sorry, tonight's show has been canceled, due to the flu bug going around. Show will be rescheduled for a later date.
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society presents the first OFJS of 2018:
gabby fluke-mogul is a performing, teaching, composing, & collaborating-improviser (violin, voice, movement) based out of the Bay Area. through improvising/composing, gfm hopes to create space for individual & collective deep listening, laughter, intimacy, negotiation of identity & narrative, love, & healing. they are interested in the sensual nature of sound—how desire & eroticism are embodied & translated within the political & poetic context(s) of improvisation. gabby holds a BA from Hampshire College (Amherst, MA) in Music & Critical Studies of Childhood, Youth, and Learning and a MFA in Music Performance and Literature with Improvisation Specialization from Mills College (Oakland, CA) where they worked with Pauline Oliveros, Zeena Parkins, India Cooke, Fred Frith, Roscoe Mitchell, Kala Ramnath, & Kara Davis. gabby believes in the power of listening, improvised music, children, birds, mice, & kindness. fm performs with a variety of ensembles & collaborative projects in addition to facilitating community-based workshops, & teaching (toddlers-adults) in public, private, & non-profit learning spaces.
k. kipperman is a composer, improviser, and teacher currently based in the Bay Area. They have also lived, worked, and breathed (deeply) in New Hampshire, Boston, Western Massachusetts, and Berlin, Germany. Interested in how social dynamics and queerness are negotiated and translated into sound and silence, k is always thinking about what it means to be connected to and critical of one's own body, identity, and privilege within music, composition, art, communities, & everything else in the entire world (and also outer space). k has taught undergraduate music theory and musicianship courses at Hampshire College (Amherst, MA) and Mills College (Oakland, CA). k holds a BA in Music and German from Hampshire College and an MA in Music Composition from Mills College.
Rice Kings plays all original royal electronic jazz from the future. Nerds Erika and wonderboy Eli started the band with the idea that it would be rad to play music with like people. Asian American queer anthems ring out and celebrate minorities of gender, race, and sexuality.
Eli Maliwan - EWI (electronic wind instrument)
Erika Oba - keys
Donna Ozawa - drums
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 (5 years and counting!) series curated by Fernando Carpenter of VAMP. For more information, check out OFJS's Facebook page.