Jazz

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

Lou Fancher - November 2, 2021

The legendary saxophonist and composer talks about his brilliant career spent upending expectations. Iphigenia makes its West Coast premiere in February.

Lily O'Brien - October 30, 2021

The jazz saxophonist talks about preserving, innovating, and expanding on his illustrious musical roots in upcoming shows at SFJAZZ.

Andrew Gilbert - October 25, 2021

Cal Performances names the four-time Grammy winner as artist-in-residence for the 2021–2022 season. Catch her celebrated reimagining of Remain in Light on Oct. 29.

Andrew Gilbert - October 4, 2021

At just a fifth its prepandemic size, the world’s premier jazz gathering provides a deeper, more focused musical experience.

Richard S. Ginell - September 27, 2021

The jazz pianist and his touring band sound better than ever, and bassist esperanza spalding provides a perfect opening set.

 

Andrew Gilbert - September 20, 2021

Local radio stations and archives are scrambling to preserve the Bay Area’s rich legacy of broadcast music and interviews with jazz legends.

Jeff Kaliss - September 20, 2021

The go-to jazz drummer talks about learning from the “Magnificent Seven” and her spate of upcoming local gigs.

Richard S. Ginell - September 13, 2021

A new disc featuring commissions for the Paul Whiteman Orchestra reveals the charms of a once-popular composer who deserves wider recognition.

Jonathan Leal - August 30, 2021

The lauded composer, multi-instrumentalist, and MacArthur Fellow talks about the diverse influences and ideas behind his latest recording.  

Andrew Gilbert - August 30, 2021

A tribute to Wayne Shorter’s work makes room for tunes by Dave Balakrishnan and others.