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April 2019

Ben Goldberg’s Brainchild

April 1 @ 8:00 pm
Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Large group conduction/improvisation

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Mads Tolling

April 5 @ 6:30 pm
Black Cat, 400 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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$15 – $25

with Keith Saunders & Daniel Lucca Parenti

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Nathan Clevenger’s Book of Exits

April 15 @ 9:30 pm
Studio Grand, 3234 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610 United States
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$7 – $15

with Kasey Knudsen & Cory Wright

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Raffi Garabedian / Kenny Warren

April 19 @ 9:00 pm
Bird & Beckett, 653 Chenery Street
San Francisco, CA 94131 United States
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with Miles Wick

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Harvey Wainapel

April 25 @ 8:30 pm
Cafe Stritch, 374 South 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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with Mike Olmos, Matt Clark, John Wiitala

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Harvey Wainapel

April 27 @ 8:00 pm
The Sound Room, 2147 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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with Mike Olmos, Matt Clark, John Wiitala

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May 2019

Dan Seamans & Kasey Knudsen

May 15 @ 8:00 pm
Comstock Saloon, 155 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Dan Seamans - bass Kasey Knudsen - sax Jon Arkin - drums

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Andrew Stephens

May 16 @ 7:30 pm
Small Wonder, 37 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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with Ben Goldberg, Luke Westbrook, and Miles Wick

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Ben Goldberg

May 17 @ 7:00 pm
JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
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$20

Archimedes Lullaby

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Wil Blades

May 19 @ 9:30 pm
Madrone Art Bar, 500 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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with Jack Tone-Riordan

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Viktorija Gecyte & Gene Perla Quartet

May 24 @ 8:00 pm
The Sound Room, 2147 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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with Joe Gilman

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June 2019

Darren Johnston

June 7 @ 5:30 pm
Bird & Beckett, 653 Chenery Street
San Francisco, CA 94131 United States
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with Wil Blades

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Jon Arkin Workshop: The Art of Brush Playing

June 9 @ 11:30 am
California Jazz Conservatory, 2087 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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$30 – $45

Brushes are among the most effective and essential tools available for drummers when playing in an acoustic jazz context. This workshop provides an overview of brush techniques and concepts, including basic time patterns, variations, accents, textural possibilities, articulation and finger control. Additional areas of discussion include the ways that brushes can open one’s playing up to new ideas, dynamics and interactive possibilities. Open to all drummers, as well as any musician interested in learning basic time playing with brushes.

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Jon Arkin Workshop: The Study of Rhythmic Phrasing

June 9 @ 2:00 pm
California Jazz Conservatory, 2087 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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$30 – $45

A major part of learning how to play any kind music with authenticity is to become familiar with the kinds of phrases that advanced musicians tend to use. One of the keys to decoding interesting phrases lies in the study of polyrhythm and polymeter — learning how to count these rhythms, how to recognize the different ways in which they are typically used, and how to use them as a basis for phrasing within common musical styles and forms. This…

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Monstrika

June 12 @ 8:00 pm
Ivy Room, 860 San Pablo Avenue
Albany, CA 94706 United States
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$10

with Matt Lebofsky & Matthew Charles Heulitt

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Nathan Clevenger

June 26 @ 8:00 pm
Jupiter, 2181 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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July 2019

Andrew Stephens

July 18 @ 7:30 pm
Small Wonder, 37 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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with Ben Goldberg, Luke Westbrook, and Miles Wick

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Andrew Stephens

July 25 @ 7:30 pm
Small Wonder, 37 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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with Ben Goldberg, Luke Westbrook, and Miles Wick

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Monstrika

July 26
Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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with Matt Lebofsky & Matthew Charles Heulitt

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Jordan Glenn’s Beak

July 27 @ 6:30 pm
Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Kenny Washington

July 28 @ 7:00 pm
SFJAZZ, 201 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$25 – $45

with Adam Shulman & Ron Belcher

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August 2019

Jack Tone-Riordan

August 11 @ 9:00 pm
Madrone Art Bar, 500 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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September 2019

Jon Arkin Class: Jazz Drumming

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
California Jazz Conservatory, 2087 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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$420

Wednesdays 6:30–8pm (9/25–12/4)

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Luke Westbrook

September 27 @ 5:00 pm
Woods, 1701 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Jack Tone-Riordan

September 29 @ 9:00 pm
Madrone Art Bar, 500 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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October 2019

Smith Dobson V

October 5 @ 8:30 pm
Cafe Stritch, 374 South 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Site: Yizkor

October 6
Center for New Music, 55 Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Work in progress collaboration by Maya Ciarrocchi (Video/Animation) and Andrew Conklin (Music).

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Jon Arkin Workshop: The Art of the Jazz Drum Solo

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
California Jazz Conservatory, 2087 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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$30 – $45

This workshop, open to drummers of all levels, will explore many aspects of drum soloing in a jazz context. For beginners, several basic concepts will be introduced, such as the drummer’s role & responsibility during a solo, understanding song forms, trading, and solo vocabulary. Intermediate & advanced topics will focus on melodic approaches, thematic development, dynamics & time feel, and the ultimate goal of transcending technique to be able to express one’s musical voice without distraction. Listening examples will be…

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Nathan Clevenger

October 26 @ 8:00 pm
Jupiter, 2181 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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with Phillip Greenlief, Ian Carey, Lisa Mezzacappa

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November 2019

Monstrika

November 9
Ivy Room, 860 San Pablo Avenue
Albany, CA 94706 United States
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$12 – $15

with Matt Lebofsky & Matthew Charles Heulitt

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