A buffet of Jeff Kaliss's interviews, features, reviews, liner notes, and other writings about:

Review of Performers Under Stress

Welsh harpist Catrin Finch

South African chorus Ladysmith Black Mambazo (cd review)

Indian sitar master Ravi Shakar and his daughter and star pupil Anoushka

Globe-spanning guitarist Bob Brozman

Toshiko Akiyoshi, composer and one of jazz's few female big band leaders

Travel & Recreation: Devil's Gulch in Marin County

Huey Lewis, still rocking through middle age

Jazz legend Dave Brubeck, putting John Steinbeck to music

Sly Stone returning to the stage in '07, alongside his sister Vet

Jo & Nick Errico, parents to Family Stone drummer Greg, living a good life in Noe Valley

Jazz/Pop diva Cassandra Wilson, reviewed in performance

Puccini's Madama Butterfly, performed by the Livermore Valley Opera (live review)

Jazz label producer Dawan Muhammad (liner notes)

Mid-century modernist bandleader and arranger Esquivel, revived for theĀ  the New Millennium