Stories about Jazz

8th Annual Switchboard Festival dials in new sounds

Eight-hour sonic cornucopia attracts a local community of contemporary musical adventurers and longtime groundbreakers, Sat/4. By Marke B. ALL EARS One possible positive about the so-called...

33rd SF Jazz Fest buzzes with diverse styles, global sounds

Ambitious sonic reach includes multicultural soul, rollicking boogie-woogie, experimental R&B, country crossovers, big brass, and Cuban classics.  By Marke B. ALL EARS  The 33rd annual installment...

The tragedy of InnerMission

How market-rate housing could wipe out a cultural landmark, destroy jobs, and undermine the history of the Mission District By Steven T. Jones MARCH 11, 2015...

PARTY RADAR: Two weeks of wow edition

A fortnight's worth of choice nightlife and dance floor affairs, Feb. 19-March 2, 2015  By Marke B.  PARTY RADAR Aloha! I'm off to Honolulu to swim with the...

Party Radar: Catz ‘n Dogs, Sun Ra, Polyglamorous, Loveworks, Popscene 2004, more

The week’s choice nightlife and dance floor affairs, Feb. 4-11, 2015 By Marke B. PARTY RADAR  Just gonna jump in here and toot my own horn...

9 bands, 175 musicians, 1 epic funk tribute: ‘Stand!’

UnderCover returns January 24 with its rapturous tribute to Sly & the Family Stone's landmark 1969 album 'Stand!' By Marke B.  ALL EARS Last year kicked off with...

ALL EARS: 15 great DJ mixes for the new year

Brazilian psychedelia, Taiwanese disco, Israeli "emotive techno," lost new wave …. DJ mixes from the last year or so that deserve to be heard. By...

Heat it up: the year in SF nightlife 2014

Bhangra, Balkan, homohop, highlife, Motown, underground: Despite the city's homogenizing threats, the SF nightlife scene remained diverse and fantastic. BY MARKE B. PARTY RADAR House, techno, disco,...

Ammiano ties the knot

By Tim Redmond SEPTEMBER 21, 2104 – Assemblymember Tom Ammiano listened to jazz  singing by the amazing Paula West, watched a video thanking him for...

Picking Cotton, Playing Pro Basketball, or Being the President of the United States. Hmmmm…..

By Eva Paterson This is personal. The Clippers beat the Golden State Warriors. I watched the beginning of the game along with most of the nation...