Previous events

Jun13

The Marshall Allen 95th Birthday Celebration

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Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia

The Sun Ra Arkestra has been hailed as one of the greatest big bands of all time, and their maestro Marshall Allen will be celebrating his 95th birthday this year! In celebration, Ars Nova Workshop is presenting the Arkestra on a double-bill with another legendary Philadelphia collective, Sounds of Liberation.

Jun8

13 Muestra De Música Radical

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Museo de la Ciudad de México, Pino Suárez 30, Mexico City

13 Muestra de Música Radical una pequeña muestra del abanico musical que existe en la Ciudad de México dedicado a la música radical e improvisación libre que incluye noise, free jazz, electrónica y sus derivados. ENTRADA LIBRE

The Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival

CEC Community Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia

The festival's Grand Finale highlighting Philadelphia's contributions to Improvised & Creative Music

Lineup : Gary Bartz (Sax), Fay Victor ( Vocals), Jamaaladeen Tacuma ( Bass), New Ghost, Marco Oppedisano ( Guitar) , HPrizm ( Electronics), Retrograde, TR7 (Electronics), Julius Masri (Drums) , Richard Hill Jr. ( Bass) , Blake Fleming (Drums), Harold E. Smith (Sacred Sounds)

Mar14

Elliott Levin – Fusion of Jazz and Words: Free Jazz, Priceless Words

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Bird and Beckett Books, 653 Chenery St, San Francisco

Each Bay Area performance will provide a unique listener experience exploring the expression in words and music of the free jazz palette of a veteran musician/writer. For these engagements, Elliott’s saxophone, flute, and spoken word/poetry work will be accompanied by a shifting cast of players from the New Olduvai Ensemble and Cartoon Justice Improvisation Collective.

Tom Rollison – guitar, bass, electronics

Mark Pino – drums, percussion

Elijah Pontecorvo – bass

Kersti Abrams – alto saxophone, flute, North African double-reeds, Mbira

Mika Pontecorvo – guitar, flute, electronics

Mar13

Elliott Levin – Fusion of Jazz and Words: Free Jazz, Priceless Words

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Peacock Lounge, 552 Haight Steet , San Francisco

Each Bay Area performance will provide a unique listener experience exploring the expression in words and music of the free jazz palette of a veteran musician/writer. For these engagements, Elliott’s saxophone, flute, and spoken word/poetry work will be accompanied by a shifting cast of players from the New Olduvai Ensemble and Cartoon Justice Improvisation Collective.

Tom Rollison – guitar, bass, electronics

Mark Pino – drums, percussion

Elijah Pontecorvo – bass

Kersti Abrams – alto saxophone, flute, North African double-reeds, Mbira

Mika Pontecorvo – guitar, flute, electronics

Mar11

Elliott Levin – Fusion of Jazz and Words: Free Jazz, Priceless Words – Oakland Freedom Jazz Society

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Studio Grand, 3234 Grand Avenue , Oakland

9:30PM: Jakob Pek, Jordan Glenn, Lee Hodel

10:15PM: Karl Alfonso Defensor Evangelista, Ben Goldberg

11PM: Elliott Levin, Tom Rollison, Mogauwane Mahloele, Cartoon Justice

Suggested Donation $7-15

Mar8

Elliott Levin - Fusion of Jazz and Words: Free Jazz, Priceless Words

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The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Avenue, Berkeley

Each Bay Area performance will provide a unique listener experience exploring the expression in words and music of the free jazz palette of a veteran musician/writer. For these engagements, Elliott’s saxophone, flute, and spoken word/poetry work will be accompanied by a shifting cast of players from the New Olduvai Ensemble and Cartoon Justice Improvisation Collective.

Tom Rollison – guitar, bass, electronics

Mark Pino – drums, percussion

Elijah Pontecorvo – bass

Kersti Abrams – alto saxophone, flute, North African double-reeds, Mbira

Mika Pontecorvo – guitar, flute, electronics

Mar7

Elliott Levin - Fusion of Jazz and Words: Free Jazz, Priceless Words

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Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market Street, San Francisco

8:15PM: DNR Trio: Devin Gray – drums, Nathaniel Morgan – alto saxophone, Ryan Ferreira – guitar

9PM: Elliott Levin and New Olduvai Ensemble (Tom Rollison and Cartoon Justice)