Jesse Hamlin

Jesse Hamlin has written for The San Francisco Chronicle and other publications over the past 30 years on a wide range of music and art, covering jazz musicians and symphonic conductors, sculptors, poets, and architects. He has also written for The New York Times, Art & Auction and Columbia magazines, as well as liner notes for CDs by Stan Getz and Cal Tjader.

Articles By This Author

Jesse Hamlin - February 18, 2014

Composer Wendy Reid swears by her parrot’s musicality and uses her live, improvised riffs in compositions she’ll be presenting at the Other Minds festival.

Jesse Hamlin - October 22, 2013

Composer Paul Haas and artist Anne Patterson premiere their spiritual/multimedia work in the vast Gothic space of Grace Cathedral atop San Francisco’s Nob Hill.

Jesse Hamlin - September 24, 2013

San Jose’s Opera Cultura is drawing on a wide variety of music to present Latino/ Hispanic culture to a wider audience.

Jesse Hamlin - July 15, 2013

The America’s Cup may be a bust as far as San Francisco is concerned, but the temporary music venue is a major success.

Jesse Hamlin - April 9, 2013

Composer Jonathan Berger is making music out of auditory hallucinations in two fascinating new one-act operas, part of Stanford’s Music and the Brain conference.

Jesse Hamlin - January 22, 2013

SFJAZZ puts a new face on jazz in the Bay Area, with the opening of its dedicated concert hall. Here’s the inside scoop on its design and features.

Jesse Hamlin - December 11, 2012

One month from the opening of the new concert hall on the Stanford University campus, where Stanford Live will present most of its events, SFCV takes the tour and gets the details from the architects and acousticians.

Jesse Hamlin - September 4, 2012

Weill Hall in Sonoma County is built. Here’s how impresario Robert Cole plans to fill it, and how the building came to be.

Jesse Hamlin - July 10, 2012

Silent-film music specialists still exist, and some of the best-known of their number are showing up to play this week for the San Francisco Silent Film Festival.

Jesse Hamlin - April 17, 2012

The inside story of bringing a major piece from idea to completion. Composer Gabriela Lena Frank’s star continues to rise as she prepares a major commission from the S.F. Girls Chorus and the Berkeley Symphony.