Buskers

At Summer Fest, music is everywhere. And as you walk from stage to stage, you’ll find even more music, with up-and-coming bands performing on street corners around the Fest.

Saturday, August 11

Erich Sylvester

12-3pm, In Front of Caffe Frascati

During the last 5 years: Erich sang vintage Hawaiian and pop songs at the Wine Country Ukulele Festival, the Lake Tahoe Ukulele Festival, and the Cicada Club in L.A. He had a 2014 concert date at Ward’s Rafters in Waikiki to sing with his band Hot Steel & Cool Ukulele. I have been a pro singer & musician since my teen years.

 

Rhythm Street Applejacks

12-3pm, In Front of Glass House

In a secret San José lair, the Rhythm Street Applejacks distill classic jazz styles that once poured out from dance halls and juke joints of the 1920s and 1930s. With a love of rhythm and simple melodies, the Applejacks bring the infectious joy of classic swing to contemporary audiences in Silicon Valley.

 

Israel Sanchez

12-3pm, Paseo De San Antonio

 

Jeremy Serwer

4-7pm, In Front of Caffe Frascati

Long time Singer Songwriter and Performer Jeremy Serwer bounced around the west coast and beyond. Jeremy has released 5.5 albums since 2008 and has toured in 36 states. Jeremy has played festivals, Theatre’s, Airports, Traditional and Non Traditional venues and also busked the Pike Place Market(Seattle) and Beyond.

 

East Side Funk

4-7pm, In Front of Glass House

East Side Funk is an 8-piece ensemble which plays original material that combines elements from Latin, Jazz, Funk and R&B to create music that is inspiring, improvisational, and fun to listen to. The band has recently played to several sold out shows at Cafe Pink House in Saratoga. We have developed a great local following and received very positive feedback from all of our performances. We have also released our first CD, titled “Love Joy Groove”, available on iTunes, CD Baby and Amazon.

 

Alecia Haselton

4-7pm, Paseo De San Antonio

Alecia Haselton broke out on the music scene early this year, having recently sung for east bay pop punk outfit “Get Out”. Now she is armed with her own instruments, ranging from ukulele to piano to guitar. Originally from Corralitos, Alecia is touring all over California and beyond in 2018.

Sunday, August 12

Casey Wickstrom

12-7pm, In Front of Caffe Frascati

Casey Wickstrom is a multi-instrumentalist and live looping artist, vocalist, music producer, writer, and film editor. He plays guitar, lap slide, cigar box guitar, bass, drums, ukulele, harmonica, and other percussion and stringed instruments. Wickstrom produces and writes all his own music, and now works in his home studio in Cupertino, California. He has played all over California, both solo and with various projects. Casey has recorded four full length studio albums, a three track EP, and several singles, all available online. His fifth studio album “Bleed Out,” is now available.

 

Rhythm Street Applejacks

12-3pm, In Front of Glass House

In a secret San José lair, the Rhythm Street Applejacks distill classic jazz styles that once poured out from dance halls and juke joints of the 1920s and 1930s. With a love of rhythm and simple melodies, the Applejacks bring the infectious joy of classic swing to contemporary audiences in Silicon Valley.

 

Charles Xavier aka the XMan

12-3pm, Paseo De San Antonio

The XMan, called Rara Avis, “rare bird” by DownBeat magazine, has created amazing arrangements of ambient vibraphone infused with electronic music and digital FX’s plus an arsenal of custom X-sounds. The Xman’s music has been described as being appealing to listeners with a wide range of tastes, encompassing Electronic, Funk, Rock, Jazz, New Age, and Classical. The XMan, an emcee of sorts, who boldly questions the status quo.
“Unconventional music for Creative Minds”

 

Joshua Cedar

4-7pm, In Front of Glass House

Joshua Cedar spent his formative years studying guitar, in Boston, at the world-renowned Berklee College of Music. Over the years he has studied privately with many of the greatest, contemporary jazz artists including Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, Mick Goodrick, Mike Stern, Wayne Krantz, and others. Back home, in the Bay Area, he has always sought out and played with the finest musicians. He performs a wide selection of contemporary jazz — from the ECM catalog to “Avant-Groove” music!

 

Jeremy Serwer

4-7pm, Paseo De San Antonio

Long time Singer Songwriter and Performer Jeremy Serwer bounced around the west coast and beyond. Jeremy has released 5.5 albums since 2008 and has toured in 36 states. Jeremy has played festivals, Theatre’s, Airports, Traditional and Non Traditional venues and also busked the Pike Place Market(Seattle) and Beyond.