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 - October 14, 2016

The Grammy-winning violinist will join SFCO to premiere his Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra.

Jeff Kaliss - September 28, 2016

Sprawling over eight hours and four venues, it was impossible to take it all in, but also a heckuva lot of fun to attend.

Jeff Kaliss - September 16, 2016

The world is full of possibility for a musician who can play jazz, write symphonies, and give bang-up Harvard lectures.

Jeff Kaliss - September 9, 2016

A century-old opera from a classic story, gets a makeover in a collaboration between the Silk Road Ensemble, vocalist Alim Qasimov, and the Mark Morris Dance Group.

Jeff Kaliss - August 26, 2016

The composer enters his ninth decade with new ideas and fresh energy for creating, teaching, and performing.

Jeff Kaliss - August 1, 2016

Under the big tent, listeners found Beethoven and Bach rubbing shoulders with jazz, Balkan a capella vocals, and Louisiana folk group Beausoleil.

Jeff Kaliss - June 23, 2016

Artists honk, squeal, and roar into new musical territory at the fearless festival.

Jeff Kaliss - May 6, 2016

The famous cellist is a risk-taker who loves open-hearted expressiveness and has a few, good stories to tell.

Jeff Kaliss - May 3, 2016

Opera Parallèle’s artistic director and founder takes her place among quarterbacks, pitchers, and point guards with her latest award.

Jeff Kaliss - April 12, 2016

There’s a fascinating and diverse group of mandolinists and mandolin orchestras in the Bay Area. Who knew?