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SFCV's perceptive writers report on America's native classical music.

Jazz Review
February 16, 2019

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

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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 28, 2019

Weaving easily between 1940s jazz styles and more contemporary music, Shelby’s 2006 suite is a masterpiece.

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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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Feature Article
January 22, 2019

A lush, three-disc set from Resonance Records taps deep into the Eric Dolphy legacy.

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Recital Review
January 19, 2019

Soprano Julia Bullock’s revelatory one-woman show blazes with insight and emotion, and the soprano’s own power.

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Chamber Music Review
January 18, 2019

Despite the title, “The Edge of Jazz” plays more to the concert hall than to the swinging bandstand.

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