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, 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 - January 24, 2022

Catch a rising star as five young, award-winning guitarists take the limelight Jan. 29 at St. Mark’s Lutheran.

Jeff Kaliss - December 19, 2021

The conductor/composer marked 2021 with a biography and a recorded compilation of his works.

Jeff Kaliss - December 9, 2021

The composer/librettist Gordon Getty sees the world premiere of his newest opera as a film by director Brian Staufenbiel.

Jeff Kaliss - October 26, 2021

The composer and his creative team are bringing a fourth opera to life, this time on the silver screen.

Jeff Kaliss - September 20, 2021

The go-to jazz drummer talks about learning from the “Magnificent Seven” and her spate of upcoming local gigs.

Jeff Kaliss - September 7, 2021

An onstage proposal surprises the intended and elates cast, orchestra, and audience alike.

Jeff Kaliss - August 24, 2021

The local scene develops a lot of jazz talent. Meet a pair of players who are ready for bigger challenges.

Jeff Kaliss - July 20, 2021

One half of Los Hermanos, the documentary film, is bringing a new concerto to Festival Napa Valley.

Jeff Kaliss - June 22, 2021

Aaron Lington’s performance of Bach chorales might be a little unusual, but then, so is everything that the inclusive Little Village Foundation records.

Jeff Kaliss - June 7, 2021

Eleven composers and performers create a tribute album for the retired chief of Nonesuch Records.