In his first Bay Area appearance in several years, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie will perform Saturday night at the California Jazz Conservatory.
What does the future hold for live music? We checked in with cherished music venues like Ashkenaz, Cal Performances and the Freight to see how they’re feeling and what they’re planning.
Welcome to the second edition of the Sit List — great activities you can do while sitting on your couch, or even moving around, but all the while maintaining social distancing, naturally.
Sarah Cline, director of Berkeley High’s storied jazz program, launched JazzGirls Day in 2012. The event, which takes place Saturday at BHS, has spread around the country. Plus: Other recommended gigs.
Diving into the lives of plants at UC Botanical Garden, grooving with the Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, or enjoying photos and ‘photo haigas’ in a café: just three of our weekend activity picks.
Nora Stanley, Berkeley High class of 2014, is one of the most exciting young saxophonists on the Bay Area jazz scene. Catch her in action in the coming weeks, including Tuesday at the California Jazz Conservancy.
The founding director of the jazz vocal program at Berkeley’s California Jazz Conservatory is in the midst of a brilliant second act as a bandleader and recording artist. And she has a new album out.
One of the world’s leading voices on the electric bass over the past three decades, the longtime Berkeley resident introduces a new ensemble Friday at the California Jazz Conservatory.
Don’t miss the hypnotic sound and movement of this powerhouse hula troupe from the Big Island at Zellerbach Hall, this Sunday at 3 p.m.
The pianist’s expansive sonic palette and textural resourcefulness has provided a welcome jolt of unpredictable sound to an array of settings. He performs Tuesday at the California Jazz Conservatory.
Merrilee was an early supporter of the Monterey Jazz Festival and played a large role in increasing the awareness of the Berkeley JazzSchool.
There is almost too much to choose from on June 30. Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, the saxophonist David Murray and the percussionist Kahil El’Zabar, and Endangered Blood are all playing.