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

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.

Jeff Kaliss - August 24, 2021

The local scene develops a lot of jazz talent. Meet a pair of players who are ready for bigger challenges.

Richard S. Ginell - August 17, 2021

The jazz legend has two new boxed sets, with much more still to come.

Andrew Gilbert - August 9, 2021

The lauded jazz vocalist takes up residence with an all-star combo in Hotel Nikko’s newest music venue.

Jeff Kaliss - July 20, 2021

One half of Los Hermanos, the documentary film, is bringing a new concerto to Festival Napa Valley.

Richard S. Ginell - July 19, 2021

He’s one of the giants of the jazz world, but he’s never settled for just one genre. SFCV has your guide to the pianist/composer’s staggering output.

Andrew Gilbert - June 28, 2021

Listen in this week as the “mama bear of the Bay Area jazz scene” reluctantly wraps up her long run on KCSM.