Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


Classical Revolution

Classical Revolution was founded in the fall of 2006 when several former and current San Francisco Conservatory of Music students met at Revolution Cafe in San Francisco's Mission District for public chamber music reading sessions.

In the 8+ years since, Classical Revolution has presented more than 1200 chamber music events in venues all around the SF Bay Area, with the goal of presenting high quality performances in locations that are publicly accessible.
The concept has spread to other cities, with chapters and offshoots currently active in Seattle, Portland, LA, Miami, Paris. Amsterdam, Detroit, Baltimore, Phoenix, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Madison, Washington DC, and more.

Over 800 musicians have participated in Classical Revolution events in San Francisco alone.
These musicians come from a variety of backgrounds, from members of major symphonies and international concert soloists to amateur musicians who have found an outlet for their love of chamber music, to jazz and folk musicians whom we collaborate and share ideas with.

Classical Revolution has been featured in various publications including San Francisco Chronicle, Strings Magazine, Airways - the American Airlines magazine, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, and The New York Times.

Jan 8, 7pm to 9pm, Caffè Chiave, 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Way Out West Concert Series - Illy Bogart

CJC's Way Out West Concert Series provides composer-performers from the Bay Area and beyond with a Tuesday evening showcase for forward-looking original work in jazz and related genres. Join us weekly in Rendon Hall for Way Out West!

illy bogart brings its unique, soulful modern jazz to the CJC!

Tony Peebles and Lyle Link, Saxophones; Ian McArdle, keyboards; Owen Clapp, bass; Kai Lyons, guitar; Isaac Schwartz, drums.

ILLY BOGART is pleased to announce the release of its new album, "The Big Picture".

The album was recorded, mixed and mastered entirely to tape, so it has the sound of an old school record, yet with decidedly modern music. The compositions are feel-based and through-composed in equal measure, balancing adventurous rhythmic and harmonic concepts with singable melodies and accessible grooves in the vein of Snarky Puppy, Marcus Strickland's Twi-Life, and the Bloomdaddies.

ILLY BOGART is Tony Peebles (Tommy Igoe, Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Katchafire) and Lyle Link (Warren Wolf, Ralph Peterson) on saxophones, Ian McArdle (Erik Jekabson, Jacam Manricks) on keyboards, and Isaac Schwartz (Wil Blades) on drums. The exciting new record also features Lilan Kane on vocals and Christian Pepin on percussion.

"The Big Picture" is not currently available on any streaming services, but is available for purchase on iTunes and BandCamp, or in person at any ILLY BOGART performance.

Jan 8, 7:30pm to 9:30pm, Rendon Hall/Fiddler Annex @ California Jazz Conservatory 2040 Addison Street, Berkeley