The Bay Area jazz scene’s most acclaimed Hammond B-3 player has forged an array of musical relationships. He wants to manifest as many of them as possible at the Freight on Sunday. Also: 2 Brazil Camp gigs.
Oakland avant-cabaret singer, composer and electronics maven Amy X Neuburg will shed unwanted possessions in her site-specific performance 'Gets Rid' at BAMPFA on Aug 15. Also: San-São Trio on tour.
One of Nashville's most beloved and respected artists plays the Freight Aug. 13; Other recommended gigs: Sibarg Ensemble and Johnny Talbot and De Thangs.
The Persian-American singer/songwriter performs Saturday at the Freight with a stellar band and her mentor, acclaimed Iranian vocalist Mahsa Vahdat.
Dred Scott, never a conventional musician, even within the precincts of jazz, makes a return to Berkeley Sunday performing with a trio at the Back Room.
The tenor saxophonist and his colleagues form an incredibly distinguished quartet at the Cheese Board most weekends.
There is almost too much to choose from on June 30. Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, the saxophonist David Murray and the percussionist Kahil El’Zabar, and Endangered Blood are all playing.
One critic said Walker “is the greatest, deepest soul singer in the world today." Hear him tonight at Freight & Salvage.
San Francisco pianist and composer Jon Jang celebrates the release of his latest album, 'The Pledge of Black Asian Allegiance' (Asian Improv) on Wednesday at the California Jazz Conservatory.
Omar Mokhtari has dedicated himself to sharing the sounds and food of the Amazigh (or Berber) for decades. Now fighting cancer, the local community is rallying for him with a fundraising concert Tuesday at the Freight.
Hear this couple’s whimsical, often brilliantly orchestrated Spanish-language songs at a diverse array of East Bay gigs over the next week.
As Trump's sable rattling in the Persian Gulf brings a sickening sense of déjà vu, there’s one place where Middle East conflict melts away in the face of insistent beauty. Plus: other recommended gigs.
Written by Harris, this is a graceful piece of theater, toggling back and forth between his upbringing in civil rights-era St. Louis, his return to the city he fled to bury his mother and his present life in California.
The quartet will be ensconced on the corner of Allston and MLK from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday playing their wonderfully idiosyncratic blend of polyphonic jazz.
The Bay Area Dance Week program encompasses more than 400 events, almost all of them free, offering the uncoordinated and nimble alike access to classes, performances, open rehearsals, lectures and more.
The band Mokoomba has introduced an ebulliently grooving sound that draws on less common styles of Zimbabwean percussion and singing.