bassist Stephan Crump’s Rosetta Trio, with guitarists Liberty Ellman and Jamie Fox. @Rhizome, 6950 Maple Street in Takoma, DC.

On Friday, May 10th, @8PM, Transparent Production’s presents trombonist Steve Swell Trio, w/ Jay Rosen on drums, and
Dominic Duval Jr. on double-bass. @Rhizome, 6950 Maple Street in Takoma, DC.

And on Saturday, June 8th, @8PM. in collaboration with the DC Jazz Festival, Transparent Production’s presents guitarist Joe Morris & drummer Tomas Fujiwara. @Rhizome, 6950 Maple Street in Takoma, DC.

JUST ADDED On Sunday, June 16th @ 5PM, Transparent Production’s presents saxophonist David Murray & drummer Kahil El’Zabar duet. ***Special Outdoor*** performance. @Rhizome, 6950 Maple Street in Takoma, DC.

Other performances:

On Friday, April 12 @1:00, part of a program entitled “Shared Exploration: Music and the Visual Arts”,
in the East Building Auditorium of the National Gallery of Art, w/saxophonists Marty Ehrlich and Oliver Lake, along with bassist Reggie Workman, in conversation with poet, music critic, and arts administrator, A.B. Spellman. In the East Wing of the National Gallery of Art, located between 3rd and 9th Street on Constitution Avenue, NW WDC.

On Wednesday, April 17th. @8:00PM, Musica Viva presents cellist Bonnie Thron with pianist Carl Banner, performing the works Beethoven, Brahms & Martinu, @Banner Arts, located at 7502 Flower Avenue, in Takoma Park, MD.

Sunday April 21st@7PM, Rempis/Lopez/Packard, w/ saxophonist Dave Rempis, bassist Brandon Lopez, and percussionist Ryan Packard, Heart of a Ghost, w/saxophonist Jarrett Gilgore, bassist Luke Stewart, and drummer Ian McColm, and lastly bassist

Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, solo. @Rhizome, 6950 Maple Street in Takoma, DC.

On Saturday April 27th@8PM, The Desertion Trio, w/guitarist/composer Nick Millevoi. bassist Johnny DeBlase, and drummer Kevin Shea. Guitarist Anthony Pirog. And lastly, Alex Henry & drummer Nate Scheible. @Rhizome, 6950 Maple Street in Takoma, DC.

Leo Records New Releases 2019/04


Jürg Gasser 3 – Espresso Galattica

Pat Battstone; Feat. Chiara Liuzzi, Giorgia Santoro, Giacomo Mongelli, Adolpho La Volpe, Chris Rathbun – The Last Taxi: New Destinations

Simon Nabatov with Jaap Blonk, Frank Gratkowski, Marcus Schmickler, Gerry Hemingway – Readings, Gileya Revisited

Simon Nabatov with Phil Minton, Frank Gratkowski, Marcus Schmickler, Gerry Hemingway – Readings, Red Cavalry

Ensemble 5; Heinz Geisser, Fridolin Blumer, Reto Staub, Robert Morgenthaler – The Collective Mind