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Jeff Kaliss

Jeff Kaliss has featured and reviewed classical, jazz, rock, and world musics and other entertainment for the San Francisco Chronicle and a host of other regional, national, international, and web-based publications. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, and is the author of I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly & the Family Stone (Backbeat Books) and numerous textbook and encyclopedia entries, album liner notes, and festival program notes.

Articles by this Author

Artist Spotlight
July 8, 2019

The rising New Zealand conductor talks about taking the podium with the SF Symphony this month.

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Upcoming Concert
    July 6, 2019

    It’s pure standards and blues when Tana’s quartet heats up the 7 Mile House.

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    Artist Spotlight
    July 6, 2019

    The one-time Bay Area prodigy returns to the festival for a second year as performer/ coach (and new dad).

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    Upcoming Concert
    June 25, 2019

    The First Nations singer/composer plays a Pride weekend gig at Yerba Buena Gardens.

    More about Yerba Buena Gardens Festival »
    Chamber Music Review
    June 24, 2019

    From new classical to jazz to world, the unusual solstice festival boasted a wide cross-section of musical talent.

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    Upcoming Concert
    June 4, 2019

    Brian Baumbusch’s multimedia work is inspired by gamelan orchestras and horror films.

    More about Other Minds »
    Jazz Review
    May 21, 2019

    The singer deployed her vocal gifts in a set drawn from her latest album.

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    Upcoming Concert
    May 20, 2019

    A sense of coming together and the power of the collective underline the quartet’s fifth annual festival.

    More about Kronos Quartet »
    Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
    May 14, 2019

    A collaboration with Marcus Roberts’s jazz trio opens new musical avenues for the NCCO.

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    Non-Western Classical Music Review
    May 6, 2019

    The latest iteration of the multicultural collaboration explores the idea of the heroic gesture.

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    Jazz Review
    May 6, 2019

    The 14-member ensemble has the audience at SFJAZZ dancing and clapping along.

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    Upcoming Concert
      April 30, 2019

      The Bay Area chorus New Voices is for vocalists who identify as transgender, intersex, and gender-queer.

      More about Community Music Center »
      Chamber Music Review
      April 29, 2019

      New compositions sound fresh on Baroque-style instruments at the Center for New Music.

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      Recital Review
      April 16, 2019

      S.F. Conservatory of Music instructors strut their fretted stuff in a concert ranging from the Baroque to jazz and back.

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      Artist Spotlight
      April 9, 2019

      The lauded choral conductor/composer talks about his concert-length musical response to a notorious anti-gay hate crime.

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      Upcoming Concert
      March 29, 2019

      The singer/trombonist talks about the duo’s new recording of originals and an upcoming tour stop in Oakland.

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      Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
      March 26, 2019

      The orchestra showcases great music banned by oppressive regimes.

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      Upcoming Concert
      March 8, 2019

      Symphony Silicon Valley participates in a program to introduce underserved students to the wonders of music and arts.

      More about Symphony Silicon Valley »
      Artist Spotlight
      February 21, 2019

      The composer and avant-garde guitarist talks about his philosophy of composition, tapping into traditional sources, and the pleasures of working with the local chorus.

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      Upcoming Concert
      February 9, 2019

      A local tour by the St. Lawrence String Quartet kicks off the new collaborative effort to expand access to great chamber music.

      More about Bay Area Music Consortium »

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