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Oakland Active Music Series: Free Moe Staiano Improv Jazz | The Uptown

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but donations are welcome.

The Uptown Nightclub | 1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612

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Oakland Active Music Series: Free Improv Jazz Concerts | The Uptown

Oakland Active Orchestra performs a free ongoing monthly residence at The Uptown in Oakland on every second Tuesday of the month.

Oakland Active Orchestra explores various innovative and traditional techniques in composition and free improvisation. Each month, new compositions written by members of the fourteen piece ensemble will be presented and two other groups will perform.

Doors open at 9 pm. Show starts at 9:30 pm. There’s no cover, but donations are welcome.

The Uptown Nightclub is closed as of November 6, 2014.

Active Music Series presents Moe Staiano, plus Opera Wolf and Karl Evangelista.

Moe Staiano is an experimental composer, drummer, percussionist, songwriter and multi-instrumental performance artist who has been at the forefront of the Bay Area improvisation scene for over a decade. Moe’s innovative solo percussion shows feature prepared drum kit, found objects, audio looping and the inventive use of a “percussion guitar” woven in with performance art, which always gets the audience involved and eagerly expectant of what might happen next. He also fronts his current angular Surplus 1980, a post-punk band that continues the journey of no-wave musical exploration begun in his previous project, Mute Socialite. Surplus 1980′s revolving slate of first-class Bay Area musicians complement Moe’s bracing guitar and wry wordplay.

This event takes place on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 and not Thursday, October 10 as was originally posted.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but donations are welcome.
Categories: East Bay, Live Music
Address: 1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612