Contributing Arts Reporter and Theatre Critic
October 20, 2021 | Andrew Mills
Samara Joy sings like she's seen it all, but she just released her self-titled debut album. CapRadio’s Andrew Mills spoke with her on winning an international jazz vocal competition, having a fan in Oscar-winning actress Regina King and more.
The Nisenan are a tribe that has lived in Northern California around the Sacramento region for centuries. But the Nisenan language has been disappearing. Alan Wallace is working to preserve the language through art.
August 30, 2021 | Gary G. Vercelli
Saxophonist Mindi Abair is a two-time Grammy nominee who has worked with artists as diverse as Duran Duran, Lalah Hathaway, the Backstreet Boys and Aerosmith.
Michael Morgan, Sacramento And Oakland Conductor Who Championed Diversity In Classical Music, Dies At 63
August 26, 2021 | Kevin Doherty
Michael Morgan, the longtime music director for the Sacramento Philharmonic and Oakland Symphony who strived to have his organizations better represent the communities they served, died last week from an infection following a kidney transplant.
Modern Music Director Nick Brunner connected with Basi Vibe to talk about repping Sacramento, staying motivated, and his new music video "Wallflower," which Nick called “Everything good about the moment, the groove feels like summer.”
Sacramento songwriter and vocalist Camilla Covington knocked us out with their 2019 Tiny Desk entry. Their debut EP released earlier this summer and she lets us in on what inspired this new collection of songs.
Sacramento musician Omari Tau found himself in a troubling situation once the state shut down due to the pandemic. He realized he needed to figure out how to perform, teach and work on singing, all from behind a computer screen.
Modern Music Director Nick Brunner spoke with I Am Strikes (aka Kelly Rosenthal) to talk about her musical inclinations as a child learning songs on a one-string ukulele, and why being yourself as an artist and a person is so important.
June 4, 2021 | Andrew Mills
Alexa Tarantino is a shining star saxophonist and composer at the forefront of today’s exciting jazz scene. She spoke with CapRadio’s Andrew Mills on recording an album through a pandemic, learning a new language, and more.
May 29, 2021 | Steve Milne
The three-day weekend historically marked the start of the music festival season in the region. But with easing COVID-19 restrictions on the horizon, musicians are planning to hit the stage again this summer and fall.
Best Move just recently released their new five-song EP Mirror Image Twins on May 7. Back in February, Modern Music Director Nick Brunner sat down with two-thirds of the Sacramento-based trio, Kris Anaya and Joseph Davancens.
May 21, 2021 | Jennifer Reason
CapRadio midday classical host Jennifer Reason interviews the British pianist about his new album, exploring the deeper meaning of Liszt’s music and the personal connection he has to it.
May 18, 2021 | Ed Fletcher
New public art being installed at the Sacramento Convention Center this month has resurfaced an ongoing debate about whether local artists should be the beneficiaries of city-funded sculptures.
April 28, 2021 | Ed Fletcher
The annual gathering, a major economic driver for Reno and Northern Nevada, won’t be happening in 2021. Burning Man organizers say they will focus on 2022.