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.
Active Music Series presents Marco Eneidi’s “Shattered Plus Plus” and the Oakland Active Orchestra
Eneidi’s “Shattered Plus Plus” including trumpeter Darren Johnston and multi-reedist Phillip Greenlief; and as guest soloist/composer with the Oakland Active Orchestra performing his piece “Jangulation” at theUptown, Oakland
Oakland Active Orchestra includes Aaron Bennett, reeds; Phillip Greenlief, reeds; Aram Shelton, reeds; Cory Wright, reeds; Darren Johnston, trumpet; Theo Padouvas, trumpet; Andy Strain, trombone; Dina Maccabee, viola; Hillary Overberg, violin; Kristian Aspelin, guitar; Noah Phillips, guitar; Lisa Mezzacappa, bass; Kim Cass, bass; Mark Clifford, vibraphone; Sam Ospovat, drums
The Oakland Active Orchestra (OAO) celebrates its 2nd birthday with a program of short works by bandmembers Darren Johnston, Aaron Bennett, Aram Shelton, Lisa Mezzacappa, Rob Ewing, Cory Wright, and Jordan Glenn.
Plus: Opening Set by:
Dave Rempis-Darren Johnston-Larry Ochs Trio
Oakland Active Orchestra
2011 Birthday Concert
at the Uptown
1928 Telegraph Ave, Oakland CA
No Cover, donations welcome
Active Music Series at the Uptown presents Electric Bardo, West Quartet, Rob Ewing Trio
Electric Bardio: a trio of electric sarod, bass, and drums played by Ben Kunin, Jason Hoopes (The Atomic Bomb Audition/Jack O’ The Clock), and Peijman (Secret Chiefs 3/Omens of Awe), respectively. They play an improvised hybrid of North Indian Classical Music and amplified Rock. Hear samples at http://electricbardomusic.bandcamp.com/
Aram Shelton’s West Quartet. Compositions and improvisations Aram Shelton, alto saxophone; Mark Clifford, vibraphone; Doug Stuart, bass; Sam Ospovat, drums.
Rob Ewing, trombone; Michael Coleman, keyboard; Hamir Atwal, drums.
Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA
9pm, No cover, donations accepted
Zimmerman/Cass/Ospovat: Jacob Zimmerman on alto saxophone, Kim Cass on upright bass, and Sam Ospovat on drums are the members of a new collective trio. The players share an interest in composing original forms and compositions around which to improvise with an emphasis on poly-rhythmic structures. Additionally the group also employs these rhythmic concepts in their approaches to the standard repertoire.
860 San Pablo Ave Albany, CA
Music at 9:15
No cover, donations accepted