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.
The drummer and vocalist Frank Samuels has been a mainstay in the Bay Area music scene since the 1960s. Nearing 80, he is going strong and will play in Berkeley on Saturday.
At a moment when we’re assailed by tales told by idiots, full of sound and fury, why not embrace sounds that embody the beauty of our better natures?
Mulatu Astatke, the architect of Ethio-jazz, that melds Amharic scales, jazz and Afro-Cuban rhythms — plays Berkeley with the incomparable Meklit on Aug. 16.
Yehudi Menuhin launched the Asian Youth Orchestra in 1987. It took time to get the ambitious trans-national project off the ground. On Saturday, they play Berkeley.
Local musicians Vijay Anderson, Dina Maccabee and Ben Goldberg have spearheaded the digital label Minus Zero which donates all proceeds from its online sales to Planned Parenthood.
Giovanni Hidalgo plays a benefit concert spearheaded by Oakland percussion maestro John Santos.
After a medical crisis, the pianist and Berkeley High graduate presents 'Hat's Off: A Benefit Concert for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society' Monday at Freight & Salvage.