The West Oakland Sessions are back at the Dresher Ensemble Studio! This series of concerts focuses on local musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area, presented by Jazz in the Neighborhood and New Performance Traditions. Buy tickets in advance for a discounted price!… Read More
New dates for the West Oakland Sessions at the Dresher Ensemble Studio!
AUGUST Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund events
8/4 — at Local Edition ¬— led by Ron Marabuto
8/5 — at Piazza Pelligrini — led by Omar Aran
8/7 — at Temescal market— led by Chris Clark
8/11 — at Mama Kin — led by Sylvia Cuenca
8/13 — at Visitacion Valley Jazz — led by Noa Levy
8/18 — at Mama Kin — led by Kevin Wong
8/18 — at Recovery Room — led by Patrick Greene
8/19 — at Piazza Pelligrini — led by Lori Carsillo
8/26 — at Royale — led by William Bohrer
8/26 — at Piazza Pelligrini — Kay Kostopoulos… Read More
JULY Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund events
7/6 — at Local Edition — led by Ollie Dudek
7/7 — at Recovery Room — led by Patrick Greene
7/9— at Lakehouse Jazz — led by Giulio Cetto
7/12— at Club Verdi — led by Rob Reich
7/9— at Lakehouse Jazz — led by Giulio Cetto
7/14— at Local Edition led by Ollie Dudek
7/15— at Piazza Pelligrini — led by Sandra Aran
7/16— at Sunnyvale Farmer’s Market — led by Chris Clarke
7/21— at Local Edition — led by Ollie Dudek
7/22— at Piazza Pelligrini — led by Gaea Schell
7/24— at Montclair Farmer’s Market — led by Chris Clarke
7/24— at Calliope at St.… Read More
TAC JAZZ FEST returns in June!
The TAC JAZZ FEST is back starting June 4th! Jazz in the Neighborhood presents another series of concerts at the Temescal Arts Center at 511 48th St in Oakland, with two ticketed concerts at 5 and 7:30pm, and a free jam session at 2pm every day. … Read More
TAC JAZZ FEST, presented by Jazz in the Neighborhood and JAMBAR!
The below post is for past TAC JAZZ FEST shows in April; click here for the upcoming June shows!
We’re BACK in the neighborhood! The TAC JAZZ FEST is the first three Saturdays of April, presenting Bay Area-based jazz artists at the Temescal Arts Center, 511 48th St in Oakland.… Read More
Upcoming Events Page
West Oakland Sessions: Creative Music Series
Jazz in the Neighborhood and New Performance Traditions are proud to present the West Oakland Sessions: Creative Music Series. This groundbreaking series honors the internationally recognized Bay Area Creative Music community in 10 concerts performing music infused with influences from multiple musical genres.… Read More
LIVE! at OPC! Jazz Concert Series: renowned bassist, Curtis Lundy
Join us Thursday January 20, 2022 at 7 pm (PDT) for an evening of hard-driving, swingin’ jazz with renowned bassist, Curtis Lundy, direct from New York.… Read More
Arnie Sainz Co Quintet at the West Oakland Sessions
Join us for another West Oakland Sessions show on Sunday, September 5th from 4-5:30pm with the Arnie Sainz Co Quintet! Co weaves the unique voices of his quintet with his own compositions for this final concert before he moves to New York. … Read More
Nora Stanley at the West Oakland Sessions
Join us for another West Oakland Session on August 8th at 4pm with Nora Stanley! This concert will feature original compositions by Stanley and her bandmates, many of which were written during the pandemic and reflect their experiences of the past year.… Read More
Illy Bogart at the West Oakland Sessions
Join us on July 18th for another West Oakland Session featuring Illy Bogart! Drawing from a wide diversity of musical influences, this groove-oriented quintet create their unique sound in the cracks between funk, hip hop, and the jazz tradition.
This concert is part of a series of West Oakland Sessions featuring young jazz musicians based in the Bay Area.… Read More
The Jawn-tet at West Oakland Sessions!
Join us Sunday, July 11th for a live recording of the debut concert of the Jawn-tet. This live concert at the Dresher Ensemble Studio is part of a series of West Oakland Sessions featuring young jazz musicians based in the Bay Area, on select Sundays through September.… Read More
SF Supervisors to Vote on Funding Jazz Professionals & Venues
San Francisco Supervisors will be voting soon on a proposal put together by the Musician and Venue Development Alliance (MAVDA) to catalyze neighborhood recovery through the Arts. A ‘Yes’ vote would mean $900,000 would go to paying musicians for 6000 individual gigs over 50 weeks.… Read More
Jazz in the Neighborhood featured on Ezvid Wiki!
Jazz in the Neighborhood is proud to be featured on Ezvid Wiki’s list, “6 Nonprofits Nurturing the Love of Music”. From their post:
Music is an art form that goes beyond borders. It has the power to heal, bring people together, and inspire.… Read More
The Safe Place to Play
Jazz in the Neighborhood and the Independent Musicians Alliance announce…
The Safe Place to Play!
The Safe Place to Play is a FREE play/rehearsal space for up to 8 musicians with backline and COVID-19 protocols in place.SPACE AND TIMES ARE LIMITED…SIGN UP AS SOON AS YOU CAN…FIRST COME FIRST SERVED… Read More
Jazz Archive of Our Time
Dear Jazz in the Neighborhood community,
We are living in challenging and momentous times. Our shared love and appreciation of jazz, America’s unique Black American art form, brings us together. We believe there is a cathartic way to approach these issues as a community, and we invite you to contribute to the Jazz Archive of Our Time.… Read More
A message to musicians from Mario Guarneri
In an effort to raise more relief funds we have collaborated with two other nonprofits to gather information which will be valuable in applying for more relief aid during these challenging times.
AND….check out the Music Relief grant opportunity offering $500 awards.… Read More
Clairdee — A Love Letter to Lena album release celebration
Sunday, March 8, 7 pm at Freight & Salvage
Vocalist Clairdee’s inspiring new album honors the extraordinary life of African-American singer, actor, and activist Lena Horne. It integrates inventive arrangements of songs by Billy Strayhorn and contemporary composers with compelling storytelling — examining Horne’s personal struggles and pivotal role in changing attitudes about race and America’s stereotypical view of African-Americans.… Read More
Fred Randolph Quintet
Friday, April 3, 6 pm at Marin Country Mart – POSTPONED
A concert in conjunction with the release of Mood Walk, a CD of original compositions by Fred Randolph. Performing will be:
Fred Randolph, basses — Sheldon Brown, saxes/flute — Erik Jekabson, trumpet/flugel — Dan Zemelman, keyboards — Greg Wyser-Pratte, drums
This is a Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund event where each musician will be paid $150 in advance.… Read More
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