Stupid Man Suit (LA) + the Heroic Trio + Ton Trio II – February 12

Stupid Man Suit + The Heroic Trio + Ton Trio II

Stupid Man Suit

Free Jazz / Thrash from Los Angeles with Ryan Parrish, baritone sax
Matty Harris, baritone sax; Maxwell Gualtieri, guitar; Jake Rosenzweig, bass; Michael Lockwood, drums. http://stupidmansuit.bandcamp.com/

The Heroic Trio
Daniel Steffey – Electronics – http://www.noisefromtheunderground.com/
Nick Wang – Electronics – http://www.nickwang.org/
Benjamin Tinker – Electronics – https://soundcloud.com/that-hideous-strength

Ton Trio II
Aram Shelton, saxophone; Scott Brown, bass; Alex Vittum, drums.
Led by Shelton, this trio delves into the vein of free jazz instituted by Ornette Coleman’s trio in the mid 1960s with simple melodies, and an emphasis on the group aesthetic.
http://www.aramshelton.com

Music at 9
No cover, donations accepted.

Uptown
1928 Telegraph
Oakland

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August 14: These Are Our Hours + Alex Pinto Trio

Active Music Series at the Uptown: These Are Our Hours + Alex Pinto Trio

These Are Our Hours is an avant jazz quintet featuring members of the Oakland Active Orchestra. Comprised of integral members of the bay area creative music scene, TAOH explores a myriad of concepts grounded in jazz and free improvisation.  After their debut at the SF Offside Festival, they’ve quickly developed a strong body of work through a monthly show/session at Oakland’s Bar 355.  With Aram Shelton, alto saxophone; Theo Padouvas, trumpet; Mark Clifford, vibraphone; Kim Cass, bass; Sam Ospovat, drums.

The Alex Pinto Trio was formed in late 2011 and has since performed extensively across the Bay Area. Featuring guitarist and composer Alex Pinto, Shaun Lowecki on drums and Scott Brown on bass, the group’s sound is defined by an energetic approach to modern jazz that infuses traditions from Hindustani classical music and rock.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq6YmQX3TaI

9PM, August 14

Uptown

1928 Telegraph Ave

Oakland, CA

 

February 23rd at the Ivy Room

Active Music Series at the Ivy Room presents Blip Band, Quintet & Quartet:

Blip Band: Will Northlich Redmond, electric kalimba, udu drum, and ghaita, Charles Gorczynski, soprano saxophone; Karl Evangelista, guitar; Marco Saenz, bass; Jordan Glenn, drums.

Quintet: Aaron Bennett, Aram Shelton, saxophones; Doug Stuart & Scott Brown, basses; Shawn Lowecki, drums.

Quartet: Josh Smith, saxophone; Michael Coleman, keyboard; Kurt Kotheimer, bass; Hamir Atwal, drums.

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