Jeff Kaliss

Jeff Kaliss has featured and reviewed classical, jazz, rock, and world musics and other entertainment for the San Francisco Chronicle and a host of other regional, national, international, and web-based publications. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, is a published poet, and is the author of I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly & the Family Stone (Backbeat Books) and numerous textbook and encyclopedia entries, album liner notes, and festival program notes.

Articles By This Author

Jeff Kaliss - September 26, 2022

The marathon afternoon of performances presented by InterMusic SF features the Greek Chamber Music Project, among many other intriguing groups.

Jeff Kaliss - September 13, 2022

The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol shares her ambitious concert project, making great use of a Hewlett Foundation grant.

Jeff Kaliss - September 12, 2022

The famed guitarist brings decades of blues and jazz experience to his gig for the Omni Foundation.

Jeff Kaliss - September 7, 2022

The Bay Area music director talks about his career and the upcoming California Symphony season.

Jeff Kaliss - August 21, 2022

This weekend’s NAPA/NOLA festival highlights the unique musical connections between the Bay Area and the Crescent City.

Jeff Kaliss - July 25, 2022

The 28th-annual chamber music festival in Napa includes a family night of old films and new music composed by Stephen Prutsman.

Jeff Kaliss - July 19, 2022

The Young People’s Chorus of New York City brought kinetic, exciting musicmaking to downtown Napa.

Jeff Kaliss - July 11, 2022

Da-Hong Seetoo trained as a virtuoso violinist, but for the past several decades, he’s made his biggest impact as an audio engineer.

Jeff Kaliss - April 18, 2022

The soundscape of the desert is part of composer Kennedy Verrett’s SoundCheckEarth, which premieres outdoors at the park, on Earth Day.

Jeff Kaliss - March 14, 2022

InterMusic SF’s celebration of Bay Area music-making will be as inclusive as ever, including a lot of novelty.