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 8, 2017

American jazz in India? Prolific percussionist and creative force Zakir Hussain tells how it happened and his part in the story.

Jeff Kaliss - September 25, 2017

The prolific bassist talks about his musical journey, his upcoming stint at SFJAZZ, and the surprising classical side of Philly soul.

Jeff Kaliss - September 25, 2017

The voice of morning radio on KDFC chats about his influences, his long career, and his hopes for the future.

Jeff Kaliss - July 29, 2017

Arnaud Sussmann, Soovin Kim, and Aaron Boyd on mysteries of the devil’s box.

Jeff Kaliss - July 17, 2017

The weeklong celebration of this uniquely American composer includes concerts, an audio installation, and a listening party.

Jeff Kaliss - July 9, 2017

The eclectic singer, instrumentalist, and actor joins the S.F. Symphony for a diverse evening of American music.

Jeff Kaliss - May 23, 2017

The renowned conductor is in town for Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich with the S.F. Symphony.

Jeff Kaliss - April 19, 2017

The former associate principal bassist focuses on jazz these days, but his classical roots still nourish his music.

Jeff Kaliss - April 14, 2017

Composer and scholar Carman Moore talks with SFCV about Scott Joplin and his overarching influence on all aspects of American music.

Jeff Kaliss - April 6, 2017

We talk with the Italian polymath about taking on new musical directorships and creating his signature line of perfumes.