Jazz in the Neighborhood is a nonprofit project with fiscal sponsorship through Intersection for the Arts. As the name suggests, their concerts are a “moveable feast,” preferring venues that tend to be accessible to the general public in favor of the more “jazz-centric” sites. Thus, one of their venues is the Concert Hall of the Community Music Center (CMC), a more neighborhood-based location in the Mission than the bustling Mission Street and Valencia Street.
Next month CMC will host a Jazz in the Neighborhood presentation of the Allison Miller Trio, led by New York-based drummer Miller. Her trio features clarinetist Ben Goldberg and pianist Myra Melford. All three of these musicians have taken some highly innovative approaches to making jazz and exploring the possibilities of adventurous improvisation.
The CMC Concert Hall is located at 544 Capp Street, between 20th Street and 21st Street and between Mission Street and South Van Ness Avenue. The performance by the Allison Miller Trio will begin at 8 p.m. on August 13. General admission will be $15 with a $10 rate for students and seniors. Tickets will be sold at the door.