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April 2011 Northern California Issue:
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In this issue:

Tix on Sale Now: Ancient Future "World Without Walls" Lineup Reunion!
•Yoshi's, San Francisco, June 7: First Performance in Over 15 Years

Ancient Future Duet Dinner Concert
• Panama Hotel, San Rafael, April 20

Easiest Contest Ever: Win Free Tix for CCSF World Music Club Concert
•City College of San Francisco, May 13

Tix on Sale Now: Ancient Future "World Without Walls" Lineup Reunion June 7

World jazz featuring Matthew Montfort (scalloped fretboard guitar), Jim Hurley (violin), Doug McKeehan (keyboards, piano), and Ian Dogole (percussion) plus special guests including Pandit Habib Khan (sitar)

Ancient Future World Jazz Program
Tuesday, June 7, 8 pm
Yoshi's San Francisco
1330 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
Tix: $16 in advance, $20 at the door. Buy Tix.
Info: 415-655-5600, or
Poster (944 k pdf). Facebook Event. Full Press Release.

Ancient Future Photo Circa 1990 by Irene Young (Links to 864 x 570 Screen Version)
Ancient Future circa 1990. Photo by Irene Young.

On June 7, 2011, the exact lineup of Ancient Future that performed on the band's influential World Without Walls and Asian Fusion recordings will reunite to perform for the first time in over 15 years. The reunion show at Yoshi's San Francisco features Matthew Montfort on scalloped fretboard guitar, Jim Hurley on violin, Doug McKeehan on keyboards, Ian Dogole on percussion, and special guests from the band's recordings including noted sitarist Pandit Habib Khan, who appears with this exact band lineup on the song "Socha Socha" on the Planet Passion recording.

This is a one-time-only chance to catch this special reunion performance by the lineup that played over a hundred concerts together between their first appearance on August 21, 1988 at the Concert in the Forest, a benefit for the Friends of the Cathedral Forest near Breitenbush Hot Springs, Oregon, and their August 26, 1995, show for the Calaveras Arts Council. During this time, Ancient Future was the subject of numerous features in publications such as JAZZIZ and MÚSICA GLOBAL. A selection of these articles has just been uploaded to the archives of Ancient Future history, providing an interesting perspective on a period of growth in the world music movement.

Ancient Future's uptempo virtuoso world fusion music is an exhilarating mix of jazz improvisation with the exciting rhythms, exotic sounds, and enchanting melodies of world music.

Ancient Future Duet Dinner Concert

Featuring Matthew Montfort (scalloped fretboard and fretless guitars) and Mariah Parker (santur)

Photo of Mariah Parker and Matthew Montfort

Ancient Future Duet Dinner Show
Wednesday, April 20, 7 to 10 pm

The Panama Hotel & Restaurant
4 Bayview St.
San Rafael, CA 94901
Info: 415-457-3993 or visit

Scalloped fretboard guitarist Matthew Montfort and santurist Mariah Parker will perform music from Ancient Future's repertoire as well as Seven Serenades for Scalloped Fretboard Guitar by Matthew Montfort, and Sangria by Mariah Parker.

Matthew Montfort and Mariah Parker on Youtube

Easiest Contest Ever: Free Tix for CCSF World Music Club Concert

Featuring Ancient Future with Georges Lammam (Arabic violin/vocals), Matthew Montfort (guitars), Doug McKeehan (keys), and Salah Takesh (Arabic percussion)

El Zaffa by Ancient Future Live Video

CCSF World Music Club Presents
Ancient Future Arabic Beats Program
Friday, May 13, 2011, 7:00 pm
City College of San Francisco

Diego Rivera Theater
50 Phelan Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112

This is a contest anyone can win while tickets are still available! Simply visit and reserve your tickets. That's it!