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 - January 27, 2023

Rembetiko, a gritty tradition of song and dance engendered by a nearly forgotten war, is celebrated by the Greek Chamber Music Project.

Jeff Kaliss - January 17, 2023

Proteges from the SF Conservatory of Music’s precollege guitar program make their mark in “The Young Virtuosos” concert.

Jeff Kaliss - December 6, 2022

The great jazz player is remembered for his mentorship and collegiality, as well as masterful musicianship.

Jeff Kaliss - November 1, 2022

The saxophonist and longtime SFSU faculty member has carved an idiosyncratic path and brought up a new generation of players his own way.

Jeff Kaliss - October 25, 2022

Just outside of Truckee is a little organization making music for ranchers, cowboys, and whoever else wants to drop in.

Jeff Kaliss - October 24, 2022

The fifth in a series of multimedia events gives another meaning to the term “infotainment.”

Jeff Kaliss - October 11, 2022

Tinkering with instruments and sounds is the essence of this festival where it’s best to leave preconceptions at the door.

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.