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

June 2, 4 & 5, 2009
Seventh Annual Matthew Sperry Memorial Festival

This year the festival kicks off with Seattle-based Lesli Dalaba performing in a trio with Fred Frith, Jason Hoopes and a duo with special guest Gail Brand (UK) in Oakland’s intimate Studio 1510. Gail closes the festival with a performance with local Sperry collaborators Gino Robair, Morgan Guberman, John Shiurba, Tim Perkis and Tom Djll on the stage of the Maybeck-inspired Hillside Club. The festival tradition of works for large ensemble continues as OrcheSperry ascends the tall stairs of the Luggage Store Gallery to perform new works in homage to Matthew’s musical life and work, and reprise Matthew’s rollicking improv karaoke of Treasure Mouth, which requires a band to follow along to lyrics as fast as they can be written out for them by others.

Tuesday June 2 | 8pm | $6 – $100 sliding scale
Studio 1510
1510 8th Street
Lesli Dalaba
trio with Fred Frith, Jason Hoopes and duo with Gail Brand (UK)

Thursday June 4 | 8pm | $6 – $100 sliding scale
Luggage Store Gallery
1007 Market Street
San Francisco
Co-presented by Full Moon Concerts – Strong Moon

Orchesperry and Treasure Mouth

Friday, June 5 | 8pm | $15
Hillside Club
2286 Cedar Street

Gail Brand
solo, duos, trios, quartets, quintets and sextets with

Gino Robair, Morgan Guberman, John Shiurba, Tim Perkis and Tom Djll

Festival Tickets are available at the door.

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

Download high-res or low-res versions of the festival poster art

Posted Saturday, May 9th, 2009 at 9:25 pm
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Responses to “Seventh Annual Matthew Sperry Memorial Festival”

harris eisenstadt

what a beautiful program to honor such a beautiful person… matthew’s the man!
harris eisenstadt


Did you announce it on upcoming and on last.fm ?


Good suggestions Ludovic! I’ll contact the organizers about that.


thank you so much to all of the organizers for this incredible tribute to matthew. and thank you scot for continuing to maintain this website and mailing list.
every year brings me further away from my beloved and it is so comforting to me to be with all of you and the music. this festival is like a salve for me.
i love the poster! sweet young matthew with those elegant hands.

Neal Troiano

Please pass my feelings of love and care to Stacia and Lila.
Neal Troiano
(925) 864-5811