Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


California Jazz Conservatory Student Performances

California Jazz Conservatory ensembles present a series of semester-end concerts.

May 7, 6pm to 7pm, California Jazz Conservatory 2087 Addison St, Berkeley

Caffe Acustico

May 7, 7pm to 9pm, Caffé on San Pablo, 2500 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley

Kurt Ribak

Kurt Ribak
Kurt Ribak brings his ensemble to the Freight to celebrate the release of his new album, Onward. Kurt describes his sound as, "Charles Mingus meets The Meters. They go to Duke Ellington's house to jam, and Cachao and Thelonious Monk sit in."

The concert will feature his band: Ribak (bass and vocals), Greg Sankovich (keyboards), Lincoln Adler (saxophone), Myles Boisen (electric guitar and lap steel guitar), Alan Hall (drums), and Michaelle Goerlitz (percussion). Special guests will be Ross Wilson (brass) and vocalists Sheilani Alix and Lorna K.

As on Kurt's last recording, he is using an expanded line-up, with noted Bay Area percussionist Michaelle Goerlitz on several tracks. One tune, Testifyin' features former Tom Waits sideman, Myles Boisen, on lap steel, a new element for the band.

May 7, 8pm to 10pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, 94704

Berkeley Symphony Broadcasts - May 2018

Tonight: We hear the opening night concert from Zellerbach Hall on the UC Berkeley campus , with music director Joana Carneiro conducting.
Shostakovich: Jazz Suite No. 1
John Adams: Fearful Symmetries
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
William Gardiner: Cello Concerto (World Premiere) Tessa Seymour, cello

May 7, 9pm to 11pm, KALW 91.7FM

Eat & Thai The 7th Annual Spring Roll Live

7th Annual Live @ 9 The Spring Roll Jazz Soul music series featuring 9 times Grammy nominated sounds of tomorrow today California Flght Project featuring singer-songwriter Jerrij Bobelli Johnson recording artist for Universal Music -Famous Music Groups -Ingrooves Music Groups+ Black Diamond Reocords- I H P Media Solutions Hot Topics. All live . at Eat & Thai , sessions are live rehearsals open to the publich. You will love it, you never know who will put up its a band of great nusicians reheasing live for the tour dates ahead , its rare as it get but best as it come all you have to do is come eat drink and enjoy the sounds of tomorrow today with one of the greatest music stories ever for Urban music in funk jazz, soul, r&b , dance , pop, fusion, reggae fusion pop ,, acoustic sounds that last forever melodies your can humm or sing to they are all from California . So, just come the food is delicious and the atmostpher is eclectic along with the vibe of the people they come to enjoy the sounds of tomorrow with one of the best sounds in the music industry todate. All raw live sounds . Its will be fun and entertaining as they go throught their list of endless songs that hit the air waves around the Globe of California Flight Project, Be there ~!!~ Its open to the public all family members will enjoy the Sound of Calfornia Flight. "Show your right" The 7th annual Spring Roll Music series kick off in fashion to Nov 2018... .

May 7, 9pm to 10pm, Eat @ Thai Restaurant, 1181 University Ave., Berkeley