7:30 PM19:30

Scroggins & Rose CD Release show in Seattle, WA

Seating is limited; please RSVP to

The concert is in North Beacon Hil, a short walk from the Beacon Hill light rail stop. 

$20/person suggested donation at the door; 100% goes to the musicians. Welcome to come hang out anytime after 6:00; concert begins 7:30. I'll make some tacos; bring a snack, dessert, or drink!  

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8:00 PM20:00

Scroggins & Rose CD Release Celebration at the Back Room, Berkeley

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the link below. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).

The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information, or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!




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8:30 PM20:30

RossoRose Duo at the Vernon Salon

Please join us for the April Vernon SalonAlisa Rose and Amy Zanrosso are two expressive and powerful musicians intent on exploring what it means to be a piano and violin duo making music in the 21st century. Striking and dramatic in their musical choices, the RossoRose duo seamlessly melds their classical training with the rhythms and musical freedom of a variety of traditions that include tango and American roots music and are not shy about breaking rules in order to communicate with an audience. See below for Amy's colorful description of the piece they're performing - the first Prokofiev violin and piano sonata. Visual artist Victoria Welling will also be speaking, continuing our talk from February about women in the arts.

Your $20 ticket ($15 emerging artist/BYOB discount) supports the presenting artists and the production of this event. Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 19th to with the number of people attending. Feel free to show up starting at 8 PM, and we'll begin the performance around 8:30 PM. As a warning - parking is often tricky in the Adams Point (Oakland) neighborhood, so allow for extra time. 

Prokofiev Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano:
Want to hear a half hour of music that's brooding and aggressive but so painfully beautiful at times that it makes you wonder what you’ve done with your life up to this point? Then Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano in F minor is for you. Written during the second World War, this sonata is filled with pianistic explosions, relentless approaching armies, abject terror, nostalgia for better days and a violin whistling like “wind passing through a graveyard.” Of all the music Prokofiev composed, the first and third movements of this sonata were chosen to be performed at his funeral - that’s how good this sonata is. If you’ve never heard it before you need to hear it now!

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7:30 PM19:30

Village Road Trio and Vadalma at Fifth Street Farms in Berkeley

The music is acoustic (unamplified instruments and voices), generally traditional American or international, of all types. Chair seating and folks are welcome to bring food/drink to share.

Reservations are necessary to assure you a seat and made by calling (510) 525-9248, or via email at

Doors open at 7:00, music at 7:30. Cost is $20; all proceeds go to the musicians.

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4:00 PM16:00

Lonely Bird Band (Scott Nygaard, Jesse Appelman, and Alisa Rose) plays a House Concert In Napa

When: Sunday, March 19, 2017

Doors open at 3:30 p.m., music begins at 4:00 

Where: 1633 King Avene, Napa

Cost: $20 donation per person at the door - all proceeds go to the musicians

Please RSVP. We've invited more people than the house can hold, so let us know if you can come. No need to respond if you can't make it.

The Lonely Bird Band

The Lonely Bird Band (Scott Nygaard, Jesse Appelman, Alisa Rose) is a new San Francisco Bay Area trio from diverse musical backgrounds performing original and traditional music based in the American fiddle tradition.. It’s a diverse contemporary string band experience, grounded in traditional melodies, but with a playful improvisatory flair.

Watch the Lonely Bird Band perform Alisa Rose’s composition “Fritz Road” live here:

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3:00 PM15:00

Neighborhood Performance Project and Project Avary presents Swift Rose

Project Avary is thrilled to invite the entire family to a musical afternoon & lasagne supper with

Sunday, March 12, 3-5 p.m.  - St. Mary Star of the Sea Sausalito - 180 Harrison Avenue

Classically trained violinists turned genre-defying fiddlers, Mazz & Alisa’s original tunes are

influenced by their backgrounds in classical music, energetic Irish fiddle tunes, spiraling

gypsy dances, fiery tangos, free improvisation & rowdy bluegrass. Julliard trained violinist Mazz has performed with

Kanye West, on the Today Show & on the Late Show with David Letterman. Grammy nominaed violinist Alisa has performed at Carnegie Hall, throughout Eastern Europe as an Ambassador of the State Department & appeared on NPR’s Weekend Edition, Song of the Mountains on PBS & at TEDx Alcatraz with guitarist Bob Weir.

In their Social Justice program, Swift Rose presents music inspired by current social issues to serve as a catalyst for social awakening, dialogue & change.

Suggested donation $15-20 for concert & dinner. Project Avary is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that offers long-term support, resources, guidance and training for children with incarcerated parents

.RSVP by March 3rd to

or call 415.457.8799.

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10:30 PM22:30

Swift Rose at ZLMR Zoo Labs Music Residency Release day

Come celebrate the close of the March 2017 Zoo Labs Music Residency (ZLMR) with a live experience created by each of our resident teams during their 12-day residency here at Zoo Labs.

March #ZLMR residents are:

Kid Beyond [feat. SoulSalaam, Nonagon & The Brothers McCann]

Antique Music

Swift Rose


Each day at the Zoo Labs Music Residency includes mentor sessions, meals, and a lot of time in our world-class recording studios. Our mentors guide, teach and motivate our residents to reach new heights, go to unexpected places, challenge conventional wisdom, and move past the ordinary to the exceptional. Our studio is a playground designed for exploration and expansion.

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