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
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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Artist Spotlight
June 8, 2020

The Grammy-winning East Bay artist shares his insights on staying focused and creative in turbulent times.

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Artist Spotlight
May 18, 2020

The “modern-day Diaghilev” talks about her role bringing groundbreaking works to the stage.

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Artist Spotlight
May 17, 2020

Clever planning, hard work, and a digital interface with Adler leadership keep the talented singer focused on her emerging career.

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Artist Spotlight
May 12, 2020

A new project engaging scores of musicians in broadcasting tales of the pandemic from around the world is keeping the eclectic composer busy.

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Artist Spotlight
May 11, 2020

The innovative composer/DJ talks about his online educational program and keeping music alive during the pandemic.

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Artist Spotlight
May 4, 2020

The company’s artistic director shares his ideas for coping with uncertainty and celebrates promotions and a new addition.

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