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

Andrew Gilbert - July 17, 2023

Bartz is one in a small class of elite players tapped for the nation’s highest jazz honor this year.

Andrew Gilbert - July 5, 2023

This year’s concert has all stars at every stand and includes guest vocalist Clairdee and saxophonist Ken Peplowski.

Andrew Gilbert - June 19, 2023

A jazz festival should honor the tradition and its contemporary practitioners by headlining them.

Chrysanthe Tan - June 13, 2023

The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra backs the Master Chorale and guest vocalists in music by Duke Ellington and Mary Lou Williams.

Andrew Gilbert - June 9, 2023

The star trumpeter and composer will take over Randall Kline’s job in the fall.

Andrew Gilbert - June 6, 2023

The diverse summer lineup of music, theater, dance, and performance art will be based in the Mission District this year.

Andrew Gilbert - May 23, 2023

The eminent guitarist pulls together his compadres for a retrospective at Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage.

Jeff Kaliss - May 22, 2023

Rent Romus and Heikki Koskinen’s Itkuja Suite has its premiere in Berkeley this week.

Andrew Gilbert - May 16, 2023

In concert with Brooklyn Rider, Herrera brought to mind nueva canción matriarch Mercedes Sosa.

Andrew Gilbert - May 8, 2023

The master saxophonist owned the Davies stage in a wide-ranging program and still had time to appear at the SFJAZZ gala after.