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

Andrew Gilbert - June 20, 2022

The pandemic accelerated a trend that had been brewing for some time: Many major players are now based on the West Coast.

Andrew Gilbert - May 23, 2022

An all-star roster of artists with new releases on the adventurous label takes the stage at the Freight & Salvage on June 2.

Andrew Gilbert - May 23, 2022

The superlative singer plows a rich furrow with pianist Taylor Eigsti, bassist Ben Williams, and drummer Malachi Whitson.

Andrew Gilbert - May 2, 2022

Ravi Coltrane and his crack band bring the audience to its feet with sparkling renditions of music composed by his legendary parents.

Jonathan Curiel - April 25, 2022

The octogenarian jazz pioneer reprises his powerful Distant Radio Transmission at Mills.


Andrew Gilbert - April 17, 2022

One of the latest big players to move out West, drummer Gerald Cleaver, has Wolff composing for sextet again.

Andrew Gilbert - April 4, 2022

Dianne Reeves presides over a spectacular concert honoring a who’s who of jazz artists.


Richard S. Ginell - March 28, 2022

Violinist Regina Carter is as swinging and gracious as ever in an opening set with her quartet.

Andrew Gilbert - March 21, 2022

The mercurial saxophonist reveals his poetic side in his latest run of gigs at SFJAZZ Center.

Andrew Gilbert - March 21, 2022

Clarinet virtuoso Anat Cohen has a run of gigs in California this month, culminating in a residency at SFJAZZ with her expansive Tentet.