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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

Jazz Review
May 6, 2019

The 14-member ensemble has the audience at SFJAZZ dancing and clapping along.

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Upcoming Concert
    April 30, 2019

    The Bay Area chorus New Voices is for vocalists who identify as transgender, intersex, and gender-queer.

    More about Community Music Center »
    Chamber Music Review
    April 29, 2019

    New compositions sound fresh on Baroque-style instruments at the Center for New Music.

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    Recital Review
    April 16, 2019

    S.F. Conservatory of Music instructors strut their fretted stuff in a concert ranging from the Baroque to jazz and back.

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    Artist Spotlight
    April 9, 2019

    The lauded choral conductor/composer talks about his concert-length musical response to a notorious anti-gay hate crime.

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    Upcoming Concert
    March 29, 2019

    The singer/trombonist talks about the duo’s new recording of originals and an upcoming tour stop in Oakland.

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    Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
    March 26, 2019

    The orchestra showcases great music banned by oppressive regimes.

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    Upcoming Concert
    March 8, 2019

    Symphony Silicon Valley participates in a program to introduce underserved students to the wonders of music and arts.

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    Artist Spotlight
    February 21, 2019

    The composer and avant-garde guitarist talks about his philosophy of composition, tapping into traditional sources, and the pleasures of working with the local chorus.

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    Upcoming Concert
    February 9, 2019

    A local tour by the St. Lawrence String Quartet kicks off the new collaborative effort to expand access to great chamber music.

    More about Bay Area Music Consortium »
    Jazz Review
    January 28, 2019

    Weaving easily between 1940s jazz styles and more contemporary music, Shelby’s 2006 suite is a masterpiece.

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    Artist Spotlight
    January 19, 2019

    The peripatetic cellist chats with SFCV about taking artistic risks and his own development.

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    Jazz Review
    December 18, 2018

    The startling 15-year-old pianist headlines four nights at Miner Auditorium, and still has some growing to do.

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    Artist Spotlight
    November 17, 2018

    The vaunted singer talks about her return to S.F. Performances with a program exploring the intersection of jazz and poetry.

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    Artist Spotlight
    October 29, 2018

    The early music pioneer talks about his latest project, which melds musical strands from countries formerly engaged in the slave trade.

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    Upcoming Concert
    October 29, 2018

    Soprano Ann Moss fronts an all-star lineup to honor the legendary singer-songwriter.

    More about The Back Room »
    CD Review
    September 25, 2018

    The composer’s latest recording sets new and classic poetry to original tunes.

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    Artist Spotlight
    September 24, 2018

    The great tabla drummer connects musical traditions in his Cal Performances concert.

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    Upcoming Concert
    September 18, 2018

    InterMusic SF’s yearly music sampler has 39 diverse musical groups performing on four stages over eight hours.

    More about InterMusic SF »
    Upcoming Concert
    September 3, 2018

    A two-day festival celebrates the iconic Bay Area dancer’s artistry.

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