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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
March 26, 2019

The inventive duo joins forces with percussionist Tupac Mantilla in a set of John Zorn pieces.

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Jazz Review
March 12, 2019

The seven-string guitarists team up with percussionist Ami Molinelli for an evening of infectious, jazzy choro music.

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Artist Spotlight
March 8, 2019

The prolific composer shares stories from his career, from Broadway to Hollywood and back.

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Jazz Review
March 5, 2019

The adventurous bassist and her ensemble explore new worlds of music inspired by Italo Calvino.

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Feature Article
March 1, 2019

Our jazz picks this month focus on shows featuring lyrics and verse.

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Jazz Review
February 25, 2019

The bassist and his band Think Free get to a deep conversational level at Freight & Salvage.

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Jazz Review
February 16, 2019

The influential jazz pianist inspires with his adventurous, playful spirit at the California Jazz Conservatory.

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Jazz Review
February 12, 2019

The singer and versatile multi-instrumentalist leads her crackerjack band through timeless selections from her pan-Caribbean songbook.

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Feature Article
February 11, 2019

The late jazz singer was a powerful creative force in the Bay Area scene.

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Jazz Review
February 5, 2019

The SFJAZZ tribute to Chucho Valdés is at its best when the Cuban composer and pianist takes center stage.

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Feature Article
February 1, 2019

From Nigerian Afrobeat to an Art Blakey tribute, SFCV’s monthly jazz picks offer something for everyone.

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Feature Article
February 1, 2019

Multiconcert residencies at key Bay Area venues allow artists to stretch beyond the boundaries of one-off performances.

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Jazz Review
January 22, 2019

The peerless vocalist made her run at SFJAZZ a veritable love fest.

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Feature Article
January 22, 2019

A lush, three-disc set from Resonance Records taps deep into the Eric Dolphy legacy.

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Jazz Review
January 15, 2019

Fireworks fly when the Japanese-born pianist and her supple band explore the intersection of jazz and classical music.

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Jazz Review
January 8, 2019

Joshua Redman and Ambrose Akinmusire highlight the final concert of SFJAZZ’s all-star tribute to the influential saxophonist and composer.

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Feature Article
January 2, 2019

Ready for 2019’s full house of Bay Area jazz? Here are five January events to get you going.

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Jazz Review
December 18, 2018

The all-star quintet improvises its way through an evening of sparkling pancultural music.

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Feature Article
December 8, 2018

Crackerjack ensembles provide terrific live music for Cirque du Soleil and Circus Bella — both in town now.

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Feature Article
December 2, 2018

Swing into the holidays with our picks for great local gigs featuring jazz and other terrific music from around the globe.

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