San Francisco

SFCV’s writers report on topics relevant to the San Francisco area.

Andrew Gilbert - February 22, 2021

The intrepid Chicago jazz organization has informed and inspired generations of local artists. Our jazz critic hears from prominent Bay Area musicians about this lodestar of creative energy.

Lou Fancher - February 22, 2021

Choreographer Robert Moses and Denise Saunders Thompson, of the International Association of Blacks in Dance, discuss increasing Black influence and the added challenges of the pandemic.

Annelies Zijderveld - February 22, 2021

Fifteen films showcase brand-new works by a global network of dancers, filmmakers, choreographers, and composers.

Richard S. Ginell - February 22, 2021

A new release of outtakes, practice runs, and studio chatter illuminates the evolution of a jazz classic.

Steven Winn - February 22, 2021

Violinist Gil Shaham and soprano Susanna Phillips are featured soloists in this new release from concerts recorded in 2015 and 2018.

Janos Gereben - February 16, 2021

Live, socially distanced performances are slated for the Marin County Civic Center, starting April 23.

Jeff Kaliss - February 15, 2021

Renée Fleming and her Sound Health Network champion Indre Viskontas’s comprehensive review of music and brain development research.

Tamzin Elliott - February 15, 2021

A cycle of songs that chart “birth, blooming, fracturing, and rebirth” in the year of the coronavirus.

Janice Berman - February 15, 2021

Harsh reality begets a brilliant multimedia dance fantasy.

Lily O'Brien - February 13, 2021

Celebrating a new album out this week, the Grammy-winning soprano shares her backstory and insight into her embrace of diverse musical styles.