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

Jeff Kaliss - March 24, 2020

The jazz singer’s lyrics on Secrets Are the Best Stories reveal his roots in divinity school.

Andrew Gilbert - March 21, 2020

An appreciation for the brilliant jazz pianist and his special relationship with greater San Francisco.

Lou Fancher - March 21, 2020

The pianist unveils her latest recording and talks about its deep roots in traditional music.

Lily O'Brien - March 15, 2020

The wildly influential vocal ensembles have been teaming up to explore the thrill of harmony singing.

Lou Fancher - March 5, 2020

The versatile singer and actor talks about inhabiting the spirits of four iconic African American women in the long-running show.

Andrew Gilbert - March 3, 2020

The Cuban pianist brings perfect playmates to Yoshi’s for his ever-evolving musical vision.

Victoria Looseleaf - March 3, 2020

In an ambitious programming move, the orchestra hosts all kinds of guest artists in a festival devoted to themes of social justice.

Lou Fancher - March 2, 2020

Harlem Renaissance painter Archibald Motley is the inspiration behind PUSH and Acakmoor’s latest show together.

Emily Wilson - February 29, 2020

The globally admired performer relishes her new role integrating the cultural center’s rich artistic vision.

Lou Fancher - February 20, 2020

Trombonist Pat Mullan talks about how the ensemble pays tribute to African-American jazz masters Mary Lou Williams and Melba Liston.