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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

Feature Article
August 30, 2012

Foday Musa Suso, an acclaimed performer of African instruments, shares the stage this weekend in Carmel with fellow-traveler Philip Glass.

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Artist Review
August 27, 2012

Here is a readable, restless, illuminating study of John Cage, a musician who influenced how all of us think about music.

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Feature Article
August 8, 2012

Here’s a way to shake up the usual and hear a broad variety of great music at the same time.

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Feature Article
August 6, 2012

Young composer Noah Luna finds a way to thrive in his business and support his family by embracing an array of genres, technologies, and career alternatives.

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Artist Spotlight
July 18, 2012

Although his solo careers drew him out of the Romero Guitar Quartet he’d grown up with, the lively, loquacious Angel Romero has retained his vital family connections.

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Modern Classical Review
July 13, 2012

Wes Anderson’s film Moonrise Kingdom, is brimming with fine actors and classical music reflecting childhood from Britten, Schubert, Saint-Saëns, and even Hank Williams.

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CD Review
June 15, 2012

Violinist Hilary Hahn pairs with the prepared piano of Volker Bertelmann (aka Hausckha) on the spontaneous and exotic Silfra.

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Feature Article
May 30, 2012

Here's what a crew of teenage reporters noticed, part of a collaboration between SFCV and 826 Valencia, at last month's S.F. Symphony concert. Are you young at heart? Find out if you shared their likes and dislikes.

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Artist Spotlight
May 28, 2012

Noted German violinist Isabelle Faust conveys her mastery of Beethoven at Herbst Theatre, playing her “Sleeping Beauty” Stradivarius and accompanied by the much-praised Alexander Melnikov.

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Upcoming Concert
May 24, 2012

The world’s most famous singer of Afghani music (now a Fremont resident) is set to perform her captivating songs in Richmond.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 18, 2012

The Oakland East Bay Symphony certainly can play, but can it swing? Its season-ending program, of new works and tried-and-true ones, was a mixed bag.

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Artist Spotlight
May 15, 2012

While missing his late wife and performing and recording partner, Jordi Savall continues to cross centuries, and cultural and geographic boundaries in celebration of early music. Next month Cal Performances will bring him back to the Berkeley Festival & Exhibition.

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Artist Spotlight
May 4, 2012

Alexander Barantschik talks about how making music with his colleagues on his 1742 Guarnerius is the sweetest way to celebrate his 10th anniversary with the S.F. Symphony.

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Artist Spotlight
April 20, 2012

The Romeros keep the legend of their classical guitar quartet alive through several generations.

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Artist Spotlight
April 17, 2012

Guitarist Yamandu Costa tours with his distinctive seven-string instrument, lending new flavors to to the popular music of Brazil.

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Upcoming Concert
April 11, 2012

The melding of German and Northern Italian Baroque musical cultures is celebrated over three weekends and four venues in Sonoma Bach's Early Music Festival.

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Artist Spotlight
March 7, 2012

San Francisco Choral Artists are joined by the klezmer-flavored Veretski Pass for a celebration of psalms and other music from Jewish composers and tradition.

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Artist Spotlight
February 24, 2012

Three centuries of mandolin music are embraced by performers Mike Marshall and Catarina Lichtenberg in their conversation with SFCV and their upcoming concerts around the Bay.

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Feature Article
February 21, 2012

A world-renowned college of Indian music in the North Bay continues to share the treasures of North Indian classical music.

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