Music Articles

Every week, our writers take an in‐depth look at an artist, program or topic of interest to us. Spend some time with this week's classical music feature, or scroll through the extensive SFCV archive for insights in many music topics.


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July 29, 2019

Check out our picks for cool August concerts featuring jazz, blues, and soul music.

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July 16, 2019

The revered jazz chanteuse had a profound influence on the Bay Area music scene.

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July 16, 2019

A rare 1974 film about the jazz visionary gets new life with live music at SFJAZZ.

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July 1, 2019

Our jazz picks for the month will get your blood going.

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June 25, 2019

The Royal Ballet and L.A. Dance Project premiere major productions in what used to be the cultural “offseason.”

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June 18, 2019

Hawa Diabaté missed the festival due to visa delays, but the problem is much wider than that.

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June 8, 2019

The lovely, tongue-twisting Czech libretto offers a challenge to the singers — and their coaches.

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June 6, 2019

Vaunted R&B and gospel singer Leola Jiles joins the angel band.

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June 4, 2019

Du Yun, The Living Earth Show, and Cleveland Uncommon Sound Project are only a few of the musicians who say that they’re actively subverting categories.

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June 3, 2019

Our picks for great June festivals and gigs featuring jazz vocalists.

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