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Love Songs by Kitka Honor the Solstice

Kitka, the nine-piece Oakland women’s choir originally devoted to Balkan choral music, celebrated 40 years in March and manages to keep its repertoire fresh.
June 19, 2019

Ticks, Golden State, and Musical Artistry

Kris Newby spins a conspiratorial tale about Lyme disease in Bitten; Marcus Thompson II goes deep on Kevin Durant in KD; and Barbara Higbie presents music for healing and renewal.
June 19, 2019

Pacific Boychoir Academy Survives a Major Financial Crisis

A major donation of apparently forged art resulting in a financial crisis has made the nation’s only nondenominational boy choir school stronger than ever.
June 11, 2019

Rainbow Kitten Surprise Brings Surprises to the Fox

The Boone, N.C., indie rockers with a quirky sound and deep lyrics is donating funds for LGBTQ rights.
June 03, 2019

Susan Muscarella Expands the Horizons of Jazz Education

Thanks to Susan Muscarella, California Jazz Conservatory has a storied rep as an independent music school devoted solely to the study and performance of jazz.
May 20, 2019

Tony Sales and The Ardent Sons Release a Debut CD

One of Oakland’s most in-demand jazz session drummers, Sales has a new CD, No More Than This, that shows off an appealing range of styles.
May 09, 2019

Mulatu Astatke, the Patriarch of Ethio-jazz, Plays UC Theater

Mulatu Astatke created a new sound by melding of Amharic scales and Afro-Cuban rhythms with jazz instrumentation and improvisation.
May 09, 2019

Kenny G Does 4-Day Stint at Yoshi’s

Hear smooth jazz, R&B, and bossa nova on saxophone by Kenny G.
May 02, 2019

Whitechapel’s Brand of Death Metal Will be at UC Theatre

It will be a night of thrashing and blasting from Knoxville residents Phil Bozeman, Brandon Cagle, and Ben Savage who founded the band in 2006.
May 01, 2019

Omara Portuondo Steps Out of Semi-Retirement

At 88, Portuondo is still a nonpareil interpreter of boleros and fillin, a Cuban jazz style she helped introduce. She performs at The Freight & Salvage as part of what’s described as her Ultima Beso (Last Kiss) Tour. Fonseca.
April 19, 2019