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Friday, Feb 24
8pm
$9.00 UCSD students / $20.00 general / $15.00 reserved

ArtPower presents
Thalma & Laércio de Freitas
Friday, February 24, at 8 pm

Early Bird: $15–25; Regular: $20–30
UCSD Students: $9

For her return to ArtPower—following her sold-out U.S. debut here—Thalma de Freitas joins forces with her father, Laércio to showcase beautiful Brazilian jazz music that demonstrates the power of cross-generational influences.

Father/daughter duo Laércio and Thalma have a long and rich history of writing and performing music together. Thalma credits her father for developing her musical ear and exposing her to the deep roots of jazz music in Brazilian culture.

More Info: http://artpower.ucsd.edu/event/thalma-laercio-de-freitas/
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Saturday, Feb 25
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
FREE UCSD students / $15.00 general

JOSHUA WHITE - piano / compositions
DWIGHT TRIBLE - vocal / spoken word
REBECCA JADE - vocal
DEAN HULETT - bass
JOSH JOHNSON - alto sax
CURTIS TAYLOR - trumpet
CHRISTIAN EUMAN - drums

Vocal cries, slave songs, spirituals, sung in the fields as CODE songs, incorporating stories of the Bible to inspire freedom and to create an underground system of communication about clandestine meetings and opportunities to get away and achieve liberation, thus fueling a movement and a lasting body of vital African American artwork that lives on to this day "like a hand on the plow taking one further into the promised land."

The music of (((CODES))), presented by Joshua White, takes the inspiration of these slave CODES and celebrates their spirit through the music of gospel, jazz and spoken word, further fused and elaborated upon through the works of Audre Lorde, Langston Hughes, Amiri Baraka, and other major African-American poets, all of this performed by an all-star band.

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Monday, Feb 27
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
FREE

This three-part series excavates spontaneous sonic combustion and delves into the unknown through Conduction, an artistic process created by Butch Morris to enable "an improvised duet for ensemble and conductor" without words or musical notation. Through a process of ideographic physical signs and gestures, Prof. Stephanie Richards conducts the ensemble Phantom Station to create a communion of multiple intelligences and a bravely vulnerable creative journey into the unknown.

Phantom Station is a collective of artists and graduate students of the UCSD Department of Music, performing January 30, February 27 and March 13.
Each concert will feature a special guest.

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Stephanie Richards
Exploring spaces between jazz and experimental music, trumpeter and composer Stephanie Richards has become a unique voice in the NYC experimental scene, collaborating with improvisational pioneers Henry Threadgill, Butch Morris, John Zorn and Anthony Braxton along with performance artists Mike Kelly, Laurie Anderson and Yoko Ono. Celebrated as an adventurous performer, Stephanies theatrical tendencies often include multi-disciplinary collaborations of sight, sound and movement. An avid collaborator and supporter of new music, Stephanie has premiered new works throughout North America and Europe, while having her own compositions premiered at venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Blue-note and Lincoln Center. Stephanie is a founding member of the Asphalt Orchestra, created the collective Bang On a Can, where she has worked with David Byrne, St. Vincent, Susan Marshall and has also performed alongside Kronos Quartet, The Pixies, Kanye West, A-Trak and Common. Stephanie holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, McGill University and the California Institute of the Arts and has held residency at Stanford University. A recent addition to the faculty at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Stephanie also encourages the performance and commissioning of jazz and new music as Vice-President of the Festival of New Trumpet (FONT). Richards is currently working towards the release of a Tricentric Foundation grant for commissioned scents and sounds.

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Wednesday, Mar 1
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
FREE UCSD students / $10.00 general / FREE reserved

ArtPower presents
I Wish
7 pm Food; 8 pm Movie

Regular: Food + Movie $34; Movie Only $10
UCSD Students: Food + Movie $29; Movie Only Free

After being separated from his brother by their parents’ divorce, 12-year-old Koichi’s only wish is for his family to be reunited. Portrayed by real-life brothers Kôki and Ôhshirô Maeda, the pair develops a plan to reunite with each other.

“ . . . as unaffected, spirited, and lovable as I can imagine.”—Roger Ebert

Menu
Appetizer: tempura shrimp and veggies; Entrée: sugar & soy-glazed salmon, jasmine rice, and roasted asparagus, vegetarian option: please call 858.822.3199; Dessert: matcha cake with berry buttercream and ginger creme anglaise

More Info: http://artpower.ucsd.edu/event/i-wish/
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Thursday, Mar 2
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
FREE UCSD students / $15.00 general / FREE reserved

Join us for this special occasion, featuring

Akiko Tsuruga - hammond B-3
Graham Dechter - guitar
Jeff Hamilton - drums

Special UCSD Guests:
Josh Charney - keys
Tommy Babin - bass
Andrew Lessman - drums

Doors: 7:30pm
Show: 8:00pm

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By Phone: 858-534-8497

General Admission Advance: $15.00
General Admission Door: $20.00
UCSD Student: Free w/ Valid ID

Akiko Tsuruga Bio ~

AKIKO has been a mainstay on the New York jazz scene since 2001. Being of Japanese origin, this talented musician began playing the Organ at the age of three. She launched her career in jazz immediately after graduating from the Osaka College of Music. While living in Osaka, she had opportunities to play with world-renowned jazz
musicians from the United States. Grady Tate, in particular, had the strongest influence on her professional career and convinced her to move to the U. S, and performed on her
Japanese debut album. Dr. Lonnie Smith is one of Akiko’s greatest mentors, and she considers him as her biggest influence.

Early in her New York career, she had the great pleasure to play several gigs with Frank Wess and Jimmy Cobb. While she has made a great reputation performing with her own band, she has also enhanced her name on the jazz scene playing with Lou Donaldson at Carnegie Hall, as well as jazz festivals and jazz clubs all over the world, including tours in Japan. Going to Europe with Lou Donaldson has become an annual event for her since 2012.

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Monday, Mar 6
Doors 6pm / Show 7pm
FREE

Have a song or story to share? Blabbermouth is a monthly event held at The Loft, giving writers of prose, poetry, and fiction, as well as musicians and performers a place to share their art.

You can sign up to perform up to a 10 min. set here: tinyurl.com/BlabbermouthSignUps

Doors: 6:00PM
Show: 7:00PM
FREE

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Tuesday, Mar 7
Doors 6:30pm / Show 7pm
FREE
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Wednesday, Mar 15
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
FREE UCSD students / $10.00 general

Virtuosic, shape-shifting guitarist and composer Matthew Stevens will release his second album as a bandleader, ‘Preverbal,’ March 24 on Ropeadope and in Canada on Crystal Math Music Group (Metric, Grimes). ‘Preverbal’ is a visceral statement, a kinetic exploration of harmony and rhythm driven by Stevens’ masterful playing and singular melding of elements of experimental, jazz and rock. The album blooms and disintegrates over 8 original songs that are immersive and muscular, dark and joyous. ‘Preverbal’ was recorded with Stevens’ core band of Eric Doob on drums and Vicente Archer bass, plus synthesizer and deft touches of sound manipulation and studio craft. It also features a soaring guest vocal appearance from Esperanza Spalding on album closer “Our Reunion.”

Album opener “Picture Window” was recently unveiled via a glowing write-up from critic Nate Chinen at NPR/WBGO. He says the music “advances the ideals of modern jazz even when, sonically speaking, it gestures in other directions.” He continues, “Stevens is not the sort of improviser to show you all of his cards, or even reveal his intentions: he prefers an air of alluring intrigue, down to the way the track ends,
like a set of blinds snapping shut.” Listen to “Picture Window” here: https://soundcloud.com/ropeadope/matthew-stevens-preverbal-01-picture-window

Stevens’ sophomore album as bandleader comes on the heels of a big 2016: He played an integral role in the recording and sound of Esperanza Spalding’s ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’ - one of the best albums of the year - and toured the globe as part of her power trio. He’s also collaborated extensively with Christian Scott, acting as his musical director, performing on all of his recordings and composing music. ‘Preverbal’ is the fully realized vision of this in-demand collaborator and band mate, the culmination of a decade spent lending an important voice to his many projects and as a bandleader.

‘Preverbal’ finds Stevens deeply exploring the electric guitar while his solo debut, 2015’s lauded ‘Woodwork,’ was mainly an exploration of acoustic textures. At the onset of making this new album, Stevens introduced and rehearsed the songs with his band completely by ear without any notated music. The approach brought him full circle, to his days rehearsing with his garage band as a teenager, and led to a synchronized ensemble with ample headroom to explore and improvise during the recording.
‘Preverbal’ was produced by Stevens along with bandmate Eric Doob, and recorded at Revolution Recording in Toronto, Ontario. It was engineered and mixed by Kyle Hoffman.

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Thursday, Mar 16
Doors 8pm / Show 8:30pm
FREE UCSD students / $10.00 general

Rappers Sam Lachow and Dave B are two of Seattle's blossoming emcees. From Sam Lachow's 'Friends, Funk, and Liquor' album to Dave B.'s recent 'Tomorrow' album with Sángo, the two are sure to host a great night of hip-hop.

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Monday, Apr 3
Doors 6pm / Show 7pm
FREE

Have a song or story to share? Blabbermouth is a monthly event held at The Loft, giving writers of prose, poetry, and fiction, as well as musicians and performers a place to share their art.

You can sign up to perform up to a 10 min. set here: tinyurl.com/BlabbermouthSignUps

Doors: 6:00PM
Show: 7:00PM
FREE

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Thursday, Apr 13
8pm
$9.00 UCSD students / $30.00 general / $25.00 reserved

ArtPower presents
Tribu Baharú After Party
Thursday, April 13, at 8 pm

Early Bird: $25 ; Regular: $30
UCSD Students: $9

Join us after the performance and celebrate with ArtPower artists at The Loft. Beverages will be available to purchase from Zanzibar. Open to Tribu Baharú ticket holders only.

More Info: http://artpower.ucsd.edu/event/tribu-baharu/
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Friday, Apr 21
7pm
$9.00 UCSD students / $40.00 general / $45.00 reserved

ArtPower presents
Ariel Quartet ArtTalk
Friday, April 21, at 7 pm

Early Bird: $40–54 ; Regular: $45–59
UCSD Students: $9

Join us before Ariel Quartet take the stage for a pre-performance ArtTalk. Open to Ariel Quartet ticket holders only.

More Info: http://artpower.ucsd.edu/event/ariel-quartet/
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Friday, May 5
7pm
$9.00 UCSD students / $40.00 general / $45.00 reserved

ArtPower presents
St. Lawrence String Quartet ArtTalk
Friday, May 5, at 7 pm

Early Bird: $40–54 ; Regular: $45–59
UCSD Students: $9

Join us before St. Lawrence String Quartet takes the stage for a pre-performance ArtTalk. Open to St. Lawrence String Quartet ticket holders only.

More Info: http://artpower.ucsd.edu/event/st-lawrence-string-quartet/
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Friday, May 12
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
FREE UCSD students / $10.00 general / FREE reserved

ArtPower presents
The Spirit of the Beehive
Friday, May 12
7 pm Food; 8 pm Movie

Regular: Food + Movie $34; Movie Only $10
UCSD Students: Food + Movie $29; Movie Only Free

Directed by Victor Erice, The Spirit of the Beehive is widely regarded as one of the greatest Spanish films of the 1970s. Six-year-old Ana attends a traveling screening ofFrankenstein in her small Castilian village. She becomes possessed by the memory of it, and is determined to find the monster herself. Visually arresting, the film is a bewitching portrait of a child’s haunted inner life.

Menu
Appetizer: papas bravas with smoky aioli; Entrée: chicken with Catalan picada and herbed rice, vegetarian option: please call 858.822.3199; Dessert: flan with brandied berries and mint

More Info: http://artpower.ucsd.edu/event/the-spirit-of-the-beehive/
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Thursday, May 18
Doors 10pm / Show 12am
$9.00 UCSD students / $23.00 general / $18.00 reserved

ArtPower presents
Colleen ArtTalk
Thursday, May 18, at 10 pm

Early Bird: $18–30 ; Regular: $23–35
UCSD Students: $9

Join us after Colleen take the stage for a post-performance ArtTalk. Open to Colleen ticket holders only.

More Info: http://artpower.ucsd.edu/event/colleen/
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