The star violinist and entrepreneur arrives in Walnut Creek to play Wynton Marsalis with the California Symphony.
The Met Opera trombonist has a bird’s-eye view of the industry from teaching at Juilliard and Santa Barbara’s Music Academy.
The New York City company founded by two Alvin Ailey alumni is having something of an L.A. moment.
The high-flying tenor sings works grounded in the poetry of the Harlem Renaissance.
Oakland Public Conservatory and Living Jazz are centering African American musical heritage for students of all ages.
The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol brings the legendary sax player, composer, and educator to Geoffrey’s Inner Circle in Oakland.
The pianist who broke barriers on national and international stages also had a close connection to the San Francisco Bay Area.
The bass-baritone, who will appear in Verdi’s Requiem this month, has skyrocketed to success but stays humble nevertheless.
With Julia Bullock as soloist, the concert scored points with songs by Margaret Bonds and an ambitious work by Reena Esmail.
A jazz festival should honor the tradition and its contemporary practitioners by headlining them.