Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


String Quartet Sundays ~ featuring "The Town"

1pm to 2pm, The Musical Offering, 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Pickpocket Ensemble (John Slattery)

3pm to 5pm, Maybeck Studio, 1537 Euclid Ave, Berkeley

Electric Squeezebox Orchestra

The Electric Squeezebox Orchestra (CJC Resident Artists) is a 17-piece big band led by Erik Jekabson and features many of the best players and arrangers in the Bay Area! They will be appearing Sundays at 5:30 pm through November 18th, with the Luis Manuel Quartet opening at 4:30 on September 16th.

ESO Band Members and Instrumentation: Saxes: Sheldon Brown, Larry Delacruz, Mike Zilber, Marcus Stephens, Charlie Gurke; Trombones: Rob Ewing, Danny Lubin-Laden, Patrick Malabuyo, Rich Lee; Trumpets: Erik Andrews, Erik Jekabson, Darren Johnston, Andrew Stephens; Piano: Steve Blum; Guitar: Jordan Samuels; Bass: Peter Barshay; Drums: Jeff Marrs

Artist Bio: The Electric 18th Orchestra is the Bay Area's own 17-piece big band, led by trumpeter Erik Jekabson, playing music composed and arranged by its members. The composers and arrangers, some of the very best in the Bay, draw from a wide variety of influences but always come up with powerful music with groove, beauty and subtlety. The band, which started a steady Sunday residency at the California Jazz Conservatory in March, has colloborated with a number of special guest artists, including John Santos, Kenny Washington, Alan Ferber, Dayna Stephens, Mads Tolling, Sandy Cressman, Kellye Gray, Avotcja, Spok and Ben Goldberg.

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Doors Open: 3:30 PM     Starts: 4:30 PM     Ends: 7:00 PM

4:30pm to 7pm, Rendon Hall/Fiddler Annex @ California Jazz Conservatory 2040 Addison Street, Berkeley

From Troubador to Tango, works by D'Arcy Reynolds, Ann Callaway, Peter Josheff, Allen Shearer and Claudia Stevens

Sonic Harvest 18 promises the premiere of guest composer D'Arcy Reynolds' Tangria, songs by Ann Callaway, the premiere of a work by Peter Josheff for spoken voice and piano as well as his violin solo September. And more premieres: a song cycle by Allen Shearer and Claudia Stevens' solo performance referencing Beethoven's politics. Stellar guest performers will appear alongside our composers/performers. For all the details, click on the Program 18 tab.

And plan to join us for another feast of new music!

For more information call (510) 654-8651
or email
Admission $20 general, $15 students/seniors/disabled persons.
Tickets sold at the door only. Wheelchair accessible.
Parking available in the Underhill fee lot (under the playing field). Enter from Haste or Channing.

8pm to 10pm, Berkeley Piano Club, 2724 Haste Street, Berkeley