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Calendar, Night&Day Silent Jazz

Silent Jazz

Celebrating Club Foot Orchestra’s pioneering concept of performing live to enduring films from the silent era, SFJAZZ presents the Jazz + Silent Film Festival, a special all-day showcase of music and motion pictures. First comes a matinee of the light-hearted…
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Music, Reviewed Myles Boisen

Myles Boisen

The blues is more than a folk-music form derived from the post-slavery African-American experience. It's the deep-feeling essence of the human spirit longing to be free. Of course, Myles Boisen knows a bit about freedom, having made a name for…
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Music, House of Tudor House of Tudor

House of Tudor

As a percussionist, Gino Robair has long plumbed the junk drawer of inspiration: Hand whisks, spoons, bells, wire, mixers, nails, and bowls have wandered and weaseled their way into semi-permanent positions on his kit over the years. The resulting cornucopia…
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Calendar, Night&Day Italian Stallion

Italian Stallion

Five years ago, Sicilian saxophonist Gianni Gebbia knocked out local improv fans with a series of stunning live shows on his debut West Coast tour. His Mediterranean approach to global-minded musicmaking -- from wistful meditations and pazzo (crazy) jazz to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Pollock on the Guitar

Pollock on the Guitar

Unlike typical guitarists, who generally approach their instrument as a tool for strumming chords, picking solos, or making a ruckus with lots of electro-gadgets, Myles Boisen regards his primary axe -- a simply amped six-string -- as a palette of…
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Music, Border Crossings

Border Crossings

To take advantage of her artist-in-residence tenure this past spring at the Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco kotoist Miya Masaoka had to haul her weird wired world to the beach. She moved her entire home setup -- five…
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Music, Tales from the Junkyard

Tales from the Junkyard

At the first sight of Alco Iron & Metal Co, Gino Robair's heart rate spikes and his eyes glass over like a Toys R Us kid on a holiday bender. The found-sound percussionist loves to climb all over the San…
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Short Circuit

The Closure of the "Dark Circle Lounge Series," with the Splatter Trio Hotel Utah Tuesday, Jan. 14 "There's never been more than 7 1/2 people at the end of a Splatter Trio show," quipped an incredulous Myles Boisen shortly after…
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