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

Andrew Gilbert - February 11, 2020

The jazz singer demonstrates her skill at excavating hidden depths in her material, and she does it all with swing and panache.

Lou Fancher - February 10, 2020

Festival Director Bruce Labadie trusts his well-tuned instincts in booking the city-wide celebration.

Andrew Gilbert - February 4, 2020

He’s only 21, but the New York–based jazz pianist showed serious artistry in a set at the Black Cat.

Jeff Kaliss - February 3, 2020

The jazz pianist and composer curates Cal Performances’ Jazz Platform series.

Victoria Looseleaf - January 28, 2020

A few not-so-famous names were sprinkled in among the established favorites.

Andrew Gilbert - January 27, 2020

Bach has the strongest pulse in this curiously quiet concert of mostly new works.

Richard S. Ginell - January 23, 2020

This combo highlights the improvisational chops of the chameleonic Anderson.

Michael Zwiebach - January 21, 2020

Bay Area musical organizations are recognized for far-ranging work.

Jim Farber - January 21, 2020

The virtuoso bassist and band join forces with the Lyris Quartet for an explosive romp through jazz, funk, and beyond.

Andrew Gilbert - January 21, 2020

The quartet’s unique sonic palette proves perfect for reinterpreting jazz classics from the great American composer.