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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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October 13, 2020

Cal Performances at Home presents a film version of the composer’s multimedia Real Enemies on Oct. 21.

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October 3, 2020

A new disc establishes the quintet as solid contributors to the Bay Area’s rich tradition of classical-crossover innovators.

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September 19, 2020

Bird’s pioneering spirit and unparalleled prowess on the alto saxophone still inspire and amaze.

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August 18, 2020

Intriguing new books explore the history of jazz in films and television, as both soundscape and subject matter.

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Recording Review
August 10, 2020

The intrepid jazz composer breaks new musical ground while exploring unsettling themes of contemporary life.

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August 10, 2020

Bassist/composer Lisa Mezzacappa takes the leap into opera in an original way.

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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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