1/21/2018 4:00:00 PM

Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave

Musical Action for Planned Parenthood
Benefit Concert: A New Year of Resistance

Sunday, January 21, 2018 // 4:00 PM - 10 PM
Ivy Room, 860 San Pablo Ave, Albany, California 94706
Sliding Scale $15 - $25 // all proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood

Online record label MINUS ZERO announces MUSICAL ACTION TO BENEFIT PLANNED PARENTHOOD: A NEW YEAR OF RESISTANCE. Minus Zero is an Oakland-based online record label founded in 2017. All music is donated by the artists, and all proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood. This live one-day festival featuring noteworthy Bay Area improvisers Ben Goldberg, Hafez Mordirsadeh, Scott Amendola, ROVA, Duo B, Francis Wong and many more will promote Minus Zero's mission and new releases.

Hosted by M.C. John Schott, with performances by:
Hafez Modirzadeh / Prasant Radhakrishnan
Crystal Pascucci / Scott Amendola
ROVA Saxophone Quartet
Dina Maccabee
Devin Hoff
Ben Goldberg / Sheldon Brown / Vijay Anderson
Duo B (Lisa Mezzacappa / Jason Levis)
Francis Wong / Lenora Lee
For full descriptions of all artists please visit ticket website: http://bit.ly/2BJl6KG

2/7/2018 8:00:00 PM

Center for New Music
55 Taylor St

animals & giraffes with guests Jmy James Kidd & Tara Jane Oneil

Phillip Greenlief (reeds) and Claudia La Rocco (text, voice) are animals & giraffes, the Center for New Music's current ensemble in residence. For this concert, they join forces with dance artist Jmy James Kidd and multi-instrumentalist Tara Jane Oneil -- the first time all four have improvised together.

2/23/2018 8:00:00 PM

The Back Room
1984 Bonita Ave

The Actual Trio celebrate the release of their second CD, "Act II". Ranging from joyful tributes to Sonny Rollins, Lee Konitz and the Golden State Warriors to an anguished response to the 2016 election, the disc solidifies and deepens the Bay Area trio’s singular identity. Bassist Dan Seamans (New Klezmer Trio, Lost Trio), and drummer John Hanes (Henry Kaiser, Victor Krummenacher) provide the foundation for Schott’s adventurous-but-accessible compositions, marrying deep pockets and joyful swing to wayward harmonies and spontaneous excursions. For this special concert the trio will be expanded to include a horn section and a second guitarist, featuring Jayn Pettingal, Alan Williams, and Myles Boisen.