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.
Osaka, Japan’s second largest metropolis, boasts a vital scene that’s produced some of the jazz-loving nation’s finest improvisers. Get a taste locally, starting Wednesday.
The 11-piece soul/jazz/reggae/gospel collective Alma Matters, a group built on BUSD alumni, performs Friday at Oakland's Uptown Nightclub.
We talk to violinist Shaina Evoniuk who plays the California Jazz Conservatory Wednesday; also next week: fingerstyle guitar wizard Duck Baker performs at the Freight Tuesday.
Creative frisson can come when two large communities converge and create a new style. In the East Bay, where no one group dominates," innovation is the child of muchas madres."