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.
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.
Two Haddon Hill neighbors, friends, and Dead scholars have published a well-received book about their favorite band.
One diva, Bobi Cespeces, pays tribute to another, Celis Cruz, at two SFJAZZ shows in March.
Local chapter members of the Gospel Music Workshop of America Choir raise their voices to uplift hearts, strengthening the African-American gospel tradition.
Berkeley trio brings their bold klezmer sounds to the JCC East Bay for the KlezCalifornia Yiddish Cultural Festival.
Oakland-based percussion great John Santos plays a big bash at SFJAZZ for his 60th birthday.
At 88, the iconic songstress, Oakland resident, and antiwar protestor who palled around with Lenny Bruce, Louis Armstrong, Pete Seeger, and Jane Fond, still sounds like “Bessie Smith in stereo.”
The talented vocalist and flutist from Berkeley is having a breakout year with some of the biggest stars in jazz.
Circle the dates for the East Bay’s most enticing art shows, dance performances, film festivals, lit events, and musical gigs.