7/18/2018 7:30:00 PM

California Jazz Conservatory
2040 Addison Street
Berkeley

For over 15 years, Greenlief and Raskin have explored playing with pairs of "like instruments" in their 2+2 project, producing nearly 100 concerts in west and east coast venues. The saxophonists now turn their gaze from free improvisation and graphic scores to the music of the great American composer Steve Lacy, pulling from hundreds of his compositions from notebooks dated from the 1950's to the 1990's. Many of these works have never been recorded. Greenlief (tenor) and Raskin on (baritone) will be joined by Scott Amendola on drums and electronics and Kjell Nordeson on drums.


7/22/2018 8:00:00 PM

Gold Lion Arts
2733 Riverside Blvd
Sacramento

Social Stutter, a saxophone quartet led by composer/altoist Beth Schenck, blurs the line between strictly written chamber music and soaring free jazz. Solos emerge from the natural order of intricately written lines that, although begin simply in structure, twist and distort themselves into surprisingly complex shapes and forms. Unlike traditional saxophone quartets, some of the pieces are composed for two altos and two tenors, which leads itself to denser harmonic territory and a uniquely homogenous sound. Masters of texture and nuance, the quartet has a keen awareness of how to support and push one another's creative boundaries. Social Stutter is comprised of some of the Bay Area's most unique voices: Kasey Knudsen, Phillip Greenlief, Cory Wright and Beth Schenck

Also performing is the
Clifford Childers, Jon Raskin and Jenn Schaaf Trio finding pathways of sound, warping time and generally having a good time stretching the capabilities of brass, sax and drums.


7/23/2018 9:30:00 PM

Studio Grand
3234 Grand Ave,
Oakland

Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Social Stutter + Shariat/Schwenkler Duo

Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Presents:

SOCIAL STUTTER

Social Stutter, a saxophone quartet led by composer/altoist Beth Schenck, blurs the line between strictly written chamber music and soaring free jazz. Solos emerge from the natural order of intricately written lines that, although begin simply in structure, twist and distort themselves into surprisingly complex shapes and forms. Unlike traditional saxophone quartets, some of the pieces are composed for two altos and two tenors, which leads itself to denser harmonic territory and a uniquely homogenous sound. Masters of texture and nuance, the quartet has a keen awareness of how to support and push one another's creative boundaries. Social Stutter is comprised of some of the Bay Area's most unique saxophone voices: Kasey Knudsen, Phillip Greenlief and Cory Wright along with Schenck.


SHARIAT/SCHWENKLER DUO
Golnaz Shariat: violin

Kevin Schwenkler: vocal, piano, electronics


DOORS 9:00 PM; SHOW 9:30 PM

$7-15 sliding scale

Oakland Freedom Jazz Society takes place every Monday night at Studio Grand. Lineups feature avant-jazz, experimental and noise performances by local and touring musicians and multimedia artists. OFJS is a long-running (5 years and counting!) series curated by Fernando Carpenter of VAMP. For more information, check out OFJS's Facebook page.


7/26/2018 7:30:00 PM

Community Music Center
544 Capp Street
SF

17th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
The Bay Area's Creative Music Festival
'CarneyVal' a night celebrating the memory of Ralph Carney, a saxophonist and pillar of the San Francisco Bay Area music community for 28 years with
The Ralph Carney Memorial Octet
Rubber City

The Ralph Carney Memorial Octet has come together for the Summit in memory of Ralph Carney, a saxophonist and pillar of the San Francisco Bay Area music community for 28 years. The band will evoke his sounds and boundless energy, while embracing the musicians who loved, admired, and collaborated with him. Formed especially for this concert, the Octet unites the best players in the Bay Area to play new arrangements of Ralph's compositions - featuring material and members of his Serious Jass Project. David Slusser and Richard Saunders from Rubber City will join Karina Denike and Michael McIntosh from the Serious Jass Project, along with reedists Rent Romus and Phillip Greenlief (also the arranger), Myles Boisen on guitar, and Suki O'Kane on drums.

Ohio expatriates David Slusser and the late Ralph Carney with Chris Ackerman created the band Rubber City to pay tribute to their rust belt beginnings in Akron Ohio. Slusser, Carney, and drummer Chris Ackerman all barely escaped Ohio without gross disfigurements from industrial accidents to make music on the West Coast. This version of Rubber city will pay tribute to the recently departed Ralph Carney featuring alto saxophonist sheldon Brown and bassist Richard Saunders filling out the quartet.
David Slusser - saxophones, Sheldon Brown - saxophones, Chris Ackerman - drums Richard Saunders - double bass

$18/$15/$12 Door, $15/$12/$10 Advance


10/9/2018 9:00:00 PM

Uptown Nightclub
1928 Telegraph Ave
Oakland

Active Music Series presents:
- Phillip Greenlief large group
- Evelyn Davis & Gabby Fluke-Mogul
+TBA