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

Andrew Gilbert - August 18, 2020

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

Andrew Gilbert - August 10, 2020

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

Andrew Gilbert - August 10, 2020

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

Andrew Gilbert - 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.

Andrew Gilbert - July 7, 2020

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

Andrew Gilbert - June 15, 2020

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

Andrew Gilbert - June 1, 2020

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

Andrew Gilbert - May 25, 2020

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

Andrew Gilbert - 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.

Andrew Gilbert - April 23, 2020

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