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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

Artist Spotlight
January 29, 2012

Fresh from a European tour, the Kronos Quartet hosts a pair of Bay Area presentations of the tantalizing music of Azerbaijan, along with fascinating new additions to their repertoire.

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Upcoming Concert
January 27, 2012

The revered arts and culture of several Asian countries are celebrated in a festival at Stanford, now in its eighth year.

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Artist Spotlight
January 10, 2012

Keeping busy as violinist, violist, conductor, and teacher, 63-year-old Pinchas Zukerman has plenty to say about what he’s learned ... and what’s to come.

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Upcoming Concert
January 5, 2012

The third annual Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festival is coming to Davies Symphony Hall.

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Artist Spotlight
December 14, 2011

Daniel Pollack has fulfilled endless requests to return to perform in Russia, where he and Van Cliburn triumphed in the first-ever Tchaikovsky Piano Competition, 53 years ago.

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Upcoming Concert
December 7, 2011

Although he’s recorded the Christmas repertoire before, most of us haven’t had the chance to witness him delivering it live, and it’ll be bound to raise goose bumps, regardless of the weather.

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Artist Spotlight
December 6, 2011

The siren songstress of '60s social causes, home for the holidays in Woodside, joins Maestro Michael Morgan for the Oakland East Bay Symphony's annual celebration.

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Kids & Families Feature
November 30, 2011

Founded in 1946 with the motto “Everything in Music,” the Bronstein store in South San Francisco continues to provide instruments, accessories, lessons, and repairs with skill and charm hard to find in modern times.

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Upcoming Concert
November 3, 2011

Perrier will join host vocalist Pamela Rose in serving up a musical offering to what she calls the “Wild Women of Song,” among them Alberta Hunter and Peggy Lee. It’ll be a warm and delicious run-up to Thanksgiving.

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Artist Spotlight
October 17, 2011

The fearless violinist broadens her reach, commissioning new works and keeping up a lively Web presence.

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Artist Spotlight
October 7, 2011

Legendary pianist McCoy Tyner expounds on his six decades of music-making, and swinging alongside other jazz greats.

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Festival Review
October 2, 2011

Bluegrass, banjos, and country-and-western play to happy multitudes in Golden Gate Park.

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Artist Spotlight
September 28, 2011

The founder (and funder) of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival talks about the banjo, his financial career, and musicians he loves to pluck strings alongside.

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Festival Review
September 18, 2011

The jazz festival, loaded with talent and star power, makes the day of SFCV’s intrepid reporter.

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Artist Spotlight
September 14, 2011

The indefatigable jazz cat, with deep roots in the Beat Era, gears up for performances in San Jose.

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Feature Article
September 13, 2011

A unique teaching institution turns out to be presenting one of the Bay Area's most diverse music series dedicated to exploring music from around the globe.

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