Features

Jason Victor Serinus - March 2, 2021

As Nicholas McGegan and Celine Ricci report, historical performance practice is not about embracing austerity, but rather its opposite.

Andrew Gilbert - February 22, 2021

The intrepid Chicago jazz organization has informed and inspired generations of local artists. Our jazz critic hears from prominent Bay Area musicians about this lodestar of creative energy.

Lou Fancher - February 22, 2021

Choreographer Robert Moses and Denise Saunders Thompson, of the International Association of Blacks in Dance, discuss increasing Black influence and the added challenges of the pandemic.

Jeff Kaliss - February 15, 2021

Renée Fleming and her Sound Health Network champion Indre Viskontas’s comprehensive review of music and brain development research.

Michael Zwiebach - February 8, 2021

As the NEA continues to dole out project-based grants effectively, we’re reminded that artists need and deserve more than that.

Michael Zwiebach - February 6, 2021

If there’s a lesson in this preeminent American composer’s work, it’s that reimagining the past in art can lead to liberation.

Andrew Gilbert - February 1, 2021

An appreciation of a Bay Area jazz stalwart and “the world’s most interesting man.”

Annelies Zijderveld - January 25, 2021

Chelsea Hollow’s Young Activists’ Songbook helps young musicians, artists, and poets come together to combat isolation.

Tom Jacobs - January 18, 2021

Arts organizations are flush with fresh ideas about how the arts can be central to rebuilding America’s economy and sense of community.

Andrew Gilbert - January 12, 2021

The pandemic has taken a cruel toll on jazz artists and venues around the globe.