12/15/2018 8:00:00 PM

Stork Club
2330 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland

New Zombies: an 11-piece avant-jazz ensemble playing the world music-inspired compositions of Dan Plonsey.
Aaron Bennett - tenor saxophone
John Hanes - drums
Jason Levis - percussion
Steve Lew - electric bass
Lynn Murdock - keyboard
Suki O’Kane - percussion
Dan Plonsey - baritone saxophone, compositions
John Shiurba - electric guitar
Michael Zelner - alto saxophone
with special guests:
Steve Adams - tenor saxophone
Randy Porter - electric guitar
http://newzombies.us

Jordan Glenn's BEAK: a percussion-heavy ensemble that blurs the line between dynamic/energetic grooves and chaos.
Will Northlich-Redmond - guitar, kalimba
Joel Nelson - guitar
Mark Clifford - vibes
Brett Carson - keys
Lisa Mezzacappa - bass
Robert Woods-LaDue - percussion
Robert Lopez - percussion
Nava Dunkelman - percussion
Jordan Glenn - conductor/composer
https://jordanglennbeak.bandcamp.com/

Forer Effect: the newly minted duo of local percussionists Sheila Bosco (Dire Wolves, Angel Archer, Autobody), and Suki O’Kane (Thingamajigs Performance Group, Vegan Butcher), jackhammering through a universe striped by twin comets of Syndrum pew pew pews and honk horn music of Ghana.
Sheila Bosco http://hauntedtoast.com/
Suki O'Kane http://sukiokane.com/


1/15/2019 7:30:00 PM

California Jazz Conservatory
2040 Addison Street
Berkeley

Way Out West Concert Series - Nathan Clevenger Group

An evening of new and recent compositions as the Nathan Clevenger Group prepares to record their 3rd album.

Kasey Knudsen: alto sax
Cory Wright: tenor sax, clarinet, flute
Rachel Condry: bass clarinet, clarinet
Lisa Mezzacappa: bass
Jon Arkin: drums
Jason Levis: drums, percussion
Tim DeCillis: vibes, percussion
Nathan Clevenger: guitar

The Nathan Clevenger Group has been playing sideways-but-melodic jazz-adjacent music in the Bay Area since 2003. Recently expanded to a percussion-heavy octet, the band is exploring a new series of pieces featuring dense rhythmic and melodic counterpoint and preparing to record their 3rd album in January 2019. KQED's Andrew Gilbert kindly opined: "Drawing on orchestral jazz concepts pioneered by Duke Ellington, Sun Ra and Gil Evans, (Clevenger) revels in coaxing a kaleidoscopic array of voicings from the band, writing extended dreamscapes that unfold with their own quirky internal logic."