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The Fall Arts Guide

The season promises lively choices for art, books, dance, film, music, and theater events.

Jazz Stylist Wesla Whitfield Mines Neglected Gems

The California Jazz Conservatory show is dedicated to the backpages of the American Songbook.

Dane’s Still Marching and Swinging

The great jazz singer will be at Yoshi’s on Aug. 24.

Left Side of the Balcony: Broadly Defining an Art Form

What's a jazz festival with almost no jazz?

Sumptuous Duo

Gillian Margot and Geoffrey Keezer play at the California Jazz Conservatory.

Taking the Saw to Extremes

Montclair's David Coulter talks about odd instruments.

Camaraderie Overcomes Ego

Duchess brings jazz vocal royalty to Oakland.

Day Wave Gets a Lot Done in Oakland

Jackson Phillips, aka Day Wave, lands in Oakland where he can do his thing instead of following trends. He is hitting the circuit festival this summer.

Nancy Wright Blows the Blues Away

Classically trained on bassoon, she is one of the Bay Area’s busiest blues saxophonists and an increasingly confident vocalist who delivers blues and New Orleans R&B with style and assurance.

Jackson, Gans Commemorate the Grateful Dead

Two Haddon Hill neighbors, friends, and Dead scholars have published a well-received book about their favorite band.