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July Update: Out of Bounds, Haydn quartet cycle…

July 13, 2013

2 updates in a month! Wow!

I’ve started playing with a new group, The Out of Bounds Quartet, with Mads Tolling, Hande Erdem, and Emily Onderdonk. I’m only subbing for Joe Hebert, badass Oakland Symphony cellist, and the only jazz cello teacher I ever had. I remember learning Night in Tunisia with him back in the 90’s, and now I’m playing the same tune with his group. Full circle! I’m playing with them tonight at the Drew School in SF (double duty with Musical Art Quintet), and at Jazzschool in Berkeley next Friday the 19th. From the promo email: “Made up of four string players who love to groove, Out of Bounds brings jazz, rock, funk and fiddle music together into each eclectic performance.  If you enjoy the sounds of strings, improv and the groove, join OOB for a swinging evening of arrangements and originals.” There you go.

Some friends and I started The Haydn Enthusiasts, a society dedicated to performing the works of Haydn. We’re starting with a cycle of the complete quartets, which will only take about 2 and a half years! We’re playing every 3rd Thursday at Vessel Gallery in Oakland from 6:30 to 9:00, starting with the Opus 55 set this coming Thursday the 18th.

I decided to post some events happening down the road. Shows of note include Musical Art Quintet at the De Young Museum September 27th and Yoshi’s SF October 17th, and Judgement Day at the Rickshaw Stop September 7th.

Now the listing:

JULY

13th Musical Art Quintet and Out of Bounds Quartet at the Drew School Theatre, 2901 California St, SF, 94115, 8pm

18th Haydn Enthusiasts Quartet Cycle Part 1, Opus 55, at Vessel Gallery. 471 25th St, Oakland. 6:30pm

19th Out of Bounds Quartet at Jazzschool, 2080 Addison St. Berkeley, 94703 Food and drink available at the onsite Jazz Caffe. $15  Tickets: (510) 845-5373

25th Town Quartet at The Chapel, 777 Valencia Street, San Francisco.

29th Musical Art Quintet at Cafe Revoultion, 3248 22nd Street, San Francisco. Night time.

31st Classical Revolution East Bay at Awaken Cafe, 1429 Broadway, Oakland, 7pm. The plan is to do the Arensky Quartet.

AUGUST

9th Adam Theis and Friends at the DeYoung Museum Friday Night Series

22nd Haydn Enthusiasts Quartet Cycle Part 2, Opus 54, at Vessel Gallery.

SEPTEMBER

5th Musical Art Quintet at People in Plazas, Mint Plaza, 1-2pm FREE

7th Judgement Day at Rickshaw Stop, with Death Valley High, Black Map, and King Loses Crown. Minus Head Records Showcase! $10 ALL AGES, doors at 8pm. 155 Fell st. SF.

27th Musical Art Quintet at the DeYoung Museum Friday Night Series. Free!

27th La Dee Da at Vircocha.

OCTOBER

17th, Musical Art Quintet at Yoshi’s SF, Special show with Awadagin Pratt

Every Sunday, Town Quartet in some capacity at the Musical Offering Cafe, 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, 1pm.

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