TUE, MAR 5, 2019
  • 8:15PM DNR Trio: Devin Gray – drums, Nathaniel Morgan – alto saxophone, Ryan Ferreira – guitar
  • 9PM Elliott Levin and New Olduvai Ensemble (Tom Rollison and Cartoon Justice)

Elliott Levin will appear in a marathon series of performances around the Bay Area. Each performance will provide a unique listener experience exploring the expression in words and music of the free jazz palette of a veteran musician/writer. For these engagements, Elliott’s saxophone, flute, and spoken word/poetry work will be accompanied by a shifting cast of players from the New Olduvai Ensemble and Cartoon Justice Improvisation Collective:
VISUAL | THU, MAR 7 | San Francisco, California
Art Attack SF is proud to present “Worthy,” a solo exhibition featuring new work from gallery artist The Tracy Piper. This exhibition marks the San Francisco-based artist’s first major show at the gallery.
Elliott Levin will appear in a marathon series of performances around the Bay Area. Each performance will provide a unique listener experience exploring the expression in words and music of the free jazz palette of a veteran musician/writer. For these engagements, Elliott’s saxophone, flute, and spoken word/poetry work will be accompanied by a shifting cast of players from the New Olduvai Ensemble and Cartoon Justice Improvisation Collective:
This Global Guitar Summit features Matthew Montfort and Teja Gerken, two international acoustic guitar virtuosos who will perform solo and ensemble pieces. The music performed will include new arrangements of classical works, Celtic music, Indian classical, contemporary compositions, popular songs, and much more.
Deviant Resonances—Ravello Records— carries the concept of “creative listening” into new dimensions. In addition to the unconventional ways in which the everyday listener is called on to interpret the music, composer David Rosenboom literally uses the action of “listening” as an instrument.
This Global Guitar Summit features Matthew Montfort and Teja Gerken, two international acoustic guitar virtuosos who will perform solo and ensemble pieces. The music performed will include new arrangements of classical works, Celtic music, Indian classical, contemporary compositions, popular songs, and much more.
  • 9:30PM Jakob Pek, Jordan Glenn, Lee Hodel
  • 10:15PM Karl Alfonso Defensor Evangelista, Ben Goldberg
  • 11PM Elliott Levin, Tom Rollison, Mogauwane Mahloele, Cartoon Justice

Elliott Levin will appear in a marathon series of performances around the Bay Area. Each performance will provide a unique listener experience exploring the expression in words and music of the free jazz palette of a veteran musician/writer. For these engagements, Elliott’s saxophone, flute, and spoken word/poetry work will be accompanied by a shifting cast of players from the New Olduvai Ensemble and Cartoon Justice Improvisation Collective:
Elliott Levin will appear in a marathon series of performances around the Bay Area. Each performance will provide a unique listener experience exploring the expression in words and music of the free jazz palette of a veteran musician/writer. For these engagements, Elliott’s saxophone, flute, and spoken word/poetry work will be accompanied by a shifting cast of players from the New Olduvai Ensemble and Cartoon Justice Improvisation Collective:
Elliott Levin will appear in a marathon series of performances around the Bay Area. Each performance will provide a unique listener experience exploring the expression in words and music of the free jazz palette of a veteran musician/writer. For these engagements, Elliott’s saxophone, flute, and spoken word/poetry work will be accompanied by a shifting cast of players from the New Olduvai Ensemble and Cartoon Justice Improvisation Collective:
MUSIC | SAT+SUN, MAR 23+24 | Mountain View, California
Join fellow Bay Area flute players at the first ever Bay Area Flute Day, hosted by the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View, CA. Flutists of all levels will find an array of activities to enjoy including workshops, masterclasses, demonstrations, exhibits, etc.
MUSIC | SAT, MAR 30 | Santa Rosa, California
This world jazz show is part of a series of free one hour concerts at libraries in Sonoma County in which Ancient Future bandleader Matthew Montfort performs with master musicians from many traditions.
MUSIC | SUN, MAR 31 | Half Moon Bay, California
New York-based pianist and composer Taylor Eigsti has garnered multiple individual GRAMMY Award nominations over the years for his work as a recording artist and composer, including Best Instrumental Composition and Best Jazz Instrumental Solo. Recently, Eigsti also co-wrote a featured composition with Don Cheadle for the 2017 GRAMMY-winning soundtrack to the motion picture “Miles Ahead”. Eigsti has had the good fortune of performing, touring or recording with such luminaries as Dave Brubeck, Chris Botti, Joshua Redman, Sting, John Mayer, Esperanza Spalding and Chick Corea. Please join us with Taylor and his trio, including two young rising stars who have been dazzling crowds with their undeniable talent.
The Community School of Music and Arts showcases the work of CSMA students and faculty, ages five to adult. Art mediums on display will include drawing, painting, ceramics, fashion design, digital art and more. The exhibition will be on display from March 29-May 17. Celebrate the talented student artists and faculty artists at CSMA!
MUSIC | SUN, APR 7 | Half Moon Bay, California
The Baylor Project, two-time GRAMMY® nominated and co-led by husband and wife Marcus and Jean Baylor, brings their highly anticipated collaboration steeped in the heart and soul of jazz for the first time to the Bach! As the children of pastors, Marcus and Jean’s musical roots were planted deep within the church, and it was there that the road was paved for the influence of gospel, blues, soul, and jazz to make its mark. Marcus a former member and drummer of the Yellowjackets and Jean, one-half of the platinum recording duo, Zhané will take you on an eclectic musical journey that showcases as much versatility as it does virtuosity.
MUSIC | SUN, APR 14 | Half Moon Bay, California
After last appearing at the Bach with The Cookers, post-bop trumpeter, arranger and composer, David Weiss returns with his Sextet. Weiss, who has toured with Freddie Hubbard, Billy Harper, Bobby Hutcherson, Slide Hampton, James Moody, among many others, formed the Sextet to explore new compositional concepts and styles he was developing that did not fit the sound of his other projects. As a prolific and accomplished leader of several unique ensembles, Weiss’ goals have always been to move jazz forward. Get ready to stretch the outer reaches of straight-ahead jazz!
This concert is part of a series of free one hour concerts at libraries in Sonoma County in which Ancient Future bandleader Matthew Montfort performs with master musicians from many traditions.
MUSIC | SUN, APR 28 | Half Moon Bay, California
Don Byron, clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, and social critic, redefines every genre of music he plays, be it classical, salsa, hip-hop, funk, rhythm and blues, klezmer, or any jazz style from swing and bop to cutting-edge downtown improvisation. He has been consistently voted best clarinetist by critics and readers alike in leading international music journals since being named “Jazz Artist of the Year” by DownBeat in 1992. The quartet features Byron’s compositions, standards, classical compositions and his interpretations of a variety of artists including Hank Williams and Bach.
MUSIC | SUN, MAY 5 | Half Moon Bay, California
Saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist, Smith Dobson has been a stalwart of the SF Bay Area jazz scene for over twenty years and now makes his debut as a band leader at the Bach! Dobson has worked with jazz legends like Bobby Hutcherson, Red Rodney, and John Handy and is the son of the late pianist Smith Dobson IV and vocalist Gail Dobson. From the essence of bebop and swing, Dobson brings a uniquely cool tone and agility to the saxophone, presenting a mixture of originals and choice standards from the great American songbook. Dobson’s latest album Soul of Wood a warm and vintage homage to influences like Lester Young has set the tone for what will be a captivating performance at the Bach.
MUSIC | THU, MAY 9 | Rotterdam, Netherlands
David Rosenboom performs new works exploring propositional worlds utilizing live electronics and software, piano, electric violin, brains, and more. The program will be selected from recent works appearing on Rosenboom’s new double-CD from PARMA/Ravello Records: Portable Gold and Philosophers’ Stones (Deviant Resonances), The Right Measure of Opposites, Earth Encomium, Nothingness is Unstable and Music for Unstable Circuits (+Piano/+Violin).
David Rosenboom performs new works exploring propositional worlds utilizing live electronics and software, piano, electric violin, brains, and more. The program will be selected from recent works appearing on Rosenboom’s new double-CD from PARMA/Ravello Records: Portable Gold and Philosophers’ Stones (Deviant Resonances), The Right Measure of Opposites, Earth Encomium, Nothingness is Unstable and Music for Unstable Circuits (+Piano/+Violin).
MUSIC | SAT, MAY 11 | London, United Kingdom
David Rosenboom performs new works exploring propositional worlds utilizing live electronics and software, piano, electric violin, brains, and more. The program will be selected from recent works appearing on Rosenboom’s new double-CD from PARMA/Ravello Records: Portable Gold and Philosophers’ Stones (Deviant Resonances), The Right Measure of Opposites, Earth Encomium, Nothingness is Unstable and Music for Unstable Circuits (+Piano/+Violin).

This event also celebrates the tenth anniversary of Black Truffle Records and the re-release on Black Truffle of Rosenboom’s legendary album Brainwave Music in a two-disc package adding adding another legendary performance never released before of Rosenboom’s pioneering work involving extended musical interface with the human nervous system, On Being Invisible that took place in 1977 at Western Front, Vancouver.
MUSIC | SUN, MAY 12 | Half Moon Bay, California
Widely hailed as one of the best jazz debut albums of 2015, vocalist Tiffany Austin’s self-released Nothing But Soul made quite a splash, including sterling reviews in DownBeat and on NPR’s “Fresh Air.” Her eagerly awaited follow-up, Unbroken, confirms the Bay Area vocalist’s status as one of jazz’s elite singers and a formidable songwriter as well. Rather than separating African-American music into kindred tributaries, Austin plunges into the whole river of sound that’s sustained black life in America since before the nation’s founding with a soul-steeped affirmation that embraces blues and swing, spirituals and R&B, bebop, post-bop, and her own Louisiana Creole heritage.
MUSIC | SUN, MAY 19 | Half Moon Bay, California
The Bach welcomes The Messenger Legacy, an elite line-up of alumni members of one of Jazz’s most influential bands, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. The current lineup is led by Ralph Peterson, the last drummer chosen by Blakey to play at his side in the Jazz Messenger two drummer big band. Their goal is to preserve, protect and honor the legacy of a man who was much more than a bandleader to all of them.
Featuring performances by artists from the Bay Area and Argentina, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Republic of Tuva, South Korea, Syria and Taiwan including:
Back by popular demand Tony Lindsay and The Soul Soldiers return for our annual Memorial Day Weekend dance concert! As lead vocalist for Santana, internationally known Lindsay has earned 11 GRAMMY® awards and recorded more than a dozen albums. Performing hits from Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Etta James, Sam Cooke and Donny Hathaway, Lindsay is joined by Fred Ross, who has performed with Aretha Franklin and Tower of Power and Janice Maxi-Reid, who has been described as Mary Lou Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, and Aretha Franklin all rolled into one. For the second set we remove the chairs and break out into a dance concert!
The 37th San Francisco Jazz Festival will kick off with live music from artists Royal Jelly Jive and La Mixta Criolla.
MUSIC | WED, JUN 12 | San Francisco, California
A masterful saxophonist and composer possessing “the brilliance of a diamond” (DownBeat), Tia Fuller has divided her remarkable career into two full-time halves, as an accomplished and uncompromising bandleader and as a collaborator to the stars.
A name isn’t destiny, but in the case of vocalist extraordinaire Jazzmeia Horn her given moniker led directly to her high school exploration of her namesake tradition. Possessing a luminous gift that the late great Jon Hendricks called “one of the best voices I’ve heard in over 40 years,” the Dallas native is soaring into the jazz firmament, moving from triumph to triumph, including first place at the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and top honors at the star-making 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition.
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