Khalil Shaheed had unflagging dedication as a trumpet player, composer, and jazz educator. I knew him in all three roles. His death on March 23, at age 63, followed a long battle against lung cancer. His absence leaves a hollow space in the Bay Area's jazz scene, and particularly in the world of jaz ... More >>
Lia Rose, singer of Or, the Whale, John Vanderslice, and a student at the 'DIY Do's and Dont's' workshop.The local chapter of the Recording Academy -- y'know the folks who give out Grammy awards -- did something pretty cool on Wednesday: They gathered a bunch of local artists and industry profess ... More >>
Get your fry on at Sweet's
Oakland doesn't have to prove it has a jazz scene. Getting the bay to listen, though, is a challenge.