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Andrew Gilbert

A Los Angeles native based in the Berkeley area since 1996, Andrew Gilbert covers jazz, international music and dance for KQED's California Report, The Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, Berkeleyside and other publications.

Articles by this Author

Jazz Review
November 12, 2019

The band of jazz virtuosos goes full tilt on a wide-ranging set that brings out the best in each player.

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Feature Article
November 8, 2019

The jazz saxophonist reimagines his rich musical heritage.

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Jazz Review
October 29, 2019

The ECM celebration at SFJAZZ sizzled with Grenadier and a set by Wadada Leo Smith and his quartet.

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Feature Article
October 20, 2019

An SFJAZZ series celebrates the groundbreaking German record label as it turns 50.

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Feature Article
October 13, 2019

The venerable pairing of spoken verse and improvised music is blooming with new vigor.

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Jazz Review
October 8, 2019

The fearless jazz guitarist celebrates a new recording with a hot combo featuring the charango.

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Jazz Review
October 7, 2019

The world’s longest-running jazz festival is still tops.

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Feature Article
September 20, 2019

Women musicians are in forefront of this year’s lineup at the legendary festival.

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Jazz Review
September 10, 2019

The 89-year-old piano master opens SFJAZZ’s season.

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Feature Article
September 9, 2019

Adam Theis and his audacious jazz collective present a free show at Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

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Jazz Review
September 3, 2019

The new trio-in-residence intertwines ideas and tones at the California Jazz Conservatory.

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Jazz Review
August 27, 2019

The combo, featuring alumni from Blakey’s pioneering band, offers a fitting season finale for the Jazz at Lesher series.

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Jazz Review
August 13, 2019

Just dipping a toe in the musical waters of the San José jazz celebration is a full-immersion experience.

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Feature Article
August 13, 2019

Brazilian music has put down roots in the Bay Area, and California Brazil Camp is a major reason why.

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Jazz Review
July 30, 2019

The vaunted Israeli clarinetist brings the best of Brazilian jazz to Stanford.

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Feature Article
July 29, 2019

Check out our picks for cool August concerts featuring jazz, blues, and soul music.

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Jazz Review
July 23, 2019

The jazz headliner plays SFJAZZ with her trio collective Thumbscrew and a quintet for her recent release, Code Girl.

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Artist Spotlight
July 19, 2019

The renowned keyboardist learned from the best. He’s in the Bay Areas for a variety of gigs, including dates with red-hot singer Veronica Swift.

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Feature Article
July 16, 2019

The revered jazz chanteuse had a profound influence on the Bay Area music scene.

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Feature Article
July 16, 2019

A rare 1974 film about the jazz visionary gets new life with live music at SFJAZZ.

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