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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.

Cespedes Celebrates Cruz

One diva, Bobi Cespeces, pays tribute to another, Celis Cruz, at two SFJAZZ shows in March.

NorCal Chapter Choir Keeps Gospel Music Going

Local chapter members of the Gospel Music Workshop of America Choir raise their voices to uplift hearts, strengthening the African-American gospel tradition.

Veretski Pass Shares the Klezmer Sounds

Berkeley trio brings their bold klezmer sounds to the JCC East Bay for the KlezCalifornia Yiddish Cultural Festival.

John Santos Throws a Birthday Bash

Oakland-based percussion great John Santos plays a big bash at SFJAZZ for his 60th birthday.

Barbara Dane’s Wild Ride

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 Spotlight Shines on Elena Pinderhughes

The talented vocalist and flutist from Berkeley is having a breakout year with some of the biggest stars in jazz.

2015 Fall Arts Preview

Circle the dates for the East Bay’s most enticing art shows, dance performances, film festivals, lit events, and musical gigs.