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BERKELEY, CA ::
Ben Goldberg's Brainchild

BERKELEY ARTS


JULY 1 @ 8PM

Ben Goldberg's Brainchild

Ben Goldberg's Brainchild is an occasional group of around 12 musicians who gather to carry out instructions I make up on the spot and whisper in their ears.  Over the years the group has included John Schott, Steve Adams, Carla Kihlstedt, Ches Smith, David Euwell, Matt Brubeck, William Winant, Scott Amendola, Will Bernard, and many others.  There have been many memorable moments, musical and otherwise, including Scott lying on the floor of the Paradise Lounge, Matt gamely attempting to respond to the instruction "hypotenuse! hypotenuse!", narrowly-averted mayhem by Mr. Winant at Beanbenders, and the choreographer Joe Goode reciting all the five-syllable words he could think of.



SAN FRANCISCO, CA ::
James Falzone's Renga Ensemble

CENTER FOR NEW MUSIC


JULY 2 @ 7:48PM

James Falzone's Renga Ensemble

Ken Vandermark (Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone)

Keefe Jackson (tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, contra bass clarinet)

Jason Stein, (bass clarinet)

Ben Goldberg (Bb clarinet, contra alto clarinet)

Ned Rothenberg (Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone)

James Falzone (Bb clarinet, Eb clarinet)

James will compose a set of new pieces, present the group in 2 gigs in Chicago in April and then record the music for future release.

The project is supported by grants from the Illinois Arts Council and Columbia College Chicago.



SAN FRANCISCO, CA ::
Darren Johnston Quartet

DOC'S LAB


JULY 5 @ 6:30P

Darren Johnston Quartet

Darren Johnston - Trumpet

Ben Goldberg - Clarinet

Hamir Atwal - Drums

David Ewell - Bass



GENT ::
Kris Davis' Infrasound

GENT JAZZ FESTIVAL


JULY 10

Kris Davis' Infrasound

Kris Davis - piano, compositions

Oscar Noriega - bass clarinet

Andrew Bishop - bass clarinet

Joachim Badenhorst - bass clarinet

Ben Goldberg - contra alto clarinet

Gary Versace - accordion, organ

Nate Radley - guitar

Jim Black - drums



AMSTERDAM ::
Kris Davis' Infrasound

NORTHSEA FESTIVAL


JULY 11

Kris Davis' Infrasound

Kris Davis - piano, compositions

Oscar Noriega - bass clarinet

Andrew Bishop - bass clarinet

Joachim Badenhorst - bass clarinet

Ben Goldberg - contra alto clarinet

Gary Versace - accordion, organ

Nate Radley - guitar

Jim Black - drums



PALO ALTO, CA ::
Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom

STANFORD JAZZ FESTIVAL


JULY 30

Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom


Past Shows

SAN FRANCISCO, CA ::
Young Nudist

AMNESIA


2015 JUNE 18 @ 8PM

Young Nudist

Michael Coleman Sings



OAKLAND, CA ::
Schimscheimer Family

SPICE MONKEY


2015 JUNE 13 @ 8PM

Schimscheimer Family


DENVER, CO ::
Scott Amendola Quartet

DAZZLE


2015 JUNE 12

Scott Amendola Quartet
Scott Amendola - drums
Ben Goldberg - clarinet
Josh Smith - tenor saxophone.  
John Shifflet - bass 

Scott writes beautiful, melodic tunes, and insists that we play them however we need to in the moment. This has created some memorable performances.  Here's two of them: "Lima Bean" at Off The Grid in San Francisco: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS97jALMPs4.  And "Blues for Istanbul" from a hit at the Red Poppy Art House in SF with Nels Cline taking Josh's place: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FksDYt3ZduU&feature=related



OAKLAND, CA ::
BGA

SPICE MONKEY


2015 JUNE 29

BGA


SAN FRANCISCO, CA ::
Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors

THE RED POPPY


2015 JUNE 26

Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors


NEW YORK, NY ::
Invisible Guy

THE STONE


2015 MAY 3, 10PM

Invisible Guy

Ben Goldberg - Clarinets

Michael Coleman - Piano

Hamir Atwal - Drums



NEW YORK, NY ::
Ben Goldberg/Cory Smythe

THE STONE


2015 APRIL 29 @ 8PM

Ben Goldberg/Cory Smythe

Ben Goldberg - clarinet
Cory Smythe - piano



NEW YORK, NY ::
Ben Goldberg/Nate Wooley/Drew Gress/Michael Formanek/Hamir Atwal/Kenny Wollesen

THE STONE


2015 APRIL 28 @10PM

Ben Goldberg/Nate Wooley/Drew Gress/Michael Formanek/Hamir Atwal/Kenny Wollesen

Ben Goldberg - clarinet
Nate Wooley - Trumpet
Drew Gress - bass
Michael Formanek - bass
Hamir Atwal - drums
Kenny Wollesen - drums



AMSTERDAM ::
Gold For Ink And Olives

SPLENDOR


2015 APRIL 24@8:30PM

Gold For Ink And Olives


BALTIMORE ::
Ben Goldberg/Donny McCaslin/Mike Formanek/Hamir Atwal

CREATIVE ALLIANCE


2015 APRIL 26 @7PM

Ben Goldberg/Donny McCaslin/Mike Formanek/Hamir Atwal


RIJKSVOERSAL (BELGIUM) ::
DIALOGUE: Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

DE SINGER


2015 APRIL 21@8:30 PM

DIALOGUE: Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

Myra and I have been performing duets since 2008. Each concert is a chapter in an evolving musical conversation -- two musicians speaking the same language with slightly different points of view, and, like any good conversation, finding something new. So we titled the project DIALOGUE.



LONDON ::
DIALOGUE: Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

VORTEX


2015 APRIL 23 @8 PM

DIALOGUE: Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

Myra and I have been performing duets since 2008. Each concert is a chapter in an evolving musical conversation -- two musicians speaking the same language with slightly different points of view, and, like any good conversation, finding something new. So we titled the project DIALOGUE.



PARIS ::
DIALOGUE: Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

ROGUEART


2015 APRIL 19 @6PM

DIALOGUE: Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

Myra and I have been performing duets since 2008. Each concert is a chapter in an evolving musical conversation -- two musicians speaking the same language with slightly different points of view, and, like any good conversation, finding something new. So we titled the project DIALOGUE.



OAKLAND, CA ::
KGB

SPICE MONKEY


2015 MON, MAY 18

KGB

Kasey Knudsen - alto saxophone

Ben Goldberg - clarinet

Lorin Benedict - voice

 



SAN FRANCISCO ::
Vijay Anderson Trio

COMSTOCK


2015 WED, MAY 6

Vijay Anderson Trio
Ben Goldberg - clarinet
Vijay Anderson - drums
Robert Overbury - bass


NEW YORK, NY ::
Goldberg/Dunn/Wollesen

THE STONE


2015 MAY 3, 8PM

Goldberg/Dunn/Wollesen

Ben Goldberg - clarinet

Trevor Dunn - bass

Kenny Wollesen - drums



NEW YORK, NY ::
Ellery Eskelin, Steve Cardenas, Stomu Takeishi, Tyshawn Sorey and Ben Goldberg

THE STONE


2015 SAT, MAY 2

Ellery Eskelin, Steve Cardenas, Stomu Takeishi, Tyshawn Sorey and Ben Goldberg

Ellery Eskelin (sax) Steve Cardenas (guitar) Stomu Takeishi (bass) Tyshawn Sorey (drums) Ben Goldberg (clarinet)



NEW YORK, NY ::
The Out Louds

THE STONE


2015 MAY 1, 10PM

The Out Louds

Mary Halvorson - guitar

Tomas Fujiwara - drums

Ben Goldberg - clarinet

Out of the washing machine and into the fire with new arrangements of previously-forgotten melodies and a little something for every taste. May or may not include a special mystery guest.

 



NEW YORK, NY ::
Kris Davis, Billy Mintz and Ben Goldberg

THE STONE


2015 MAY 1, 8PM

Kris Davis, Billy Mintz and Ben Goldberg

Kris Davis (piano) Billy Mintz (drums) Ben Goldberg (clarinet)



NEW YORK, NY ::
Ben Goldberg/Matt Nelson/Michael Coleman/Ches Smith

THE STONE


2015 THURS APRIL, 30 10PM

Ben Goldberg/Matt Nelson/Michael Coleman/Ches Smith

Ben Goldberg - clarinet
Matt Nelson - tenor saxophone
Michael Coleman - keyboards
Ches Smith - drums



NEW YORK, NY ::
Ben Goldberg/Tony Malaby/Drew Gress/Ches Smith

THE STONE


2015 THURS APRIL, 30 8PM

Ben Goldberg/Tony Malaby/Drew Gress/Ches Smith

Ben Goldberg - clarinet
Tony Malaby - tenor saxophone
Drew Gress - bass
Ches Smith - drums



NEW YORK, NY ::
Ben Goldberg School

THE STONE


2015 WED APRIL 29, 10PM

Ben Goldberg School

Ben Goldberg  clarinet

Kasey Knudsen  alto saxophone

Jeff Cressman  trombone

Rob Reich  accordion

David Ewell  bass

Hamir Atwal  drums



NEW YORK, NY ::
Ben Goldberg/Nate wooley/Michael Formanek/Kenny Wolleson

THE STONE


2015 TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 8PM

Ben Goldberg/Nate wooley/Michael Formanek/Kenny Wolleson

Ben Goldberg - clarinet
Nate Wooley - trumpet
Michael Formanek - bass
Kenny Wollesen - drums



SAN FRANCISCO, CA ::
Rob Reich Quintet

RED POPPY ARTHOUSE


2015 SAT, APRIL 11

Rob Reich Quintet

Oakland based accordionist / pianist / composer Rob Reich (best known for his work with Tin Hat and Gaucho) presents a quintet featuring his original music, which finds inspiration in bebop, pop, traditional jazz, and circus music; grounded in a dark moody melodic sense; quietly pulsing with texture and color, with a strong dose of free play / group improvisation. www.robreich.com



BERKELEY, CA ::
Rob Reich and Ben Goldberg

SAUL'S DELI


2015 MAR 30 @ 6PM

Rob Reich and Ben Goldberg


BROOKLYN, NY ::
Ben Goldberg Solo

PROSPECT RANGE


2015 MAR 27 @ 9PM

Ben Goldberg Solo

Man vs. Clarinet



BROOKLYN, NY ::
Myra Melford's Be Bread

THE STONE


2015 MAR 26 @ 10PM

Myra Melford's Be Bread


BROOKLYN, NY ::
DIALOGUE: Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

THE STONE


2015 MAR 25 @ 8PM

DIALOGUE: Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

Myra and I have been performing duets since 2008. Each concert is a chapter in an evolving musical conversation -- two musicians speaking the same language with slightly different points of view, and, like any good conversation, finding something new. So we titled the project DIALOGUE.



BROOKLYN, NY ::
Invisible Guy

KORZO


2015 MAR 24 @ 9PM

Invisible Guy

Ben Goldberg - Clarinets

Michael Coleman - Piano

Hamir Atwal - Drums



PITTSBURGH, PA ::
Invisible Guy

TBA


2015 MAR 22

Invisible Guy

Ben Goldberg - Clarinets

Michael Coleman - Piano

Hamir Atwal - Drums



CHICAGO, IL ::
Invisible Guy

CONSTELLATION


2015 MAR 21 @ 9:30

Invisible Guy

Ben Goldberg - Clarinets

Michael Coleman - Piano

Hamir Atwal - Drums



MINNEAPOLIS, MN ::
Invisible Guy

ICE HOUSE


2015 MAR 20 @ 10:30PM

Invisible Guy

Ben Goldberg - Clarinets

Michael Coleman - Piano

Hamir Atwal - Drums



DES MOINES, IA ::
Invisible Guy

CASPE TERRACE


2015 MAR 19 @ 7:30

Invisible Guy

Ben Goldberg - Clarinets

Michael Coleman - Piano

Hamir Atwal - Drums



LAFAYETTE, IN ::
Invisible Guy

BLACK SPARROW


2015 MAR 18

Invisible Guy

Ben Goldberg - Clarinets

Michael Coleman - Piano

Hamir Atwal - Drums



SOUTH BEND, IN ::
Invisible Guy

MERRIMAN'S


2015 MAR 17 @ 8PM

Invisible Guy

Ben Goldberg - Clarinets

Michael Coleman - Piano

Hamir Atwal - Drums



POINT REYES, CA ::
Tin Hat

DANCE PALACE


2015 MAR 15 @ 4PM

Tin Hat


BERKELEY, CA ::
Tin Hat

FREIGHT AND SALVAGE


2015 MAR 14 @ 6PM

Tin Hat


SANTA MONICA, CA ::
Tin Hat

MCCABE'S


2015 MAR 13 @ 8PM

Tin Hat


SAN DIEGO, CA ::
Tin Hat

THE LOFT


2015 MAR 12 @ 7PM

Tin Hat


SAN FRANCISCO, CA ::
Hamir Atwal Group

RED POPPY ARTHOUSE


2015 MAR 7 @ 8PM

Hamir Atwal Group


BALTIMORE, MD ::
James Falzone's Renga Ensemble

CREATIVE DIFFERENCES


2015 MAR 6 @ 8PM

James Falzone's Renga Ensemble

Ken Vandermark (Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone)

Keefe Jackson (tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, contra bass clarinet)

Jason Stein, (bass clarinet)

Ben Goldberg (Bb clarinet, contra alto clarinet)

Ned Rothenberg (Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone)

James Falzone (Bb clarinet, Eb clarinet)

James will compose a set of new pieces, present the group in 2 gigs in Chicago in April and then record the music for future release.

The project is supported by grants from the Illinois Arts Council and Columbia College Chicago.



PHILADELPHIA, PA ::
James Falzone's Renga Ensemble

ARS NOVA


2015 MAR 5 @ 8PM

James Falzone's Renga Ensemble

Ken Vandermark (Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone)

Keefe Jackson (tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, contra bass clarinet)

Jason Stein, (bass clarinet)

Ben Goldberg (Bb clarinet, contra alto clarinet)

Ned Rothenberg (Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone)

James Falzone (Bb clarinet, Eb clarinet)

James will compose a set of new pieces, present the group in 2 gigs in Chicago in April and then record the music for future release.

The project is supported by grants from the Illinois Arts Council and Columbia College Chicago.



BROOKLYN, NY ::
James Falzone's Renga Ensemble

ROULETTE


2015 MAR 4 @ 8PM

James Falzone's Renga Ensemble

Ken Vandermark (Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone)

Keefe Jackson (tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, contra bass clarinet)

Jason Stein, (bass clarinet)

Ben Goldberg (Bb clarinet, contra alto clarinet)

Ned Rothenberg (Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone)

James Falzone (Bb clarinet, Eb clarinet)

James will compose a set of new pieces, present the group in 2 gigs in Chicago in April and then record the music for future release.

The project is supported by grants from the Illinois Arts Council and Columbia College Chicago.



EASTHAMPTON, MA ::
James Falzone's Renga Ensemble

PIONEER VALLEY


2015 MAR 3 @ 7:30P

James Falzone's Renga Ensemble

Ken Vandermark (Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone)

Keefe Jackson (tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, contra bass clarinet)

Jason Stein, (bass clarinet)

Ben Goldberg (Bb clarinet, contra alto clarinet)

Ned Rothenberg (Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone)

James Falzone (Bb clarinet, Eb clarinet)

James will compose a set of new pieces, present the group in 2 gigs in Chicago in April and then record the music for future release.

The project is supported by grants from the Illinois Arts Council and Columbia College Chicago.



BUFFALO, NY ::
James Falzone's Renga Ensemble

HALLWALLS


2015 MAR 2 @ 8PM

James Falzone's Renga Ensemble

Ken Vandermark (Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone)

Keefe Jackson (tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, contra bass clarinet)

Jason Stein, (bass clarinet)

Ben Goldberg (Bb clarinet, contra alto clarinet)

Ned Rothenberg (Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone)

James Falzone (Bb clarinet, Eb clarinet)

James will compose a set of new pieces, present the group in 2 gigs in Chicago in April and then record the music for future release.

The project is supported by grants from the Illinois Arts Council and Columbia College Chicago.



CLEVELAND, OH ::
James Falzone's Renga Ensemble

BOP STOP


2015 MAR 1 @ 7PM

James Falzone's Renga Ensemble

Ken Vandermark (Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone)

Keefe Jackson (tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, contra bass clarinet)

Jason Stein, (bass clarinet)

Ben Goldberg (Bb clarinet, contra alto clarinet)

Ned Rothenberg (Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone)

James Falzone (Bb clarinet, Eb clarinet)

James will compose a set of new pieces, present the group in 2 gigs in Chicago in April and then record the music for future release.

The project is supported by grants from the Illinois Arts Council and Columbia College Chicago.



ANN ARBOR, MI ::
James Falzone's Renga Ensemble

KERRYTOWN CONCERT HOUSE


2015 FEB 28 @ 8PM

James Falzone's Renga Ensemble

Ken Vandermark (Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone)

Keefe Jackson (tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, contra bass clarinet)

Jason Stein, (bass clarinet)

Ben Goldberg (Bb clarinet, contra alto clarinet)

Ned Rothenberg (Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone)

James Falzone (Bb clarinet, Eb clarinet)

James will compose a set of new pieces, present the group in 2 gigs in Chicago in April and then record the music for future release.

The project is supported by grants from the Illinois Arts Council and Columbia College Chicago.



CHICAGO ::
James Falzone's Renga Ensemble

CONSTELLATION


2015 FEB 27 @ 9:30PM

James Falzone's Renga Ensemble

Ken Vandermark (Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone)

Keefe Jackson (tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, contra bass clarinet)

Jason Stein, (bass clarinet)

Ben Goldberg (Bb clarinet, contra alto clarinet)

Ned Rothenberg (Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone)

James Falzone (Bb clarinet, Eb clarinet)

James will compose a set of new pieces, present the group in 2 gigs in Chicago in April and then record the music for future release.

The project is supported by grants from the Illinois Arts Council and Columbia College Chicago.



BERKELEY ::
Ben Goldberg Group

BERKELEY ARTS FESTIVAL


2015 FEBRUARY 23 @ 8 PM

Ben Goldberg Group


OAKLAND ::
Goldberg/Dunn/Wollesen

DUENDE


2015 FEBRUARY 6 @ 9 PM

Goldberg/Dunn/Wollesen

Ben Goldberg - clarinet

Trevor Dunn - bass

Kenny Wollesen - drums



BROOKLYN, NY ::
Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom

ROULLETTE


2014 DEC 15 @ 8PM

Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom


OAKLAND, CA ::
Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom

PIEDMONT PIANO COMPANY


2014 FEB 19 @ 8PM

Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom


BERKELEY, CA ::
Rob Reich and Ben Goldberg

SAULS


2014 FEB 9

Rob Reich and Ben Goldberg


SAN FRANCISCO, CA ::
Ben Goldberg's Orphic Machine

YBCA FORUM


2014 FEBRUARY 7 @ 11 PM

Ben Goldberg's Orphic Machine


OAKLAND, CA ::
John Schott Group

ACTUAL CAFE


2014 JAN 4 @ 5PM

John Schott Group


SAN FRANCISCO, CA ::
Sheldon Brown/Ben Goldberg Quartet

DOC'S LAB


2014 DEC 21 @ 6PM

Sheldon Brown/Ben Goldberg Quartet


BERKELEY, CA ::
Ben Goldberg School

FELLOWSHIP OF UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS HALL


2014 JAN 16 @ 8PM

Ben Goldberg School

Ben Goldberg  clarinet

Kasey Knudsen  alto saxophone

Jeff Cressman  trombone

Rob Reich  accordion

David Ewell  bass

Hamir Atwal  drums



BROOKLYN, NY ::
Schimscheimer Family

IBEAM


2014 JAN 10 @ 8PM

Schimscheimer Family


NEW YORK ::
Kris Davis' Infrasound

WINTER JAZZ FEST


2014 JAN 9 @ 8PM

Kris Davis' Infrasound

Kris Davis - piano, compositions

Oscar Noriega - bass clarinet

Andrew Bishop - bass clarinet

Joachim Badenhorst - bass clarinet

Ben Goldberg - contra alto clarinet

Gary Versace - accordion, organ

Nate Radley - guitar

Jim Black - drums



OAKLAND, CA ::
Hamir Atwal Group

SPICE MONKEY


2014 JAN 5

Hamir Atwal Group


BROOKLYN, NY ::
Rob Reich Quintet

BARBES


2014 DEC 17 @ 8PM

Rob Reich Quintet

Oakland based accordionist / pianist / composer Rob Reich (best known for his work with Tin Hat and Gaucho) presents a quintet featuring his original music, which finds inspiration in bebop, pop, traditional jazz, and circus music; grounded in a dark moody melodic sense; quietly pulsing with texture and color, with a strong dose of free play / group improvisation. www.robreich.com



BROOKLYN, NY ::
The Out Louds

BARBES


2014 DEC 18 @ 8PM

The Out Louds

Mary Halvorson - guitar

Tomas Fujiwara - drums

Ben Goldberg - clarinet

Out of the washing machine and into the fire with new arrangements of previously-forgotten melodies and a little something for every taste. May or may not include a special mystery guest.

 



SAN FRANCISCO, CA ::
Ben Goldberg School

CONGREGATION BETH SHOLOM


2014 DEC 20 @7PM

Ben Goldberg School

Ben Goldberg  clarinet

Kasey Knudsen  alto saxophone

Jeff Cressman  trombone

Rob Reich  accordion

David Ewell  bass

Hamir Atwal  drums



BROOKLYN, NY ::
Ben Goldberg Quintet

ROULETTE


2014 DEC 16 @ 8PM

Ben Goldberg Quintet

Ben Goldberg - clarinet

Donny McCaslin - tenor saxophone

Steve Cardenas - guitar

Stomu Takeishi - bass

Tyshawn Sorey - drums



NEW YORK ::
Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors

LE POISSON ROUGE


2014 DEC 14 @ 7:30PM

Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors


NEW YORK ::
Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors

PHILEDELPHIA ART ALLIANCE


2014 DEC 13 @ 8PM

Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors


SAN FRANCISCO ::

CLUB DELUXE


2014 DEC 9 @ 9P


OAKLAND ::
Rob Reich Quintet

THE SOUND ROOM


2014 DEC 4 @ 8P

Rob Reich Quintet

Oakland based accordionist / pianist / composer Rob Reich (best known for his work with Tin Hat and Gaucho) presents a quintet featuring his original music, which finds inspiration in bebop, pop, traditional jazz, and circus music; grounded in a dark moody melodic sense; quietly pulsing with texture and color, with a strong dose of free play / group improvisation. www.robreich.com



OAKLAND ::
Ben Goldberg Solo

STUDIO GRAND


2014 DEC 3, 9PM

Ben Goldberg Solo

Man vs. Clarinet



SAN FRANCISCO ::

DELUXE INN


2014 DECEMBER 2 @ 9 PM


TROY, NY ::
DIALOGUE: Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

THE SANCTUARY


2014 NOVEMBER 16 @ 8 PM

DIALOGUE: Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

Myra and I have been performing duets since 2008. Each concert is a chapter in an evolving musical conversation -- two musicians speaking the same language with slightly different points of view, and, like any good conversation, finding something new. So we titled the project DIALOGUE.



NEW HAVEN ::
DIALOGUE: Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

FIREHOUSE 12


2014 NOVEMBER 14 @ 8 PM

DIALOGUE: Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

Myra and I have been performing duets since 2008. Each concert is a chapter in an evolving musical conversation -- two musicians speaking the same language with slightly different points of view, and, like any good conversation, finding something new. So we titled the project DIALOGUE.



CHICAGO ::
Dana Hall's Black Ark Movement

LOGAN CENTER PERFORMANCE HALL (HYDE PARK JAZZ FESTIVAL)


2014 SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 @ 7:30 PM

Dana Hall's Black Ark Movement


PALO ALTO ::
Taylor Ho Bynum and Ben Goldberg

LYTTON PLAZA


2014 SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 @ 1 PM

Taylor Ho Bynum and Ben Goldberg


SAN FRANCISCO ::
Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors

STERN GROVE


2014 AUGUST 3 @ 2 PM

Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors


SAALFELDEN ::
Unfold Ordinary Mind

SAALFELDEN INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL


2014 AUGUST 28 @ 5 PM

Unfold Ordinary Mind
Kasey Knudsen - alto saxophone
Rob Sudduth - tenor saxophone
Nels Cline - guitar
Ches Smith - drums
Ben Goldberg - contra alto clarinet, compositions


BROOKLYN ::
The Out Louds

BARBES


2014 AUGUST 27 @ 8 PM

The Out Louds

Mary Halvorson - guitar

Tomas Fujiwara - drums

Ben Goldberg - clarinet

Out of the washing machine and into the fire with new arrangements of previously-forgotten melodies and a little something for every taste. May or may not include a special mystery guest.

 



BROOKLYN ::
Ben Goldberg and Michael Coleman

IBEAM


2014 AUGUST 23 @ 8 PM

Ben Goldberg and Michael Coleman
Ben Goldberg - clarinet
Michael Coleman - piano and keyboards


PHILADELPHIA ::
Unfold Ordinary Mind

BOOT & SADDLE


2014 AUGUST 26 @ 8:30 PM

Unfold Ordinary Mind
Kasey Knudsen - alto saxophone
Rob Sudduth - tenor saxophone
Nels Cline - guitar
Ches Smith - drums
Ben Goldberg - contra alto clarinet, compositions


NEW YORK ::
Unfold Ordinary Mind

GREENWICH HOUSE MUSIC SCHOOL


2014 AUGUST 25 @ 8 PM

Unfold Ordinary Mind
Kasey Knudsen - alto saxophone
Rob Sudduth - tenor saxophone
Nels Cline - guitar
Ches Smith - drums
Ben Goldberg - contra alto clarinet, compositions


NEW YORK ::

DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY


2014 JUNE 29 @ 7 PM


BROOKLYN ::
Surf Clams

ERIK DEUTSCH LOFT


2014 JULY 2 @ 8 PM

Surf Clams

Kirk Knuffke - cornet

Jenny Scheinman - violin

Ben Goldberg - clarinet

Erik Deutsch - piano



BROOKLYN ::
Ben Goldberg Quintet

IBEAM


2014 JUNE 28 @ 8 PM

Ben Goldberg Quintet

Ben Goldberg - clarinet

Donny McCaslin - tenor saxophone

Steve Cardenas - guitar

Stomu Takeishi - bass

Tyshawn Sorey - drums



NEW YORK ::
Kris Davis' Infrasound

THE STONE


2014 JUNE 27 @ 8 PM

Kris Davis' Infrasound

Kris Davis - piano, compositions

Oscar Noriega - bass clarinet

Andrew Bishop - bass clarinet

Joachim Badenhorst - bass clarinet

Ben Goldberg - contra alto clarinet

Gary Versace - accordion, organ

Nate Radley - guitar

Jim Black - drums



BROOKLYN ::
Goldberg/Knuffke/Ellman/Smith

KORZO


2014 JUNE 24 @ 9 PM

Goldberg/Knuffke/Ellman/Smith

Ben Goldberg - clarinet

Kirk Knuffke - cornet

Liberty Ellman - guitar

Ches Smith - drums



OAKLAND ::
Thumbscrew

DUENDE


2014 JUNE 21 @ 9:30 PM

Thumbscrew

Mary Halvorson - guitar

Michael Formanek - bass

Thomas Fujiwara - drums

 



BERKELEY ::
KGB

BERKELEY ARTS FESTIVAL


2014 JUNE 18 @ 8 PM

KGB

Kasey Knudsen - alto saxophone

Ben Goldberg - clarinet

Lorin Benedict - voice

 



OAKLAND ::
Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors

DUENDE


2014 JUNE 14 @ 9 PM

Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors


SAN FRANCISCO ::
DIALOGUE: Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS


2014 JUNE 7 @ 5:30 PM

DIALOGUE: Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

Myra and I have been performing duets since 2008. Each concert is a chapter in an evolving musical conversation -- two musicians speaking the same language with slightly different points of view, and, like any good conversation, finding something new. So we titled the project DIALOGUE.



SAN FRANCISCO ::
Ben Goldberg and Michael Coleman

COMMUNITY MUSIC CENTER


2014 JUNE 6 @ 8 PM

Ben Goldberg and Michael Coleman
Ben Goldberg - clarinet
Michael Coleman - piano and keyboards


SAN FRANCISCO ::
Vijay Anderson Trio

COMSTOCK


2014 JUNE 4 @ 8 PM

Vijay Anderson Trio
Ben Goldberg - clarinet
Vijay Anderson - drums
Robert Overbury - bass


OAKLAND ::
Scott Amendola Quartet

DUENDE


2014 MAY 28 2014 @ 9 PM

Scott Amendola Quartet
Scott Amendola - drums
Ben Goldberg - clarinet
Josh Smith - tenor saxophone.  
John Shifflet - bass 

Scott writes beautiful, melodic tunes, and insists that we play them however we need to in the moment. This has created some memorable performances.  Here's two of them: "Lima Bean" at Off The Grid in San Francisco: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS97jALMPs4.  And "Blues for Istanbul" from a hit at the Red Poppy Art House in SF with Nels Cline taking Josh's place: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FksDYt3ZduU&feature=related



PADOVA ITALY ::
Ben Goldberg Trio

CINEMA TEATRO LUX


2014 MAY 9

Ben Goldberg Trio
Ben Goldberg - clarinet
Greg Cohen - bass
Kenny Wollesen - drums


SCHWAZ AUSTRIA ::
Ben Goldberg Trio

EREMITAGE


2014 MAY 8

Ben Goldberg Trio
Ben Goldberg - clarinet
Greg Cohen - bass
Kenny Wollesen - drums


ZURICH SWITZERLAND ::
Ben Goldberg Trio

MOODS


2014 MAY 7

Ben Goldberg Trio
Ben Goldberg - clarinet
Greg Cohen - bass
Kenny Wollesen - drums


RIJKEVORSEL BELGIUM ::
Ben Goldberg Trio

DE SINGER


2014 MAY 6

Ben Goldberg Trio
Ben Goldberg - clarinet
Greg Cohen - bass
Kenny Wollesen - drums


ULRICHSBERG AUSTRIA ::
Ben Goldberg Trio

JAZZATELIER ULRICHSBERG


2014 MAY 3

Ben Goldberg Trio
Ben Goldberg - clarinet
Greg Cohen - bass
Kenny Wollesen - drums


KATOWICE POLAND ::
Ben Goldberg Trio

JAZZ CLUB HIPNOZA


2014 MAY 2

Ben Goldberg Trio
Ben Goldberg - clarinet
Greg Cohen - bass
Kenny Wollesen - drums


FERRARA, ITALY ::
Ben Goldberg Trio

CHIOSTRO DI SAN PAOLO


2014 APRIL 30

Ben Goldberg Trio
Ben Goldberg - clarinet
Greg Cohen - bass
Kenny Wollesen - drums


OAKLAND ::
Coleman/Adkins/Dobson/Goldberg

STUDIO GRAND


2014 MARCH 31 @ 9:30 PM

Coleman/Adkins/Dobson/Goldberg
Michael Coleman - piano
Rob Adkins - bass
Smith Dobson - drums
Ben Goldberg - clarinet


BERKELEY ::
Rob Reich and Ben Goldberg

SAUL'S


2014 MARCH 31 @ 6 PM

Rob Reich and Ben Goldberg


SAN FRANCISCO ::
Vijay Anderson Trio

COMSTOCK


2014 MARCH 26 @ 8 PM

Vijay Anderson Trio
Ben Goldberg - clarinet
Vijay Anderson - drums
Robert Overbury - bass


OAKLAND ::
Vijay Anderson, Sheldon Brown, Ben Goldberg

DUENDE


2014 MARCH 24 @ 9 PM

Vijay Anderson, Sheldon Brown, Ben Goldberg

Vijay Anderson says:

The trio, which began in 2007 in Oakland California, features the unique instrumentation of Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, and Drums. They recently performed at the Novara Jazz Festival 2012 in Novara, Italy.  The group specializes in a unique form of improvisation which focuses on a subtle, continually expanding blend of shifting counterpoint and rhythm,  inviting the listener to contemplate the spontaneous unfolding of melodic and harmonic structures.   This approach explores the musical and intellectual legacy of masters such as Steve Lacy, Denis Charles, Ornette Coleman, and Thelonious Monk with the goal of creating something unique and new.  As one fan stated at the group’s Italian debut, the trio pursues the “Advanced Tradition”. 

 



MOUNTAIN VIEW ::
Scott Amendola Quartet

DANA STREET ROASTING COMPANY


2014 MARCH 23 @ 3 PM

Scott Amendola Quartet
Scott Amendola - drums
Ben Goldberg - clarinet
Josh Smith - tenor saxophone.  
John Shifflet - bass 

Scott writes beautiful, melodic tunes, and insists that we play them however we need to in the moment. This has created some memorable performances.  Here's two of them: "Lima Bean" at Off The Grid in San Francisco: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS97jALMPs4.  And "Blues for Istanbul" from a hit at the Red Poppy Art House in SF with Nels Cline taking Josh's place: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FksDYt3ZduU&feature=related



BERKELEY ::
Rob Reich and Ben Goldberg

SUBTERRANEAN ART HOUSE


2014 MARCH 22 @ 8 PM

Rob Reich and Ben Goldberg


LARKSPUR ::
Scott Amendola Quartet

MARIN COUNTY MART


2014 MARCH 21 @ 5:30 PM

Scott Amendola Quartet
Scott Amendola - drums
Ben Goldberg - clarinet
Josh Smith - tenor saxophone.  
John Shifflet - bass 

Scott writes beautiful, melodic tunes, and insists that we play them however we need to in the moment. This has created some memorable performances.  Here's two of them: "Lima Bean" at Off The Grid in San Francisco: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS97jALMPs4.  And "Blues for Istanbul" from a hit at the Red Poppy Art House in SF with Nels Cline taking Josh's place: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FksDYt3ZduU&feature=related



OAKLAND ::
Michael Coleman's Sleepover

DUENDE


2014 MARCH 20 @ 9 PM

Michael Coleman's Sleepover
Michael Coleman - piano, compositions
Aram Shelton - clarinet
Cory Wright - bass clarinet
Ben Goldberg - contra alto clarinet
Hamir Atwal - drums


OAKLAND ::
Scott Amendola Quartet

DUENDE


2014 MARCH 19 @ 9 PM

Scott Amendola Quartet
Scott Amendola - drums
Ben Goldberg - clarinet
Josh Smith - tenor saxophone.  
John Shifflet - bass 

Scott writes beautiful, melodic tunes, and insists that we play them however we need to in the moment. This has created some memorable performances.  Here's two of them: "Lima Bean" at Off The Grid in San Francisco: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS97jALMPs4.  And "Blues for Istanbul" from a hit at the Red Poppy Art House in SF with Nels Cline taking Josh's place: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FksDYt3ZduU&feature=related



BERKELEY ::
Goldberg/Coleman/Atwal

THE JAZZ SCHOOL


2014 MARCH 15 @ 8 PM

Goldberg/Coleman/Atwal
Ben Goldberg - clarinet
Michael Coleman - piano
Hamir Atwal - drums


BERKELEY ::
Michael Coleman Quartet

JUPITER


2014 MARCH 7@ 8 PM

Michael Coleman Quartet
Michael Coleman - piano
Smith Dobson - drums
Ben Goldberg - clarinet
Doug Stewart - bass


NEW YORK ::

THE STONE


2014 MARCH 2 @ 10:00 PM


NEW YORK ::
DIALOGUE: Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

THE STONE


2014 MARCH 2 @ 8:00 PM

DIALOGUE: Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

Myra and I have been performing duets since 2008. Each concert is a chapter in an evolving musical conversation -- two musicians speaking the same language with slightly different points of view, and, like any good conversation, finding something new. So we titled the project DIALOGUE.



NEW YORK ::
Unfold Ordinary Mind w/ Craig Taborn

THE STONE


2014 MARCH 1 @ 10:00 PM

Unfold Ordinary Mind w/ Craig Taborn

Ellery Eskelin - tenor saxophone

Rob Sudduth - tenor saxophone

Craig Taborn - Wurlitzer Electric Piano

Ben Goldberg - contra alto clarinet

Ches Smith - drums



NEW YORK ::
Goldberg/Taborn/Smith

THE STONE


2014 MARCH 1 @ 8:00 PM

Goldberg/Taborn/Smith

Ben Goldberg - clarinet

Craig Taborn - piano

Ches Smith - drums



NEW YORK ::
Goldberg/Davis/Eskelin/Radley/Hoff/Smith

THE STONE


2014 FEBRUARY 28 @ 10:00 PM

Goldberg/Davis/Eskelin/Radley/Hoff/Smith

Ben Goldberg - clarinet

Kris Davis - piano

Ellery Eskelin - tenor saxophone

Nate Radley - guitar

Devin Hoff - bass

Ches Smith - drums



NEW YORK ::
Ben Goldberg / Kris Davis / Ches Smith

THE STONE


2014 FEBRUARY 28 @ 8:00 PM

Ben Goldberg / Kris Davis / Ches Smith

Ben Goldberg - clarinet

Kris Davis - piano

Ches Smith - drums



NEW YORK ::
Ben Goldberg School

THE STONE


2014 FEBRUARY 27 @ 10:00 PM

Ben Goldberg School

Ben Goldberg  clarinet

Kasey Knudsen  alto saxophone

Jeff Cressman  trombone

Rob Reich  accordion

David Ewell  bass

Hamir Atwal  drums



NEW YORK ::
Goldberg/Cohen/Perowski

THE STONE


2014 FEBRUARY 27 @ 8:00 PM

Goldberg/Cohen/Perowski

Ben Goldberg - clarinet

Greg Cohen - bass

Ben Perowsky - drums



NEW YORK ::
Goldberg/Bernstein/Schoenbeck/Coleman/Adkins/Miller

THE STONE


2014 FEBRUARY 26 @ 10:00 PM

Goldberg/Bernstein/Schoenbeck/Coleman/Adkins/Miller

Ben Goldberg - clarinet

Steven Bernstein - trumpet

Sara Schoenbeck - bassoon

Michael Coleman - piano

Rob Adkins - bass

Allison Miller - drums



NEW YORK ::
Goldberg/Burnham/Takeishi/Royston

THE STONE


2014 FEBRUARY 26 @ 8:00 PM

Goldberg/Burnham/Takeishi/Royston

Ben Goldberg - clarinet

Charles Burnham - violin

Stomu Takeishi - bass

Rudy Royston - drums



NEW YORK ::
Vijay Anderson, Sheldon Brown, Ben Goldberg

THE STONE


2014 FEBRUARY 25 @ 10:00 PM

Vijay Anderson, Sheldon Brown, Ben Goldberg

Vijay Anderson says:

The trio, which began in 2007 in Oakland California, features the unique instrumentation of Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, and Drums. They recently performed at the Novara Jazz Festival 2012 in Novara, Italy.  The group specializes in a unique form of improvisation which focuses on a subtle, continually expanding blend of shifting counterpoint and rhythm,  inviting the listener to contemplate the spontaneous unfolding of melodic and harmonic structures.   This approach explores the musical and intellectual legacy of masters such as Steve Lacy, Denis Charles, Ornette Coleman, and Thelonious Monk with the goal of creating something unique and new.  As one fan stated at the group’s Italian debut, the trio pursues the “Advanced Tradition”. 

 



NEW YORK ::
Ben Goldberg and Tyshawn Sorey

THE STONE


2014 FEBRUARY 25 @ 8:00 PM

Ben Goldberg and Tyshawn Sorey


SAN FRANCISCO ::

SAN FRANCISCO PERFORMANCES' SALON SERIES AT THE REX HOTEL


2014 FEBRUARY 19 @ 6:30 PM


BERKELEY ::
Clarinet Thing

HILLSIDE CLUB


2014 FEBRUARY 15 @ 8 PM

Clarinet Thing


SAN FRANCISCO ::
Ben Goldberg School

CENTER FOR NEW MUSIC


2014 FEBRUARY 14 @ 7:30 PM

Ben Goldberg School

Ben Goldberg  clarinet

Kasey Knudsen  alto saxophone

Jeff Cressman  trombone

Rob Reich  accordion

David Ewell  bass

Hamir Atwal  drums



NEW YORK ::
Unfold Ordinary Mind

TBA


2013 JANUARY 10, 2014, TIME TBA

Unfold Ordinary Mind
Kasey Knudsen - alto saxophone
Rob Sudduth - tenor saxophone
Nels Cline - guitar
Ches Smith - drums
Ben Goldberg - contra alto clarinet, compositions


BROOKLYN ::
Kris Davis' Infrasound

ROULETTE


2013 JANUARY 6 2014 8 PM

Kris Davis' Infrasound

Kris Davis - piano, compositions

Oscar Noriega - bass clarinet

Andrew Bishop - bass clarinet

Joachim Badenhorst - bass clarinet

Ben Goldberg - contra alto clarinet

Gary Versace - accordion, organ

Nate Radley - guitar

Jim Black - drums



HALF MOON BAY ::
Erik Deutsch Trio

PASTA MOON


2013 DECEMBER 26, 6:30

Erik Deutsch Trio

Erik Deutsch - piano

Todd Sickafoose - bass

Ben Goldberg - clarinet



OAKLAND ::
Vijay Anderson, Sheldon Brown, Ben Goldberg

DUENDE


2013 DECEMBER 23, 9 PM

Vijay Anderson, Sheldon Brown, Ben Goldberg

Vijay Anderson says:

The trio, which began in 2007 in Oakland California, features the unique instrumentation of Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, and Drums. They recently performed at the Novara Jazz Festival 2012 in Novara, Italy.  The group specializes in a unique form of improvisation which focuses on a subtle, continually expanding blend of shifting counterpoint and rhythm,  inviting the listener to contemplate the spontaneous unfolding of melodic and harmonic structures.   This approach explores the musical and intellectual legacy of masters such as Steve Lacy, Denis Charles, Ornette Coleman, and Thelonious Monk with the goal of creating something unique and new.  As one fan stated at the group’s Italian debut, the trio pursues the “Advanced Tradition”. 

 



SAN FRANCISCO ::
Vijay Anderson Trio

THE COMSTOCK SALOON


2013 DECEMBER 18, 7 PM

Vijay Anderson Trio
Ben Goldberg - clarinet
Vijay Anderson - drums
Robert Overbury - bass


BERKELEY ::
Rob Reich and Ben Goldberg

FREIGHT & SALVAGE


2013 DECEMBER 17, 8 PM

Rob Reich and Ben Goldberg


SAN FRANCISCO ::
Porto Franco All Star Klezmer Band

PORTO FRANCO ART PARLOR


2013 DECEMBER 15, 4 PM

Porto Franco All Star Klezmer Band

David Chernyavsky - violin

Ben Goldberg - clarinet

Rob Reich - accordion, piano

Daniel Fabricant - bass



OAKLAND ::
Smith Dobson's Friends with Benefits

THE SOUND ROOM


2013 DECEMBER 14, 8 PM

Smith Dobson's Friends with Benefits

Smith Dobson - alto saxophone, compositions

Henry Hung - trumpet

Ben Goldberg - clarinet

Michael Coleman - piano

Kim Cass - bass

Vijay Anderson - drums



OAKLAND ::
Todd Sickafoose Group

DUENDE


2013 DECEMBER 12, 8 PM

Todd Sickafoose Group

Todd Sickafoose - bass, compositions

Jenny Scheinman - violin

Rob Reich - accordion

Adam Levy - guitar

Allison Miller - drums

Ben Goldberg - clarinet



OAKLAND ::

DUENDE


2013 DECEMBER 9, 9 PM


BERKELEY ::

HERTZ HALL, UC BERKELEY CAMPUS


2013 DECEMBER 6, 8 PM


OAKLAND ::
Melford / Takeishi / Amendola / Goldberg

DUENDE


2013 OCTOBER 16, 2013 @9 PM

Melford / Takeishi / Amendola / Goldberg


BERKELEY ::

BERKELEY ARTS FESTIVAL


2013 OCTOBER 13, 2013 @8 PM


OAKLAND ::

DUENDE


2013 OCTOBER 14, 2013 @9PM


SAN FRANCISCO ::
Vijay Anderson, Sheldon Brown, Ben Goldberg

THE MAKEOUT ROOM


2013 OCTOBER 7, 2013 @8:30 PM

Vijay Anderson, Sheldon Brown, Ben Goldberg

Vijay Anderson says:

The trio, which began in 2007 in Oakland California, features the unique instrumentation of Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, and Drums. They recently performed at the Novara Jazz Festival 2012 in Novara, Italy.  The group specializes in a unique form of improvisation which focuses on a subtle, continually expanding blend of shifting counterpoint and rhythm,  inviting the listener to contemplate the spontaneous unfolding of melodic and harmonic structures.   This approach explores the musical and intellectual legacy of masters such as Steve Lacy, Denis Charles, Ornette Coleman, and Thelonious Monk with the goal of creating something unique and new.  As one fan stated at the group’s Italian debut, the trio pursues the “Advanced Tradition”. 

 



OAKLAND ::
Ben Goldberg / Jordan Glenn

THE CRANE HOUSE


2013 OCTOBER 5, 2013 @8 PM

Ben Goldberg / Jordan Glenn

Ben Goldberg - clarinet

Jordan Glenn - drums etc.



OAKLAND ::
Vijay Anderson, Sheldon Brown, Ben Goldberg

DUENDE


2013 SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 @9 PM

Vijay Anderson, Sheldon Brown, Ben Goldberg

Vijay Anderson says:

The trio, which began in 2007 in Oakland California, features the unique instrumentation of Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, and Drums. They recently performed at the Novara Jazz Festival 2012 in Novara, Italy.  The group specializes in a unique form of improvisation which focuses on a subtle, continually expanding blend of shifting counterpoint and rhythm,  inviting the listener to contemplate the spontaneous unfolding of melodic and harmonic structures.   This approach explores the musical and intellectual legacy of masters such as Steve Lacy, Denis Charles, Ornette Coleman, and Thelonious Monk with the goal of creating something unique and new.  As one fan stated at the group’s Italian debut, the trio pursues the “Advanced Tradition”. 

 



DENVER ::
Unfold Ordinary Mind

DAZZLE JAZZ


2013 SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 @7 AND 9 PM

Unfold Ordinary Mind
Kasey Knudsen - alto saxophone
Rob Sudduth - tenor saxophone
Nels Cline - guitar
Ches Smith - drums
Ben Goldberg - contra alto clarinet, compositions


DENVER ::
Unfold Ordinary Mind

DAZZLE JAZZ


2013 SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 @7 AND 9 PM

Unfold Ordinary Mind
Kasey Knudsen - alto saxophone
Rob Sudduth - tenor saxophone
Nels Cline - guitar
Ches Smith - drums
Ben Goldberg - contra alto clarinet, compositions


PORTLAND ::
Unfold Ordinary Mind

MISSISSIPPI STUDIOS


2013 SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 @8 PM

Unfold Ordinary Mind
Kasey Knudsen - alto saxophone
Rob Sudduth - tenor saxophone
Nels Cline - guitar
Ches Smith - drums
Ben Goldberg - contra alto clarinet, compositions


MILL VALLEY ::
Unfold Ordinary Mind

142 THROCKMORTON THEATRE


2013 SEPTEMBER 22, 2013 @7 PM

Unfold Ordinary Mind
Kasey Knudsen - alto saxophone
Rob Sudduth - tenor saxophone
Nels Cline - guitar
Ches Smith - drums
Ben Goldberg - contra alto clarinet, compositions


SACRAMENTO ::
Unfold Ordinary Mind

ANTIQUITE MAISON PRIVEE


2013 SEPTEMBER 21, 2013 @8 PM

Unfold Ordinary Mind
Kasey Knudsen - alto saxophone
Rob Sudduth - tenor saxophone
Nels Cline - guitar
Ches Smith - drums
Ben Goldberg - contra alto clarinet, compositions


OAKLAND ::
Unfold Ordinary Mind

DUENDE


2013 SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 @9:30 PM

Unfold Ordinary Mind
Kasey Knudsen - alto saxophone
Rob Sudduth - tenor saxophone
Nels Cline - guitar
Ches Smith - drums
Ben Goldberg - contra alto clarinet, compositions


SANTA CRUZ ::
Unfold Ordinary Mind

KUUMBWA JAZZ CENTER


2013 SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 @7:00 PM

Unfold Ordinary Mind
Kasey Knudsen - alto saxophone
Rob Sudduth - tenor saxophone
Nels Cline - guitar
Ches Smith - drums
Ben Goldberg - contra alto clarinet, compositions


OAKLAND ::
Scott Amendola Quartet

DUENDE


2013 MARCH 16, 2013

Scott Amendola Quartet
Scott Amendola - drums
Ben Goldberg - clarinet
Josh Smith - tenor saxophone.  
John Shifflet - bass 

Scott writes beautiful, melodic tunes, and insists that we play them however we need to in the moment. This has created some memorable performances.  Here's two of them: "Lima Bean" at Off The Grid in San Francisco: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS97jALMPs4.  And "Blues for Istanbul" from a hit at the Red Poppy Art House in SF with Nels Cline taking Josh's place: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FksDYt3ZduU&feature=related



BAY AREA ::

KCSM RADIO


2013 MARCH 1, 2013, 9 AM


OAKLAND ::
Ben Goldberg's Brainchild

DUENDE


2013 FEBRUARY 27, 2013

Ben Goldberg's Brainchild

Ben Goldberg's Brainchild is an occasional group of around 12 musicians who gather to carry out instructions I make up on the spot and whisper in their ears.  Over the years the group has included John Schott, Steve Adams, Carla Kihlstedt, Ches Smith, David Euwell, Matt Brubeck, William Winant, Scott Amendola, Will Bernard, and many others.  There have been many memorable moments, musical and otherwise, including Scott lying on the floor of the Paradise Lounge, Matt gamely attempting to respond to the instruction "hypotenuse! hypotenuse!", narrowly-averted mayhem by Mr. Winant at Beanbenders, and the choreographer Joe Goode reciting all the five-syllable words he could think of.



PADOVA, ITALY ::
DIALOGUE: Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

2013 MARCH 19, 2013

DIALOGUE: Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

Myra and I have been performing duets since 2008. Each concert is a chapter in an evolving musical conversation -- two musicians speaking the same language with slightly different points of view, and, like any good conversation, finding something new. So we titled the project DIALOGUE.



VIENNA, AUSTRIA ::
DIALOGUE: Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

PORGY AND BESS


2013 MARCH 28, 2013

DIALOGUE: Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

Myra and I have been performing duets since 2008. Each concert is a chapter in an evolving musical conversation -- two musicians speaking the same language with slightly different points of view, and, like any good conversation, finding something new. So we titled the project DIALOGUE.



LEER, GERMANY ::
DIALOGUE: Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

JAZZ IN LEER


2013 MARCH 27, 2013

DIALOGUE: Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

Myra and I have been performing duets since 2008. Each concert is a chapter in an evolving musical conversation -- two musicians speaking the same language with slightly different points of view, and, like any good conversation, finding something new. So we titled the project DIALOGUE.



TOULOUSE, FRANCE ::
DIALOGUE: Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

MUSIC HALLE – ESPACE JOB


2013 MARCH 22, 2013

DIALOGUE: Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

Myra and I have been performing duets since 2008. Each concert is a chapter in an evolving musical conversation -- two musicians speaking the same language with slightly different points of view, and, like any good conversation, finding something new. So we titled the project DIALOGUE.



CHICAGO ::
Ben Goldberg Solo

RATCHET SERIES HOUSE CONCERT


2013 APRIL 13, 2013, 7 PM

Ben Goldberg Solo

Man vs. Clarinet



CHICAGO ::
James Falzone's Renga Ensemble

CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER


2013 APRIL 11, 2013

James Falzone's Renga Ensemble

Ken Vandermark (Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone)

Keefe Jackson (tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, contra bass clarinet)

Jason Stein, (bass clarinet)

Ben Goldberg (Bb clarinet, contra alto clarinet)

Ned Rothenberg (Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone)

James Falzone (Bb clarinet, Eb clarinet)

James will compose a set of new pieces, present the group in 2 gigs in Chicago in April and then record the music for future release.

The project is supported by grants from the Illinois Arts Council and Columbia College Chicago.



CHICAGO ::
James Falzone's Renga Ensemble

THE HIDEOUT


2013 APRIL 10, 2013

James Falzone's Renga Ensemble

Ken Vandermark (Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone)

Keefe Jackson (tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, contra bass clarinet)

Jason Stein, (bass clarinet)

Ben Goldberg (Bb clarinet, contra alto clarinet)

Ned Rothenberg (Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone)

James Falzone (Bb clarinet, Eb clarinet)

James will compose a set of new pieces, present the group in 2 gigs in Chicago in April and then record the music for future release.

The project is supported by grants from the Illinois Arts Council and Columbia College Chicago.



HUESCA, SPAIN ::
DIALOGUE: Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

CENTRO CULTURAL DEL MATADERO


2013 MARCH 25, 2013

DIALOGUE: Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

Myra and I have been performing duets since 2008. Each concert is a chapter in an evolving musical conversation -- two musicians speaking the same language with slightly different points of view, and, like any good conversation, finding something new. So we titled the project DIALOGUE.



BARCELONA, SPAIN ::
DIALOGUE: Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

JAMBOREE


2013 MARCH 24 2013

DIALOGUE: Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

Myra and I have been performing duets since 2008. Each concert is a chapter in an evolving musical conversation -- two musicians speaking the same language with slightly different points of view, and, like any good conversation, finding something new. So we titled the project DIALOGUE.



PUERTO REAL (CADIZ), SPAIN ::
DIALOGUE: Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

TEATRO PRINCIPAL


2013 MARCH 23, 2013

DIALOGUE: Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

Myra and I have been performing duets since 2008. Each concert is a chapter in an evolving musical conversation -- two musicians speaking the same language with slightly different points of view, and, like any good conversation, finding something new. So we titled the project DIALOGUE.



OAKLAND ::
The Nels Cline Singers

DUENDE


2013 JANUARY 24, 2013

The Nels Cline Singers


SANTA FE ::
Tin Hat

THE GIG


2013 MARCH 6 2013

Tin Hat


MILL VALLEY ::
Tin Hat

THROCKMORTON THEATRE


2013 MARCH 3 2013

Tin Hat


ALBUQUERQUE ::
Tin Hat

THE OUTPOST


2012 MARCH 7 2013

Tin Hat


BERKELEY ::
Tin Hat

FREIGHT & SALVAGE COFFEEHOUSE


2012 MARCH 1 2013

Tin Hat


WORLD WIDE ::

...


2012 FEBRUARY 19 2013


OAKLAND ::
Vijay Anderson, Sheldon Brown, Ben Goldberg

THE LAYOVER


2012 FEBRUARY 4 2013

Vijay Anderson, Sheldon Brown, Ben Goldberg

Vijay Anderson says:

The trio, which began in 2007 in Oakland California, features the unique instrumentation of Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, and Drums. They recently performed at the Novara Jazz Festival 2012 in Novara, Italy.  The group specializes in a unique form of improvisation which focuses on a subtle, continually expanding blend of shifting counterpoint and rhythm,  inviting the listener to contemplate the spontaneous unfolding of melodic and harmonic structures.   This approach explores the musical and intellectual legacy of masters such as Steve Lacy, Denis Charles, Ornette Coleman, and Thelonious Monk with the goal of creating something unique and new.  As one fan stated at the group’s Italian debut, the trio pursues the “Advanced Tradition”. 

 



SAN FRANCISCO ::

SFJAZZ CENTER


2012 JANUARY 31 2013


SANTA CRUZ ::

UCSC, MUSIC BUILDING


2012 JANUARY 28 2013, 2 PM


SAN FRANCISCO ::
Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors

CAFE DU NORD


2012 JANUARY 16, 2013

Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors


OAKLAND ::
Vijay Anderson, Sheldon Brown, Ben Goldberg

THE LAYOVER


2012 MARCH 4 2013

Vijay Anderson, Sheldon Brown, Ben Goldberg

Vijay Anderson says:

The trio, which began in 2007 in Oakland California, features the unique instrumentation of Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, and Drums. They recently performed at the Novara Jazz Festival 2012 in Novara, Italy.  The group specializes in a unique form of improvisation which focuses on a subtle, continually expanding blend of shifting counterpoint and rhythm,  inviting the listener to contemplate the spontaneous unfolding of melodic and harmonic structures.   This approach explores the musical and intellectual legacy of masters such as Steve Lacy, Denis Charles, Ornette Coleman, and Thelonious Monk with the goal of creating something unique and new.  As one fan stated at the group’s Italian debut, the trio pursues the “Advanced Tradition”. 

 



PHILADELPHIA ::
Unfold Ordinary Mind

JOHNNY BRENDA'S


2012 DECEMBER 9, 2012

Unfold Ordinary Mind
Kasey Knudsen - alto saxophone
Rob Sudduth - tenor saxophone
Nels Cline - guitar
Ches Smith - drums
Ben Goldberg - contra alto clarinet, compositions


BALTIMORE ::
Unfold Ordinary Mind

THE WINDUP SPACE


2012 DECEMBER 8, 2012

Unfold Ordinary Mind
Kasey Knudsen - alto saxophone
Rob Sudduth - tenor saxophone
Nels Cline - guitar
Ches Smith - drums
Ben Goldberg - contra alto clarinet, compositions


NEW YORK CITY ::
Unfold Ordinary Mind

THE STONE; 8 PM SET


2012 DECEMBER 5, 2012

Unfold Ordinary Mind
Kasey Knudsen - alto saxophone
Rob Sudduth - tenor saxophone
Nels Cline - guitar
Ches Smith - drums
Ben Goldberg - contra alto clarinet, compositions


BERKELEY ::
Ben Goldberg School

BERKELEY ARTS FESTIVAL


2012 NOVEMBER 4, 2012

Ben Goldberg School

Ben Goldberg  clarinet

Kasey Knudsen  alto saxophone

Jeff Cressman  trombone

Rob Reich  accordion

David Ewell  bass

Hamir Atwal  drums



BERKELEY ::
Vijay Anderson, Sheldon Brown, Ben Goldberg

BERKELEY ARTS FESTIVAL, 2133 UNIVERSITY AVENUE IN BERKELEY


2012 SEPTEMBER 5, 2012

Vijay Anderson, Sheldon Brown, Ben Goldberg

Vijay Anderson says:

The trio, which began in 2007 in Oakland California, features the unique instrumentation of Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, and Drums. They recently performed at the Novara Jazz Festival 2012 in Novara, Italy.  The group specializes in a unique form of improvisation which focuses on a subtle, continually expanding blend of shifting counterpoint and rhythm,  inviting the listener to contemplate the spontaneous unfolding of melodic and harmonic structures.   This approach explores the musical and intellectual legacy of masters such as Steve Lacy, Denis Charles, Ornette Coleman, and Thelonious Monk with the goal of creating something unique and new.  As one fan stated at the group’s Italian debut, the trio pursues the “Advanced Tradition”. 

 



OAKLAND ::
Ben Goldberg School

AVONOVA HOUSE CONCERT SERIES


2012 OCTOBER 21, 2012

Ben Goldberg School

Ben Goldberg  clarinet

Kasey Knudsen  alto saxophone

Jeff Cressman  trombone

Rob Reich  accordion

David Ewell  bass

Hamir Atwal  drums



BERKELEY ::
Graham Connah's No Porkestra

THE JAZZ SCHOOL


NOVEMBER 4, 2012

Graham Connah's No Porkestra

One of the amazingest big bands on the planet.  A straight evolutionary line leads us from the early days of the Sour Note Seven to this well-orchestrated mob.  Not to be missed.  Graham is one of the great composers of our time, and this group is his crowning achievement to date. 

Ben Goldberg-clarinet, Beth Custer-clarinet, Steve Adams-flute, Jarratt Rossini-bassoon, Cory Wright-bass clarinet, Jess, Ivry-cello, Alisa Rose-violin, Evan Francis-alto sax/flute, Kasey Knudsen-alto sax, Jayn Pettingill-alto sax, Sheldon Brown-tenor sax, Patrick Wolff-tenor sax, Tom Griesser-baritone sax, Marty Wehner-trombone, Rob Ewing-trombone, Darren Johnston-trumpet, Lisa Mezzacappa-acoustic bass, Vicky Grossi-electric bass, Vijay Anderson-drums, Nancy Clarke-voice, John Schott-voice, John Finkbeiner-voice, Graham Connah-piano
 



DENVER ::

DAZZLE


JUNE 20, 2012


SACRAMENTO ::

LUNA CAFE


MAY 14, 2012, 7 PM


TORONTO ::

COLLEGE STREET UNITED CHURCH


MAY 27, 2012 7 PM


NOVARA, ITALY ::
Vijay Anderson's Touch and Go Sextet

NOVARA JAZZ FESTIVAL


MAY 31, 2012

Vijay Anderson's Touch and Go Sextet
Vijay Anderson, drums, composition
Sheldon Brown, saxophone, bass clarinet
Aaron Bennett, saxophone
Darren Johnston, trumpet
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Ben Goldberg, clarinet


BERKELEY ::
Ben Goldberg's Orphic Machine

FREIGHT AND SALVAGE COFFEEHOUSE


MARCH 4, 8:00 PM

Ben Goldberg's Orphic Machine


LOS ANGELES ::
Ben Goldberg's Orphic Machine

THE BLUE WHALE


MARCH 5, 2012, 8:00 PM

Ben Goldberg's Orphic Machine