Nora Stanley, Berkeley High class of 2014, is one of the most exciting young saxophonists on the Bay Area jazz scene. Catch her in action in the coming weeks, including Tuesday at the California Jazz Conservancy.
Open Minds founder Charles Amirkhanian’s 75th birthday is celebrated Sunday at the Brower Center. While next Friday the Freight will mark Django Reinhardt’s 110th birthday with a three-day festival.
After a number of his friends were assaulted, the drummer/composer’s new show, No Means No, is designed to raise consciousness about sexual assault, as well as funds for San Francisco Women Against Rape.
Guitarist and Cal grad Owen Chen plays Jupiter Friday. And get ready to dance at a Cuban new year’s eve party at the Freight, also in downtown Berkeley.
The basement of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church is a thriving community resource and a vital cultural hub that presents concerts series, art exhibitions and literary events, no small thanks to the Rev. Julie Wakelee-Lynch.
The Iranian vocalist carries thousands of years of culture in her throat and, whenever she sings, she reconstructs a world from which she’s been exiled. Catch her Saturday at the Freight.
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.