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

Artist Spotlight
September 21, 2020

With a new album out and lots of irons in the fire, the jazz violinist has plenty to talk about.

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September 19, 2020
Join writer Andrew Gilbert in a live, interactive Zoom interview with tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain.
Feature Article
September 19, 2020

Bird’s pioneering spirit and unparalleled prowess on the alto saxophone still inspire and amaze.

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September 19, 2020
The famous percussionist teams up with the Museum of the African Diaspora to present a history of Latin musical genres.
Feature Article
August 25, 2020

Congratulations to the winners of SFCV’s readers’ poll.

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Feature Article
August 18, 2020

Intriguing new books explore the history of jazz in films and television, as both soundscape and subject matter.

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Artist Spotlight
August 17, 2020

Writer, critic, and now singer/songwriter Simmons conquers a pandemic and personal injury to release her second album.

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Recording Review
August 10, 2020

The intrepid jazz composer breaks new musical ground while exploring unsettling themes of contemporary life.

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Feature Article
August 10, 2020

Bassist/composer Lisa Mezzacappa takes the leap into opera in an original way.

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Feature Article
July 20, 2020

The celebrated Iranian singer and Kronos collaborator crosses new boundaries with a CD of traditional and contemporary Persian poetry recorded with a Norwegian jazz trio.

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