John Walter Finkbeiner lent his distinctive voice to ensembles from raw garage rock to meticulous chamber music.
Joshua Redman will perform Oct. 1-3 at the SFJAZZ Center with bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Marcus Gilmore.
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.
Teachers are quitting and parents are pulling their kids from a private Berkeley music school after the principal was fired in connection with a fill-in-the-blank vocabulary test involving crustacean jokes.
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.
A dynamic presence in the Bay Area hip-hop community for over two decades, the prolific Zion-I rapper was remembered during a Sunday celebration.
Steve “Zumbi” Gaines, who lived in Oakland, died at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley early Friday morning following a physical struggle with staff.
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.
The hip-hop veteran and Berkeley native has always used his platform to air social issues, from displacement to economic inequality, and political engagement.