Marco Eneidi returns home to the Bay Area from Vienna. Check the calendar for dates.
German saxophone virtuoso Frank Gratowski visits the Bar Area in June and July. See the bayimproviser.com calendar for events where he is playing.
The fourth annual Switchboard Music Festival happens on Sunday April 3rd. See the calendar listings for details.
British saxophonist John Butcher visits the bay area in March. See the bayimproviser.com calendar for details.
German reed virtuoso Frank Gratkowski plays a few Bay Area shows beginning June 27, 2010. See the calendar for details
Japanese percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani visits the Bay Area, playing several shows. See the bayimproviser.com calendar for dates and times.
First Fridays: Monthly at OPCM
[Oakland Public Conservatory of Music]
OPEN STAGE & OPEN MIKE!
Open to all musicians who embrace the sounds and spirit of Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane, Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Eric Dolphy, Art Ensemble of Chicago, John Cage, India Cooke, Roscoe Mitchell, Eddie Gale, Albert Ayler, Elvin Jones and so many others.
Open also to vocalists, dancers, artists, photographers, poets, and others who want to join in/with the music.
Spring Dates: [All sessions 7:30 - 10:00 p.m.]
Friday, February 6, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
Host: Bill Crossman, pianist & member OPCM Faculty
Musicians sign up for a 10-minute slot onstage and perform as they wish-solo, with their own ensemble, or by selecting other musicians in the room. After performing, musicians can sign up for more slots if time permits. A piano and trap drum kit will be available. Admission $5. (15 years & under free).
Oakland Public Conservatory of Music
1616 Franklin St Oakland (by 19th & Broadway BART)
510-836-4649 www.opcmusic.org Wheelchair access
Bassist John Lindberg is in town this week.
German pianist GEORG GRAEWE visits the Bay Area the week of Nov 1
The work of Manfred Bleffert is known in the States through the delicate tones of his gongs, glockenspiel, cymbals and other percussion instruments. For the last thirty years, Manfred Bleffert has been working throughout Europe as a composer, musician, painter and sculptor.
For the first time Manfred will offer artistic courses in the United States in the summer of 2008. From July 28 to August 16, four courses will be held in Santa Rosa, California: a three-week Music Training and three one-week courses in Instrument Building, Painting and Sculpture, and Pedagogical Study through the Arts. This innovative artistic work will serve as a vehicle for developing new experiences of the world and one's own humanity. Through contemplative work, each participant will gain deeper insights into the processes and products of the arts. Each course will be a transformative experience!
Registration will begin in January 2008.
For more information see www.manfred-bleffert.net or contact:
several notable visitors are playing in the bay area this week and next week:
Frank Gratowski, Eugene Chadbourne, Jerry Bryerton, Biggi Vinkeloe, Berglind Maria Tomasdottir, Kevin Blechdom, Katsura Yamauchi
October 2004 was a very busy month in the Bay Area creative music scene, featuring a number of out of town musicians, including Bryan Eubanks, William Parker and Hamid Drake, Frank Gratkowski, Serge Baghdassarians and Boris Baltschun, Saadet Turkoz, Sonny Simmons, Peter Brötzmann, Amelia Cuni, Christoph Irmer, Birgit Ulher, and Martin Blume.
From Germany, Birgit Ulher, trumpet and Martin Blume, drums play several gigs in the Bay Area, starting 10/21. See the calendar for details.
From Germany! Serge Baghdassarians (Guitar/Mixing Desk) + Boris Baltschun (Sampler) play a number of gigs in the bay area, starting Oct 7th. See calendar for details
German reed virtuoso Frank Gratkowski will be visiting the Bay Area October 6th through the 10th. See the bayimproviser.com calendar for performance details.
Austrian saxophone player Tanja Fiechtmair will be performing in the Bay Area in a series of performance on 7/13, 7/14, 7/18 and 7/20. Consult the bayimproviser calendar page for details
Swiss drummer Lucas Niggli visits the Bay Area in performances in 6/26, 6/27 and 6/28.
Italian multi-instrumentalist Jacopo Andreini will be performing in the Bay Area in a series of performances on 6/19, 6/20 and 7/8. See the Calendar listing on bayimproviser.com for details
Note : the following series isn't running any more, but the information about LA is still valuable
Fat Tuesdays at Caf‚ Club Fais Do do presents improvised/experimental/??? Jazz every Tuesday night.
We are booking for 2004 and would like more bay area artists to play on the series.
Past performers have included James Carney, Vinny Golia, Nels cline, G.E. Stinson, Susan Allen, Bill Barrett, Scot Ray and many others.
We generally book 2 and sometimes three groups per night. The venue has great sound a and reasonably priced food and beverages.
Club Fais Do Do
5257 West Adams Blvd.
(between La Brea & Fairfax)
Door @ 7pm
Venue web site
Robert Jacobson¹s website
Excellent LA music scene resource site
All demos and packages can be mailed to
1010 14th St
Santa Monica, CA 907403
Our email is Info@BananBreadRecords.com
Click for Photos of the Luggage Store Series
Now available to play online:
Chris Brown & John Bischoff
"Eternal Network Music"
two real-time sound pieces for quartets of networked players
at either of these locations:
These pieces run in your browser on both PC and Mac, and require a one-time installation of Phil Burk's "JSyn" java plugin, which is easily installed through links at the site. Collaborate online with other players, or make an appointment through the online calendar.
See also Brown and Bischoff's article at the same Crossfade site "Indigenous to the Net: Early Network Music in the San Francisco Bay Area" for some historical background on the network music genre.
Prem Lall hosts a weekly radio show which can be heard on KUSF San Francisco, 90.3 FM, every Monday 6:00-9:00 AM PST. This multi-genre show features interesting music from around the globe. For more information, visit Prem's web site