Stories about Jazz

New Music: DJ Amir unearths jazz-fusion communiqué ‘The Jupiter Effect’

The music archeologist and archivist releases a super-smooth lost classic by the Larry Rose Band.

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Music sales platform Bandcamp waives its fees: Here's a clutch of snaggable releases, from post-punk reverie to out-there R&B.

New Music: The bleary-eyed kaleidoscope of Once & Future Band’s ‘Deleted Scenes’

The Oakland outfit's jazzy psyche-rock sound makes rejection sound like dawn spreading out from the previous night.

Arts Forecast: We can do this!

Bay Area arts orgs come out strong with films, plays, auctions, concerts, shows, and "Mystery Shakespeare Theatre 1592."

New Music: On Thundercat’s ‘It is What It Is,’ a fusion of love, life, loss

The bass virtuoso's latest album comes with a jazz-funk strut and playful attitude, plus some existential questions.

New Music: Yazmin Lacey’s ‘Morning Matters’ keeps a high vibration

With her latest EP, the UK vocalist rides a new era of Neo-soul while crafting something forcefully and irresistibly her own.

New Music: Isaac Aesili’s ‘Hidden Truths’ brings elegant electronic grooves

The Maōri producer-DJ fuses multiple styles into a great backyard party record (solo with the Solo cups, please).

Silenced in place? SF’s resilient music scene faces its latest obstacle

COVID froze tours, shuttered venues, shelved releases, and canceled festivals. Local bands do their best to carry on.

Arts Forecast: Apocalypse… but make it fashion!

The arts community is putting on a damn good face in this catastrophe, from floral masks to streaming Shakespeare and more.

50 years of Jimi Hendrix’s radical, redefining ‘Band of Gypsys’

Revisiting a classic album that proved to be a turning point in rock's political expressionism.