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.
Alessandro Penezzi is part of a dazzling roster of artists performing at BrasArte’s 14th annual SF Brazilian Day & Lavagem, one of Berkeley’s signature community events.
“We have a saying: Without music, there's no party,” says percussionist Erico Minaya, a founding member of Lima’s La Patronal, which performs at Ashkenaz on Thursday.
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.