Artist Spotlight

These lively Q&A's aim to shed light on the personalities behind the music. Get to know your favorite artists...or discover someone new!


Artist Spotlight
August 11, 2020

The Lebanese-American musician/composer talks about her newest recording, which melds blues, jazz, and hip-hop with Arabic music new and old.

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Artist Spotlight
August 10, 2020

The five-string virtuoso talks about his new recording with the Prague Metropolitan Orchestra.

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Artist Spotlight
August 1, 2020

The dancer, choreographer, and educator shares her ideas for building an equitable, open, and inclusive world of dance.

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Artist Spotlight
July 20, 2020

Honoring military vets and front-line COVID-19 responders, the film is an artistic leap for the noted choreographer/director.

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Artist Spotlight
July 13, 2020

The resilient choreographer remains active, creative, and collaborative, whatever the challenges.

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Artist Spotlight
July 6, 2020

The S.F. violinist/composer talks about balancing classical music with bluegrass on her new CD with Nashville mandolin wizard Tristan Scroggins.

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Artist Spotlight
June 30, 2020

The award-winning trumpeter, composer, and designer shares his vision for the future of music, culture, and social justice in America.

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Artist Spotlight
June 29, 2020

SFGC's artistic director talks about the pivot to online learning, plus how to nurture change in a younger generation.

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Artist Spotlight
June 23, 2020

The prolific composer, one of the living giants of American composition, discusses his own idiosyncratic life journey and becoming comfortable with his nonconformist musical style.

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Artist Spotlight
June 22, 2020

In a long interview, the renowned jazz polymath talks about staying human and finding love, justice, and hope in dark times.

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