San Jose Jazz Summer Fest returns for three days in downtown San Jose with big names in Latin jazz and acts that represent the entire jazz diaspora. The 30th Anniversary festival takes place from Friday, August 9 through Sunday, August 11 in and around Plaza de César Chavez Park in downtown San Jose.
From its early days as a one-stage eight-act event to becoming one of North America’s foremost festivals with its dynamic multi-day programming on 12 stages featuring 100+ acts, San Jose Jazz perseveres as a landmark Bay Area institution grounding downtown San Jose as an exciting hub for arts and entertainment. With the bourgeoning growth of downtown San Jose, San Jose Jazz moves in strides offering residents and tourists alike diverse year-round arts activities with SJZ Summer Fest being the apex of their regional events. SJZ Summer Fest serves as a platform honoring the vibrancy of the jazz art form with marquee performances by world-renowned artists as well as influential trendsetters pushing the genre into new territories within today’s popular music. A standout summer destination for music lovers and families alike, SJZ Summer Fest attracts tens of thousands of visitors to downtown throughout the weekend.
"It's been a long time since I've performed at San Jose Jazz Summer Fest. I always remember it as the perfect setting to celebrate music and I always look forward to coming. Thank you for having me again!"
The Family Stone, Carl Allen's Tribute to Art Blakey, Sylvia Cuenca Quartet With Gary Bartz, Elio Villafranca: Cinque, Kim Nalley Trio with James Carter, Mads Tolling and Mads Men, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Kassa Overall, Marquis Hill Blacktet, Ellis Marsalis Piano Competition Winners, China Moses, Gunhild Carling, Aki Kumar's Bollywood Blues, Emmet Cohen and Tootie Heath, Akira Tana and Otonowa, Aaron Lington Sextet Reimagines the Music of Led Zeppelin, Nicole Zuratis and the Generations of Her, Graciano 4 Cuarteto, Urban Renewal Project, Alaya Project Indo-Jazz-Funk, Jackie Gage Tribute to Nancy Wilson, Dahveed Behroozi Trio, Richard Howell Plays A Love Supreme, Ray Obiedo Urban Latin Jazz Project, Amy D., Connie Han, Pedro Martins and Pipoquinha, Greg Abate, Natalia Ardis Quartet, Dock in Absolute, Nao Yoshioka, David L Harris, Joropo Band, Christoph Irniger: Pilgrim, DOMi and JD Beck, SJZ Collective Plays Mingus, Jazz Garden Big Band 40th Anniversary, Too Slim and the Taildraggers, Zydeco Flames, Caravan of Blues Allstars, Maggie Belle Band, ValLimar Jansen: Grits and Bourbon, Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs, Dara Tucker, Top Shelf Big Band, East Side Funk, Retro Notes, Legally Blue, Arnie Co, Synchronicity, SOJ Band, 7th Street Big Band, SJZ High School All Stars, Los Gatos-Saratoga Big Band, Serenaders, Millennium Sounds, Swing Solution, Full Spectrum, Footnotes, The Lyratones, and more!
Latin and Salsa Artists:
Septeto Chappotín, Arsenio Rodriguez Project, Iris Sandra Orquesta, Orquesta La Moderna Tradición, Danilo y Orquesta Universal, Gabriel Gonzalez & La Verdad, Manny Martínez y La Rebeldía, La Redada, Very Be Careful, Buyepongo, Gilberto Rodríguez y Los Intocables, Las Chollas Peligrosas, Mala Greña, Valley Wolf, DJ Tropicaza, and Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco.
San Jose Jazz Summer Fest returns for three days in downtown San Jose with big names in Latin jazz and acts that represent the entire jazz diaspora. The 30th Anniversary festival takes place from Friday, August 9 through Sunday, August 11 in and around Plaza de César Chavez Park...