Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Presents...


The Sound Effekt, a band, a vibe, an experience. Drummer Galen Grant, guitarist Mike Wynar and woodwind maestro Dave Tidball coalesce to spark creative audiences and explore the vast nuances of improvised music. After meeting over the years in funk and straight ahead jazz settings, the members of The Sound Effekt diverge from their roots to create an elastic rhythmic pocket while embracing the 'stream of consciousness' values adopted by the early freedom music pioneers.  From the textures and timbres of brass and bronze, the amplitude of electrified strings, to the woody resonance of the bass clarinet, this trio seeks to excite your sensory palette!


Dave Tidball – Reeds

Galen Grant- Drums

Mike Wynar- Guitar

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Tremblewick Boog

"Our primary instruments are tenor sax and keys, but we often incorporate voice, trumpet, clarinet, flute, percussion, and an assortment of toys. Our music is mostly improvisation, expressing a wide range of shifting, vibrant colors and tonal progressions."



DOORS 9:00 PM; SHOW 9:30 PM

$7-15 sliding scale

Oakland Freedom Jazz Society takes place every Monday night at Studio Grand. Lineups feature avant-jazz, experimental and noise performances by local and touring musicians and multimedia artists. OFJS is a long-running (4 years and counting!) series curated by Fernando Carpenter of VAMP.  For more information, check out OFJS's Facebook page.