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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
September 30, 2015

The San Francisco-based bassist, composer, music curator, and producer talks to SFCV about taking her latest composition on the road.

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Artist Spotlight
September 24, 2015

The baritone talks about Sweeney Todd and his upcoming roles in Lucia di Lammermoor and two operas based on Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher.”

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Upcoming Concert
September 16, 2015

SFCV talks with Bolívar Orchestra concertmaster Alejandro Carreño about the upcoming residency and performances as well as the importance of music for children everywhere.

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Feature Article
July 23, 2015

Acoustician Sam Berkow talks about what it takes to tune up the venue’s sound system.

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Festival Review
July 18, 2015

The festival’s 29th season begins with incredible performances and a few surprises.

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Upcoming Concert
Artist Spotlight
June 30, 2015

The celebrated singer talks about singing with a full orchestra for the first time in her career.

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Upcoming Concert
June 22, 2015

The founders of the festival talk about its inception, the apprenticeship program, and why someone would have to be crazy to not want to visit Sonoma.

More about Valley of the Moon Music Festival »
Upcoming Concert
June 17, 2015

The quartet is celebrating its long relationship with the composer by curating a festival with his most significant and rarely-performed works, plus several world premieres composed in his honor.

More about Kronos Quartet »
June 11, 2015
Oliver Herbert talks about his experience at the competition and what comes next.
Upcoming Concert
May 28, 2015

Past recipients of the prestigious award will perform June 2 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Hume Concert Hall.

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Artist Spotlight
April 20, 2015

The Russian-born conductor talks with SFCV about working across different cultures.

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Artist Spotlight
April 20, 2015

The Russian-born conductor talks with SFCV about working across different cultures.

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Feature Article
April 9, 2015

SFCM President David Stull talks about what’s going on with the conservatory, including its new record label.

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Upcoming Concert
March 25, 2015

The composer talks about his recent project as well as his experience as a black classical composer.

More about Berkeley Black Repertory Theater »
March 10, 2015
With an opera a week away from its premiere, Kurt Rohde barely has time to acknowledge a prestigious award that's come his way.
February 24, 2015
Ye-Eun Choi has everything going for her, and now she has a Guarneri violin on long-term loan.
Upcoming Concert
February 19, 2015

The latest premiere at the Oakland-East Bay Symphony is a concerto from a well-known jazz and fusion violinist.

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February 17, 2015
CounterPulse, ODC, and AXIS Dance Company are among the companies that won grants to produce new work in 2016-17.
Recital Review
February 15, 2015

In a recital that was almost a house concert, the music was well-served.

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