Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Presents:
Dan Neville: Vibes & Harp
Tyler Harlow: Upright Bass
Dillon Vado: Drums (and sometimes Vibes)
Hannah Levy: Vocals
"We play all original music inspired by 20th Century composition techniques with a jazzy element, lots of improvisation and some tunes with tight grooves."
Mike Boo: Turntable, sampler
Alex “Pu22l3” Abalos: MPC, Modular Synth
Mike Reed: Drums
Marcus Stephens: Saxophonics, EWI
Secret Sidewalk is a Bay Area quartet consisting of Mike Boo, Puzzle Abalos, Mike Reed, and Marcus Stephens of CON BRIO!
Utilizing a layered, atmospheric approach to beat craftsmanship and jazz improvisation, San Francisco Bay Area quartet Secret Sidewalk has armed themselves with a multitude of talented musicians and musical tools to build a compelling and distinct sound of their own. Founded in 2010, Secret Sidewalk is comprised of a close-knit group of musicians, all born and raised in the Bay Area, yet at the same time deriving from vastly different backgrounds and crafts. The group is comprised of inveterate jazz, hip hop, and experimental music practitioners that are well-versed in taking their listeners on a journey. Some of the group's past shows include playing at the classic “Change the Beat” night (thrown by Mophono, Citizen Ten, and The Gaslamp Killer), Low End Theory (Los Angeles and San Francisco), South by Southwest (Grown Kids Radio SXSW Showcase), SF Offsides, San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, Oakland's Hiero Day, and Secret Sidewalk's brain child, “Smart Bomb”, the most forward-thinking live and electronic showcase in the Bay Area.
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.