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 - February 21, 2024

552 Capp St. doubles the size of the institution, no longer San Francisco’s best-kept secret.

Jeff Kaliss - January 30, 2024

Roberts and his trio’s jazzed-up version of the George Gershwin classic is just one discovery in a concert full of revelations.

Jeff Kaliss - January 21, 2024

Clarinetist Kinan Azmeh, percussionist Haruka Fujii, and cellist Karen Ouzounian come together in music from their respective cultures.

Jeff Kaliss - January 16, 2024

The Bay Area’s Greek Music Chamber Project is going beyond Theodorakis’s famous film scores in a radically minded concert this month.

Jeff Kaliss - January 3, 2024

Three lawyers and a judge walk into a nightclub … and do a set of American Songbook classics.

Jeff Kaliss - December 18, 2023

The philanthropist and composer has many reasons to celebrate this month, including an award from SF Opera.

Jeff Kaliss - October 10, 2023

The pianist has rented out Herbst Theatre with composer JJ Hollingsworth to present his Petals of Peace and her Glass Suite.

Jeff Kaliss - October 3, 2023

Composers Alam Khan and Arjun K. Verma attempt an unprecedented connection between Indian and European musical traditions.

Jeff Kaliss - September 26, 2023

The annual admission-free festival is again taking over Golden Gate Park, with 75 acts on six stages over three days.

Jeff Kaliss - September 6, 2023

Mostly known for being quoted in Warner Bros. cartoons, Raymond Scott’s entertaining compositions have now been recorded by QSF and a big band.