San Francisco Scene: November 1-8, 2019

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, November 1

Fri 11/01 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Amendola vs. Blades vs. Skerik vs. Baptista vs. Parker

Fri 11/01 8:00 PM Artists’ Television Access [992 Valencia SF]
Thingamajigs Performance Group do genii memoriam at ATA. All saints proceed on la Día de los Muertos, a subtle material and various signatures to the air: environmental, musical, electronic and vocal, shifting states, drawing and altering perceptions of the performers and places. Bodies, gestures, field notes, screens, walls, and the aggregate thingamajigs are elements in a schematic and an ephemeral architecture that is evocative of transformational forces emanating from memory, an awareness of time.

Fri 11/01 8:00 PM ABCO ArtSpace [3135 Filbert St Oakland]
Mitch Stahlmann/ Ulynadylna / John Bischoff

Saturday, November 2
Sat 11/02 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Amendola vs. Blades vs. Skerik vs. Baptista vs. Parker
7:00pm & 8:30pm, Joe Henderson Lab

Sat 11/02 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Kathleen Supové, Pianist: Rise Up, Take Flight

Sat 11/02 8:00 PM Wind River [421 Wild Way, Santa Cruz]
Jack Callahan (die Reihe) & Jeff Witscher (Rene Hell): What Happens on Earth Stays on Earth

Sat 11/02 8:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Do Over Music #11: GFM’s Lucky 13 + Kanoko Nishi-Smith solo

Sunday, November 3

Sun 11/03 6:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Amendola vs. Blades vs. Skerik vs. Baptista vs. Parker
Joe Henderson Lab

Sun 11/03 6:30 PM Oakland, CA [RSVP for address (]
All Ears October Gathering.

Sun 11/03 7:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Jeff Witscher & Jack Callahan, Madalyn Merkey, Halosar
FINITE is a concert series exhibiting weird music and sound. We’re broadly focusing on noise, sound system art, outsider club, computer music, modular synthesis, spatial media, DIY projects, improvisation, community, & inclusivity.

Sun 11/03 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 Echo’s Bones
Sheldon Brown – clarinet, bass clarinet/Joseph Noble – flute, alto flute, bass flute/Amber Lamprecht – oboe, English horn
8:30 Noertker’s Moxie
Annelise Zamula – alto sax, flute/Joshua Marshall – tenor sax/Bill Noertker – contrabass/Dave Mihaly – drums

Sun 11/03 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
duo B. vs. vIDEO sAVant + two films by Dominic Angerame

Monday, November 4

Mon 11/04 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Ensemble PHASE
Ensemble PHASE performs recently-composed repertoires written for Korean traditional instruments.

Mon 11/04 8:00 PM The Bindery [1727 Haight St SF]
the bindery presents animals & giraffes with guest amy trachtenberg

Mon 11/04 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music–
Set #1: Lorin Benedict/Kasey Knudsen (jazz/improvisation)
Lorin Benedict-voice, Kasey Knudsen-sax
Set #2: Jon Raskin/Kevin Corcoran Duo (free improvisation)
Jon Raskin-reeds, Kevin Corcorn-drums
Set #3: Improvisers Assembly (free improvisation)
Beth Schenck-saxophone, Michael Dessen-trombone, Tim Perkis-electronics, Lisa Mezzacappa-bass, Kjell Nordeson-drums

Tuesday, November 5

Tue 11/05 7:30 PM Tom’s Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
gabby fluke-mogul/Lisa Mezzacappa/Bruce Ackley trio

Tue 11/05 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Juno Award winner Gordon Grdina and his new band, The Marrow,
Gordon Grdina-oud
Mark Helias-bass
Hank Roberts-cello
Mark Feldman-violin
Hamin Honari-tombak, Daf
Special Guest: Ben Goldberg Clarinet

Wednesday, November 6

Wed 11/06 7:30 PM Marilyn McArthur Holland Theater, Lisser Hall [Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd]
Meredith Monk introduces “Quarry,” a film by Monk and Amram Nowak.

Wed 11/06 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor Street SF]
PGLRG is the newly re-christened name for what was formerly called OrcheSperry, a large ensemble led and composed for by Phillip Greenlief. On this occasion, the group will play various BW scores for trio (resulting in a performance of multiple trios at once) in the first set and a new MAP SCORE (SAINT PETERSBURG FOR PGLRG). This concert celebrates a visit by Michael Dessen – trombonist, composer and educator from Southern California.

Thursday, November 7

Thu 11/07 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Stephen Loof – Electric Guitar
GAMA :: Ygara BIssu
field recordings, synthesizers and textures to chants and
poems connected to realms of post gender.

Thu 11/07 8:00 PM SAFEhouse Arts [145 Eddy St. SF]
Big Drama No Drama, DunkelpeK & Jon Raskin

Friday, November 8

Fri 11/08 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Armed with a battery of consumer-grade electronics and an unwholesome passion for sci-fi and AM radio, audio plunderer Joseph Hammer assembles found sound detritus into a palace of labyrinthine referents. Kaori Suzuki rewards endurance with transcendence in a set featuring modified melodica and oscillators.

Fri 11/08 8:00 PM SAFEhouse Arts [145 Eddy St. SF]
Big Drama, No Drama, DunkelpeK & Never Weather

Fri 11/08 8:00 PM Private Home [Private home in North Berkeley Hills.]
Tenor player Travis Laplante performs a solo concert in the intimacy of a private home in the North Berkeley Hills. Travis will perform 2 sets, with wine and cheese served during intermission. Seating is limited.