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
September 21, 2020

With a new album out and lots of irons in the fire, the jazz violinist has plenty to talk about.

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Artist Spotlight
September 19, 2020

The ukulele virtuoso, who rocketed to fame via a Beatles cover 15 years ago, talks about his new album and the joys of staying home.

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Artist Spotlight
September 14, 2020

Mark Almond, just named associate principal horn with the SF Symphony, is on the front line of coronavirus research as a physician at UCSF.

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Artist Spotlight
September 14, 2020

Her new album features new music from American immigrant composers from around the globe. The piano virtuoso talks about her selections and how they reflect the moment.

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Artist Spotlight
September 7, 2020

The Oakland-based musician chats about his new album, the link between his electronic music and Chopin, and life with the coronavirus.

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Artist Spotlight
August 31, 2020

The composer talks about learning her craft and building a Black presence in opera.

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Artist Spotlight
August 18, 2020

The composer/performer has had a turbocharged 2019–2020, while being on the same roller coaster as the rest of us.

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Artist Spotlight
August 17, 2020

Writer, critic, and now singer/songwriter Simmons conquers a pandemic and personal injury to release her second album.

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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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