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

Lily O'Brien - October 19, 2019

The jazz virtuoso has an upcoming gig at SFJAZZ. He reveals his wildly eclectic influences.

Michael Zwiebach - October 15, 2019

A trip to the Oakland Symphony tells you a lot about the deep connections of the orchestra to its community.

Andrew Gilbert - October 13, 2019

The venerable pairing of spoken verse and improvised music is blooming with new vigor.

Andrew Gilbert - October 8, 2019

The fearless jazz guitarist celebrates a new recording with a hot combo featuring the charango.

Richard S. Ginell - October 6, 2019

Christian McBride and Brian Blades join the pianist in an endlessly inventive set of fresh-sounding standards.

Andrew Gilbert - October 6, 2019

The world’s longest-running jazz festival is still tops.

Lisa Houston - September 24, 2019

Natasha Paremski and Alfredo Rodríguez pair off for three masterworks.

Andrew Gilbert - September 20, 2019

Women musicians are in forefront of this year’s lineup at the legendary festival.

Lou Fancher - September 20, 2019

The local favorite tours in support of a new CD inspired by the late Sven Asmussen and other string wizards.

Andrew Gilbert - September 10, 2019

The 89-year-old piano master opens SFJAZZ’s season.