New CD Releases in Conjunction with Fifth Annual Matthew Sperry Memorial Festival

ellen fullman sean meehan cd release

Festival special guests Ellen Fullman (CA) and Sean Meehan (NY) announced the release of their new CD, which Ellen has dedicated to Matt. Copies will be available at the Festival for purchase. (Update: Copies of the CD can now be purchased through

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Festival-goers will also be able to buy the latest release of rare recordings of Matt. This year’s recording is of a concert featuring Matt with Lesli Dalaba (trumpet), Fred Frith, and Gino Robair.

You can hear these new releases, plus other SperryMusic by tuning into these radio programs:

Thanks to Other Minds, KFJC and KUSF for their support of the Festival.

Fifth Annual Matthew Sperry Memorial Festival

Please join us in a celebration of Matthew Sperry’s life and music
with the Bay Area’s creative music community:

June 9 & 10, 2007

Fifth Annual Matthew Sperry Memorial Festival

This year the festival features special guests drawn from Matthew’s personal circle of all-stars: Sean Meehan (NY) and Ellen Fullman (CA). These musicians who inspired Matthew and his music will perform over two nights, in both experimental gallery and intimate studio settings, in both solo sets and small ensembles, in a musical journey of remembrance and reunion. The festival tradition of commissioning new works for large ensemble continues with The Enormous Quartet, where a creative cloud of Bay Area musicians will perform in spontaneous combinations of four.


Saturday June 9 | 8pm
21 Grand

416 25th Street at Broadway
with special guest
Sean Meehan
solo and in trios with
Scott Rosenberg/John Shiurba and Bill Hsu/Gino Robair

The Enormous Quartet
(with many musicians!)
Admission is $6 – $600 sliding scale at the door

Sunday June 10 | 8pm
Casa Ninja
Address provided upon reservation
with special guest
Ellen Fullman
solo and in duos with
Sean Meehan, Gino Robair and Theresa Wong

Admission is $25 – $50

Seating is extremely limited at Casa Ninja
Advance reservations are required for Sunday performance; click here to reserve.

Note: If you previously reserved a seat for the Casa Ninja performance, please RE-RESERVE. Due to an email delivery problem, your original reservation submission was lost. We apologize for the inconvenience.


All proceeds from these benefit performances support the Matthew Sperry Memorial Fund.