Bay Area Music Groups

The Bay Area is home to literally hundreds of classical music organizations, from community choruses to world-renowned orchestras, opera companies and chamber ensembles. This listing provides all the vital statistics for Bay Area music groups, as well as a summary of what they do best. Search by type of organization or alphabetically. Note to classical music groups: If your organization is not listed here or there is an error in your listing, please email [email protected].

Julio Reyes, guitarist

Founded: 1977
Where to hear them: Concert halls and churches

Jun Asai

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Classic piano

Founded: Davar Church
Artistic Director: Jun Asai
Where to hear them:

Junior Bach Festival

The Junoir Bach Festival is dedicated to promoting the study and performance of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. The festival is held annually in March.

Founded: 1953
Artistic Director: Amy Brodo
Where to hear them: Berkeley

Jupiter Chamber Players

The Jupiter Chamber Players takes pleasure in introducing wider audiences to the chamber music of Russian composers such as Sergei Taneyev, Georgy Catoire, and Iosif Andriasov.  The quartet also continues to present more familiar Russian and European repertoire.

Founded: 1997
Artistic Director: Victor Romasevich
Where to hear them: Venues around the Bay Area

Just Jazz Live Concert Series at Mr Musichead Gallery

Presenting stars from across the jazz galaxy in the intimate Mr Musichead Gallery in Hollywood.

Founded: 2018
Artistic Director: Frederick Smith, Jr., LeRoy Downs & Sam Milgrom

Just Opera

Dedicated to producing high-quality operas from the 20th and 21st centuries whose themes touch on social justice and liberty.

Founded: 2017
Artistic Director: Katia Hayati
Where to hear them: South Bay performances