The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention will take place mostly at Freight & Salvage. It opens Thursday with a triple bill including Jody Stecher, Kate Brislin and Jake Blount.
In his first Bay Area appearance in several years, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie will perform Saturday night at the California Jazz Conservatory.
Returning to Freight & Salvage on Thursday Adrienne Shamszad will play the first public concert in the venerable venue’s delta-delayed reopening.
Zina Bozzay, who has dedicated her life to preserving traditional Hungarian music, will perform with her folk trio Vadalma Sunday afternoon outside the Orly Museum of Hungarian Culture in Berkeley.
The Black Women’s Blues Festival, produced by Berkeley singer Faye Carol, will include performances by Lady Bianca, Theresa Harris, Kito Kamili, Avotjca and more.
Barbara Golden left her home in the North Berkeley cooperative Walnut House early in the pandemic. She returns with a new anthology of her recordings, ‘Not Dead Yet.’
The Berkeley Symphony is performing on Aug. 4 at Bruns Amphitheater — the orchestra’s first in-person concert since February 2020.
Wolf, a 1994 Berkeley High graduate who starred in Cirque du Soleil’s “Bazzar,” is opening the first of two shows by the Rebirth Brass Band at Bruns Amphitheater on July 3.
Berkeley filmmaker Rob Nilsson stars in Berkeley filmmaker Josh Peterson’s ‘Thirsty,’ set to a song by Berkeley composer Alexis Harte.
Abrams has provided financial backing to some of the most creative artists in jazz. “I know how hard it is to play and know how good they are,” he says.
The free-but-ticketed “celebration of extraordinary piano performances” runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.
The Tiny Towns concert series opens May 21 with a sold-out show by John Doe and special guest Jason White.
Dirty Cello performs Saturday as part of the Back Room’s mostly outdoor spring concert series.
On Friday, the Berkeley musician celebrates the release of her second album, a beguiling set of songs exploring stylistic territory beyond her Americana comfort zone.
Pianist Laura Klein and guitarist Tony Corman’s repertoire encompasses bossa nova standards, American songbook gems, bebop anthems and original compositions.
On Feb. 22 the Cal J-School presents, “Photographer Dorothea Lange and the Berkeley Connection: 40 Years of Lange Fellowship Winners.”