San Francisco Scene: July 19-26, 2019

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, July 19

Fri 7/19 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Thumbscrew featuring Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara, and Michael Formanek
Thursday, July 18 & Friday, July 19, 7:00pm & 8:30pm, SFJAZZ Center’s Joe Henderson Lab
A power-trio composer’s project made up of in-demand bandleaders Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara, and Michael Formanek.

Fri 7/19 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
gabby fluke-mogul, Jacob Felix Heule, and Kanoko Nishi-Smith (violin/bass drum/koto)
Dean Santomieri/Thea Farhadian Duo (guitar/violin)

Fri 7/19 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
A Circle Has No Beginning by Sameer Gupta

Fri 7/19 7:00 PM Sound & Savor [24th and Adeline Streets Oakland]
Neel Murgai – sitar, voice, loops. A member of the Brooklyn Raga Massive makes his solo debut in the bay area.
4 course vegan meal featuring masumoto farm peachess to go with the concert

Fri 7/19 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
SUN RA ARKESTRA: SPACE IS THE PLACE
FEATURE FILM W/ LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT

Saturday, July 20

Sat 7/20 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Mary Halvorson’s Code Girl
Saturday, July 20, 7:00pm & 8:30pm & Sunday, July 21, 6:00pm & 7:30pm, SFJAZZ Center’s Joe Henderson Lab

Sat 7/20 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Sun Ra Arkestra

Sat 7/20 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Latitudes: Robert A. A. Lowe | IMA | Chris Duncan

Sat 7/20 8:00 PM Art Boutiki [44 Race St, San Jose, CA 95126]
A twin bill of jazz groups comes to Art Boutiki
Headlining will be Shay Salhov with his always inventive Quartet, this time featuring Dahveed Behroozi , Nick Panoutsos and Jason Lewis.
Opening the night will be a quartet put together by NYC based piano player Alon Nechushtan. All About Jazz magazine called Alon “A fantastic pianist-composer with abundant chemistry and boundless eclectisism”, while DownBeat Magazine recognizes “A talent to watch, with a surfeit of ideas, an unbridled spirit and bold,two-fisted sense of Architecture. Backing up Alon will be Tyler Harlow and Dillon Vado of Never Weather fame.

Sunday, July 21

Sun 7/21 11:00 AM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Fusing Middle Eastern Musical Elements with Jazz with Alon Nechushtan – a workshop for musicians, about the options middle eastern music has over Jazz and improvisation.

Sun 7/21 4:00 PM Oak Town Workshops [55 Washington St Oakland]
Pianist and composer Alon Nechushtan will be bringing to Oak Town Workshops a trio of fantastic improvisers with a loose-tight chemistry placing a premium on group interplay and at the same time encouraging individual solo expression.

Sun 7/21 5:00 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
18th Annual Outsound New Music Summit, The Bay Area’s Creative Music Festival
Touch the Gear Expo
Outsound’s signature hands-on, family-friendly expo for all ages for new and experimental music gear and instruments. Free Admission Family & Kid Friendly
Gear Presenters: Amanda Chaudhary, Bryan Day, Cheryl E. Leonard, Colleen Kelly, David Leikam, David Molina, David Samas, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, J. Lee, Jeff Klukowski, Johny Radio, Jorge Bachmann, Michael Mersereau, Peter Whitehead, R. Duck, Stephen Paris, Tom Duff

Sun 7/21 6:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Mary Halvorson’s Code Girl
Saturday, July 20, 7:00pm & 8:30pm & Sunday, July 21, 6:00pm & 7:30pm, SFJAZZ Center’s Joe Henderson Lab

Sun 7/21 6:30 PM The Honey Hive Gallery [4117 Judah St, San Francisco]
Sato/Weeks/Murray – Alex Cohen – Dancin’ Baby TBA

Sun 7/21 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Sun Ra Arkestra

Sun 7/21 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical workshop in free improvisation)

Monday, July 22

Mon 7/22 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out II
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music–
Set #1: The Out of Bounds Trio (modern jazz)
(Jon Raskin-saxophone)
Set #2: Education Reform (art rock/progressive)
(Shimpei Ogawa: electric bass, Matt Buckner: drums & cymbals, Tyler Dennis: electric piano, Ryan Pate: electric guitar, Aaron Kruziki: vocals, woodwinds & synthesizers)
Set #3: Beauty School (free improvisation)
(Matt Chandler: electric bass, Tom Djll: trumpet/ modular synth, Jacob Heule: drums)

Mon 7/22 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
OAKLAND FREEDOM JAZZ SOCIETY PRESENTS…..
Rodrigo Barriga/Sean Keenan duo
&
Joel Nelson/Jordan Glenn duo
9PM
$5-15 SUGGESTED DONATION

Tuesday, July 23
Tue 7/23 7:30 PM El Rio [3158 Mission St SF]
Leila Abdul-Rauf, The Voodoo Cabaret, Being Lara Maykovich

Tue 7/23 8:00 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
18th Annual Outsound New Music Summit, The Bay Area’s Creative Music Festival
Free Flowing, a night of original comprovisation
duo B Experimental Band
The 13-member ensemble from Lisa Mezzacappa & Jason Levis exploring the thrilling boundaries between composed and improvised musical worlds!
Social Stutter Quartet
Led by composer/altoist Beth Schenck, they blur the line between strictly written chamber music and soaring free jazz.

Wednesday, July 24

Wed 7/24 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
18th Annual Outsound New Music Summit, The Bay Area’s Creative Music Festival
Rocket, a night of exploratory rock
Gentleman Surfer
Difficult to categorize, they draw upon a wide range of influences, anywhere from Captain Beefheart and King Crimson, to film and video game music, Classical, Jazz, Punk, etc. . .
Vegan Butcher
Led by guitarist John Shiurba assembled to interpret his music and somniloquy. The lyrics are culled from the early-morning, half-asleep ramblings of the composer, while the music employs the signature January Scale.

Thursday, July 25

Thu 7/25 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
18th Annual Outsound New Music Summit, The Bay Area’s Creative Music Festival
Crossing Borders, a night of ground breaking multimedia performance
Francis Wong & Lenora Lee
Tenor saxophone & Dance
Andrea Centazzo
Original percussion and electronics

Friday, July 26

Fri 7/26 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
18th Annual Outsound New Music Summit, The Bay Area’s Creative Music Festival
Expanding the Rift, a night of exploratory composition and improvisation
Polly Moller Springhorn’s Tomography Fortunae
A three-movement graphic score for seven musicians named Tom
Watkins/Winant
Performing the sensitive relationships between their respective instrumental colors, the two explore radical form, dynamics and timbre in real time.