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Feeling Good, Finally? Nina Simone’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Is a Bittersweet Victory

Feeling Good, Finally? Nina Simone’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Is a Bittersweet Victory

In the world of women in music, there are queens, princesses, first ladies and even a duchess—but there has only ever been one high priestess of soul: Nina Simone. Read more...
C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Kenny Burrell

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Kenny Burrell

I know, I know. The deluge of Christmas music is all around us now. It will drive many a sane person to their wits ends by the time the 25th rolls around. Then again though, there are some takes on
‘Chameleon’ bluesman Alvon Johnson sets a string of Bay Area dates

‘Chameleon’ bluesman Alvon Johnson sets a string of Bay Area dates

East Bay guitarist Alvon Johnson has honed his skills to the point where he can match his sound to the crowd he's playing for.
Sunny Murray, Influential Free-Jazz Drummer, Is Dead at 81

Sunny Murray, Influential Free-Jazz Drummer, Is Dead at 81

Sunny Murray performing in the Netherlands in 1991. He moved to Paris in 1968 and spent most of the rest of his life in Europe.

The Best Jazz Reissues and Rediscoveries of 2017

Richard Brody on the ten most notable jazz reissues and rediscoveries of 2017.
Music and art: Combining singing, painting to center herself

Music and art: Combining singing, painting to center herself

Juls puts down her brushes for a while to sing and scat at Angelica's

How the U.S. Used Jazz as a Cold War Secret Weapon

It may not be too much of an exaggeration to say the jazz ambassadors could have saved the world
Playlist: The Playlist: Cardi B Isn’t Going Anywhere and 9 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Cardi B Isn’t Going Anywhere and 9 More New Songs

Cardi B, whose “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)" was one of the biggest tracks of 2017, released two new singles this week.
Bay Area jazz cats gave us some memorable music in 2017

Bay Area jazz cats gave us some memorable music in 2017

Ambrose Akinmusire, Andrea Claburn, Ben Goldberg and many other Bay Area musicians gave us albums that helped take the sting out of a strange year.

The Healing Power of Jazz

Nicolas Niarchos writes about a short video documentary about the jazz drummer Phil Young, by the filmmakers Jay Dockendorf and Kenny Sule.
Menlo Park: ‘Rennaissance Man’ to give free jazz performance

Menlo Park: ‘Rennaissance Man’ to give free jazz performance

Jym Marks, who is entering his 50th year as a local business owner, to read poems, perform with quintet Saturday inside council chambers
‘Breaking Ice’ Makes Music From a Classic Skating Rivalry

‘Breaking Ice’ Makes Music From a Classic Skating Rivalry

The vocalist and composer Alicia Hall Moran practicing at Chelsea Piers for “Breaking Ice,” her new music theater piece.
One of jazz’s more arresting performers back in Bay Area

One of jazz’s more arresting performers back in Bay Area

Sax and flute player Lew Tabackin remains one of jazz's more distinctive performers; he brings his trio to shows in Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz.
Overly Excited Tourist Goes Completely Nuts In New Orleans

Overly Excited Tourist Goes Completely Nuts In New Orleans

Overly Excited Tourist Goes Completel... 2:16 Ryan tries to see the first boobs of his whole entire life in New Orleans. Submitted by: Funny Or Die Regular Keywords: Overly Excited Tourist New
The New Vanguard: Nicole Mitchell, an Innovative Flutist With an Afrofuturist Vision

The New Vanguard: Nicole Mitchell, an Innovative Flutist With an Afrofuturist Vision

Nicole Mitchell, one of the most innovative jazz flutists of the past 30 years, is the artist-in-residence at Winter Jazzfest in New York.
Juan de Marcos brings new generation of Afro-Cuban All Stars to Berkeley

Juan de Marcos brings new generation of Afro-Cuban All Stars to Berkeley

Cuban music legend Juan de Marcos, who worked with the Buena Vista Social Club, is bringing a younger version of the Afro-Cuban All Stars to Bay Area.
Premiere: Whynnel Reveals The Jazzy, Slow-Slung Cool Of His 'Time Traveling Paradox' EP

Premiere: Whynnel Reveals The Jazzy, Slow-Slung Cool Of His 'Time Traveling Paradox' EP

If you're still not back into the 9-5 grind and the week's been a bit much, ease yourself into the weekend with this calming little package.
Review: A Jazzfest Marathon Where Voices Lead the Way to Resistance and Renewal

Review: A Jazzfest Marathon Where Voices Lead the Way to Resistance and Renewal

The vocalist Jazzmeia Horn performed one of the most startling sets at the NYC Winter Jazzfest Marathon.
Afro-Brazilian music star ready to jam with his Bay Area pals

Afro-Brazilian music star ready to jam with his Bay Area pals

Almir Côrtes, the acclaimed Brazilian musician and composer, comes to Santa Cruz and Berkeley to perform with his Bay Area musical friends.
Interview: Vijay Iyer on Bay Area ties and how he’s not really that famous

Interview: Vijay Iyer on Bay Area ties and how he’s not really that famous

Celebrated musician and composer Vijay Iyer returns to the Bay Area, which birthed his music career, for a short residency at SFJazz Jan. 18-21.