2022 Lineup / Chronological

Peanut Butter Wolf: Summer Fest Opening Party

Wed, Aug 10 @ 6pm
Camino Brewing Co. and Beer Garden

Peanut Butter Wolf is a Los Angeles-based DJ and founder of independent record label Stones Throw Records. As a high school student, he began spinning and making hip-hop beats in 1984 and later launched his label in 1996. Through Stones Throw, he developed the careers of Madlib, J Dilla, Quasimoto, Madvillain, Dam-Funk, Mayer Hawthorne, Knxwledge, Mild High Club, Mndsgn, and Anderson .Paak.

Peanut Butter Wolf

Peanut Butter Wolf: Summer Fest Opening Party

Wed, Aug 10 @ 6pm
Camino Brewing Co. and Beer Garden

Brian Andres Quartet featuring Sandra Aran

Fri, Aug 12 @ 6pm
PG&E Silicon Valley Stage

With over 20 years on the Bay Area music scene, drummer Brian Andres has played alongside some of the region’s Latin music legends, and gone on to start his own projects with the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel and Trio Latino. For his Summer Fest performance, he’ll be joined by Mexico City-born vocalist Sandra Aran.

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Brian Andres Quartet featuring Sandra Aran

Fri, Aug 12 @ 6pm
PG&E Silicon Valley Stage
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Caroline Chung & Citizens Jazz

Fri, Aug 12 @ 6pm
UA Local 393 Break Room Stage

Caroline Chung is a Bay Area professional jazz upright/electric bassist, songwriter and producer. She has been gigging around the Bay Area with her project Citizens Jazz, collaborating with a rotating roster of the best local musicians, and performed two sold-out shows at SF Jazz featuring material from the seminal Nina Simone album Silk & Soul. 

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Caroline Chung & Citizens Jazz

Fri, Aug 12 @ 6pm
UA Local 393 Break Room Stage
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Urban Renewal Project

Fri, Aug 12 @ 6pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

The Urban Renewal Project is a sixteen-piece collective known for its genre-bending original music combining elements of jazz, hiphop and vintage soul, and its explosive live performances that have captivated audiences from SXSW to the Java Jazz Festival.

Urban Renewal Project

Urban Renewal Project

Fri, Aug 12 @ 6pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

JC Smith Band

Fri, Aug 12 @ 6:30pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

The winner of the 2006 Bay Area Blues Society West Coast Blues Band of the Year award, JC Smith is an energetic and charismatic guitarist and singer, who attacks the blues as if he is being guided by the masters like T-Bone Walker, Albert King, and Johnnie Guitar Watson.

JC Smith Band

Fri, Aug 12 @ 6:30pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Jazz Organ Fellowship Presents Tony Monaco

Fri, Aug 12 @ 7pm
Jay Paul Company Montgomery Theater Stage

Tony Monaco, one of jazz’s modern B-3 torchbearers, will showcase his red-hot grooves during a set meant to honor the organ’s distinguished place, and lasting legacy, on the jazz tradition. Prior to his performance, Monaco will be awarded for his contributions to furthering the B-3’s legacy.

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Jazz Organ Fellowship Presents Tony Monaco

Fri, Aug 12 @ 7pm
Jay Paul Company Montgomery Theater Stage
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Lee Fields

Fri, Aug 12 @ 7:30pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Soul music pours out of Lee Fields, as free and unstinting as God’s love. It has ever since the 1960s, when he was a teenager in North Carolina sweating it out on juke joint stages, crumpled dollars hailing at his feet.

Lee Fields

Fri, Aug 12 @ 7:30pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Jazz Mafia featuring Adam Theis

Fri, Aug 12 @ 8pm
PG&E Silicon Valley Stage

Co-founded by multi-instrumentalist Adam Theis, Jazz Mafia is an eclectic artist collective of forward-thinking and accomplished players from the worlds of electro, hip-hop, world, classical, and jazz. Active since 2000, the collective is a prolific staple of the quintessential San Francisco sound, uniting creative and accomplished Bay Area instrumentalists, vocalists, MCs, composers, and arrangers.

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Jazz Mafia featuring Adam Theis

Fri, Aug 12 @ 8pm
PG&E Silicon Valley Stage
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Isaiah Sharkey

Fri, Aug 12 @ 8pm
UA Local 393 Break Room Stage

Isaiah Sharkey is poised to take center stage as he fuses together his background in rock, gospel, jazz, R&B, blues and funk to create an original sound with an unmistakable dose of soul.

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Isaiah Sharkey

Fri, Aug 12 @ 8pm
UA Local 393 Break Room Stage
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Chris Cain

Fri, Aug 12 @ 8:15pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

With more than three decades of touring and fourteen previous albums, master blues guitarist and vocalist Chris Cain has earned his reputation as a musician’s musician. Since his first release in 1987, Cain has created his very own blues sound inspired by his heroes—B.B. King, Albert King, Ray Charles, Albert Collins, Grant Green and Wes Montgomery.

Chris Cain

Chris Cain

Fri, Aug 12 @ 8:15pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Sleepwalk (Chulita Vinyl Club, LA)

Fri, Aug 12 @ 9pm
Jazz Beyond Stage

DJ Sleepwalk was born in Mexico City, grew up in the Bay Area and currently lives in Los Angeles. She is a member of the LA chapter of Chulita Vinyl Club, and has been spinning with the collective for seven years. 

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Sleepwalk (Chulita Vinyl Club, LA)

Fri, Aug 12 @ 9pm
Jazz Beyond Stage
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Cameron Graves

Fri, Aug 12 @ 9pm
Jay Paul Company Montgomery Theater Stage

A member of the game-changing, genre-blurring LA collective the West Coast Get Down, pianist Cameron Graves possesses style described by his bandmate Kamasi Washington as an “almost unbelievable combination of modal jazz, romantic era European classical music and mathematical death metal.” 

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Cameron Graves

Fri, Aug 12 @ 9pm
Jay Paul Company Montgomery Theater Stage
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Lemon Bucket Orkestra

Fri, Aug 12 @ 9pm
Tabard Theatre Swing Stage

Lemon Bucket Orkestra is Toronto’s original guerrilla-folk party-punk band. The multi-award-winning ensemble has been heralded as a groundbreaking, genre-bending phenomenon by media and fans alike, and over the past decade has performed all over the world.

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Lemon Bucket Orkestra

Fri, Aug 12 @ 9pm
Tabard Theatre Swing Stage
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Durand Jones & The Indications

Fri, Aug 12 @ 9:30pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Durand Jones & The Indications are equally beloved for their energetic, joyous shows, dual lead singers, and thoughtful songwriting. From an Indiana basement (where the band recorded their 2016 self-titled debut LP as college students), the band has catapulted into the soul limelight and onto an international stage.

Durand Jones & The Indications

Fri, Aug 12 @ 9:30pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Joel Ross

Fri, Aug 12 @ 10pm
UA Local 393 Break Room Stage

Called “one of the greatest musical visionaries of his generation” by Blue Note Records President Don Was, vibraphonist-composer Joel Ross he regularly tops the DownBeat Critics Poll for his work in the broad lineage of Black music that pulls from jazz, hip hop, church and Chicago improvised music.

Joel Ross
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Joel Ross

Fri, Aug 12 @ 10pm
UA Local 393 Break Room Stage
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DJ Spiñorita

Fri, Aug 12 @ 10:30pm
Jazz Beyond Stage

Spiñorita entered the Los Angeles party scene as a groover at backyard parties, leading her to start her DJ career in 2010. Since then, she has grown into one of the most prolific and dope DJs to spin at arenas across the globe.

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DJ Spiñorita

Fri, Aug 12 @ 10:30pm
Jazz Beyond Stage
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Sleepwalk (Chulita Vinyl Club, LA)

Fri, Aug 12 @ 11:15pm
Jazz Beyond Stage

DJ Sleepwalk was born in Mexico City, grew up in the Bay Area and currently lives in Los Angeles. She is a member of the LA chapter of Chulita Vinyl Club, and has been spinning with the collective for seven years. 

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Sleepwalk (Chulita Vinyl Club, LA)

Fri, Aug 12 @ 11:15pm
Jazz Beyond Stage
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DJ Spiñorita

Fri, Aug 12 @ 12:45am
Jazz Beyond Stage

Spiñorita entered the Los Angeles party scene as a groover at backyard parties, leading her to start her DJ career in 2010. Since then, she has grown into one of the most prolific and dope DJs to spin at arenas across the globe. 

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DJ Spiñorita

Fri, Aug 12 @ 12:45am
Jazz Beyond Stage
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FILM: America’s Musical Journey

Sat, Aug 13 @ 10am
Tech Interactive Stage

Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this visually-stunning film is a cross-country adventure through the musical heritage of America and the cultural cities where America’s music was born. Watch it on the largest IMAX dome screen in the West, inside inside the Tech Interactive.

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FILM: America’s Musical Journey

Sat, Aug 13 @ 10am
Tech Interactive Stage

SOJ Band

Sat, Aug 13 @ 11am
Tabard Theatre Swing Stage

The SOJ Big Band was formed almost 20 years ago in the south San Francisco Bay Area to play big band arrangements of gospel and swing, Latin, R&B and jazz tunes.

 

SOJ Band

Sat, Aug 13 @ 11am
Tabard Theatre Swing Stage

Reactable Exhibit Performance with Marcos Zambrano

Sat, Aug 13 @ 11am
Tech Interactive Stage

Get hands-on with music creation, even if you’ve never played an instrument! Marcos Zambrano, Music Coordinator for SJZ’s Progressions education program, will perform with the Tech’s Reactable exhibit, speak about his experience with the Music Technology Group in Barcelona, and incorporate his violin into an interactive performance and Q&A session.

Reactable Exhibit Performance with Marcos Zambrano

Sat, Aug 13 @ 11am
Tech Interactive Stage

Amy D. & Dillon Vado Quartet

Sat, Aug 13 @ Noon
Hammer4 Stage

Vocalist Amy D. and vibraphonist Dillon Vado present a new collaborative project focused on the exploration and presentation of reflective songs that act as doorways to genuine feelings.

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Amy D. & Dillon Vado Quartet

Sat, Aug 13 @ Noon
Hammer4 Stage
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Fest Photographer Robert Birnbach in Conversation with Greg Bridges

Sat, Aug 13 @ Noon
Tech Interactive Stage

Hear the stories behind some of Summer Fest’s most enduring shots. Fest photographer Robert Birnbach takes some time out of his busy Fest schedule to speak with radio host Greg Bridges about his journey to professional photography. This event will take place inside the Tech Interactive’s New Venture Hall.

Fest Photographer Robert Birnbach in Conversation with Greg Bridges

Sat, Aug 13 @ Noon
Tech Interactive Stage

Jazz Education Ensemble

Sat, Aug 13 @ Noon
SJMA Next Gen Stage

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Jazz Education Ensemble

Sat, Aug 13 @ Noon
SJMA Next Gen Stage

The Serenaders

Sat, Aug 13 @ 1pm
Tabard Theatre Swing Stage

The Serenaders band was originally formed in 1983 and has been active in various forms ever since. Although the band has always highlighted jazz standards from the proverbial Great American Songbook, it has evolved to include big band and swing versions of contemporary jazz and popular music.

The Serenaders

Sat, Aug 13 @ 1pm
Tabard Theatre Swing Stage

Aaron Germain Chance Quartet

Sat, Aug 13 @ 1pm
PG&E Silicon Valley Stage

Aaron Germain first gained experience playing jazz, blues, funk, and reggae. Since moving to the Bay, he’s entered the world of salsa and Afro-Cuban music, playing alongside Caribbean steel pan music, and even accompanying Indian kathak dancers. Over his 20-plus years as a working bass player, he learned to be picky about quality but not genre.

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Aaron Germain Chance Quartet

Sat, Aug 13 @ 1pm
PG&E Silicon Valley Stage
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Alabama Mike & The Mighty Revelators

Sat, Aug 13 @ 1pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Alabama Mike is a hard-driving blues singer who will remind you of the early original blues legends, you may have heard on the Chess, Duke, Trumpet and Galaxy Record labels, and even maybe some Elmore James, Buddy Guy, Little Junior Parker, Little Johnny Taylor, and BB King (in his early years).

Alabama Mike & The Mighty Revelators

Sat, Aug 13 @ 1pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Reactable Exhibit Performance with Marcos Zambrano

Sat, Aug 13 @ 1pm
Tech Interactive Stage

Get hands-on with music creation, even if you’ve never played an instrument! Marcos Zambrano, Music Coordinator for SJZ’s Progressions education program, will perform with the Tech’s Reactable exhibit, speak about his experience with the Music Technology Group in Barcelona, and incorporate his violin into an interactive performance and Q&A session.

 

 

 

 

Reactable Exhibit Performance with Marcos Zambrano

Sat, Aug 13 @ 1pm
Tech Interactive Stage

7th Street Big Band

Sat, Aug 13 @ 1pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

Advertised as “not your grandparents’ big band,” 7th Street Big Band was conceived in the depths of East San Jose by drummer and bandleader Gabby Horlick. With its fresh injection of contemporary influences into the big band format, the group is a showcase for some of the South Bay’s best young jazz talent.

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7th Street Big Band

Sat, Aug 13 @ 1pm
Hammer Theatre Stage
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Mariachi Mexico

Sat, Aug 13 @ 1pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

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Mariachi Mexico

Sat, Aug 13 @ 1pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Bobby Watson & Curtis Lundy Quartet, with Cyrus Chestnut and Victor Jones

Sat, Aug 13 @ 1:30pm
Jay Paul Company Montgomery Theater Stage

Saxophonist Bobby Watson and bassist Curtis Lundy have maintained a fruitful creative pairing since first coming together in the acclaimed acoustic quintet Horizon. The two have played alongside some of jazz’s greatest names, including Art Blakey, Max Roach, and Freddie Hubbard.

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Bobby Watson & Curtis Lundy Quartet, with Cyrus Chestnut and Victor Jones

Sat, Aug 13 @ 1:30pm
Jay Paul Company Montgomery Theater Stage
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Michael Webster Quartet

Sat, Aug 13 @ 2pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Michael Webster’s quartet project brings together bassist Ryan Trujillo, drummer Daniel Williams and pianist Jonathan Franaszek to present a sound distilled from Bay Area roots.

Michael Webster Quartet

Sat, Aug 13 @ 2pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Acoustic Guitar Summit: Stowell, Vandivier, Razavi and Meade

Sat, Aug 13 @ 2pm
Hammer4 Stage

For this one-time performance, guitarists John Stowell, Rick Vandivier, and Mason Razavi are joined by New York-based percussionist Dave Meade to explore the acoustic potential of contemporary jazz. The unusual instrumentation will make for a fun set of exploration and deep listening. The guitarists are each known for their lyricism, thoughtful improvisation, and penchant for intuitive interaction.

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Acoustic Guitar Summit: Stowell, Vandivier, Razavi and Meade

Sat, Aug 13 @ 2pm
Hammer4 Stage
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New Orleans Suspects with Erica Falls

Sat, Aug 13 @ 2pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

This all-star performance is a convergence of New Orleans cultural heavyweights. Crescent City musical veterans the New Orleans Suspects, alongside a guest appearance from vocalist Erica Falls, set the musical tone for a vibrant set.

New Orleans Suspects with Erica Falls

Sat, Aug 13 @ 2pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Diunna Greenleaf with the Little Village Foundation All Stars

Sat, Aug 13 @ 2:45pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Influenced by Koko Taylor, Aretha Franklin, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, native Texan Diunna Greenleaf combines intricate patches of jazz, gospel and heartfelt soul to create her own “kind” version of the blues.

Diunna Greenleaf

Diunna Greenleaf with the Little Village Foundation All Stars

Sat, Aug 13 @ 2:45pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

The Howard Wiley Show

Sat, Aug 13 @ 3pm
PG&E Silicon Valley Stage

Howard Wiley first displayed his unique musical talent while performing at his local church. He’s gone on to craft his own infectious fusion of jazz, soul, gospel, funk and more, leading journalist Drew Foxman to note that Wiley is “a musician who understands his sound, not only in an ensemble, but in the history of music.”

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The Howard Wiley Show

Sat, Aug 13 @ 3pm
PG&E Silicon Valley Stage
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Synchronicity

Sat, Aug 13 @ 3pm
Tabard Theatre Swing Stage

Synchronicity is a classical jazz ensemble of alumni from various Bay Area big bands, in the tradition of Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones and Oliver Nelson.

Synchronicity

Synchronicity

Sat, Aug 13 @ 3pm
Tabard Theatre Swing Stage

Monterey Jazz Festival Regional All-Star Vocal Ensemble

Sat, Aug 13 @ 3pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

The Monterey Jazz Festival Regional All-Star Vocal ensemble features the top voice students from across Monterey County, who all come together to participate in an advanced choir.

Monterey Jazz Festival Regional All-Star Vocal Ensemble

Sat, Aug 13 @ 3pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Omar Sosa Quarteto Americanos

Sat, Aug 13 @ 3pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

Cuban composer and pianist Omar Sosa is one of the most versatile jazz artists on the scene today. He fuses a wide range of jazz, world music, and electronic elements with his native Afro-Cuban roots to create a fresh and original urban sound – all with a Latin jazz heart.

Omar Sosa Quarteto Americanos
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Omar Sosa Quarteto Americanos

Sat, Aug 13 @ 3pm
Hammer Theatre Stage
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Telmary Díaz in Conversation with Latin Tropical Stage Curator Betto Arcos

Sat, Aug 13 @ 3pm
Tech Interactive Stage

Learn more about one of Summer Fest’s Main Stage artists before she takes the stage! Cuban rapper and urban music artist Telmary Díaz shares her personal and musical story with music critic, reporter, and author Betto Arcos. This event will take place inside the Tech Interactive’s New Venture Hall.

Telmary Díaz in Conversation with Latin Tropical Stage Curator Betto Arcos

Sat, Aug 13 @ 3pm
Tech Interactive Stage

Silvana Estrada

Sat, Aug 13 @ 3:30pm
Jay Paul Company Montgomery Theater Stage

Called “one of Mexico’s greatest young talents and vocalists” by KCRW’s José Galvan, Silvana, who is 23 years old, is the new voice of a movement of independent female artists who have characterized Latin Alternative music over the past decade. 

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Silvana Estrada

Sat, Aug 13 @ 3:30pm
Jay Paul Company Montgomery Theater Stage
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Son Habana

Sat, Aug 13 @ 3:45pm
Latin Tropical Stage

Fused with the contemporary rhythms of modern Latin music – Salsa, Bachata, Timba, Cha Cha Cha, Bolero, and Latin Jazz – Son Habana crafts a distinct sound that serves as a new identity for Cuban music.

Son Habana

Son Habana

Sat, Aug 13 @ 3:45pm
Latin Tropical Stage

Marcus Shelby Trio with Dillon Vado

Sat, Aug 13 @ 4pm
Hammer4 Stage

Bay Area-based composer, bassist, bandleader and educator Marcus Shelby is a cornerstone of the Bay Area jazz community. His work focuses on the history, present, and future of African American lives, social movements, and music education.

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Marcus Shelby Trio with Dillon Vado

Sat, Aug 13 @ 4pm
Hammer4 Stage
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Monterey Jazz Festival Regional All-Star Band

Sat, Aug 13 @ 4pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

The Monterey Jazz Festival Regional All-Star Band features the top music students from across Monterey County, who all come together to participate in middle and high school big bands.

Monterey Jazz Festival Regional All-Star Band

Sat, Aug 13 @ 4pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Sat, Aug 13 @ 4pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

For 60 years, South Africa’s five-time Grammy Award winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves and charming onstage banter, all while singing a message of peace, love and harmony.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Sat, Aug 13 @ 4pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Clave Dura in Conversation with Latin Tropical Stage Curator Betto Arcos

Sat, Aug 13 @ 4pm
Tech Interactive Stage

Prior to their performance on the Latin Tropical Stage, Juan Moreno & Junior Guzmán of Clave Dura speak on their musical experience with Betto Arcos, Summer Fest’s Latin Tropical Stage curator. This event will take place inside the Tech Interactive’s New Venture Hall.

 

 

Clave Dura in Conversation with Latin Tropical Stage Curator Betto Arcos

Sat, Aug 13 @ 4pm
Tech Interactive Stage

Tribal Gold

Sat, Aug 13 @ 4:30pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

When The New Orleans Suspects and the Golden Comanche unite, they’re known as Tribal Gold. A convergence in the works for a decade, their pairing is meant to highlight New Orleans culture, music and the Mardi Gras Indian heritage.

Tribal Gold

Tribal Gold

Sat, Aug 13 @ 4:30pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Jeff Denson Quartet featuring Paul McCandless

Sat, Aug 13 @ 5pm
PG&E Silicon Valley Stage

Currently leading or co-leading four distinct ensembles, Jeff has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe with both his own groups – including the renowned cooperative trio Minsarah – and as a sideman with some of jazz’s finest artists. For this set, he’ll be joined by multi-instrumentalist Paul McCandless, best known for his work with world fusion group Oregon.

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Jeff Denson Quartet featuring Paul McCandless

Sat, Aug 13 @ 5pm
PG&E Silicon Valley Stage
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Top Shelf

Sat, Aug 13 @ 5pm
Tabard Theatre Swing Stage

Top Shelf Big Band brings the swinging sounds of live jazz and ballroom dancing to life. Enjoy vintage jazz and standards made famous by groups like Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller and Les Brown with this 17-piece orchestra.

Top Shelf Big Band

Top Shelf

Sat, Aug 13 @ 5pm
Tabard Theatre Swing Stage

Brubeck Brothers

Sat, Aug 13 @ 5pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

Sons of jazz giant Dave Brubeck, Chris and Dan Brubeck have been making music together practically all their lives. Although their quartet’s style is rooted in “straight-ahead” jazz, their concerts reveal an inherent ability to explore and play odd time signatures while naturally integrating the influences of funk, blues and world music.

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Brubeck Brothers

Sat, Aug 13 @ 5pm
Hammer Theatre Stage
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Erica Falls

Sat, Aug 13 @ 5:30pm
Jay Paul Company Montgomery Theater Stage

Noted as the “new queen of New Orleans Neo-Soul,” vocalist and songwriter Erica Falls credits her unique vintage sound to her childhood growing up in New Orleans’ 9th Ward, where her parents introduced her to Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughn, and Whitney Houston.

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Erica Falls

Sat, Aug 13 @ 5:30pm
Jay Paul Company Montgomery Theater Stage
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Bobby Watson & Curtis Lundy Quartet, with Cyrus Chestnut and Victor Jones

Sat, Aug 13 @ 6pm
Hammer4 Stage

Saxophonist Bobby Watson and bassist Curtis Lundy have maintained a fruitful creative pairing since first coming together in the acclaimed acoustic quintet Horizon. The two have played alongside some of jazz’s greatest names, including Art Blakey, Max Roach, Betty Carter, Freddie Hubbard, and Pharoah Sanders.

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Bobby Watson & Curtis Lundy Quartet, with Cyrus Chestnut and Victor Jones

Sat, Aug 13 @ 6pm
Hammer4 Stage
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Leela James

Sat, Aug 13 @ 6pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

R&B powerhouse singer/songwriter Leela James first burst onto the scene with her 2006 debut album A Change is Gonna Come, introducing audiences to her soaring sultry vocal dexterity. She quickly garnered nominations for Outstanding New Artist at the NAACP Image Awards and Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist at the 2008 Soul Train Music Awards.

Leela James

Leela James

Sat, Aug 13 @ 6pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Clave Dura

Sat, Aug 13 @ 6pm
Latin Tropical Stage

Crafting a fusion of salsa, Cumbia, merengue and bachata, Clave Dura brings together the collective talent of multiple musicians to deliver the authentic sounds of Puerto Rico and Colombia.

Clave Dura

Clave Dura

Sat, Aug 13 @ 6pm
Latin Tropical Stage

Lionmilk Quartet

Sat, Aug 13 @ 6pm
UA Local 393 Break Room Stage

The music of Lionmilk reflects the diverse subculture of the Los Angeles beat and jazz scenes. With honesty at its forefront, he expresses sound with eclectic pleasure.

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Lionmilk Quartet

Sat, Aug 13 @ 6pm
UA Local 393 Break Room Stage
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Blu & Exile

Sat, Aug 13 @ 6:30pm
Jazz Beyond Stage

For their Summer Fest performance, Los Angeles based emcee Blu and DJ/producer Exile come together to honor the 15th anniversary of Below the Heavens, a critically acclaimed underground hip-hop classic that introduced the world to the duo’s stunning chemistry.

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Blu & Exile

Sat, Aug 13 @ 6:30pm
Jazz Beyond Stage
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Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble

Sat, Aug 13 @ 6:30pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Louisiana native Curley Taylor has been around music all of his life.  Born into a musical family, drums were Curley’s first instrument.  Curley began his professional career at age 16 by playing drums in his father’s band, Jude Taylor and the Burning Flames, a band deep in Louisiana Blues, Soul and Zydeco.

Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble

Sat, Aug 13 @ 6:30pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Ray Obiedo and Latin Jazz Project featuring Peter Michael Escovedo

Sat, Aug 13 @ 7pm
PG&E Silicon Valley Stage

Whether he’s touring with Herbie Hancock, recording with George Duke, or hearing his compositions on popular film soundtracks, San Francisco native Ray Obiedo has made a name for himself as one the most originally expressive and exciting guitarists of his time.

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Ray Obiedo and Latin Jazz Project featuring Peter Michael Escovedo

Sat, Aug 13 @ 7pm
PG&E Silicon Valley Stage
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Kim Nalley Band with Terell Stafford

Sat, Aug 13 @ 7pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

Kim Nalley is an internationally acclaimed vocalist with a three and a half octave range that goes from gritty to sublime. An SJZ crowd favorite, Nalley has performed globally and shared the stage with a who’s who of jazz greats.

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Kim Nalley Band with Terell Stafford

Sat, Aug 13 @ 7pm
Hammer Theatre Stage
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Footnotes Big Band

Sat, Aug 13 @ 7pm
Tabard Theatre Swing Stage

Footnotes Jazz Band is a San Francisco Bay Area big band that showcases the music of various contemporary and classic jazz composers including Ellington, Thad Jones and Gordon Goodwin to name a few.

Footnotes Big Band

Sat, Aug 13 @ 7pm
Tabard Theatre Swing Stage

Raul Midón

Sat, Aug 13 @ 7:30pm
Jay Paul Company Montgomery Theater Stage

Grammy nominated Raul Midón – dubbed “an eclectic adventurist” by People magazine – has released 10 studio albums as a solo artist and collaborated with such heroes as Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder and Bill Withers, along with contributing to recordings by Queen Latifah, Snoop Dogg and the soundtrack to Spike Lee’s She Hate Me.

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Raul Midón

Sat, Aug 13 @ 7:30pm
Jay Paul Company Montgomery Theater Stage
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Noah and the Arkiteks

Sat, Aug 13 @ 8pm
UA Local 393 Break Room Stage

Noah and the Arkiteks is a San Jose-based, alternative-flavored soul ensemble led by soul singer-songwriter Noah. The group will debut “A Way Out,” a work Noah composed as a recipient of SJZ’s 2022 Jazz Aid Fund initiative, with a six-piece band.

 

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Noah and the Arkiteks

Sat, Aug 13 @ 8pm
UA Local 393 Break Room Stage
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Sabor de mi Cuba

Sat, Aug 13 @ 8pm
Latin Tropical Stage

Led by percussionist Carlitos Medrano, Sabor De Mi Cuba fuses Medrano’s Afro-Cuban roots with a world music flourish. Since 2012, the group has been a vehicle for his own compositions and arrangements.

Carlitos Medrano

Sabor de mi Cuba

Sat, Aug 13 @ 8pm
Latin Tropical Stage

Charlie Wilson

Sat, Aug 13 @ 8pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Some people might say that after notching ten number one singles, 13 GRAMMY Award nominations, a New York Times best-selling memoir and ongoing sold-out, coast-to-coast arena tours, Charlie Wilson has proven his point. But he isn’t planning on slowing down anytime soon.

Charlie Wilson

Charlie Wilson

Sat, Aug 13 @ 8pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Navy Band Southwest

Sat, Aug 13 @ 9pm
Tabard Theatre Swing Stage

Navy Band Southwest is one of the Navy’s finest and oldest continuing musical organizations. Now with over 90 years of support to the San Diego community, the band serves as the musical ambassador for the Commander, Navy Region Southwest.

Navy Band Southwest

Sat, Aug 13 @ 9pm
Tabard Theatre Swing Stage

ESTA. ft. Mack Keane

Sat, Aug 13 @ 9:30pm
Jazz Beyond Stage

Singer/songwriter Mack Keane and producer ESTA. proved a fruitful pairing when they connected for their collaborative EP Intersections, released in April on Soulection Records. The six-track collection melds Keane’s effortlessly dynamic vocals with ESTA.’s diverse production palette. Together, they strike an inimitable and infectious balance between vibes, elevating R&B and soul to another stratosphere.

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ESTA. ft. Mack Keane

Sat, Aug 13 @ 9:30pm
Jazz Beyond Stage
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Orquesta Taino

Sat, Aug 13 @ 9:45pm
Latin Tropical Stage

Inspired by bands and individuals such as Ray Barretto, Tito Puente, Willie Rosario, Eddie Palmieri and many others, Orquesta Taino has developed into one of the most solid, hard-hitting salsa bands in the Bay Area.

Orquesta Taino

Orquesta Taino

Sat, Aug 13 @ 9:45pm
Latin Tropical Stage

Takuya Kuroda Quintet

Sat, Aug 13 @ 10pm
UA Local 393 Break Room Stage

A highly-respected trumpeter born in Kobe, Japan, Takuya Kuroda is a forward-thinking musician that has developed a unique hybrid sound, blending soulful jazz, funk, post-bop, fusion and hip hop music.

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Takuya Kuroda Quintet

Sat, Aug 13 @ 10pm
UA Local 393 Break Room Stage
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Cheflee

Sat, Aug 13 @ Midnight
UA Local 393 Break Room Stage

Cheflee
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Cheflee

Sat, Aug 13 @ Midnight
UA Local 393 Break Room Stage
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Full Spectrum Jazz Band

Sun, Aug 14 @ 11am
Tabard Theatre Swing Stage

Full Spectrum Big Band Jazz has delighted audiences with traditional and modern big band sounds since 1996. Performance styles range from laid-back Count Basie swing to poly-rhythmic modern Latin. FSJ has a diverse catalog of exceptional music, including original compositions and venerable jazz standards.

Full Spectrum Jazz Band

Sun, Aug 14 @ 11am
Tabard Theatre Swing Stage

Unitarian Jazz Service

Sun, Aug 14 @ 11am
First Unitarian Church

Sunday morning, join our friends at First Unitarian Church of San José for a celebration with a jazz accent, with various works performed by the Neil Kelly Quartet, the church’s choir the Alegría Singers, and Guitars Aloud. Proceeds from the collection will benefit Progressions, San Jose Jazz’s music education initiative in the Franklin-McKinley School District.

The church is located at 160 N 3rd St, San Jose, CA 95112.

Unitarian Jazz Service

Sun, Aug 14 @ 11am
First Unitarian Church

Gospel Brunch

Sun, Aug 14 @ 11:30am
Marriott San Jose

Enjoy a Sunday morning filled with delicious food and uplifting music, 11:30am–1:30pm, on the final day of the festival. Just order off the regular restaurant menu; the music is free! This year’s brunch will feature vocalist Joyce Randolph accompanied on keys.

Joyce Randolph

Gospel Brunch

Sun, Aug 14 @ 11:30am
Marriott San Jose

Mr. Clifford’s Young Jazz All Stars

Sun, Aug 14 @ Noon
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Directed by musician/educator “Mr. Clifford” Samoranos, Summer Fest presents the youngest group of gifted young musicians that embody the enduring American legacy of Jazz. The group will perform their interpretations of timeless musical compositions.

 

Mr. Clifford’s Young Jazz All Stars

Sun, Aug 14 @ Noon
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Marina Crouse Band featuring Garth Webber

Sun, Aug 14 @ Noon
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Opera isn’t normally thought of as a path to success in the world of jazz and blues, but it’s the route (with some detours) that Marina Crouse took to become one of the most notable rising talents on the San Francisco/Bay Area music scene.

Marina Crouse Band featuring Garth Webber

Sun, Aug 14 @ Noon
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Kid Andersen

Sun, Aug 14 @ Noon
Hammer4 Stage

Chris “Kid” Andersen is a Norwegian blues guitarist who moved to San Jose in 2001. A significant force in the West Coast blues scene, Kid is driving the force behind Greaseland Records.

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Kid Andersen

Sun, Aug 14 @ Noon
Hammer4 Stage
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SJZ High School All Stars U19s

Sun, Aug 14 @ Noon
UA Local 393 Break Room Stage

The SJZ U19s feature some of the finest young musicians from Greater Silicon Valley in a small combo setting. It’s a self-run, self curated group that allows promising young players at the pre-professional level an opportunity to truly express themselves.

 

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SJZ High School All Stars U19s

Sun, Aug 14 @ Noon
UA Local 393 Break Room Stage
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Telmary & Friends

Sun, Aug 14 @ Noon
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Telmary is one of Cuba’s leading, cutting edge hip-hop and urban music artists. Her study of English, theater, and writing informed her work in the Havana music scene during the late ’90s and early 2000s.

Telmary & Friends

Sun, Aug 14 @ Noon
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Kenya Moses’ Bossa e Bossa

Sun, Aug 14 @ 1pm
PG&E Silicon Valley Stage

An American vocalist of African American and Afro-Brazilian heritage, Kenya Moses shares the sounds of Brazilian Bossa Nova with her project Bossa e Bossa, which performs throughout California and beyond for both public and private events.

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Kenya Moses’ Bossa e Bossa

Sun, Aug 14 @ 1pm
PG&E Silicon Valley Stage
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Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco

Sun, Aug 14 @ 1pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

The Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco (LJYE) is a performing group of talented musicians ages ten to 18. The ensemble is celebrating 21 years of providing students the opportunity to learn Latin jazz and perform at public venues while on full scholarships.

Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco

Sun, Aug 14 @ 1pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Los Tocayos

Sun, Aug 14 @ 1pm
Tabard Theatre Swing Stage

Los Tocayos is a Santa Cruz group that performs Brazilian and Latin jazz. They feature composition by Tom Jobim, Claire Fisher and many other Latin jazz composers. Specializing in bossanova, samba and cha cha cha played by a group of two to six members, the group often performs for social and charity events in the Bay area.

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Los Tocayos

Sun, Aug 14 @ 1pm
Tabard Theatre Swing Stage

Mosaic America Presents RIGHTSTARTER

Sun, Aug 14 @ 1pm
Jay Paul Company Montgomery Theater Stage

San Jose collab RIGHTSTARTER offers a guttural artistic response to this global moment, seeking to illuminate submerged truths, transgress boundaries, subvert expectations and assert denied identities in hostile times. The sound is a dynamic mix of funk, musique concréte, and free jazz.

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Mosaic America Presents RIGHTSTARTER

Sun, Aug 14 @ 1pm
Jay Paul Company Montgomery Theater Stage
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LMR Jazz Orchestra Featuring Tierney Sutton

Sun, Aug 14 @ 1pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

The LMR Jazz Orchestra (formerly known as the Long Meadow Ranch All Star Big Band) is a 17-member large jazz ensemble drawn from an internationally accomplished group of musicians that have played across the world.

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LMR Jazz Orchestra Featuring Tierney Sutton

Sun, Aug 14 @ 1pm
Hammer Theatre Stage
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Bloco do Sol San Jose

Sun, Aug 14 @ 1:30pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Bloco do Sol is a community ensemble of youth and adult students based in San Jose at the School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza. Watch for this special pop-up performance in the Sobrato Organization Main Stage area.

Bloco do Sol

Bloco do Sol San Jose

Sun, Aug 14 @ 1:30pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Memphissippi Sounds

Sun, Aug 14 @ 1:45pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Memphissippi Sounds is the partnership of multi-instrumentalists Damion Pearson and Cameron Kimbrough. Hailing from Memphis and North Mississippi, respectively, this dynamic duo bring together musical traditions from American landscapes which are essentially adjacent and also worlds apart.

Memphissippi Sounds

Sun, Aug 14 @ 1:45pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Santa Clara County Poet Laureate Tshaka Campbell

Sun, Aug 14 @ 1:45pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Tshaka began writing poetry long before performing it in an attempt to find his own voice and point of view within the art form.

Tshaka Campbell

Santa Clara County Poet Laureate Tshaka Campbell

Sun, Aug 14 @ 1:45pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

SJZ High School All Stars

Sun, Aug 14 @ 2pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

The SJZ High School All Stars is a regional, audition-based music education program for students interested in the study and performance of jazz. The program includes a large ensemble and a combo.

SJZ High School All Stars on Main Stage.

SJZ High School All Stars

Sun, Aug 14 @ 2pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Peter Bernstein & Bruce Forman

Sun, Aug 14 @ 2pm
Hammer4 Stage

Two six-string veterans join forces for an unforgettable Summer Fest performance that will showcase Peter Bernstein and Bruce Forman as both masters of their instrument and incredibly intuitive accompanists.

Peter Bernstein
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Peter Bernstein & Bruce Forman

Sun, Aug 14 @ 2pm
Hammer4 Stage
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Mikailo Kasha’s Double Trio

Sun, Aug 14 @ 2pm
UA Local 393 Break Room Stage

An unconventional bassist, Mikailo Kasha is dedicated to pushing past the traditional restraints of his instrument. Striving to create new environments through his cinematic compositional style and visionary outlook, he brings a refreshing perspective to scenes around the globe.

Mikailo Kasha
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Mikailo Kasha’s Double Trio

Sun, Aug 14 @ 2pm
UA Local 393 Break Room Stage
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Javon Jackson’s “Charlie Parker at 100,” Ft. Gary Bartz, Charles McPherson & Donald Harrison

Sun, Aug 14 @ 2pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

To help celebrate late bebop pioneer Charlie Park’s incalculable impact on jazz, four saxophone titans unite on the Summer Fest Main Stage for a centennial celebration.

Javon Jackson’s “Charlie Parker at 100,” Ft. Gary Bartz, Charles McPherson & Donald Harrison

Sun, Aug 14 @ 2pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Judith Hill

Sun, Aug 14 @ 3pm
Jay Paul Company Montgomery Theater Stage

Praised by Rolling Stone for her “stellar powerhouse vocals,” Grammy-winning singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Judith Hill had the distinct privilege of being one of the final musicians to be mentored by the late Prince, who co-produced her debut album, Back in Time

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Judith Hill

Sun, Aug 14 @ 3pm
Jay Paul Company Montgomery Theater Stage
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With Love to Geru: A tribute to Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker and Friends

Sun, Aug 14 @ 3pm
PG&E Silicon Valley Stage

A celebration of West Coast jazz titans, this Summer Fest set will explore the magical musical chemistry Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker shared across various recordings, eras, and ensembles.

John Worley and Aaron Lington
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With Love to Geru: A tribute to Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker and Friends

Sun, Aug 14 @ 3pm
PG&E Silicon Valley Stage
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Swing Solution

Sun, Aug 14 @ 3pm
Tabard Theatre Swing Stage

The Swing Solution is a classic big band specializing in music from the ’40s through the swing revival of the ’90s and beyond.

Swing Solution

Sun, Aug 14 @ 3pm
Tabard Theatre Swing Stage

The Flannels

Sun, Aug 14 @ 3pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Comprised mainly of students from Oakland’s School of the Arts, the Flannels showcase an infectious youthful exuberance that’s helping them prove jazz music can still rock a party.

The Flannels

The Flannels

Sun, Aug 14 @ 3pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

ADG7

Sun, Aug 14 @ 3pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

With one foot in the world of tradition and another in glitzy upbeat pop, Ak Dan Gwang Chil (ADG7) is a multi-award winning group featuring three powerhouse female folk singers and a rich repertoire inspired by Korea’s sacred, shamanic ritual music (gut) and beloved folk songs (minyo) of Hwanghae Province.

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ADG7

Sun, Aug 14 @ 3pm
Hammer Theatre Stage
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Aki Kumar

Sun, Aug 14 @ 3:30pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Aki Kumar left his native home in Mumbai, India for the United States with the intention of working as a software engineer. Then he discovered the sounds of the blues, and his life changed dramatically. 

Aki Kumar

Sun, Aug 14 @ 3:30pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Mario y su Timbeko

Sun, Aug 14 @ 3:30pm
Latin Tropical Stage

Formed by Cuban singer, songwriter and percussionist Mario “Mayito” Salomón, Timbeko incorporates elements of R&B, gospel, jazz and funk into the sounds of popular Cuban Salsa, also known as Timba.

Mario y su Timbeko

Mario y su Timbeko

Sun, Aug 14 @ 3:30pm
Latin Tropical Stage

Melanie Charles

Sun, Aug 14 @ 3:30pm
Jazz Beyond Stage

With a bold, genre-bending style that’s been embraced by Wynton Marsalis, SZA, Mach-Hommy, Gorillaz, and the Roots, Melanie Charles has made a name for herself through her dynamic engagements with jazz, soul, and R&B. NPR has declared “Melanie Charles takes us on a journey that embodies the soul of jazz: exploration.”

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Melanie Charles

Sun, Aug 14 @ 3:30pm
Jazz Beyond Stage
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Nellie McKay

Sun, Aug 14 @ 4pm
Hammer4 Stage

Called “…a sly, articulate musician who sounds comfortable in any era” by the New York Times, singer-songwriter Nellie McKay’s creative talent has extended to acclaimed efforts in studio and on the Broadway stage.

Nellie McKay
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Nellie McKay

Sun, Aug 14 @ 4pm
Hammer4 Stage
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Stanley Clarke

Sun, Aug 14 @ 4pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Four-time Grammy Award Winner Stanley Clarke has attained “living legend” status during his over 50-year career as a bass virtuoso. He is the first bassist in history who doubles on acoustic and electric bass with equal ferocity and the first jazz-fusion bassist ever to headline tours, selling out shows worldwide.

Stanley Clarke

Sun, Aug 14 @ 4pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Oddity

Sun, Aug 14 @ 4pm
UA Local 393 Break Room Stage

Hailing from the East Bay, Oddity is a sonic storyteller seeking refuge in the intersections of jazz, hip-hop and neo-soul. With influences ranging from Billy Strayhorn to D’Angelo, Oddity can be found wherever inspiration strikes – be it a tender touch on a warm Rhodes, a heavy dilla-style backbeat, or a bluesy trombone melody.

Oddity
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Oddity

Sun, Aug 14 @ 4pm
UA Local 393 Break Room Stage
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Tim Lin Quartet featuring Billy Drummond

Sun, Aug 14 @ 5pm
PG&E Silicon Valley Stage

Fremont-bred saxophonist Tim Lin is a Taiwanese-American jazz talent whose progressive sound comes from his love of the bebop jazz tradition and history. For his Summer Fest performance, he’ll be joined by Billy Drummond, a much sought-after drummer whose work has appeared on over 300 recordings.

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Tim Lin Quartet featuring Billy Drummond

Sun, Aug 14 @ 5pm
PG&E Silicon Valley Stage
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Keyon Harrold

Sun, Aug 14 @ 5pm
Jay Paul Company Montgomery Theater Stage

Hailed as “the future of the trumpet” by none other than Wynton Marsalis, Keyon Harrold is an inventive, multidisciplinary, genre-fluid artist, bandleader, composer, arranger, and platinum music producer whose creative touch has extended into partnerships of varying format and tradition.

Keyon Harrold
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Keyon Harrold

Sun, Aug 14 @ 5pm
Jay Paul Company Montgomery Theater Stage
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Nicole Henry

Sun, Aug 14 @ 5pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

Powerhouse jazz vocalist Nicole Henry will return to the San Jose Jazz Festival to celebrate the release of her eighth CD, Time to Love Again, an eclectic mix of jazz standards and reimagined pop tunes by a diverse group of iconic composers including Anthony Newley, James Taylor, Rodgers & Hart, Buffy St. Marie, Ned Washington, Stevie Wonder and Joan Armatrading. 

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Nicole Henry

Sun, Aug 14 @ 5pm
Hammer Theatre Stage
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Tribute to Clifford Coulter

Sun, Aug 14 @ 5:15pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Led by SJZ Jazz Aid Fund recipient Robbie Benson and featuring Tony Lindsay and Danny Hull, this Fest set will honor the legacy of Clifford Coulter, one of San Jose’s musical gems. Both former collaborators and younger musicians inspired by the late multi-instrumentalist’s legacy will perform Coulter originals along with some of his favorite jazz and R&B standards,

Tribute to Clifford Coulter

Sun, Aug 14 @ 5:15pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Orquesta Latin Heat

Sun, Aug 14 @ 5:30pm
Latin Tropical Stage

Orquesta Latin Heat is one of the Bay Area’s most popular dance bands. Featuring a swinging three-piece horn section, fiery rhythms and authentic Latin percussion and vocals, the group performs sizzling Salsa, Merengue, Latin Jazz, cumbia and more.

Orquesta Latin Heat

Orquesta Latin Heat

Sun, Aug 14 @ 5:30pm
Latin Tropical Stage

Adrien Brandeis

Sun, Aug 14 @ 6pm
Hammer4 Stage

An award-winning pianist, composer and arranger in his native France, Adrien Brandeis carries an open musical sensibility, pulling from influences as varied as Ruben Gonzalez, Brad Mehldau, Chick Corea and Bill Evans. Hear his unique voice in an intimate solo piano set.

Adrien Brandeis
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Adrien Brandeis

Sun, Aug 14 @ 6pm
Hammer4 Stage
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Danie

Sun, Aug 14 @ 6pm
UA Local 393 Break Room Stage

Mexican-American LA native Danie showcases a sound that’s a thoughtful mixture of retro 60’s Chicano soul and ‘70s glam with a sultry R&B twist.

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Danie

Sun, Aug 14 @ 6pm
UA Local 393 Break Room Stage
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Natasha Diggs

Sun, Aug 14 @ 6pm
Jazz Beyond Stage

Natasha Diggs has become known as one of the most versatile and well-respected DJs in the world, making a career out of sharing her deep knowledge of music and showcasing her skills as a mixologist to crowds across the globe, including cities such as New York, Tokyo, Berlin, Prague, Sydney, and Beijing.

Natasha Diggs
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Natasha Diggs

Sun, Aug 14 @ 6pm
Jazz Beyond Stage
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Ledisi

Sun, Aug 14 @ 6pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

2021 Grammy winner Ledisi is a twelve time Grammy nominated powerhouse vocalist with a career spanning almost two decades. Since arriving on the scene in the late 1990’s, she’s garnered three Soul Train Music awards, an NAACP Theater Award and six NAACP Image Award nominations.

Ledisi

Sun, Aug 14 @ 6pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Jazz Organ Fellowship Celebrates Dr. Lonnie Smith

Sun, Aug 14 @ 7pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

A guest-filled spectacular, this special performance presented by the Jazz Organ Fellowship brings together some of today’s best B-3 organists from around the world to celebrate the life of late jazz organ legend Dr. Lonnie Smith.

Dr. Lonnie Smith performs at the 2006 festival
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Jazz Organ Fellowship Celebrates Dr. Lonnie Smith

Sun, Aug 14 @ 7pm
Hammer Theatre Stage
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Orquesta Borinquen

Sun, Aug 14 @ 7:30pm
Latin Tropical Stage

Orquesta Borinquen features some of the youngest and most talented musicians in the Bay Area salsa scene today. Lead and directed by Bill Ortega Jr., Borinquen always puts on an electrifying show and then some.

Orquesta Borinquen

Orquesta Borinquen

Sun, Aug 14 @ 7:30pm
Latin Tropical Stage

Keyon Harrold

Sun, Aug 14 @ 8pm
UA Local 393 Break Room Stage

Hailed as “the future of the trumpet” by none other than Wynton Marsalis, Keyon Harrold is an inventive, multidisciplinary, genre-fluid artist, bandleader, composer, arranger, and platinum music producer whose creative touch has extended into partnerships of varying format and tradition.

Keyon Harrold
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Keyon Harrold

Sun, Aug 14 @ 8pm
UA Local 393 Break Room Stage
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