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Susan Muscarella Expands the Horizons of Jazz Education

Thanks to Susan Muscarella, California Jazz Conservatory has a storied rep as an independent music school devoted solely to the study and performance of jazz.
May 20, 2019

Tony Sales and The Ardent Sons Release a Debut CD

One of Oakland’s most in-demand jazz session drummers, Sales has a new CD, No More Than This, that shows off an appealing range of styles.
May 9, 2019

Mulatu Astatke, the Patriarch of Ethio-jazz, Plays UC Theater

Mulatu Astatke created a new sound by melding of Amharic scales and Afro-Cuban rhythms with jazz instrumentation and improvisation.
May 9, 2019

Kenny G Does 4-Day Stint at Yoshi’s

Hear smooth jazz, R&B, and bossa nova on saxophone by Kenny G.
May 2, 2019

Whitechapel’s Brand of Death Metal Will be at UC Theatre

It will be a night of thrashing and blasting from Knoxville residents Phil Bozeman, Brandon Cagle, and Ben Savage who founded the band in 2006.
May 1, 2019

Omara Portuondo Steps Out of Semi-Retirement

At 88, Portuondo is still a nonpareil interpreter of boleros and fillin, a Cuban jazz style she helped introduce. She performs at The Freight & Salvage as part of what’s described as her Ultima Beso (Last Kiss) Tour. Fonseca.
April 19, 2019

CHVRCHES Plays The Greek

The laser-drenched synthwave band with just a smidge of witch house darkness recalls giants of Britain’s 1980s synth heyday like David Bowie, the Eurythmics, and New Order.
April 17, 2019

Optimism, Hope Dominate Mokoomba’s Message

The band uses traditional African music and modern jazz/reggae influences to share Zimbabwe’s rich inner life.
April 16, 2019

Oakland DNA Shines Through in Hello Yello’s Music

The trio — songwriter and lead guitarist Dylan, bass player and harmony vocalist Jaden, and drummer / percussionist Martin — plays music without limitations.
April 11, 2019

Enjoy Some Genre-Bending by Beats Antique

The hard-to-pin down fusion band mixes music, storytelling, and more.
April 10, 2019