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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
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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Jazz Review
August 7, 2018

The glorious jazz vocalist and her powerhouse trio take it up a notch at Feinstein's with guest saxophonist Houston Person.

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Feature Article
August 6, 2018

One of jazz history’s most idiosyncratic individuals gets a Bay Area festival all his own.

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Jazz Review
July 31, 2018

The alto sax legend, who recently turned 79, plays the final week of the Stanford Jazz Festival.

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Jazz Review
June 27, 2018

A lost Coltrane album and a document of the final tour Miles Davis and Coltrane made together.

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Feature Article
June 22, 2018

Seasoned pros and upcoming tyros offer some of the best jazz tickets in the Bay Area this summer.

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Jazz Review
June 19, 2018

With a crackerjack quartet and a sheaf of exciting new material, the local saxophonist shows why his influence is so pervasive.

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Jazz Review
June 5, 2018

The veteran jazz singer is in residency at the intimate Berkeley venue.

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