Come help celebrate Genryu Arts' 20 year anniversary with a special performance at the Asian Art Museum April 9. The theme of the concert featuring international guests Chizuru Kineya and Michikaoru Hanayagi from Tokyo, Chicago artists Tatsu Aoki and Kioto Aoki, Francis Wong, and Artistic Director Melody Takata. For details click here.
Avotcja & Modupue
with Francis Wong, sax and flute.
Jon Jang, piano.
Heshima Mark Williams, bass.
Sunday, January 4th – 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Bird & Beckett Books and Records
653 Chenery St. between Diamond and Castro in San Francisco’s Glen Park
For info: http://www.birdbeckett.com/avotcja-modupue/
The Monday-Makeout: Wong/Obando/Evangelista/Lopez + Frank Rosaly Solo + Darren Johnston's Standard Candles
A creative jazz and improvised music series every first Monday in the Mission District of San Francisco, CA ... organized by Lisa Mezzacappa and Darren Johnston ...
The Make-Out Room
3225 22nd St, San Francisco
Monday, January 5, 8pm (8:30pm start)
Set #1: Quartet #1
*This is the first in a planned series of first time meetings between Bay Area improvisers.
Organized by : The Monday Makeout
Please consider making a gift to Inspira: The Power of the Spiritual, A Performance Project by Amanda Kemp. Amanda says: "It's a performance project that I am creating with jazz saxophonist Francis Wong, my betrothed violinist Michael Jamanis, and Matthew Armstead, a community organizer/storyteller/vocalist. Inspira is unlike anything I have done before, and it requires extended real time collaboration and discovery."
magatama wo atsumeru
Gathering the forces of earth, the heavens, and humankind
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2014
Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California
1840 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA
Doors open: 12 pm/ Concert: 12:30 pm
Food, live music, auction and more!
General tickets: $15/ At the door $20
Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/896074
For more info: www.genryuarts.org
The celebrated music ensemble Melody of China will premiere a new commission entitled Coexistent Beauty by composer Yuanlin Chen featuring MoC's core ensemble of traditional Chinese instrumentalists with guest artists on Western instruments. Also included on the program will past collaborations with pianist Jon Jang and guest artists saxophonist Francis Wong, bassist Marcus Shelby, and trapset drummer Deszon X. Claiborne. Coexistent Beauty is supported by a grant from Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund. Admission: $12. For details visit: http://www.yoshis.com/jazzclub/artist/show/4570
Queen Crescent will perform at the Chinatown Music Festival Saturday August 16 in Portsmouth Square. Click here for details...
Please read the band bio!
"Queen Crescent is a heavy psychedelic rock band from the San Francisco/Oakland, CA. We are composed of Andrea Genevieve (guitar, vocals), Amy Martinez (drums, percussion), Eni Loicy Pela (bass, vocals), and Melissa Vu (flute, vocals). We started this band with a question: what would it be like to put four women of color musicians obsessed with 60s-70s era heavy rock n roll in a room and have them start a band? The answer: Killer riffs and paradigm shifts.
Although we draw greatly from heavy rock acts of the past such as Los Dug Dugs, Flower Travellin Band, Ngozi Family, Nahuatl, and Black Sabbath (among so many others), the music we create is not merely an imitation of things that came before. With total disregard to Western concepts of linear time, we have positioned ourselves as the mistresses of our own realities. Time has no meaning. Rock n roll is eternal. We make music how we want to hear it and we speak our truths without hesitation."
A cultural festival featuring performances, workshops, and lecture/demonstrations in San Francisco Japantown!
Presented by Genryu Arts and Japan Center Malls in conjunction with Asian Improv aRts, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, Nihonmachi Little Friends, Japantown Merchants
For info & the full schedule: http://www.genryuarts.org/
SHADOW TO SHADOW - Saturday, July 12
A new interdisciplinary work by Melody Takata with Chizuru Kineya, Tatsu Aoki, and Francis Wong
JAPAN DAY! - Sunday, July 13
A day of exhilirating performances, demonstrations, and workshops by Japanese artists from Tokyo, Chicago, and the Bay Area