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

Andrew Gilbert - August 18, 2020

Intriguing new books explore the history of jazz in films and television, as both soundscape and subject matter.

Lou Fancher - August 17, 2020

Writer, critic, and now singer/songwriter Simmons conquers a pandemic and personal injury to release her second album.

Andrew Gilbert - August 10, 2020

The intrepid jazz composer breaks new musical ground while exploring unsettling themes of contemporary life.

Andrew Gilbert - August 10, 2020

Bassist/composer Lisa Mezzacappa takes the leap into opera in an original way.

Andrew Gilbert - July 20, 2020

The celebrated Iranian singer and Kronos collaborator crosses new boundaries with a CD of traditional and contemporary Persian poetry recorded with a Norwegian jazz trio.

Andrew Gilbert - July 7, 2020

Our jazz critic shares his choice of recent local releases that provide musical balm for troubled times.

Jeff Kaliss - June 30, 2020

A musical lineage that decisively influenced 20th-century music looks to continue in its own key.

Lou Fancher - June 30, 2020

The award-winning trumpeter, composer, and designer shares his vision for the future of music, culture, and social justice in America.

Lou Fancher - June 22, 2020

In a long interview, the renowned jazz polymath talks about staying human and finding love, justice, and hope in dark times.

Andrew Gilbert - June 15, 2020

Leading Bay Area jazz artists respond to the current moment in the Black Lives Matter movement.