The drummer and vocalist Frank Samuels has been a mainstay in the Bay Area music scene since the 1960s. Nearing 80, he is going strong and will play in Berkeley on Saturday.
At a moment when we’re assailed by tales told by idiots, full of sound and fury, why not embrace sounds that embody the beauty of our better natures?
Mulatu Astatke, the architect of Ethio-jazz, that melds Amharic scales, jazz and Afro-Cuban rhythms — plays Berkeley with the incomparable Meklit on Aug. 16.
Yehudi Menuhin launched the Asian Youth Orchestra in 1987. It took time to get the ambitious trans-national project off the ground. On Saturday, they play Berkeley.
Local musicians Vijay Anderson, Dina Maccabee and Ben Goldberg have spearheaded the digital label Minus Zero which donates all proceeds from its online sales to Planned Parenthood.
Giovanni Hidalgo plays a benefit concert spearheaded by Oakland percussion maestro John Santos.
After a medical crisis, the pianist and Berkeley High graduate presents 'Hat's Off: A Benefit Concert for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society' Monday at Freight & Salvage.
No US high school has likely produced more world-class jazz talent than Berkeley High. That's largely due to Dr. Wong, whose stories will be told Saturday by Paul Fingerote.
Trombonist, composer, installation artist, computer music pioneer and scholar George Lewis presents 'Afterword, an opera' Friday at Zellerbach Playhouse.
The multi-instrumentalist is performing as part of the Nature of Music series. Plus: Amethyst Starr at Jupiter.
On Saturday, UnderCover Presents marks the 50th anniversary Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at the UC Theatre. We spoke to the event's director, Joe Bagale.
Half a century after their fates intertwined, two guitarists are sharing the stage together for the first time. Also: more recommended gigs.