4/19/2019 8:00:00 PM

Center for New Music
55 Taylor St
SF

Lisa Mezzacappa Six + Erika Oba’s Ends Meat' Catastrophe Jazz Ensemble

Erika Oba’s Ends Meat' Catastrophe Jazz Ensemble
Erika Oba, piano/flute
Chris Bastian, bass
Eli Maliwan, tenor sax

Drawing on their shared influences rooted in jazz, electronic, and experimental new music, the members of Ends Meat' Catastrophe Jazz Ensemble compose and improvise new works centered on ritual, deep listening, and liberation.

Erika Oba is a composer, pianist/flutist, and educator based in the SF Bay Area. As a composer she has written works for big band, small jazz ensembles, chamber groups, dance and theater. As a performer she is a member of the Montclair Women’s Big Band, Ends Meat’ Catastrophe Jazz Ensemble, electro-jazz duo Rice Kings, and The Sl(e)ight Ensemble. She is currently on faculty with the Jazzschool Community Music School’s youth program, and is a resident music director for Berkeley Playhouse’s youth program. She received her BM in Jazz Piano Performance from Oberlin Conservatory and her MA in Music Composition from Mills College.

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Lisa Mezzacappa Six
Aaron Bennett, tenor sax
John Finkbeiner, guitar
Mark Clifford, vibes
Tim Perkis, electronics
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass and compositions
Jordan Glenn, drums

Bay Area bassist and composer Lisa Mezzacappa and her sextet perform a suite of original music inspired by Italo Calvino’s funny, imaginative, gloriously nerdy Cosmicomics stories about the origins of the universe and the invisible forces at work in the cosmos. Mezzacappa’s compositions feature rollicking grooves, layered melodies and thrilling interaction by the improvisers in her band. The group has recently performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Angel City Jazz Festival, and SFJAZZ Center.


4/20/2019 8:00:00 PM

CounterPulse
80 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Ever in thrall of the brilliant music of the late pianist Cecil Taylor, Rova Saxophone Quartet, along with eight other intrepid comrades in sound exploration, will present an homage to the iconoclastic innovator. After the success of our collaborative 2018 concert, Air: A Tribute to Cecil Taylor, Rova was inspired to plan an evening featuring a reworking of Mr. Taylor’s album-length masterwork, Dark to Themselves, along with an opening set of Taylor-related performances by other players in the community.

Dark to Themselves, rearranged primarily by Rova member Steve Adams, will be performed by Orkestrova—a flexible expansion of the Rova Quartet, including guitarists Jean-Paul Bourelly and Henry Kaiser, bassist Jason Hoopes, and drummer Donald Robinson, in San Francisco on Saturday April 20, 2019.

In addition to Dark to Themselves, the evening will feature Positive Knowledge, a duo of Oluyemi Thomas and Ijeoma Thomas, on reeds and vocals, respectively, presenting the poetry of Cecil Taylor; and duo B., a collaborative project of bassist Lisa Mezzacappa and percussionist Jason Levis. All participants have deep connections to Taylor’s art, and the 3 segments of music will pay fitting tribute to this great visionary. The concert will offer the audience fresh views of his compositions, and exhilarating moments of improvisation.

Ticket Link: https://counterpulse.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0Ff300000XVPpiEAH


4/26/2019 8:00:00 PM

VAMP music • art • consignment
331 19th Street
Oakland

NAYTRONIX
Nate Brenner's avant-electro-pop super band featuring Hamir Atwal!

and visiting from Portland:

MIKE GAMBLE TRIO
Mike plays angular electro-wash-ey unpredictable and gorgeous soundscapes on electric guitar, he's like nobody else!

MIke Gamble, guitar
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Tim Bulkley, drums


5/11/2019 7:30:00 PM

Bird & Beckett Books and Records
653 Chenery St.
SF

Scott Amendola + Phillip Greenlief - solo & duo turns


5/13/2019 9:30:00 PM

Pro Arts
150 Frank H Ogawa Plz
Oakland

OFJS: Apropos Trio & Sheldon Brown

OFJS PRESENTS......

Apropos Trio
Matt Renzi- woodwinds
Lisa Mezzacappa- bass
Jason Levis- drums

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Sheldon Brown (solo)


Show starts around 9:30PM
$7-$15 Suggested Donation


5/20/2019 2:00:00 PM

KFJC
KFJC 89.7 FM / www.kfjc.org

Artists scheduled to appear:
Ollie Dudek, Tim Duff, Daniel Fabricant, Andrew Harlan, Kip Kipperman, Lisa Mezzacappa, Matt Montgomery, Bill Noertker, Eric Perney, Jeff Schwartz, Dan Seamans, and Safa Shokrai.


5/20/2019 2:00:00 PM

KFJC
KFJC 89.7 FM / www.kfjc.org

Artists scheduled to appear:
Ollie Dudek, Tim Duff, Daniel Fabricant, Andrew Harlan, Kip Kipperman, Lisa Mezzacappa, Matt Montgomery, Bill Noertker, Eric Perney, Jeff Schwartz, Dan Seamans, and Safa Shokrai.


5/24/2019 7:00:00 PM

Adobe Books
3130 24th St
SF

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
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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


5/27/2019 9:30:00 PM

Pro Arts
150 Frank H Ogawa Plz
Oakland

Kretzmer/Mezzacappa/Nordson & John Saint Pelvyn Group

OFJS PRESENTS.....

Yoni Kretzmer/Lisa Mezzacappa/Kjell Nordeson plus guests
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John Saint Pelvyn group

Show starts around 9:30PM
$7-$15 Suggested Donation


5/29/2019 9:30:00 PM

Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster St. #170
Oakland

Phillip Greenlief