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

Jeff Kaliss - May 15, 2018

The trio bends but doesn’t break jazz tradition, carrying on the legacy of Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy, and Coltrane.

Lou Fancher - May 15, 2018

An unassuming jazz great is still a jazz great.

Andrew Gilbert - May 15, 2018

Greenlief and a host of collaborators bring An Improvisation to ODC Theater.

Andrew Gilbert - May 8, 2018

A band dedicated to the legacy of the under-recognized jazz great Mary Lou Williams delivers showstoppers with ease.

Lily O'Brien - May 4, 2018

The singer-songwriter brings the music of her latest album to Berkeley’s Freight and Salvage.

Jeff Kaliss - April 30, 2018

The jazz vocalist doesn't stray too far into unexpected territory at her Sound Room gig, and that's just fine.

Andrew Gilbert - April 24, 2018

The esteemed local saxophonist honors the jazz legend with inspired interpretations of lesser-known gems from his 1964 recording.

Andrew Gilbert - April 23, 2018

The pioneering combo celebrates 40 years in the vanguard by doing what it's always done best.

Andrew Gilbert - April 22, 2018

The Beninese jazz guitarist and his transnational cohort feed off each other at Yoshi's.

Jeff Kaliss - April 19, 2018

The jazz pianist/vocalist and her top-notch trio showcases all that's best about jazz in an intimate set at the Black Cat.