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.
The violinist, vocalist and Oakland resident celebrates the release of her debut album 'Haven' Sunday at the Back Room in Berkeley.
Making her Berkeley debut, Davis will perform from her 2018 album, "Heart Tonic." On Saturday, the Berkeley tandem of pianist/composer Myra Melford and clarinetist/composer Ben Goldberg will play.
Oakland Ballet's new work, Jazz Vistas, is inspired by the blues, jazz and R&B artists who made West Oakland a hotbed of musical innovation. Also: catch jazz vocalist Laurie Antonioli at the California Jazz Conservatory.
The Silk Road House’s Central Asian breeze will be blowing into several Berkeley locations in the coming days.
The saxophonist combines his jazz mastery and passion for the 'fab four' with the debut performance of John & Paul Reimagined Friday at the California Jazz Conservatory featuring vocalist Joe Bagale.
Guitar master Mimi Fox celebrates the release of her new solo album 'This Bird Still Flies' Thursday at Freight & Salvage with friends.
Jenny and the Charmers — think American Songbook but also Joni Mitchell, Sting, John Mayer and Shawn Colvin — play Thursday. Also in town: Carol Faye and Jeff Denson.
Mahea Uchiyama performs one last time Friday at the dance center that she founded in southwest Berkeley 25 years ago; and, in a rare performance, Denise Perrier celebrates Nancy Wilson tonight at the Black Rep Theater.
Spoilt for choice: The precocious North Country Blue at The Back Room; the infectious Bollywood Blues at Ashkenaz; and the soul-filled Alaya Project at the California Jazz Conservatory’s Rendon Hall.
Brilliant pianist, accomplished drummer and dauntless improviser Art Lande is a jazz giant who flies under the radar.
Some of Spain’s greatest flamenco performers will be at this 14th annual event which highlights the way a densely interconnected array of Andalusian clans continues to define the art form; also: other recommended gigs.
An Oakland pianist leading one of the Bay Area’s most exciting swing bands performs Saturday at Ashkenaz; while reimagining swing era forms is what the Freight's Django Reinhardt Birthday Festival is all about.
Drawing on her mother’s Native American heritage and her father’s African-American culture, Martha Redbone is one of the most powerful voices in American music. She performs in Berkeley on Wednesday.
These musical offerings provide plenty of motivation to get out of the house.