The multi-instrumentalist and singer both have South Bay roots. But they found fertile soil for their musical explorations in the Town.
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Tierney Sutton and Tamir Hendelman bring their lyrical jazz to Oakland
The nine-time Grammy-nominated vocalist and sought-after pianist will perform together this week at Piedmont Piano Company.
Lilan Kane to celebrate Nancy Wilson with concert at the Sound Room
The Oakland-based vocalist will perform Sunday, backed by an all-star cast of East Bay jazz musicians.
Orchestra Gold to perform its Malian grooves at Bandcamp
The Oakland-based group will perform songs from its new album, ‘Medicine,’ at the downtown record store on Friday, Jan. 20.
Cuban piano master Chucho Valdés performs this week at the Paramount Theater
SFJAZZ is bringing the Cuban piano legend to Oakland to perform his new suite, ‘La Creación.’
A new film explores how live entertainment is, or is not, made accessible to deaf fans
Cat Brewer’s “Sign the Show” screens at Holy Names University on Sept. 16 as part of the Oakland International Film Festival.
Goapele to perform back home in Oakland this week
The singer will be debuting songs from her forthcoming album at a run of shows beginning Thursday at Yoshi’s in Jack London Square.
Maureen Gosling’s new film explores the life and revolutionary times of jazz and blues vocalist Barbara Dane
From “Dry Wood” to “Blossoms of Fire,” Maureen Gosling’s films capture golden moments of art and culture.
Jazz In the Neighborhood comes to Temescal
The nonprofit, known for making sure musicians receive fair pay, is partnering with Temescal Art Center for three weekends of live music starting April 2.
Upcoming concerts showcase the East Bay’s thriving Brazilian music scene
Performances by Oakland Samba Revue, SambaDá, and others in Oakland and Berkeley highlight the region’s talent.
‘The Dynamic Miss’ Faye Carol celebrates Black history, with friends
More than a few jazz luminaries will join the iconic Bay Area singer onstage at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle during a run of shows in February.
New concert series brings cutting-edge jazz to West Oakland
As local venues for experimental music become more rare, the Dresher Ensemble Studio steps in to fill the void.
The soulful kinship of Alma Matters
The jazz ensemble with deep East Bay roots performs Tuesday at Yoshi’s.
The flamenco soul of David McLean
The Oakland guitarist—an essential player in the Bay Area’s vibrant flamenco scene—performs Sunday at The Sound Room.
Pianist Sarah Cahill to celebrate 50 years of female composers at Mills College show
Sarah Cahill’s “Future is Female” concert this Saturday in Oakland focuses on compositions by “women with Mills connections.”
Jazz legends from The Cookers supergroup to play in Oakland
Eddie Henderson and Billy Harper headline shows on Friday and Saturday at Piedmont Piano Company. The full septet with George Cables, Billy Hart, Donald Harrison, Cecil McBee, and David Weiss performs Sunday in Half Moon Bay.
Oakland musician Māhealani Uchiyama honors the music of Zimbabwe
Uchiyama’s new book explores the ancient tradition of mbira.
The new ‘Homeroom’ soundtrack is a celebration of Oakland talent
The documentary’s digital album features East Bay artists and pays tribute to filmmaker Peter Nicks’ daughter, Karina.
Brooklyn Basin has become one of Oakland’s most popular outdoor concert venues
Featuring a large greenspace with stunning views, local artists are bringing music to the new waterfront park.
After a rough year, Geoffrey’s Inner Circle to relaunch Sunday night jazz sessions
The club’s owner, Geoffrey Pete, has been a mainstay of the Oakland music scene since the 1970s.