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 22, 2016

The SF Conservatory joins forces with SF JAZZ for a new Roots, Jazz, and American Music degree program.

Jeff Kaliss - February 25, 2016

Norwegian composers Lasse Thoresen and Cecilie Ore open the festival on Friday, March 4.

Jeff Kaliss - February 10, 2016

The composer and trumpeter reflects on his “jazz-in-opera,” as he prepares its S.F. premiere.

Jeff Kaliss - January 27, 2016

Seniors are experiencing the health and wellbeing benefits of regular music practice as part of a scientific study on music and aging.

Jeff Kaliss - January 22, 2016

It’s not your dad’s electronic organ. At 16 tons, Marshall and Ogletree’s International Touring Organ is (barely) portable, but it’s the expanded range of things it can do that is really interesting.

Jeff Kaliss - January 19, 2016

The Harris Guitar Collection at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music offers students a chance to work with different guitars from history.

Jeff Kaliss - December 12, 2015

Anyone can join this Oakland orchestra without an audition, and not surprisingly, a lot of adventurous musicians are taking advantage.

Jeff Kaliss - December 2, 2015

The composer talks about his latest opera, Usher House, which is receiving its U.S. premiere at the San Francisco Opera this month.

Jeff Kaliss - October 28, 2015

The composer talks about his education with Nadia Boulanger and his time teaching at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Jeff Kaliss - October 22, 2015

The annual event, which celebrates the diversity of the Bay Area musical community, examines Asian-American jazz for this year’s “Field Report.”