Berkeley saxophonist Chris Hoog is behind House Call Soul, a collective that has found work for musicians in COVID-19-friendly backyards, driveways and streets.
The 19-year-old brought his quartet into New York City’s Bowery Ballroom and recorded a rip-snorting set for Cal Performances at Home, a concert that premieres tonight at 7 p.m.
The city is shutting down some outdoor concerts while allowing others. Struggling venue owners are asking for clarity and more support.
The Juilliard-trained flutist makes her virtual Berkeley debut on Oct. 14 as a headliner in Cal Performances pandemic-accommodating At Home series.
Shuman spent the decade from 1960-1970 documenting New York City’s cultural ferment, and photographed Odetta, Nina Simone and the Beatles, among others.
Live music is returning downtown with regular, socially-distanced performances at The UC Theatre, Bobby G’s, and a planned Freight & Salvage ‘tour’ of downtown parklets.
Running Sept. 24-27 online, the Convention features all the usual gatherings, including concerts, jam sessions, song swaps, workshops and special programming for children and their families
The Sept. 6 event features Bay Area acts like SambaDá and the forró combo Dona Francisca and some of Brazil’s greatest musicians performing from the northeastern states of Pernambuco and Bahia.
The longtime Berkeley resident and key presence on the Bay Area airwaves since 1959 has been honored with a McPartland-Conover Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Jazz Journalists Association.
What does the future hold for live music? We checked in with cherished music venues like Ashkenaz, Cal Performances and the Freight to see how they’re feeling and what they’re planning.
Fullman, who plays her self-invented Long String Instrument in her West Berkeley studio, was recently awarded a 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship for musical composition.
Musicians around the East Bay are turning the calamity of a global pandemic-induced lockdown into an opportunity for creative exploration.
Sarah Cline, director of Berkeley High’s storied jazz program, launched JazzGirls Day in 2012. The event, which takes place Saturday at BHS, has spread around the country. Plus: Other recommended gigs.
Catch the undisputed patriarch of Ethio-jazz, Mulatu Astatke, at UC Theatre, and Bulgarian-born, West Berkeley-based multi-instrumentalist Ruman “Sali” Shopov at Timbre Folk & Baroque on Wednesday.
A classically trained vocalist and former dancer who spent some time with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Moses is now exploring her Brazilian roots in a show at the Back Room on Feb. 20
Everyone needs a good lawyer. But Shylock, one of Shakespeare’s most historically fraught villains, is a special case. On Sunday, Berkeley Law takes over the Freight to give the old usurer another shot at justice.