SFCV’s perceptive writers report on America’s native classical music.

Brett Campbell - June 11, 2024

Grant draws on years of musical mastery in his exploration of the ensemble that pioneered jazz-classical fusion.

Andrew Gilbert - June 11, 2024

Irene Young was instrumental in documenting an artistic moment, but her work shouldn’t be restricted to a single time or place.

Jeff Kaliss - June 4, 2024

Arranger and bandleader John Clayton has completed the score for The Africa Suite using unfinished recordings from Peterson’s “vault.”

Andrew Gilbert - May 13, 2024

The 89-year-old tenor player still sings and swings with the best of them.

Andrew Gilbert - May 13, 2024

Santa Cruz violinist Kaethe Hostetter tours the state this month with Qwanqwa, an all-star group featuring players from Addis Ababa.

Yoshi Kato - April 30, 2024

The SF International Arts Festival may not have big-name headliners, but it has audacious and eclectic artists aplenty.

Andrew Gilbert - April 23, 2024

Complex, wide-ranging, and shot through with visual imagery, the guitarist’s new compositions could easily make for a film score.

Andrew Gilbert - April 22, 2024

The saxophonist and flutist, who returns to the Bay Area this month, has gained a cult following for his unique artistic intuition.

Victoria Looseleaf - April 15, 2024

Between many projects, drummer Antonio Sánchez tours his famous solo film score on its 10th anniversary.

Andrew Gilbert - April 9, 2024

The trumpeter’s new group combines a jazz quartet with a string trio and doesn’t sacrifice the particularities of either ensemble.