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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
December 12, 2017

The famous pianist rises to emotional heights in Strayhorn’s sublime ballads.

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Feature Article
December 11, 2017

Will the leading institution step up to support composers and foster new jazz voices in the Bay Area?

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Artist Review
December 5, 2017

The jazz diva’s playful concert of SFJAZZ is just what you wished for this season.

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Feature Article
November 27, 2017

With a top-notch faculty and wonderful collaboration and performance opportunities, the Conservatory enters the vanguard of jazz education.

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Chamber Music Review
November 14, 2017

The young vibraphonist has just released an album of originals, but on Friday he was showing off his versatility with a set of taut arrangements of funk jazz.

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Chamber Music Review
November 7, 2017

In its farewell tour with pianist Ethan Iverson, the jazz trio covers the terrain that has made it a major force in jazz.

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Feature Article
November 2, 2017

Where can you hear great jazz in the Bay Area? Our compendium reveals all.

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Chamber Music Review
October 8, 2017

A pick-up quintet of great classical musicians joins McBride for Dvořák and Schubert at SFJAZZ.

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Youth Ensembles/Student Performances Review
October 3, 2017

Here’s what we heard at the inaugural concert of the Conservatory’s new Roots, Jazz, and American Music program.

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Feature Article
September 26, 2017

A big anniversary called forth an incredibly broad cross-section of talent.

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Recital Review
September 12, 2017

Exploring Memphis soul may turn off purists, but the jazz great channels this music with ease and power.

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Feature Article
September 11, 2017

The award-winning classical Indian vocalist is an unlikely pop star.

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