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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
April 20, 2015

The Russian-born conductor talks with SFCV about working across different cultures.

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Feature Article
April 9, 2015

SFCM President David Stull talks about what’s going on with the conservatory, including its new record label.

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Upcoming Concert
March 25, 2015

The composer talks about his recent project as well as his experience as a black classical composer.

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March 10, 2015
With an opera a week away from its premiere, Kurt Rohde barely has time to acknowledge a prestigious award that's come his way.
February 24, 2015
Ye-Eun Choi has everything going for her, and now she has a Guarneri violin on long-term loan.
Upcoming Concert
February 19, 2015

The latest premiere at the Oakland-East Bay Symphony is a concerto from a well-known jazz and fusion violinist.

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February 17, 2015
CounterPulse, ODC, and AXIS Dance Company are among the companies that won grants to produce new work in 2016-17.
Recital Review
February 15, 2015

In a recital that was almost a house concert, the music was well-served.

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February 11, 2015
Announcing a new program aimed at “millenials” to promote art through digital media.
Artist Spotlight
February 9, 2015

Speaking to us from his home in Paris during a well-deserved break from the road, virtuoso violinist Renaud Capuçon discusses the women, repertoire, and violins in his life.

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Feature Article
February 4, 2015

Sister Helen Prejean, composer Jake Heggie, and Opera Parallele artistic director Nicole Paiement reflect on the creation and artistic success of the opera.

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Artist Spotlight
January 22, 2015

The celebrated organist talks about Messiaen’s Livre du Saint-Sacrament, which he performs this weekend, and about advocating for his instrument.

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January 12, 2015
The teaching of the great Indian classical musician has been preserved on tape and is now going to be available to the public.
Upcoming Concert
January 7, 2015

A cellist heralds in the New Year with two concerts, both of them involving old acquaintances, as well as new music.

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CD Review
December 19, 2014

Branford Marsalis as you’ve never heard him before, on solo saxophone, in a ranging program of styles, in the cavernous, holy confines of Grace Cathedral.

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Artist Spotlight
December 13, 2014

The celebrated conductor shares memories of the founding of his orchestra and the making of Amadeus.

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December 9, 2014
Lisa Bielawa's latest big idea is an opera conceived as separate productions of individual parts.
Early Music/Baroque Review
November 24, 2014

Nina Stern and Daphna Mor brought both their virtuosity and their educational mission to the Bay Area in the company of their East of the River ensemble.

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Upcoming Concert
November 7, 2014

Curlew River arrives at Zellerbach Hall next weekend. The story of seeking and redemption, set to the music of Benjamin Britten, is also a story of fulfillment for visionary British director Netia Jones.

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Artist Spotlight
November 3, 2014

Traditional jazz still flourishes in New Orleans and elsewhere, kept alive by groups such as the Rebirth Brass Band.

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