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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

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July 20, 2020

The celebrated Iranian singer and Kronos collaborator crosses new boundaries with a CD of traditional and contemporary Persian poetry recorded with a Norwegian jazz trio.

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July 7, 2020

Our jazz critic shares his choice of recent local releases that provide musical balm for troubled times.

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June 15, 2020

Leading Bay Area jazz artists respond to the current moment in the Black Lives Matter movement.

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June 1, 2020

Here are six great recommendations for beating the blues with recent recordings by Bay Area jazz heroes.

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May 25, 2020

The prolific jazz composer/clarinetist finds inspiration in seclusion for his Plague Diary.

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May 5, 2020

The lockdown hasn’t put a hold on making fresh music and sharing it with the world for these five creative pairs.

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April 23, 2020

A veteran of Oakland’s black music scene tackles pandemic issues in a remarkable new album created in quarantine.

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March 21, 2020

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

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March 16, 2020

The beloved jazz musician, comedian, and raconteur was a mainstay of Bay Area cultural life for half a century.

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March 7, 2020

The noted Irish siblings and their extended musical family gear up for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations around the Bay.

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Jazz Review
March 3, 2020

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

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Feature Article
February 18, 2020

The ensemble of jazz all-stars brings its post-bop magic to California.

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Jazz Review
February 18, 2020

The Spanish pianist debuts his new album at Red Poppy Art House.

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February 17, 2020

Bunnett’s all-female Afro-Cuban jazz group plays multiple gigs around the Bay Area this season.

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Jazz Review
February 11, 2020

The jazz singer demonstrates her skill at excavating hidden depths in her material, and she does it all with swing and panache.

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Jazz Review
February 4, 2020

He’s only 21, but the New York–based jazz pianist showed serious artistry in a set at the Black Cat.

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Feature Article
January 27, 2020

The master fiddler has been spearheading a global revival in traditional Scottish music for decades from the Sierra foothills.

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Chamber Music Review
January 27, 2020

Bach has the strongest pulse in this curiously quiet concert of mostly new works.

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Jazz Review
January 21, 2020

The quartet’s unique sonic palette proves perfect for reinterpreting jazz classics from the great American composer.

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January 19, 2020

The legendary jazz pianist makes a rare West-Coast appearance at San Francisco’s Black Cat starting Jan. 23.

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