Upcoming Events

TRIOS, SOLOS: Fujiwara / Mezzacappa / Reid

Friday, November 4th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

Tomeka Reid, cello
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Tomas Fujiwara, drums

A first-time meeting of the chamber trio of recent Chicago transplant, cellist Tomeka Reid; visiting San Francisco Bay Area bassist Lisa Mezzacappa; and Brooklyn drummer Tomas Fujiwara. The trio plays original compositions by all three members, traversing musical realms concrete and abstract, lyrical and gutteral. The trio will also unravel itself into a series of improvised solos as part of the set.


Nate Wooley + Joe Morris, Dre Hocevar Surface of Inscription

Saturday, November 5th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

1st set: Nate Wooley — Joe Morris

2nd set: Dre Hocevar Surface of Inscription

Michael Foster, saxophones
Charmaine Lee, voice
Dre Hocevar, drums
Elias Stemeseder, piano
Bernardo Barros, electronics

Lena Bloch’s FEATHERY

Wednesday, November 9th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

Lena Bloch (saxophone, composition)
Russ Lossing (piano, composition)
Cameron Brown (bass)
Dayeon Seok (drums)

Although Lena Bloch’s FEATHERY Quartet resembles a traditional tenor saxophone quartet, it’s really a small orchestra of shape-changers, the music created by these four artists is far more subtle and affecting. The group offers compositions by Bloch and pianist Russ Lossing, extended forms, pensive, rollicking, or dark, leisurely thoughtful dances. The art – for let us call it by its right name – is feathery-light and durable. I hear Lester Young and Brahms, sorrows and exultations, Eastern meditation and collective invention. The music is strong and sweet, dense and welcoming. The musicians have sensations to share with us, secrets made tangible, their language too deep for words.

Sean Sonderegger Presents TBA

Friday, November 11th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

Erik Deutsch’s CREATURES – Release Party

Friday, November 18th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation


Brooklyn, NYC pianist Erik Deutsch has toured and recorded with artists like Norah Jones, Charlie Hunter, Rosanne Cash, Citizen Cope, Phillip Phillips, Shooter Jennings, and Steven Bernstein. As composer and bandleader, Erik’s four albums have received critical acclaim by the likes of RollingStone, Jazz Times, USA Today, and the Huffington Post; Relix magazine recently named last year’s ‘Outlaw Jazz’ the #16 best album of 2015. 2016 marked a new chapter in Deutsch’s career when he became a full-time member of legendary jam-grass band Leftover Salmon. ‘Creatures’ is Deutsch’s 5th album as a leader.

CREATURES (in his words):

Creatures… lions, flies, doctors, fish, lovers, fireflies, outlaws, and such…  these are the characters of my first solo recording (and DVD).  Other peoples’ solo piano records have occupied my air-space for the duration of my musical life:  Paul Bley’s Open To Love, Art Lande’s The Eccentricites of Earl Daunt , and Keith Jarrett’s Koln Concert are just a few of the albums that have shaped my sound and style. After 20+ years in the business of jazz piano (during which time a number of solo concerts and recordings never quite made it to the light of day) I figured it was time to take a shot and see what I might be able to offer the genre

Kyoko Kitamura – Tidepool Fauna + Jeremy Udden

Thursday, December 1st 8:00 PM $15 Suggested Donation

Tidepool Fauna – 8:00 pm
Kyoko Kitamura (voice, compositions)
Ingrid Laubrock (tenor sax)
Ken Filiano (bass)

Jeremy Udden + JC Sanford – 9:30 pm

Jacob Sacks + Orlando Hernandez

Friday, December 9th 12:00 AM $15 Suggested Donation

Jacob Sacks – Piano
Orlando Hernandez – Tap

Jacob Sacks + Orlando Hernandez (Night 2)

Saturday, December 10th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

Jacob Sacks – Piano
Orlando Hernandez – Tap


Saturday, December 17th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

Billy Martin – drums and percussion
Chris Cochrane – guitar and…
Kato Hideki – Bass


Chris Jentsch NO-NET

Sunday, January 8th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation


Billy Mintz Two Bass Band

Saturday, January 21st 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

Ron Horton – Trumpet
Dave Scott – Trumpet
John O’Gallager – Saxophones
Adam Kolker – Saxophones
Brian Drye – Trombone
Curtis Fowlkes – Trombone
Masa Kamaguchi – Bass
Cameron Brown – Bass
Billy Mintz – Drums / Compositions

Sean Moran’s – Sun Tiger

Sunday, January 22nd 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

Sun Tiger
Sean Moran – Guitar
Vinnie Sperrazza – Drums
Hank Roberts – Cello