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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

Feature Article
May 16, 2018

The influential critic and musical polymath is ailing in Modesto. A celebration of his legacy will raise funds to bring him home to Oakland.

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Feature Article
May 15, 2018

Greenlief and a host of collaborators bring An Improvisation to ODC Theater.

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Jazz Review
May 8, 2018

A band dedicated to the legacy of the under-recognized jazz great Mary Lou Williams delivers showstoppers with ease.

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Jazz Review
April 24, 2018

The esteemed local saxophonist honors the jazz legend with inspired interpretations of lesser-known gems from his 1964 recording.

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Editorial
April 23, 2018

The pioneering combo celebrates 40 years in the vanguard by doing what it's always done best.

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Jazz Review
April 22, 2018

The Beninese jazz guitarist and his transnational cohort feed off each other at Yoshi's.

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Jazz Review
April 2, 2018

The jazz diva's interaction with her supple backing ensemble embodies the best that the idiom has to offer.

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Feature Article
April 2, 2018

A kaleidoscopic study of the intrepid quartet asks big questions about the nature and purpose of music.

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Feature Article
March 29, 2018

Randall Kline and SFJAZZ convene jazz players on ways to connect the presenter more closely to the local scene.

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Jazz Review
March 19, 2018

60 minutes of heaven from one of the hardest working women on the Bay Area jazz scene.

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Feature Article
March 12, 2018

Berkeley pianist Laura Klein assembles a crackerjack ensemble to celebrate Marian McPartland's composition legacy.

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Feature Article
March 6, 2018

The commanding pianist is paring things down at Yoshi’s, with a trio that includes Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita and Venezuelan percussionist Gustavo Ovalles.

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Feature Article
February 24, 2018

Launching its accredited degree program and finishing an ambitious expansion plan, the CJC is entering a new era.

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Jazz Review
February 20, 2018

Jazz in the Neighborhood presented three adventurous and diverse California Jazz Conservatory bandleaders.

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Jazz Review
February 10, 2018

The jazz vocalist reveals depth and velvety beauty in her Cal Performances appearance.

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Jazz Review
February 6, 2018

An American epic continues as the PHJB joins forces with Mexican roots music band Los Cenzontles and Cuban and Brazilian musicians at SFJAZZ.

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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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