There's a wealth of great music coming up, including jazz singer and master balladeer Ed Reed, 24-year-old saxophonist Sam Previn, HowellDevine and the Freight Fiddle Summit.
Drummer Jemal Ramirez is orchestrating a farewell, multi-musician session Monday at Fantasy Studios. Also recommended: House of Faern at CJC and Hamilton de Holanda at the Freight.
Drummer/composer Alan Hall and vocalist Emy Tseng both perform this weekend at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley.
The most prodigious Bay Area saxophonist of his generation and the funk and soul-infused Extra Nappy play a rare East Bay gig Saturday night at the California Jazz Conservatory.
Recommended: Flamenco Gypsy jazz ensemble Barrio Mancouche at Freight & Salvage Sunday; also at the Freight tonight — the inventive Cuban pianist/composer/arranger Edgar Pantoja.
Faye Carol has long captivated audiences with her soulful authority and she has found an ideal home in The Back Room where she kicks off a Sunday residency on June 3.
Diana Gameros opens for Mexican superstar Natalia Lafourcade at the UC Theatre Tuesday; Irene Young joins brimming cast of women for breast-cancer fundraiser at the Freight Sunday.
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.