The great Barbara Dane celebrates her 91st birthday and the release of the new anthology, 'Hot Jazz, Cool Blues & Hard-Hitting Songs' Thursday at Freight & Salvage.
Grammy Award-winning Arturo O’Farrill arrives in Berkeley Saturday for Radio-Active Resistance at the UC Theatre, a major fundraiser for KPFA and DACA support services.
Ribak, mostly recovered from a 2012 car crash, celebrates the release of his new album at the Freight on Monday; plus other recommended gigs.
A triple bill at the UC Theatre celebrates music rooted in historically marginalized Jewish communities from Arab lands, with a rising Ethiopian-Israeli star also on the program.
Aside from his gorgeous, liquid-amber tone and exploratory spirit, the most obvious thread connecting clarinetist Ben Goldberg's far-flung projects is the artwork of Molly Barker.
The actor and rapper, best known for his award-winning roles in the smash-hit Broadway show 'Hamilton,' is coming to town to show some love to his alma mater.
Osaka, Japan’s second largest metropolis, boasts a vital scene that’s produced some of the jazz-loving nation’s finest improvisers. Get a taste locally, starting Wednesday.
The 11-piece soul/jazz/reggae/gospel collective Alma Matters, a group built on BUSD alumni, performs Friday at Oakland's Uptown Nightclub.
We talk to violinist Shaina Evoniuk who plays the California Jazz Conservatory Wednesday; also next week: fingerstyle guitar wizard Duck Baker performs at the Freight Tuesday.
Creative frisson can come when two large communities converge and create a new style. In the East Bay, where no one group dominates," innovation is the child of muchas madres."
The jazz singer is joined in Berkeley by a distilled version of her Prohibition Mob Band. Also: four other recommended gigs, including the songs of 'Lady Bird.'
With the start of Women’s History Month, check out all the great options locally to enjoy music made by women over the next few weeks.