3/1/2019 8:00:00 PM

Temescal Arts Center
511 48th Street

DO-OVER Music Series #3: The Jordan Glenn Party with a solo set by guitarist Joel Nelson

Karl Evangelista - e.guitar
Joel Nelson - e.guitar
Rei Scampavia - keys
Mark Clifford - vibes
Tim DeCillis - vibes
Max Judelson - e.bass
Robert Woods-LaDue - perc.
Jon Arkin - drums

DO-OVER Music Series
A music composition/improvisation lab co-curated by Jordan Glenn and Lisa Mezzacappa

Every First Saturday (EXCEPT THIS ONE) at Temescal Art Center, Oakland

East Bay musicians Jordan Glenn and Lisa Mezzacappa host a performance series featuring exploratory music for large(r) ensembles, alternating each month between two featured groups: Glenn’s The Jordan Glenn Party and Mezzacappa’s collaboration with drummer Jason Levis, the new duo B. Experimental Band. Each night also features a series of solo and duo sets by local and visiting artists, focusing on works-in-progress, new collaborations, and first forays into intermedia, installation and durational works. DO-OVER is a place for experimentation, impracticality, and glorious failure—not necessarily a series for pre-existing bands or established projects—that encourages members of the Bay Area music community to embrace discomfort and explore new practices in a supportive environment, holding on to the artistic values that have always made this scene so special.

Doors: 7:30pm... Music: 8pm
$10 cover... NOTAFLOF

Joel Nelson is a guitarist and improvisor originally from Birmingham, AL, currently based out of Oakland, CA. After attending Mills College in 2018, he began developing his personal musical language, drawing primarily from influences such as Pataphysics and micro sound. On Sweet Wreath, Joel Nelson presents his first record of solo guitar recordings.


3/2/2019 7:00:00 PM

201 Franklin Street (at Fell)

The bassist and composer’s freewheeling sextet plays original material inspired by Italian fantasy author Italo Calvino’s whimsical short story collection Cosmicomics.

Lisa Mezzacappa bass
Aaron Bennett tenor saxophone
John Finkbeiner guitar
Mark Clifford vibraphone
Jordan Glenn drums
Tim Perkis electronics

3/3/2019 7:30:00 PM

SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall
116 9th St @ Mission

7:30 pm Scott R. Looney Trio
Lisa Mezzacappa - bass, Kjell Nordeson - drums/percussion
8:30 pm Strikethru
Kip Kipperman - contrabass, Isaac Otto - saxophone, Kim Nucci - electronics

Strikethru is an Oakland-based electroacoustic trio consisting of Kip Kipperman on contrabass, Isaac Otto on saxophone and Kim Nucci on electronics. they have been working together for 3 years, exploring utopic soundscapes and memory through a language of bloops, bleeps, squeaks, scrapes, sizzles, long tones, short tones, creaking bones, and melody.

Scott R. Looney (piano, hyperpiano) has always been interested in the creation and performance of compelling sounds across a broad spectrum of contemporary, improvised, and experimental music. He has studied composition and improvisation with Roscoe Mitchell, Wadada Leo Smith, Morton Subotnick, David Rosenboom, and Frederic Rzewski, obtaining his MFA in Composition from California Institute of the Arts. After moving to New York, and finally to the San Francisco Bay area, he became more interested in expanding the timbral possibilities of the piano, and using pianists such as Denman Maroney as a starting point, has forged a signature style using the inside and outside of the piano, plucking strings, using metal implements and other quick preparations, in combination to playing the piano normally. Lisa Mezzacappa (bass) is a San Francisco Bay Area-based bassist, bandleader, composer, curator and producer. An active collaborator in the Bay Area music community for more than a dozen years, she leads her own groups Bait & Switch, the Interlopers, Nightshade, Eartheaters and the Lisa Mezzacappa Trio, and co-leads the ensembles BODABODA, duo B., Cylinder, the Mezzacappa-Phillips Duo, and the Caribbean folk band Les Gwan Jupons. Lisa has released her music on the Clean Feed, NoBusiness, Leo, NotTwo, Evander, Odd Shaped Case and Edgetone record labels, and has recorded as a sideperson for the Tzadik, Kadima and Porto Franco labels. She collaborates frequently on cross-disciplinary projects in sound installation, film/video, sculpture and public music/art. Kjell Nordeson, PhD (drums, percussion), is a Swedish percussionist and instructor currently living in San Francisco, Caifornia. In 1986 Nordeson formed AALY Trio, together with fellow Swede Mats Gustafsson. AALY Trio became one of the leading groups in the Swedish experimental scene in the 90’s. He has toured extensively in Europe, North America, North Africa and Japan with various groups; altogether over 1200 performances in around 30 different countries, and recorded over 50 CDs. He has performed with Peter Brötzmann, Barry Guy, Ken Vandermark, Sten Sandell, Joe Morris, William Parker, Paul Rutherford, Martin Küchen, Gerry Hemingway, Christer Bothén, Frank Gratkowski, Stefano Scodanibbio, Mark Dresser, Martin Küchen and many others.

3/9/2019 8:00:00 PM

Center for New Music
55 Taylor St

Looney/ Mezzacappa/ Nordeson Trio

Piano improvising stalwart Scott R. Looney returns to the Center for an evening of adventurous compositions and improvisations, this time in a more traditional piano trio setting with the fabulous bassist Lisa Mezzacappa and the explosive precision of Kjell Nordeson on drums and percussion. It's the night before we set our clocks ahead as well, so come celebrate the last night of regular time!

5/24/2019 7:00:00 PM

Adobe Books
3130 24th St

John Bischoff / OMMO / CORUSCANT

Ben Tinker’s monthly music series

John Bischoff - https://www.johnbischoff.com/

OMMO - https://soundcloud.com/ommomusic
duo of:
Adria Otte - https://soundcloud.com/ariotte
Julie Moon - https://soundcloud.com/julie-moon-1

CORUSCANT - trio of:
Bruce Ackley - https://www.rova.org/about-us/bruce-ackley.html
Phillip Greenlief - http://www.evandermusic.com/artist_detail.asp?artist_id=117
Aurora Josephson - https://www.bayimproviser.com/artist/176/aurora-josephson