Janam, who perform Saturday, have honed an intoxicating blend of Balkan rhythms, Near Eastern modes and Appalachian roots music. Also to see: two of the finest saxophonists around.
No living musician has done more to pave the way for the Latin American musicians who’ve transformed every corner of the jazz scene than Eddie Palmieri, who plays Berkeley Tuesday.
The first biography of the man who played a key role in founding the Vietnam Day Committee, among other things, tells the story of an essential, but strangely overlooked activist.
Friday’s double bill at the CJC features trumpeter Ian Carey and guitarist Nathan Clevenger, both local, both eloquent improvisers. Also: BrasArte presents Sambrazil! Nov. 4-5.
For the next three months, the Israeli avant-pop star is in residence, exploring the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life’s trove of amulets. Also: other recommended gigs.
On Sunday at Freight & Salvage violinist Evan Price celebrates the release of Dialogues (Azica), a gorgeous project showcasing lithe lyricism and stylistic
Right now in Rockridge an international cast of nine young musicians is living together and creating new music. Hear the results Saturday at Ashkenaz.
Saxophonist Miguel Zenón is spearheading a benefit for the hurricane-ravaged island at Freight & Salvage, one of a number of benefits for Puerto Rico in the coming days.
Gordon Parks's mother told him, "A white boy can do it, you can do it. Don’t come home with any excuses." This true American renaissance man took her at her word.
Two concerts will offer compelling takes on how musicians honor the artists from whom they draw creative sustenance. One honors Hank Jones, the other honors George Jones.
Numerous amazing female musicians are performing at the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention, which runs from Thursday to Sunday.
Known as "the premiere vocal coach in the Bay Area," Raz Kennedy headlines his first concert in more than three decades Saturday at Freight & Salvage.