February 8th at the Uptown

Active Music Series at the Uptown Presents Daniel Popsicle, Jen Baker Group and Rob Ewing Group.

Daniel Popsicle: Chris Silvey, trumpet; John Schott, guitar; Michael Zelner, clarinet; Masha Albrecht & Sarah Willner, violin; Lynn Murdock, organ; Mark Culbertson & Steve Horowitz, bass; Suki O’Kane, drums

Jen Baker Group: Jen Baker, trombone; Tony Dryer, bass; Cory Wright, reeds; Jacob Felix Heule, drums.

Rob Ewing Group: Darren Johnston, trumpet; Kasey Knudsen, alto sax; Evan Francis, tenor sax; Henry Hung, baritone horn; Rob Ewing, trombone; Mike Abraham, guitar; Lisa Mezzacappa, bass; Jon Arkin, drums

February 8th at the Uptown
1928 Telegraph, Oakland, CA
Music at 9:15
No Cover, Donations Accepted


May 24th at the Ivy Room

May 24 at the Ivy Room:

Quartet, Trio, Septet

Quartet: Matt Nelson, tenor saxophone; Gene Baker, organ; Lisa Mezzacappa, bass; Kjell Nordeson, drums.

Trio: Tom Djll, trumpet + electronics; Tim Perkis, electronics; Scott Walton, bass.

Septet: Jordan Glenn’s Mama Long Legs with Karl Evangelista, guitar; Andrew Conklin, guitar; Aram Shelton, alto & soprano saxophone; Matt Nelson, tenor saxophone; Cory Wright, baritone saxophone; Jason Hoopes, bass; Jordan Glenn, drums.

No cover, donations accepted.
Ivy Room, 860 San Pablo Ave Albany, CA
Music at 9:15

Oakland Active Orchestra at the Uptown November 10th

Here’s some photos from before the show on November 10th:

October 15, 2009 Milkwork & Ton Trio

Active Music Series at Blue Six. 3043 24th Street San Francisco, CA. 9:00 pm

“Milkwork”, which explores the process of free-improvisation with both acoustic and electronically manipulated percussion instruments. Using contact microphones, oscillators, effects pedals and analog synthesizers along side an acoustic drum set up, Milkwork navigates a wide sonic palette: Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Jazz and non-idiomatic grooves using unconventional techniques, dense Free-Jazz vocabulary, heavy drones and feedback, as well as a soft, subtle percussive language that evoke a varied and colorful performance.

Set two will be the first performance by Ton Trio in the Bay Area since last spring. Led by Aram Shelton, this show celebrates the return of Sam Ospovat to the area, after a year in Paris, and the addition of Gene Baker on organ