We're spoilt for choice in the coming days for musical offerings in Berkeley, with performances from, among others, Vinícius Cantuária, Rent Romus and Bows.
The band celebrate the release of their new album, 'Shoorah Shoorah: The Songs of Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint,' at the Back Room Sunday.
Just one year out of Berkeley High School, Dante Ryan has embarked on a promising musical career.
The Nile Project's touring ensemble, with musicians from Sudan, Ethiopia, Egypt, Burundi and Kenya, returns to UC Berkeley Saturday.
Michael Zilber celebrates the release of his new CD Friday at the California Jazz Conservatory. And we have more recommended gigs.
Drummer Zigaboo Modaliste and funk historian Rickey Vincent kick off Black History Month programming at Ashkenaz on Saturday night.
Drummer Paul Yonemura will celebrate the release of his new album Saturday at the California Jazz Academy.
Scary and unsettling times call for soulful music, and fortunately Berkeley has no shortage of powerful and accomplished singers appearing on local stages in the coming days.
Charles with Molly celebrates the release of a new EP Friday at the Back Room, a concert conceived as a fundraiser for the Berkeley High jazz program.
As a child of divorced parents, singer Lilan Kane came to dread the holidays. Even before the recent spate of aggressively dispiriting news, she planned to produce a concert offering a celebratory space for everyone who might feel conflicted about celebration in the midst of woe. Now more than ever her “All We Need Is Love” concert 7:30 p.m. Sunday night at the Marsh Theater offers a balm for all us who are more than ready to kick this annus horribilis to the curb. Kane is donating a portion of the evening’s proceeds to support the families of people lost in the Ghost Ship fire.
FM radio was an obscure broadcasting technology when Phil Elwood started sending out jazz over the airwaves on KPFA, a station that was just three years old when he came on board in 1952.
No one expected the Berkeley Arts Festival space to last as long as it did. The storefront venue, at 2133 University Ave., opened in the summer of 2011, the latest in a string of found spaces procured by Bonnie Hughes that have enlivened Berkeley’s arts scene with a steady flow of musical performances, classes, theater and dance.
As a rambunctious child with a precocious feel for rhythm, Ruthie Price saw any available surface as a potential piece of percussion
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