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

Artist Spotlight
June 8, 2020

The Grammy-winning East Bay artist shares his insights on staying focused and creative in turbulent times.

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Feature Article
June 1, 2020

Here are six great recommendations for beating the blues with recent recordings by Bay Area jazz heroes.

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Feature Article
May 25, 2020

The prolific jazz composer/clarinetist finds inspiration in seclusion for his Plague Diary.

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Feature Article
May 19, 2020

Jazz artists follow the lead of the classical world in finding new sources of patronage.

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May 14, 2020
Though anticipated, the news carries severe financial effects and is salt in the wounds of L.A. music lovers.
Feature Article
April 23, 2020

A veteran of Oakland’s black music scene tackles pandemic issues in a remarkable new album created in quarantine.

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Artist Spotlight
April 18, 2020

The jazz chanteuse shares her humor, insights into her new recording, and stories from a lifetime of making music.

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April 7, 2020
Fears about the long-term impacts of COVID-19 prompt the National Ballet of Canada to make sweeping changes to their season.
Feature Article
March 31, 2020

Your comprehensive guide to online and streaming music from the Bay Area and Los Angeles. With links!

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CD Review
March 24, 2020

The jazz singer’s lyrics on Secrets Are the Best Stories reveal his roots in divinity school.

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