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April 20: Front Burner (Melbye/Shelton/Skovbakke/Lohse). Copenhagen, Armadillo Eventcafé 20:00

April 28: Aram Shelton | Jaspar Stadhouders - guitar | Robert Landfermann - bass | Martin Blume - drums. Köln, King Georg. 21:00

April 30: Aram Shelton - reeds | Simon Camatta - percussion | Matthias Müller - posaune | Carl Ludwig Hübsch - tuba. Köln, Atelier Dürrenfeld. 20:00

May 1: Aram Shelton - reeds | Simon Camatta - percussion | Matthias Müller - posaune | Carl Ludwig Hübsch - tuba. Essen, Alte Mitte. 20:00

Past Performances:

February 23: Aram Shelton Solo + Lab Trio (BE). Vinterjazz. Koncertkirken. København. 20:00.

February 2: Tonal Masher + Jonathan Pyon / Jenny Gräf / Marcela Lucatelli. Sorgenfri at 5E. 20:00.

December 28: Tonal Masher. Mayhem, Copenhagen. 20:00

November 1: Aram Shelton, Chris Brown, Jordan Glenn. Tom's Place. Berkeley. 8pm.

October 30: Shelton/Ochs/Walton/Nordeson. The Back Room. Berkeley, CA 8pm.

October 28: Gold Age. Woods Brewery. Oakland. 9pm to midnight.

October 21: Aram Shelton, Tom Djll, Henry Kaiser. Adobe Books, San Francisco. 8:00 pm.

October 14: Jordan Glenn's Wiener Kids with Fred Frith. Studio Grand. Oakland. 9:30 pm.

October 11: Marches with Cory Wright, Steve Blum, Doug Stuart, Geneva Harrison and Jordan Glenn. Active Music Series at the Uptown. Oakland. 9:00 pm.

October 8: Gold Age. Davis Jazz & Beat Festival. Davis, CA. 3pm.

September 24: Tonal Masher. Studio Grand. Oakland. 10pm.

September 23: Gold Age. Woods Brewery. Oakland. 9pm to midnight.

September 3: Kyle Bruckmann's Degradient - debut show! Peralta Station. Oakland. 8pm.

August 26: Gold Age. Woods Brewery. Oakland. 9pm to midnight.

July 29: Mark Clifford's Dirty Snacks. Outsound New Music Summit. Community Music Center. SF. 7pm.

July 22: Gold Age. Woods Brewery. Oakland. Three sets! 9pm.

July 4: Gold Age. Monday Makeout. Makeout Room. San Francisco. 8pm.

June 21: ROVA (subbing for Steve Adams). Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes. Oakland. 5-9pm.  

June 18: Tonal Masher 2016 Switchboard Music Festival. Brava Theater. San Francisco. Starts at 1pm. (Also performing Julius Eastman's Stay On It)

June 17: Gold Age. Woods Brewery. Oakland. Three sets! 9pm. 

May 27: Gold Age. California Jazz Conservatory. Berkeley, CA. 8:00 pm.

May 26: Tonal Masher with Ahleuchatistas, Black Spirituals, IMA. Starline Social Club. Oakland. 8pm.

May 14: ROVA Figure 8. Rova's classic 1990's music for saxophone octet revisited with guests Vinny Golia, Phillip Greenlief, Aram Shelton and Cory Wright.ODC Commons. San Francisco. 8:00 pm. 

May 13:  Gold Age. Two sets. The Royale. San Francisco. 9 pm.

May 7: Gold Age. Penofin Jazz Festival. Ukiah, CA.

April 28: Steel Bridge Trio - Tim Daisy, Safa Shokrai, Shelton + Larry Ochs / Don Robinson Duo. Berkeley Arts. Berkeley. 8:00 pm.

April 23: Gold Age. Octopus Literary Salon. Oakland. Early Show! 7:00 pm.

April 22: Performing scores from Canyonlands with ROVA saxophone quartet. Center for New Music. San Francisco. 7:30 pm.

April 7-10: All Roads are Lined with Teeth. A collaboration with Sharp & Fine Dance and playwright Amber Hsu. Composed music for dance with small ensemble of Shelton, Jordan Glenn, Teddy Rankin-Parker, and Cory Wright. ODC Theater. San Francisco. 

March 28:  Shelton, Anton Hatwich (CHI), Owen Stewart-Robertson & Booker Stardrum (NYC). Oakland Freedom Jazz Society, Studio Grand. 10pm.

March 24: Gold Age. Woods Tavern, Oakland. 8-11pm.

March 18: Wiener Kids (Jordan Glenn, Cory Wright, Shelton). Starry Plough, Berkeley. 8pm.

March 14: Gold Age. Studio Grand, Oakland. 9:00 pm.

March 10: Nathan Clevenger Elective Infinities. Luggage Store, San Francisco. 8:00 pm.

March 8: Tonal Masher at Active Music Series. Omni Commons, Oakland. 7:30 pm.

February 2: Jacob Wick, Owen Stewart-Robertson, Aram Shelton. TBD. Oakland. 8:00 pm

January 29: Never Enough Hope + Gojogo. Starline Social Club. Oakland. 8:00 pm.

January 22: Wiener Kids (Jordan Glenn, Cory Wright, Aram Shelton).  Studio Grand, Oakland. 9:00 pm.

January 4: Nathan Clevenger Elective Infinities. Makeout Room. San Francisco. 8:00 pm.


More past shows can be seen here.

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