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 - June 25, 2024

Amid a flurry of world premieres, the Quartet bids farewell to violist Hank Dutt and violinist John Sherba with these performances.

Jeff Kaliss - June 18, 2024

The violist and violinist, longtime members of the ensemble who are both retiring this month, reflect on 40-plus years of championing new music.

Jeff Kaliss - June 4, 2024

Arranger and bandleader John Clayton has completed the score for The Africa Suite using unfinished recordings from Peterson’s “vault.”

Jeff Kaliss - May 25, 2024

The men’s chorus is exploring Machaut’s Messe de Nostre Dame and other works in an upcoming concert series.

Jeff Kaliss - April 22, 2024

The institution changed its business model in the middle of a pandemic. Here’s why.

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.