The sheer abundance of music from around the world in Berkeley this month is extraordinary.
The founding director of the jazz vocal program at Berkeley’s California Jazz Conservatory is in the midst of a brilliant second act as a bandleader and recording artist. And she has a new album out.
One of the world’s leading voices on the electric bass over the past three decades, the longtime Berkeley resident introduces a new ensemble Friday at the California Jazz Conservatory.
Israeli musician Ravid Kahalani’s groove-centric Middle Eastern ensemble performs music based on the Hebrew prayer “Hallel.”
The San Francisco vocalist, pianist, and composer’s sound encompasses traditional Vietnamese modes, jazz improvisation and harmonies, French chanson and beyond.
The two guitar masters, from Mali and Niger, bring their sinewy grooves to the UC Theater.
BSO’s fourth conductor will build on the institution’s track record of innovation and creativity to tell diverse stories.
Don’t miss the hypnotic sound and movement of this powerhouse hula troupe from the Big Island at Zellerbach Hall, this Sunday at 3 p.m.
The bass clarinetist, and the collective trio he performs with, play the Back Room in Berkeley on Tuesday. Also recommended: Berkeley Festival of Choro and pianist Sarah Cahill.
Jay Nair and Ross Hammond make their Maybeck Recital Hall debut Sunday afternoon; and get a different taste of Ukraine with DahkaBrahka at the Freight.
Prepare for an ‘international wave of sound’ on the streets of downtown Berkeley Saturday; also recommended: Kate McGarry and Keith Ganz at California Jazz Conservatory
The bossa nova scion makes her Bay Area debut at The Back Room Sunday afternoon. Also: two-for-one ticket offer to see pianist/composer Emilio Solla.
The pianist’s expansive sonic palette and textural resourcefulness has provided a welcome jolt of unpredictable sound to an array of settings. He performs Tuesday at the California Jazz Conservatory.
It’s rare to be able to catch the Oakland multi-instrumentalist playing his own music and leading his own ensemble, which is one reason Tuesday’s gig at the California Jazz Conservatory is particularly intriguing.
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.