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

Jeff Kaliss - January 4, 2021

A new book by Peter Jones traces the influential jazz vocalist’s musical odyssey, and delves into the chemistry of his most famous collaboration.

Andrew Gilbert - December 19, 2020

Flipping through the unused pages of the Great American Songbook, a duo mines gold.

Richard S. Ginell - December 19, 2020

Is the pianist’s latest recording the end of an era?

Peter Feher - December 15, 2020

Offered without critique, a smorgasbord of recorded music released this year.

Lou Fancher - December 14, 2020

We chat with the tireless vocalist about her television special, life during lockdown, and her illustrious career.

Andrew Gilbert - December 1, 2020

The reissue of Elizabeth Pipin Silva’s jazz history shines light on the once-thriving Fillmore District music scene.

Andrew Gilbert - November 16, 2020

These award-winning Bay Area innovators are sculpting sound for hits on both the big screen and the home theater.

Andrew Gilbert - November 3, 2020

SFSU professor Hafez Modirzadeh proposes a fresh, far-ranging agenda for the school’s music curriculum.

Richard S. Ginell - November 3, 2020

The saxophonist/composer’s jazzy soundscape for the Michelle Obama documentary gets a full-blooded rendition that benefits from the orchestral treatment.

Jonathan Leal - October 20, 2020

In concert, the layers and cumulative, syncretic power of Joachim’s music become clear.