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SAN FRANCISCO ::
Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors

STERN GROVE


AUGUST 3 @ 2 PM

Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors


BROOKLYN ::
Ben Goldberg and Michael Coleman

IBEAM


AUGUST 23 @ 8 PM

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


NEW YORK ::
Unfold Ordinary Mind

GREENWICH HOUSE MUSIC SCHOOL


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


PHILADELPHIA ::
Unfold Ordinary Mind

BOOT & SADDLE


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


BROOKLYN ::
The Out Louds

BARBES


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.

 



SAALFELDEN ::
Unfold Ordinary Mind

SAALFELDEN INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL


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


Past Shows

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 ::
Goldberg/McCaslin etc.

IBEAM


2014 JUNE 28 @ 8 PM

Goldberg/McCaslin etc.

Ben Goldberg - clarinet

Donny McCaslin - tenor saxophone

Steve Cardenas - guitar

Stomu Takeishi - bass

Rudy Royston - 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 ::

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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