« Week of December 11, 2011 »
Start: 12/11/2011 8:00 pm

SoVoSoIn the words of world-famous vocal innovator and 10-time Grammy Award winner Bobby McFerrin, "SoVoSó is tight, soulful, and a whole lotta fun."

Start: 12/12/2011 8:00 pm

The future of the string quartet might look like this: Bjork to bossa nova with some classical too! Join violinists Hrabba Atladottir and Jory Fankuchen, violist Darcy Rindt, and cellist Beth Vandervennet for this off-beat and up-beat concert.

Start: 12/13/2011 8:00 pm

Jazzschool Institute Student PerformancesSaxophonist and composer Michael Zilber directs the Advanced Jazz Workshop, a top student ensemble performing classics of the jazz repertoire and original works. Featuring Madison Bohrer on tenor sax, Christopher Sullivan on tenor sax, Henry Moser on guitar, Danny Mertens on piano and trumpet, Sturdy Adams on piano, Scott Thompson on bass, and Dillon Vado on drums.

Start: 12/14/2011 8:00 pm

Christmas Jug BandThe Christmas Jug Band, a tongue-in-cheek collaboration of some familiar rock and folk legends, continues to set the standard for holiday high spirits. For more than two decades, this self-styled "momentary lapse of sanity grown to ubiquitous proportions" has graced the Freight stage with their raucous revelry and funky, down-in-the-holler "jugbandizations" of seasonal favorites.

Start: 12/15/2011 8:00 pm

The KlezmaticsDuring the quarter-century since their formation in New York City, the Klezmatics have stood at the forefront of a popular revival of klezmer music—the traditional secular music of the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe that, in its earliest incarnations, flourished mainly at celebratory occasions.

Start: 12/16/2011 8:00 pm

Mo'FoneWith its surprising and highly combustible lineup of two sax men and one drummer, Bay Area-based Mo’Fone thrills audiences with some of the funkiest jazz—and the jazziest funk—being played today. Powering its way through high-energy original compositions and navigating unexpected tunes by the likes of Weather Report, John Scofield, and Led Zeppelin, the trio's huge, multitextured sound belies its compact size.

Start: 12/17/2011 10:30 am

José-Luis OrozcoIn a show that is sure to inspire both kids and adults to laugh, dance, and sing in English and Spanish, beloved educator, author, and musician José-Luis Orozco returns to the Freight stage for a fun-filled morning performance.

Start: 12/17/2011 8:00 pm

TeslimWe wouldn't dream of knocking the Nutcracker, Santa Claus, and the rest—but maybe you need a little something else this holiday season? For example, a bisl rockin' klezmer or some soulful Sephardic music to tug at your heartstrings? A little juggling perhaps? Violinist and composer Kaila Flexer, the force behind the beloved Bay Area Jewish music event Klezmer Mania!