Previous events

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)

Jan5

Occidental Philadelphia Quartet

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Heritage, 914 N 2nd St, Philadelphia

Compositions and improvisations from the Balkan & Avant-American song books.

Elliott Levin- reeds

Brendan Cooney- keys

Frank Rein- brass

Gregg Mervine- percussion

No cover!

Dec11

A Cecil Taylor Memorial Celebration

Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn

Performing artists include:​

Ritual: Percussion/Poetry/Dance

w/ Warren Smith, Juma Sultan, Andre Martinez, Jackson Krall, Fred Moten, Edwin Torres, Tracie Morris

Visionary Youth Orchestra lead by Karen Borca

Cooper-Moore

Jemeel Moondoc's Muntu

w/ Mark Hennen, Charles Downs, Larry Roland

Dianne McIntyre

Steve Dalachinsky

Bobby Zankel / Jackson Krall / Elliott Levin

​Jaimie Branch / Rob Brown / Patricia Nicholson / Luke Stewart

Oliver Lake / DD Jackson / Pheeroan akLaff

Craig Harris / Kelvyn Bell / Adam Klipple

Dave Burrell / Darius Jones / William Parker / Juma Sultan

Andrew Cyrille

Vijay Iyer

Henry Grimes

Albey Balgochian / Jane Grenier

Blue Lime Light - a tribute by William Parker

Cecil Taylor Sound Vision Orchestra

w/ Karen Borca, John Bruschini, Scott Currie, Joe Daley, Stephen Haynes, Mark Hennen, Rosie Hertlein, Taylor Ho Bynum, Richard Keene, Jackson Krall, Andrew Lamb, Elliott Levin, Bill Lowe, JD Parran, Dave Sewelson, Warren Smith, Lisa Sokolov, Steve Swell
Dec5

Elliott Levin, Bob Musso, Mark Hennan, Jackson Krall

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The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street , Philadelphia

Urgent Music Unit featuring: Elliott Levin- reeds & words Bob Musso- guitar Mark Hennan- keys Jackson Krall- drums & percussion

Admission is FREE

Nov3

Occidental Philadelphia Quartet

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Heritage, 914 N 2nd St, Philadelphia

Original & traditional Astral Jazz & Balkan inspired compositions & improvisations... no cover!

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