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 - March 3, 2017

The latest work by Lisa Mezzacappa is being performed at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, and imagines the frontiers of science in musical terms.

Jeff Kaliss - February 14, 2017

Performances, conducting, and teaching are keeping this 69-year-old young.

Jeff Kaliss - February 13, 2017

The composer/pianist talks about the origins of her Grammy-winning The Thompson Fields, her work pushing for a fair deal from music streaming companies, and working with David Bowie.

Jeff Kaliss - February 6, 2017

Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate’s rhythmically vital composition anchors Music Director Michael Morgan’s exploration of Native American concert music.

Jeff Kaliss - February 3, 2017

As active as ever, the 70-year-old has his hands full with new projects and supporting his younger colleagues.

Jeff Kaliss - January 12, 2017

The adventurous company steps into the breach with a new festival featuring new operatic works in development.

Jeff Kaliss - January 8, 2017

Meet the local exponents of the Brazilian genre that captivated Heitor Villa-Lobos, among others.

Jeff Kaliss - December 6, 2016

A cappella ensembles from seven of the hottest high-tech firms in Silicon Valley convene for a night of decidedly low-tech music.

Jeff Kaliss - November 8, 2016

A new documentary explores many facets of the noted philanthropist and composer.

Jeff Kaliss - October 31, 2016

Golden Gate Symphony offers the first major Western showcase of an oratorio exploring a huge cultural movement in 20th-century China.