Andrew Gilbert

Andrew’s Contributions


08/13/14    Concerts

Review: San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, Aug. 8-10, 2014

At 25, a major player player on the West Coast festival scene


06/12/14    Features

Bobby Hutcherson: The JazzTimes Interview

The bricklayer's son returns to Blue Note with a killer album


02/21/14    Overdue Ovation

Overdue Ovation: Pianist-Composer Denny Zeitlin

Solo piano, psychology & body snatchers


01/13/14    Before & After

Before & After with Gregory Porter

On Stevie, Mark Murphy & the wailing of church mothers

10/06/13    Overdue Ovation

Overdue Ovation: Pianist-Composer Myra Melford

A radical conservative, a conservative radical


08/22/13    Overdue Ovation

Romero Lubambo: For the Love of Jazz...

...and mechanical engineering


07/30/13    Features

Jason Moran Mixes It Up with Skateboarders at SFJAZZ Center

Halfpipe in a concert hall


07/15/13    Features

Strings Attached: Five Orchestral Jazz Classics

Must-have albums that fuse jazz and strings


07/14/13    Features

Joshua Redman Sings His Song

The saxophonist conquers the ever-daunting orchestral ballads album


01/24/13    Concerts

SFJAZZ Center Is Open for Business

Tyner, Lovano, Corea, Spalding and many more inaugurate new jazz venue in San Francisco


10/01/12    Features

Jenny Scheinman: Motherhood & Invention

The violinist/composer on the harmony between family and creativity


01/11/12    Features

Tillery: A Vocal Dream Team

Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens bring diverse influences to this uniquely simpatico supergroup


10/07/11    Overdue Ovation

Wayne Wallace Does It All Across Cultures

The veteran Bay Area trombonist still has “a big list of things to do”


January/February 2011    Overdue Ovation

Barry Harris: Teacher Man

There’s nothing like a first love, a consuming passion that burns so brightly it casts a glow over the rest of your life. For Barry Harris, lightning struck the first time he sat in with Charlie Parker. More than six decades later, the pianist seems to recall...


December 2010    Features

Antonio Sanchez: The Conquering Hero

Since moving to the States from Mexico City in 1993, Antonio Sanchez has emerged as one of jazz’s foremost rhythmists: a “dream drummer” to Pat Metheny, Gary Burton and others, and a superb bandleader


11/22/10    Overdue Ovation

Mary Stallings: The Best-kept Secret in Vocal Jazz

Andrew Gilbert profiles the soulful jazz singer from the Bay area

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About Andrew Gilbert


As a teenage Deadhead in the mid-’80s, Andrew Gilbert experienced a series of jazz epiphanies at Santa Cruz’s Kuumbwa Jazz Center, starting with Sun Ra’s Arkestra parading through the audience chanting “We travel the spaceways/from planet to planet.” “I was already deep into Miles Davis, but I suddenly realized that jazz was as big as the universe,” Gilbert says. He covers jazz and world music for the San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Boston Globe and San Diego Union-Tribune. A JT contributor since 2004, Gilbert has written profiles of Miguel Zenón, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Mimi Fox and Eric Alexander.