Alt Tal is a passionate and hard-hitting
Jazz ensemble in the San Francisco Bay Area

Who play live in Oakland's nouveau-venerable Cafe Van Kleef and acclaimed gastroclub Disco Volante.

We've enjoyed the many opportunities we've had to perform for audiences around the Bay Area.

Here are some of the venues and parties at which we've had the pleasure of performing.

Past Gigs  

Disco Volante
347 14th St.
Friday, 25 February 2011 Monday, 28 February 2011
Monday, 14 March 2011
Monday, 21 March
Monday, 28 March
Monday, 11 April 2011 Monday, 25 April Monday, 9 May 2011 Monday, 23 May Monday, 13 June 2011 Monday, 27 June Monday, 11 July Monday, 25 July Monday, 8 August Monday, 22 August Monday, 12 September Monday, 26 September

Dining and drinks especially for folks in the service industry.

Vesuvio Caffe
255 Columbus Ave
Sunday, 23 October 2010
Sunday, 10 May 2009
Sunday, 4 May 2008
Tuesday, 18 December 2007
Wednesday, 5 September 2007
Wednesday, 28 July 2004

We've played as part of the North Beach Jazz Festival,

Art in the Alley,

The 50th Anniversary of the publishing of Jack Kerouac's On The Road, and

Parties for Vesiuvio's regulars.

Class Struggle Christmas Party
3135 Filbert Street
Oakland CA
Saturday, 17 December 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Sliding scale $5-$20 for donations

2011 has been a year marked by revolutionary upheavals internationally and the return of struggle right here in the United States.

For the last ten years, the Center for Economic Research and Social Change has played a vital role in providing a forum for the exchange of political ideas that are necessary to rebuild a fighting left here in the US.

Please join us for our Winter fundraiser.

Silent Auction and Bar.

Facebook event

Club Ego
60 6th St. (& Jessie)
255 Columbus Ave
Friday 16 Jan 2004

Phrasing in lyric with its odd breaths and resolve, Alt Tal renders it sassily. Experience Alt Tal headlining at Club Ego, on Friday, 16 January 2004.

Bringing out the Soprano for Elaine and l'Amoureuse de mon Père, Alt Tal gets shockingly candid, then gives you a fistful of black eye with Mossad and the ever-downtown The Nymph.

"I need to belive
You trust
My feelings are true."
-- from News from Milan by David Alt

When it comes down to it, everyone likes the best moments of a Jazz ballad. In this spirit, Alt Tal gives you the untrite Frivolity, or Just a Cup of Coffee.

"The poison raku glaze browns
My once-fragrant fire-escape vine."
-- from Jasmine by David Alt

Don't miss Alt Tal or you will miss the locus of gravitational deviance.

Past Gigs  

Cafe Van Kleef
1621 Telegraph Ave, Oakland 94612
Friday, 25 January 2008
Friday, 28 March 2008
Friday, 11 April 2008
Friday, 9 May 2008
Friday, 8 August 2008
Friday, 26 September 2008
Saturday, 29 November 2008
Friday, 9 January 2009
Thursday, 12 February 2009
Friday, 27 February 2009
Thursday, 19 March 2009
Thursday, 12 March 2009
Friday, 24 April 2009
Thursday, 7 May 2009
Friday, 22 May 2009
Friday, 26 June 2009
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Friday, 25 September 2009
Friday, 27 November 2009
Thursday, 14 January 2010
Thursday, 26 March 2010
Friday, 23 April 2010
Thursday, 6 May 2010
Thursday, 10 June 2010
Thursday, 8 July 2010
Sunday, 1 August 2010
Thursday, 7 October 2010
Thursday, 4 November 2010
Thursday, 2 December 2010
Thursday, 13 January 2011
Thursday, 10 February 2011
Thursday, 10 March 2011
Thursday, 14 April 2011
Thursday, 12 May 2011
Thursday, 13 October 2011
Thursday, 3 November 2011

Alt Tal turns out feisty performances at one of downtown Oakland's most hangable joints, Cafe Van Kleef.

See pictures from recent shows on the Alt Tal page of the Cafe Van Kleef website.

Watch videos of recent shows including songs Seven O'Clock Tune, The Nymph and Force of Nature

Concourse Exhibition Center
635 8th St (enter at 7th St & Brannan)
Saturday, 19 June 8:00 PM - 4:00 AM
$25 in advance
$30 at door in costume/playa finery or $35 in street clothes

Burning Man presents a Mega-PRECOMPRESSION

Celebrate the 25th year of Burning Man at this historic & spectacular night!

A special incarnation of Alt Tal will be performing among the MANY longstanding playa favorites and super surprise guests!

Also, too many live bands, DJs, art, art cars and theme camps to list: see the burning man special events website for deets

4659 Telegraph Ave, Oakland
Saturday, 25 February

Proud to be of Heavy Discipline, a weekly music series produced by Marshall Trammell of the Mutual Aid Project.

Catalyst Cocktails
312 Harriet St.
Friday, 15 July 2005
First Thursdays: August-December 2005
First & Third Thursdays: January-March 2006
First Thursdays: April-December 2006
First Thursdays: January-March 2007
Third Saturdays: April-October 2007

Catalyst Cocktails is a San Francisco cocktail lounge and bar, decorated in a 1930's Art Deco style complete with a fabulous small dinner menu.

Creativity Explored
3245 16th Street
Thursday, 22 July 2005


The trio invites John Gordon to collaborate on our program of originals (plus Mingus' Fables of Faubus!)

The Odeon Bar
3223 Mission Street
Saturday, 11 December 2004

For a frollicking fernet-fueled good time, treat yourself to Alt Tal at your favorite dive, the Odeon.

Alt Tal will perform several new tunes, like John Ashcroft, as well as some Mingus.

Market St. Gallery/Mesart
Holiday Show and Sale Artists' Reception
1554 Market St., San Francisco
Friday, December 10 2004

This is a great opportunity to meet the artists represented, including Cynthia Tom, Ron Newman and Tatiana Lyskova, in mediums of Painting, Prints, Photography, Ceramics and Jewelry.