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Cooke Quintet

Cooke Quintet celebrates the release of their newest album, an indefinite suspension of the possible, at Old First Concerts. Comprised of veteran Bay Area musicians who have worked with various contemporary music standouts such as ROVA, Fred Frith, Paulin Oliveros, Joan Jeanreaud and Paul Dresher, the Quintet presents a fresh twist on the classic jazz quintet. Combining stylistic influences from American and European jazz, the avant-garde, and diverse music from around the world with unusual instrumentation including woodwinds, trombone, ‘cello, percussion and koto, the Quintets approach to acoustic jazz allows for a new freedom of emotional expression.

Old First Concerts has volunteer opportunities available!

Our concerts rely on the generosity of volunteers to assist with simple tasks like:


distributing programs

box office

set-up and clean-up

Scheduling is flexible — you choose when to work! We especially need helping hands for our Friday and Saturday night performances.

An excellent opportunity for students, seniors, or anyone who possesses a love for music!

If you’d like to consider volunteering with Old First Concerts, please contact for more information.