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Andrew Gilbert

A Los Angeles native based in the Berkeley area since 1996, Andrew Gilbert covers jazz, international music and dance for KQED's California Report, The Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, Berkeleyside and other publications.

Articles by this Author

Feature Article
May 17, 2019

The composer has been dinged by critics here and there, but his music continues to inspire musicians, 45 years after his passing.

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Jazz Review
May 14, 2019

The octogenarian jazzman sets the Black Cat ablaze with his fiery trio.

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Feature Article
May 2, 2019

Great players, big events, a few small venues: our monthly guide.

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Feature Article
April 27, 2019

A new box set shines light on the saxophonist’s creative process within the context of his musical circle.

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Jazz Review
April 22, 2019

With a new album in tow, trombonist/composer Siegel leads a fresh and unusual set at The Octopus Literary Salon.

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Jazz Review
April 16, 2019

The influential guitarist’s trio plays new interpretations of the American Songbook and canonical jazz tunes.

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Feature Article
April 1, 2019

Our picks for this month’s best in jazz, Brazilian, blues, and more.

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Jazz Review
March 26, 2019

The inventive duo joins forces with percussionist Tupac Mantilla in a set of John Zorn pieces.

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Jazz Review
March 12, 2019

The seven-string guitarists team up with percussionist Ami Molinelli for an evening of infectious, jazzy choro music.

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Artist Spotlight
March 8, 2019

The prolific composer shares stories from his career, from Broadway to Hollywood and back.

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Jazz Review
March 5, 2019

The adventurous bassist and her ensemble explore new worlds of music inspired by Italo Calvino.

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Feature Article
March 1, 2019

Our jazz picks this month focus on shows featuring lyrics and verse.

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Jazz Review
February 25, 2019

The bassist and his band Think Free get to a deep conversational level at Freight & Salvage.

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Jazz Review
February 16, 2019

The influential jazz pianist inspires with his adventurous, playful spirit at the California Jazz Conservatory.

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Jazz Review
February 12, 2019

The singer and versatile multi-instrumentalist leads her crackerjack band through timeless selections from her pan-Caribbean songbook.

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Feature Article
February 11, 2019

The late jazz singer was a powerful creative force in the Bay Area scene.

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Jazz Review
February 5, 2019

The SFJAZZ tribute to Chucho Valdés is at its best when the Cuban composer and pianist takes center stage.

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Feature Article
February 1, 2019

From Nigerian Afrobeat to an Art Blakey tribute, SFCV’s monthly jazz picks offer something for everyone.

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Feature Article
February 1, 2019

Multiconcert residencies at key Bay Area venues allow artists to stretch beyond the boundaries of one-off performances.

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Jazz Review
January 22, 2019

The peerless vocalist made her run at SFJAZZ a veritable love fest.

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