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

Jeff Kaliss - October 22, 2015

The annual event, which celebrates the diversity of the Bay Area musical community, examines Asian-American jazz for this year’s “Field Report.”

Jeff Kaliss - July 23, 2015

Acoustician Sam Berkow talks about what it takes to tune up the venue’s sound system.

Jeff Kaliss - June 30, 2015

The celebrated singer talks about singing with a full orchestra for the first time in her career.

Jeff Kaliss - December 19, 2014

Branford Marsalis as you’ve never heard him before, on solo saxophone, in a ranging program of styles, in the cavernous, holy confines of Grace Cathedral.

Jeff Kaliss - November 3, 2014

Traditional jazz still flourishes in New Orleans and elsewhere, kept alive by groups such as the Rebirth Brass Band.

Jeff Kaliss - September 26, 2014

At the SFFCM Music Day featuring several acts in the three performance areas bubbles with enthusiasm and portends good things to come.

Jeff Kaliss - September 9, 2014

On The Last Southern Gentlemen, Delfeayo Marsalis unites with his father, Ellis, on a project that encompasses his musical upbringing and training, and his view of jazz tradition.