Upcoming Shows

Wednesday September 27, 7-9pm

Mid-Week Mojo continues

(every Wednesday)


Eric Vogler – guitar

Miles Wick – bass

Darren Johnston – trumpet

Mojo Bicycle Cafe, 639 Divisadero @ Grove, SF



Friday, September 29, 9pm-midnight

Broken Shadows

Darren Johnston -trumpet/vocals

David Phillips – pedal-steel guitar

Miles Wick – bass

Jordan Glenn – drums

Woods Bar, 1701 Telegraph Ave. Oakland



Saturday, September 30, 8pm-11pm

Broken Shadows

Darren Johnston -trumpet/vocals

Jordan Samuels – guitar

David Phillips – pedal-steel guitar

Miles Wick – bass

Jordan Glenn – drums

Jupiter, 2181 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA



Wednesday, October 4, 9:30-12:30

(immediately after Mid-Week Music Mojo)

Steven Lugener’s Jack Knife

The music of Jackie MacLean

Clube Deluxe, 1511 Haight Street, SF


Friday Oct 6, 8pm

Wind Over Walls

Darren Johnston – trumpet

Carmen Staff – piano

Noah Garabedian – bass

Allison Miller – drums

a mix of original compositions, covers, and improvisations

starting the evening will be Fishdreams – a solo bass guitar set by Jochem van Dijk

IBeam, 168 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY


Thursday, October 12, 8pm

Lisa Mezzacappa: Glorious Ravage

Glorious Ravage is the product of extensive collaboration between Mezzacappa and four moving image artists—Konrad Steiner, Alfonso Alvarez, Kathleen Quillian, and Janis Crystal Lipzin—all significant figures in the Bay Area experimental film and video community for decades, working in video, animation and manipulated found and archival film footage. The ensemble features fourteen virtuoso instrumentalists, plus versatile Brooklyn vocalist Fay Victor.

Fay Victor – Voice

Kyle Bruckmann – Oboes

Steve Adams – Woodwinds

Cory Wright – Woodwinds

Aaron Novik – Contrabass Clarinet, Bass Clarinet

Darren Johnston -Trumpet

Alan Williams – Trombone

Mark Clifford – Vibraphone

Tim Perkis – Electronics

John Finkbeiner – Guitar

Myra Melford – Piano, Harmonium

Jordan Glenn – Drums

Crystal Pascucci – Cello

Lisa Mezzacappa – Acoustic Bass, Conductor

Eli Crews – Sound Design

Suki O’Kane – Projections

Film and Video:

Alfonso Alvarez

Janis Crystal Lipzin

Kathleen Quillian

Konrad Steiner

Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY

$15-20 advance, $20-25 at door


Saturday, October 14, 7:30pm

The Jazz Philanthropists Union presents…


Darren Johnston, trumpet

Marcus Stephens, tenor sax

Wil Blades, organ

Scott Amendola, drums

This evening will mark the first performance of a new organ-driven quartet assembled by trumpeter/composer Darren Johnston.  The group will play a mix of originals from within the group, a selection of Thelonious Monk compositions, and a few other surprising covers, spanning deep grooves, swinging blues and more.

Bird and Beckett, 653 Chenery St, SF


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