Upcoming

Sunday, August 14, 2022
4:00 PM
Rova at Salesforce Park
Salesforce Park
425 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Description:
Admission: Free

Location: Salesforce Park is on top of the Salesforce Transit Center, and stretches between 2nd Street & Beale Street. Access to the park is by several escalators, or by gondola at the corner of Fremont & Mission.

Concerts take place at the Main Plaza of the park.

How to get to park: Bart: exit at Embarcadero or Mission St. station. Both are one block from park.

Parking: 101 second street and 555 mission are the closest parking garages. There is a lot on Howard near second street as well.
Friday, August 19, 2022
4:00 PM
ROVA PLUS ONE in Palo Alto Show #1
Special Guest: THOLLEM (acoustic piano)
Palo Alto Art Center 1313 Newell Road Palo Alto, CA
Description:
Memorial Set for the late Joe Zirker.
Join Rova and Thollem for an exciting collaboration, a cooperative work in progress that has continued for several years.
Friday, August 19, 2022
6:00 PM
ROVA PLUS ONE in Palo Alto Show #2
Special Guest: THOLLEM (electric keyboards)
Lytton Plaza
200 University Ave
Palo Alto, CA
Description:
outdoor free form performance
An exciting continuation of our ongoing collaboration with the remarkable keyboardist, THOLLEM.
Sunday, September 11, 2022
3:00 PM
Sunday Afternoon @ The Back Room Berkeley: OUTDOORS
The BACKROOM
1984 Bonita Ave. (nr.University)
Berkeley California. 94704
USA
Description:
At this exclusive outdoor concert, Rova will be playing works hardly heard - or never heard - live, most created during the Pandemic Years. But Rova’s musical goal has always been, since 1978, to instigate, to challenge, and to inspire. The group explores the synthesis of composition and collective improvisation, creating exciting, genre-bending music.

Rova is one of the longest-standing groups in the music movement that has its roots in post-bop, free jazz, avant-rock, and 20th century new music; Rova draws inspiration from the visual arts, contemporary poetry, contemporary dance. We listen closely and deeply appreciate both the traditional and the pop music styles of Africa and Asia. And then there is the blues; always a key. www.rova.org or visit the Rova Bandcamp page.

Tickets are $20. Children under 12 are free. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash or Venmo 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 food and adult beverages with no additional corkage fee. The venue is ADA accessible. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-381-1997.

A MESSAGE ABOUT OUR OUTDOOR SHOWS:
Under the current circumstances, we recommend masks, even though we are outside. We hope that you are vaccinated, although we do not require it for our outdoor shows. We will continue to socially distance our seats, but you may rearrange them to your liking. And those seats will be standard folding chairs - no comfy couches outside, but they will be comfortably shaded. Only 60 tickets will be sold, and we expect all or most of them to be bought in advance. (Reimbursement for cancellation is guaranteed with 24-hour notice, and rain may cause a cancellation from our end). If a show is sold out, you may contact Sam via email (sam@backroommusic.com) for permission to bring your own seats (and be charged at the "door" instead of in advance).

Please keep in mind that late afternoons can be chillier than expected, even on a warm spring day, especially when sitting still, so bring an extra layer! Cups of water will be available, but it might be a good idea to bring your own drinks/snacks.
Sunday, September 18, 2022
7:30 PM
Rova Electronics Sextet (with Tom Djll and Gino Robair) @ SF Electronic Music Festival
THE LAB - 2948 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Description:
Rova Sax 4tet hooks up for the third time with "Unpopular Electronics" bandmates Gino Robair and Tom Djll - for another epic adventure into the sonic universe that these six musicians discovered in 2019 at The Chapel of the Chimes. It's an exciting realm of sound that they'll be happy to re-explore whenever the call comes in to re-engage. Honored to do so this time for the venerable San Francisco Electronic Music Festival. The trio plays third of three performances on the final night of the 2022 festival.
Saturday, October 1, 2022
8:00 PM
Rova on Tour 2022 = Niagara Artists Center
Niagara Artists Center
354 St. Paul Street
St. Catharines ONTARIO L2R 3N2
CANADA
Description:
Rova will perform up on the roof... a roof-top pati... and surrounded by the love visual art of local Video DJs!
Sunday, October 2, 2022
8:00 PM
Rova in ROCHESTER
The Bop Shop
274 North Goodman St
Rochester New York 14607
USA
Description:
https://www.bopshop.com/
Monday, October 3, 2022
8:00 PM
ROVA in BUFFALO
HALLWALLS
341 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo NY 14202
USA

https://www.hallwalls.org
Description:
2 sets of brilliant music designed specifically for this space
One of our favorite cities to return to...
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
12:00 AM
Rova in CLEVELAND
THE BOP STOP
2920 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland Ohio 44113
Description:
Thursday, October 6, 2022
12:00 AM
Rova at DRAKE UNIVERSITY, DES MOINES
Drake University
TBD
Description:
Rova concert - first show in Iowa
Friday, October 7, 2022
12:00 AM
Rova @ GRINNELL UNIVERSITY
Grinnell University
TBD
Description:
an entire concert of premieres for Iowa
Saturday, October 8, 2022
8:00 PM
Blue Stem Jazz presents Rova in Madison, WI
— THE NORTH STREET CABARET —
610 North St
Madison, WI 53704
Description:
2 sets of Wisconsin Premieres (Last show in WI in 2004)
bluestemjazz.org
Sunday, October 9, 2022
12:00 AM
Rova in St. Paul, MN @ Studio Z
Studio Z
275 East Fourth Street Suite 200
Saint Paul, MN
(651) 755-1600
Description:
http://www.studiozstpaul.com

Rova's first Minneapolis - St. Paul show since 2002.
Saturday, October 29, 2022
8:00 PM
Rova @ 2022 Angel City Jazz Festival in Los Angeles
2220 Arts + Archives / 2220 Beverly Blvd / Los Angeles, CA
Description:
A double bill with "Battle Trance" - yet another unique saxophone quartet, this one begun around 10 years ago by leader Travis Laplante. Battle Trance has forged its own very special focus and sound-palette.

Rova opens with an all-new set of Los Angeles premieres at 8 PM.