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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

Feature Article
December 8, 2018

Crackerjack ensembles provide terrific live music for Cirque du Soleil and Circus Bella — both in town now.

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Feature Article
December 2, 2018

Swing into the holidays with our picks for great local gigs featuring jazz and other terrific music from around the globe.

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Jazz Review
November 13, 2018

The piano great joins forces with three collaborators in an evening of inspired musical dialogs at SFJAZZ.

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Jazz Review
November 6, 2018

Five virtuoso improvisers reach for the stratosphere at SFJAZZ.

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Feature Article
November 1, 2018

Plenty to be thankful for with these great local gigs featuring jazz and other terrific music from around the globe.

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Feature Article
October 27, 2018

The Bay Area is bursting with contemporary jazz composers and combos. A new series provides a welcome platform.

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Feature Article
October 22, 2018

Bay Area musicians building their own record labels create a bulwark against the tidal wave of digital distribution.

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Jazz Review
October 9, 2018

One of the region’s most vigorous creative forces continues to evolve and thrive through personnel changes.

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Jazz Review
October 2, 2018

The influential critic’s new tome offers a glimpse of the forces shaping the new jazz scene, from a New York perspective.

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Feature Article
October 2, 2018

A world-class Brazilian choro fest is just one of our top picks this month.

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Jazz Review
September 25, 2018

The world’s longest running jazz festival features women led-ensembles, and succeeds.

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Jazz Review
September 18, 2018

Two quartets at SFJAZZ showcase Berkeley High’s jazz legacy.

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Jazz Review
September 11, 2018

The exuberant ensemble revels in risk with their freewheeling 17-way musical conversation.

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Feature Article
September 10, 2018

The forward-thinking fest puts another crack in jazz’s glass ceiling.

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Feature Article
September 4, 2018

The Lesher Center premieres a new song cycle from the Australian jazz pianist and vocalist.

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Feature Article
September 4, 2018

Our top picks for upcoming local gigs featuring jazz and other great music from around the globe.

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Jazz Review
August 28, 2018

The scion of an esteemed jazz dynasty brings a new quintet to Walnut Creek.

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Feature Article
August 28, 2018

The endlessly creative composer and saxophonist celebrates a milestone with seven shows at The Chapel.

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Jazz Review
August 21, 2018

The polymath percussionist and his pancultural octet offer a master class on intuitive music-making.

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Jazz Review
August 14, 2018

The thrilling jazz vocalist showcases her impressive originals at an intimate SFJAZZ show.

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