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Tom's Place

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t d @ p i x a r . c o m
510.703.8195
3111 Deakin Street, Berkeley CA


Company Style

Company Week was the title of a series of roughly annual week-long events organized in London by Derek Bailey, the first in 1977 at Cafe Oto. For a Company Week, Bailey would gather a group of roughly 9 to 11 musicians who would play in various combinations during the week.

Our Company-style events compress a similar experience into a single night. We invite a group of musicians for the evening, and a ringmaster calls out subgroups who play together (necessarily for a short duration, so we can fit a good number of groupings into the time available).