JEFF KALISS, author of the recently published I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly & the Family Stone (Backbeat Books, 2008), has been writing about rock, jazz, world music, classical music, country, film, theater, and travel and other entertaining things for decades. His work is seen in books, in encyclopedias, in liner notes, on websites, and in many hundreds of periodical feature pieces and reviews.
Hubert Selby, Tom Wolfe, Stephen Crane, Thornton Wilder, R.H. Blythe
Update of I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly & the Family Stone (Backbeat Books, 2008); Zydeco: An Overview (Songlines magazine); Crooners (California Modern magazine)
Hal Leonard; Songlines magazine; California Modern magazine
Musics (see bio), travel, soccer, humor, personal and spiritual development
Music education, global cultural outreach, the dissolution of the Fourth Wall, evolution towards awareness and humor
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