Street Priest + Hare and Arrow + Nathan Clevenger Group. April 9th

Active Music Series presents Street Priest + Hare and Arrow + Nathan Clevenger Group

Street Priest. Mutual fans of Ronald Shannon Jackson and the Decoding Society playing music that doesn’t sound too much like that band. Noisy, loud, and energetic improvised music with the openness and freedom to explore more reflective, atmospheric, and quiet moments when appropriate. Power trio instrumentation and the idea of a free funk band as a launching pad for textural sound exploration. With Kristian Aspelin, guitar; Matt Chandler, bass; Jacob Felix Heule, drums

Hare and Arrow. A Classification of Chrysanthemums. With Dave Dupuis, Nuns Horn 3 and upright bass; Crystal Pascucci, ozukuri and cello; Sung Kim, the fawn, the hare, and the nuns horn 4.

Nathan Clevenger Group: Preoccupied with with close harmony and a tangled style of counterpoint, Clevenger enjoys pushing what one might call tight, precise Chamber Jazz harmonic/melodic elements through a volatile jazz ensemble. With Kasey Knudsen, alto sax; Cory Wright – bass clarinet, tenor sax; Rebecca Kleinmann, flute, alto flute; Nathan Clevenger, guitar; Sam Bevan, bass; Jon Arkin, drums.

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May 8: Marco Eneidi and the Oakland Active Orchestra

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

 

Uptown

1928 Telegraph Ave

No cover, donations accepted

November 8 at the Uptown

Active Music Series presents James Fei Alto Quartet + Cory Wright Quintet.

James Fei Alto Quartet with Randy McKean, Aram Shelton, and Jacob Zimmerman. Orignal compositions for 4 altos and Roscoe Mitchell’s Nonaah.

Cory Wright Quintet with Evan Francis, Rob Ewing, Lisa Mezzacappa and Jordan Glenn. Original compositions.

Cost : Donations

Time: 9:30 pm

Uptown
1928 Telegraph Ave
Oakland

October 11th, The Oakland Active Orchestra (OAO) celebrates its 2nd birthday

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

September 13th at Viracocha

Active Music Series Presents Marco Eneidi Trio + Marches.

Marco Eneidi Trio: Marco Eneidi, alto saxophone; Lisa Mezzacappa, bass; Donald Robinson, drums.

Marches: Aram Shelton, alto & tenor saxophone; Cory Wright, tenor & baritone saxophone; Michael Coleman, keyboard; Doug Stuart, bass; Jordan Glenn, drums; Sam Ospovat, drums. http://www.aramshelton.com/marches.html

@ Viracocha 998 Valencia Street, San Francisco

Music at 9pm

$5-$10 Sliding scale

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

January 26th at the Ivy Room

Active Music Series at the Ivy Room Presents Quartet, Trio & Duo:

Set 1: Aram Shelton (alto saxophone/bass clarinet), Chris Grady, trumpet, Vijay Anderson (drums) Trio.

Set 2: Ritwik Banerji (tenor sax), Rob Frye (alto sax) + Live interactive electronics by MAXine.

Set 3: Bristle: Randy McKean (reeds), Cory Wright (reeds), Murray Campbell (violin, oboes), Lisa Mezzacappa (bass).

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

Ritwik Banerji & Rob Frye at the Ivy Room

October 27th at the Ivy Room: Brains +Marches+Zimmerman/Cass/Ospovat

The AMS has moved to the fourth wednesday of the month, come see three exciting local groups:

Brains: Drew Ceccato, saxophones and Chris Golinski, drums

Marches: Aram Shelton, alto & tenor saxophone; Cory Wright, tenor & baritone saxophone; Michael Coleman, wurlitzer; Doug Stuart, bass; Jordan Glenn, drums.

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.

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

October 12 at the Uptown: Oakland Active Orchestra + Henry Grimes + Weiner Kids

We were also joined by legendary bassist Henry Grimes on this night!

It’s been a full calendar year of monthly performances by the Oakland Active Orchestra! Come help us celebrate with two sets – the first by Jordan Glenn’s infamous Weiner Kids, and the second set comprising of 12 mini compositions by many of the members of the Oakland Active Orchestra including Aram Shelton / Aaron Bennett / Rob Ewing / Kristian Aspelin / Lisa Mezzacappa / Hillary Overberg / Agnes Szelag / Sam Ospovat / Jordan Glenn / Kjell Nordeson / Cory Wright / Erik Jekabson

Opening set by Wiener Kids (Jordan Glenn / Cory Wright / Aram Shelton)

Brainchild of drummer/composer Jordan Glenn, Wiener Kids is inspired by small dogs, old bikes, muppets, cheap Halloween decorations, babies with glasses and other wiener kids. It’s fast and slow, loud and soft. It draws as much from Jan Svankmajer and Hans Bellmer as Peewee Herman and Jim Hensen. It’s music made by ex/current weaklings for everyone!

http://www.myspace.com/thewienerkids

The Uptown
1928 Telegraph Oakland
Music at 9:15
No cover, donations accepted