“The Jazzy Nutcracker, A Winter Jazz Tale” made its debut this season at East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). The Jazzy Nutcracker was a colorful staging of a familiar tale. Rec
After a week of engagements at Stanford University’s Bing Concert Hall and other large venues up and down California, Rhiannon Giddens brought her banjo, fiddle and radiant alto voice to the more intimate environs of [...]
Grammy and Dove Award Winning Gospel Legend Yolanda Adams and Friends will perform Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St. in Oakland, hosted by KBLK 102.9 F.M. Sunday Inspiration [...]
During their debut at the Sweet Chariot – a nightclub in Manhattan, allegedly run by the Mafia, that presented African American gospel music to largely white audiences – the Bay Area gospel-singing group, the [...]
The smooth velvety voices of The Whispers will come back to the Bay Area Nov. 28 at Oakland’s Paramount Theater. Presented by Bay Area Productions, The Whispers’ “Home for the Holidays” concert will feature [...]
“Michael Brown is dead, and they still haven’t arrested that policeman,” Kim Nalley sings in anguished alto tones on “Ferguson Blues,” one of two original songs about the killing of African American teens on [...]
Reeling on the huge success of her single “3xKrazy” this past year, songstress Netta Brielle has released a new project in which she shares her deepest emotions with fans.
Courtesy of the L.A. Philharmonic At the age of 70, with more than a half-century of innovation behind him, Chucho Valdés would be forgiven if he chose to sit back and relax.
Blues pianist Katie Webster contributed to countless records by the likes of Slim Harpo, Lazy Lester and Lightnin’ Slim, and recorded some of her own featuring her robust contralto pipes.
When Odia Coates’ pastor at Prayer Garden Church of God in Christ in San Jose learned in 1966 that she was singing in nightclubs, he promptly kicked her out of the choir.