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.

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Andrew Gilbert - June 9, 2023

The star trumpeter and composer will take over Randall Kline’s job in the fall.

Andrew Gilbert - June 6, 2023

The diverse summer lineup of music, theater, dance, and performance art will be based in the Mission District this year.

Andrew Gilbert - May 23, 2023

The eminent guitarist pulls together his compadres for a retrospective at Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage.

Andrew Gilbert - May 16, 2023

In concert with Brooklyn Rider, Herrera brought to mind nueva canción matriarch Mercedes Sosa.

Andrew Gilbert - May 8, 2023

The master saxophonist owned the Davies stage in a wide-ranging program and still had time to appear at the SFJAZZ gala after.

Andrew Gilbert - May 8, 2023

After four years away, the company is back at Herbst Theatre with a new production that blends tradition and experimentation.

Andrew Gilbert - April 24, 2023

Touring with star mezzo J’Nai Bridges in a program titled “Notes on Hope,” Owens is also taking advantage of residencies that tap his multiple skill sets.

Andrew Gilbert - April 17, 2023

The celebrated Kurdish vocalist returns to San Francisco with a set that’s personal — but also unintentionally political.

Andrew Gilbert - March 13, 2023

The saxophonist/composer, a key figure in the Afrofuturist movement, celebrates 50 years of his band as he moves into new creative territory.

Andrew Gilbert - March 3, 2023

Many of these artists have been getting the spotlight year-round from leading presenters, and rightly so.