Coming to San Francisco

Source: Bay Improviser Calendar.

Saturday, October 29

Sat 10/29 3:00 PM Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts [360 Kansas St (Between 16th & 17th Streets) San Francisco]
Live Performance of Raven Chacon’s Drum Grid, conducted by Andy Meyerson
3pm, Free

Sat 10/29 4:30 PM The Wattis Institute [360 Kansas Street San Francisco]
Live Performance by Karen Stackpole & Gino Robair
Doors at 4pm
Sound at 4:30pm

Sat 10/29 7:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Join us on Saturday, October 29, 2022 for a live immersive audio visual performance by Ancient Olympia based artist Thanasis Kaproulias (Novi_sad), combining sound explorations with digitally generated videos by Berlin based Japanese artist Ryoichi Kurokawa.

Sat 10/29 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Noertker’s Moxie

Sat 10/29 8:00 PM Mills College at Northeastern University – Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland, CA 94613]
An evening of improvised music with Myra Melford, Zeena Parkins, and William Winant.

Sunday, October 30

Sun 10/30 4:00 PM Spruce Street Concerts [send email to]
Travis Laplante’s tenor saxophone quartet, Battle Trance, performs a house concert in the intimacy of a home in the North Berkeley Hills. Battle Trance is a unique saxophone quartet whose music unfolds in richly layered sounds and textures, resulting in a totally unique and mezmerizing sound world. There is no other saxophone quartet like it in the world, and the rich acoustics in this Berkeley home are ideal for such a rich music.

Sun 10/30 4:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Thomas Schultz plays an evening of music for solo piano

Sun 10/30 7:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
TOM WEEKS performs compositions & improvisations for solo saxophone.
TRIO LMNTS (SCOTT R LOONEY – prepared/unprepared piano, electronics, Lisa Mezzacappa – bass, Kjell Nordeson – percussion) have been mutually exploring their shared sonic landscape since shortly before the pandemic. The resulting lockdown situation resulted in an extended hiatus until it was decided to try playing in a completely remote manner over an application called Sonobus. This forced the group to adhere to only improvising freely so that audio latency would be less noticeable. The trio met several times regularly, sharing not only music, but also their minds in lengthy discussions on many diverse topics.

Monday, October 31

Mon 10/31 5:30 PM Lytton Plaza [Downtown Palo Alto 200 University Ave]
Earthwise welcomes Battle Trance rain or shine trick or treat

Tuesday, November 1
Tue 11/01 7:30 PM Audium Theater [1616 Bush Street San Francisco, CA 94109]
Battle Trance is a genre-defying ensemble of four tenor saxophonists: Travis Laplante, Patrick Breiner, Matthew Nelson, and Jeremy Viner. Battle Trance push their instruments to the limit. They utilize the full sonic palette of the saxophone, shedding new light on it as an ensemble instrument.

Wednesday, November 2

Wed 11/02 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Melody Duo featuring Kattt Atchley with Josephine Torio and solo explorations by Tom Djll

Thursday, November 3

Thu 11/03 8:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [272 Capp St, San Francisco, CA 94110]
Resident is a monthly electronic audiovisual open mic event started in 2017. Resident is casual and cool, and the community you’ll find is like no other for aspiring electronic musicians in the Bay. No judgments, no bullshit, just positive support and openness to new ideas.
Now in person at Noisebridge!!

Friday, November 4

Fri 11/04 6:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
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TACxxv Anniversary Weekend – three days of free performances & gatherings celebrating Temescal Art Center’s 25 years as a Room for Belonging in Oakland.

Fri 11/04 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
This year Republic of Croatia celebrates 30th anniversary of its independence. As a part of these celebrations, Croatian government is organizing cultural events around the world. Outstanding Croatian musicians – saxophonist Gordan Tudor and guitarist Mislav Režić were selected to perform concerts in the USA.

Saturday, November 5

Sat 11/05 12:00 PM Developing Environments [540 Alabama St San Francisco]
Pamela Z at DE Open Studios
Pamela Z will participate in Open Studios at Developing Environments (P2) at 12pm-6pm in San Francisco

Sat 11/05 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Karl Evangelista’s “Apura”
with Francis Wong (Saxophone), Lisa Mezzacappa (bass), Donald Robinson (drums)
Filipino-American guitarist/composer Karl Evangelista presents Apura (Tagalog for “Very Urgent”), a project that explores the relationship between jazz-based musical improvisation and social transformation in an era of worldwide political upheaval.
Karl Evangelista’s Apura celebrates the power of creative music as a weapon of struggle. Apura uses original composition and daring improvised sounds to explore the passionate, embattled culture of the Philippines – Evangelista’s ancestral home. Along the way, Evangelista pays homage to the imposing legacies of American free jazz and South African improvised music. (This occasion marks Apura’s only 2022 performance.)

Sat 11/05 8:30 PM Indexical [Tannery Arts Center 1050 River St. #119 Santa Cruz]
Booker Stardrum is a composer, percussionist, producer, and educator. His compositions are sculptural, carved from the dense layering of instruments and manipulated samples, a pantonal harmonic sense, and an intuitive approach to rhythm