The drummer, composer, bandleader and sake lover will perform with a stripped-down quartet version of his Grammy-nominated Asian American Orchestra.
Recommended: Mariam Diakité and Orchestra Gold which is devoted to the surging, horn-driven sound that made Mali a creative force; and clarinetist Ben Goldberg premieres a new evening-length work.
The singer/songwriter performs Friday at the California Jazz Conservatory’s Rendon Hall on a double bill with the excellent Bay Area band, Negative Press Project.
Berkeley's own Benny Green makes his Freight debut on Sunday.
AgapéSoul derives its essence from a house on Grant Street.
These inventive performers seized 2 beloved cultural touchstones, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Star Wars, and warped the very fabric of the universe. They play Saturday in Berkeley.
Catch drummer, composer and bandleader Allison Miller with her sextet, Boom Tic Boom, at the Freight & Salvage Wednesday; plus: two other recommended gigs.
The captivating singer/songwriter, guitarist, actor and activist Fatoumata Diawara plays Berkeley Sunday. Plus: more recommended gigs.
There will be some great performances in Berkeley this weekend including by DakhaBrakha, by the Brazilian-born Berkeley High alum, Ian Faquini, and the klezmer trio Veretski Pass.
The 15th Annual Berkeley Old Time Music Convention unfolds Sept. 26-30 around Berkeley, including at Freight & Salvage and Ashkenaz, but a lot of the action takes place off stage.
Peter Williams, the program director, is diversifying the type of music being performed beyond Americana. He has tapped into the Bay Area's deep pool of Afro-Caribbean music.
Celebrating her 70th birthday, Linda Tillery is taking over Freight & Salvage Friday and Saturday with a far-flung roster of guest artists.