Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Presents:


An improvising Electro-Acoustic group made up of theremin, electric bass, woodwinds, and percussion. The sound is made from a collective desire to listen and respond to each others' sounds appropriately within a given space. The Object is Music.

Kersti Abrams: alto sax, flute and mqrunah. (Kersti is based in San Francisco and has been performing in recent years with Cartoon Justice/Voi Maa.)

Thomas Harrison, Jr.: electric bass.

Andrew Joron: theremin. (Andrew is also active as a poet and science-fiction writer.)

Mark Pino: drums and electronics. (Active in the SF Bay Area music scene, Mark loves to play within interactive, dynamic bands.)

MKAT's original outing, when they were billed as "Cosmists," can be heard here.



Andrew Jamieson: Piano

Charles Peoples III: Voice

"They Wail.

They Scream.

They Cry Out.

For what we do is felt in the bones of those who have come before us."

In the Ancestor's Groan, we use long form improvisation to honor the voices of our ancestors and listen to their cries for freedom and justice. We also invite the audience/spectators to vocalize the messages of their ancestors.

"Let Them Speak.

Let Us Listen."


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.