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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

Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
July 22, 2019

Lunar-themed works by Gordon Getty, Richard Strauss, Dvořák, and Holst mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

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Artist Spotlight
July 8, 2019

The rising New Zealand conductor talks about taking the podium with the SF Symphony this month.

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Upcoming Concert
July 6, 2019

It’s pure standards and blues when Tana’s quartet heats up the 7 Mile House.

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Artist Spotlight
July 6, 2019

The one-time Bay Area prodigy returns to the festival for a second year as performer/ coach (and new dad).

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Upcoming Concert
June 25, 2019

The First Nations singer/composer plays a Pride weekend gig at Yerba Buena Gardens.

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Chamber Music Review
June 24, 2019

From new classical to jazz to world, the unusual solstice festival boasted a wide cross-section of musical talent.

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Upcoming Concert
June 4, 2019

Brian Baumbusch’s multimedia work is inspired by gamelan orchestras and horror films.

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Jazz Review
May 21, 2019

The singer deployed her vocal gifts in a set drawn from her latest album.

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Upcoming Concert
May 20, 2019

A sense of coming together and the power of the collective underline the quartet’s fifth annual festival.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 14, 2019

A collaboration with Marcus Roberts’s jazz trio opens new musical avenues for the NCCO.

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Non-Western Classical Music Review
May 6, 2019

The latest iteration of the multicultural collaboration explores the idea of the heroic gesture.

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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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