September 14 at the Uptown: OAO plays Flockterkit + Dust Jacket

It’s the 12th month of the Oakland Active Orchestra’s residence at the Uptown in downtown Oakland, California. This month, the group plays Flockterkit, a suite of music composed by Aram Shelton that includes  post-ayler melodies, chamber-like sections that are developed through compositional rearrangement, drones and slowly shifting chords, and full harmony orchestrated by the 14 members of the OAO.

1st Set: Dust Jacket

Rob Ewing and Danny Lubin-Laden, trombones; Matt Nelson and Raffi Garabedian, tenor saxophones

September 14th, 2010
the Uptown
1928 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA
Music at 9PM
No cover, donations accepted

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September 27 at the Ivy Room: Arts & Sciences + Cylinder.

Active Music Series presents saxophonist Michael Coleman’s Arts & Sciences  and Cylinder. Arts & Sciences: Jacob Zimmerman, alto saxophone; Matt Nelson, tenor saxophone, Michael Coleman, wurlitzer and Jordan Glenn, drums.  Cylinder: Darren Johnston, trumpet; Aram Shelton, alto saxophone & clarinet; Lisa Mezzacappa, bass; Kjell Nordeson, drums.

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

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

November 23rd at the Ivy Room

A special Thanksgiving edition! Thank goodness for improvised music! This month there are three sets:

the Karl Evangelista Trio: Karl Evangelista, guitar; Cory Wright, saxophones; and Jordan Glenn, drums.

the Science Quartet: Michael Coleman, wurlitzer; Jacob Zimmerman, alto saxophone; Matt Nelson, tenor saxophone; Jordan Glenn, drums.

Blenderhead: Loren Benedict, voice, Matt Nelson, saxophone; Erc Vogler, guitar; Sam Ospovat, drums.

November 23, 2009
9:00 PM, No cover, donations accepted.

Kingman’s Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA