2024 Lineup / Saturday Aug 10

Lucía Gutiérrez Rebolloso

Sat, Aug 10 @ 12:30pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

Lucía Gutiérrez Rebolloso hails from Xalapa, the capital of the Mexican state of Veracruz. She is heir to a family of musicians steeped in son jarocho, a traditional regional style that blends Spanish, African and indigenous Mexican influences. Rebolloso was crowned the winner of the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition in 2022.

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Lucía Gutiérrez Rebolloso

Sat, Aug 10 @ 12:30pm
Hammer Theatre Stage
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San Jose Jazz High School All Stars

Sat, Aug 10 @ 1pm
Jay Paul Company Main 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.

San Jose Jazz High School All Stars

Sat, Aug 10 @ 1pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

Jahari Stampley Trio

Sat, Aug 10 @ 1pm
Montgomery Theater Stage

Winner of the 2023 Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz International Piano Competition, Jahari Stampley has been hailed by the jazz legend himself as a “bold new voice.” His vigorous athleticism, juxtaposed with playing of poetic delicacy, has astounded audiences from coast to coast.

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Jahari Stampley Trio

Sat, Aug 10 @ 1pm
Montgomery Theater Stage
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The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol with Charles Haynes

Sat, Aug 10 @ 1pm
Hammer4 Stage

A Bay Area icon known for delighting audiences in jazz, blues, and cabaret clubs in the ‘70s and ‘80s, the Dynamic Miss Faye Carol has shared the stage with some of the most revered names in music, including Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Pharaoh Sanders.

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The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol with Charles Haynes

Sat, Aug 10 @ 1pm
Hammer4 Stage
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Grace & the Grit

Sat, Aug 10 @ 1:30pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Embodying both elegance and raw passion, Grace and The Grit are dedicated to keeping the spirit of blues alive. They bring together an exhilarating blend of soulful melodies and old school grittiness, performing with high energy and joy!

Grace & the Grit

Sat, Aug 10 @ 1:30pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Shamarr Allen

Sat, Aug 10 @ 2pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

It takes a lot to stand out as a trumpeter in New Orleans, and Shamarr Allen has earned a spot on the top tier with his rollicking blend of jazz, hip-hop, funk and—even—country music. A 1000-watt performer, Allen carries and delivers the soul of New Orleans through his horn.

Shamarr Allen wears sunglasses and a red tie.

Shamarr Allen

Sat, Aug 10 @ 2pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

Andrey Chmut & Dave Burns Quintet

Sat, Aug 10 @ 2:30pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

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Andrey Chmut & Dave Burns Quintet

Sat, Aug 10 @ 2:30pm
Hammer Theatre Stage
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John Santos Sextet

Sat, Aug 10 @ 3pm
Montgomery Theater Stage

Led by seven-time Grammy Award nominee John Santos, The John Santos Sextet is one of the premier Afro-Latin Jazz musical groups in the US. Santos has collaborated with masters like Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Eddie Palmieri, and McCoy Tyner, and was founder and director of the long-running Machete Ensemble from 1985 to 2006.

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John Santos Sextet

Sat, Aug 10 @ 3pm
Montgomery Theater Stage
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The JuJu Exchange

Sat, Aug 10 @ 3pm
Hammer4 Stage

The JuJu Exchange is a musical partnership of three childhood friends from Chicago: Nico Segal and brothers  Julian Reid and Nova Zaii (Everett Reid). Formed in 2016, the band creates exploratory and nuanced music that calls us all to wonder and trust. 

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The JuJu Exchange

Sat, Aug 10 @ 3pm
Hammer4 Stage
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Agua Pura

Sat, Aug 10 @ 3pm
PG&E Park Avenue Latin Tropical Stage (Sat-Sun)

Agua Pura

Sat, Aug 10 @ 3pm
PG&E Park Avenue Latin Tropical Stage (Sat-Sun)

Agostini featuring JC Smith

Sat, Aug 10 @ 3:45pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Agostini brothers Nea & Ale met JC Smith in 2010 when Nea & Ale were searching for international blues artists to play at their family’s venue in Santiago de Chile. It was then when they decided to form a band with their friends and outstanding musicians Américo Olivari & Álvaro Aguirre to accompany JC during his shows. From that first show, Agostini has become JC’s official band for most of his upcoming tours in Latin America.

Agostini featuring JC Smith

Sat, Aug 10 @ 3:45pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Angélique Kidjo

Sat, Aug 10 @ 4pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

Five-time Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo hails from the West African nation of Benin. Her striking voice, stage presence and fluency in multiple cultures and languages have won respect from her peers and expanded her following across national borders.  Time Magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2021.

Angélique Kidjo

Angélique Kidjo

Sat, Aug 10 @ 4pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

Jorge Luis Pacheco Trio

Sat, Aug 10 @ 4:30pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

Hailing from Havana, Cuba, Jorge Luis Pacheco is a virtuoso pianist, singer, composer, percussionist and arranger. His music has been described as a confluence of Afro-Cuban and American jazz and classical music, with a measure of contemporary pop and soul.

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Jorge Luis Pacheco Trio

Sat, Aug 10 @ 4:30pm
Hammer Theatre Stage
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Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini

Sat, Aug 10 @ 5pm
Hammer4 Stage

She’s a DownBeat “Rising Star” trombonist. He’s a California Jazz Conservatory faculty member who plays alongside Brad Mehldau, Chris Potter and Lee Konitz. Together, Natalie Cressman and Ian Faquini have honed a singularly expansive creative communion encompassing their love of the Brazilian songbook, jazz, impressionism and sophisticated pop songcraft.

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Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini

Sat, Aug 10 @ 5pm
Hammer4 Stage
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Karl Perazzo & Mike Spiro Y Su Conjunto Karabali

Sat, Aug 10 @ 5pm
PG&E Park Avenue Latin Tropical Stage (Sat-Sun)

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Karl Perazzo & Mike Spiro Y Su Conjunto Karabali

Sat, Aug 10 @ 5pm
PG&E Park Avenue Latin Tropical Stage (Sat-Sun)

Janet Evra: Meet Me in Paris

Sat, Aug 10 @ 5pm
Montgomery Theater Stage

British-born jazz vocalist and bassist Janet Evra has released four critically-acclaimed records, and her most recent single, “Almost True,” features seven-time Grammy Award winner Randy Brecker and was selected for Spotify’s Vocal Jazz and Top Vocal Jazz 2023 playlists. At Summer Fest she’ll feature sparkling new material from her latest release, Meet Me in Paris.

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Janet Evra: Meet Me in Paris

Sat, Aug 10 @ 5pm
Montgomery Theater Stage
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Kid & Lisa with the Little Village All Stars

Sat, Aug 10 @ 5:30pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Kid & Lisa with the Little Village All Stars

Sat, Aug 10 @ 5:30pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Herbie Hancock

Sat, Aug 10 @ 6pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

Now in the seventh decade of his professional life, Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. Still at the forefront of world culture, technology, business and music, he has been an integral part of every popular music movement since the 1960s.

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Herbie Hancock

Sat, Aug 10 @ 6pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

Bloco Do Sol San José

Sat, Aug 10 @ 6:30pm
PG&E Park Avenue Latin Tropical Stage (Sat-Sun)

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 Latin Tropical Stage area.

Bloco do Sol

Bloco Do Sol San José

Sat, Aug 10 @ 6:30pm
PG&E Park Avenue Latin Tropical Stage (Sat-Sun)

Sean Mason Quartet

Sat, Aug 10 @ 6:30pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

While deeply rooted in the jazz tradition, rising-star pianist and composer Sean Mason’s work transcends genre limitations, appealing to a diverse audience with its rich blend of cultural and musical influences. Mason’s artistry is a testament to his ability to navigate and integrate various musical landscapes.

Sean Mason
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Sean Mason Quartet

Sat, Aug 10 @ 6:30pm
Hammer Theatre Stage
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Se:um

Sat, Aug 10 @ 7pm
Montgomery Theater Stage

SE:UM has created a fusion of jazz and Korean traditional music, performed by virtuosos who are united through the pulsating beats of ancient folk tunes and shamanistic rhythms. Led by Joon Lee, recipient of the 2023 KBS Korean Traditional Music Award for his mastery of the 12-string gayageum, SE:UM is a powerhouse ensemble.

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Se:um

Sat, Aug 10 @ 7pm
Montgomery Theater Stage
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Cabanijazz Project

Sat, Aug 10 @ 7pm
PG&E Park Avenue Latin Tropical Stage (Sat-Sun)

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Cabanijazz Project

Sat, Aug 10 @ 7pm
PG&E Park Avenue Latin Tropical Stage (Sat-Sun)

Shamarr Allen

Sat, Aug 10 @ 7:30pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

It takes a lot to stand out as a trumpeter in New Orleans, and Shamarr Allen has earned a spot on the top tier with his rollicking blend of jazz, hip-hop, funk and—even—country music. A 1000-watt performer, Allen carries and delivers the soul of New Orleans through his horn.

Shamarr Allen wears sunglasses and a red tie.

Shamarr Allen

Sat, Aug 10 @ 7:30pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles

Sat, Aug 10 @ 8pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

Cory Henry is a pianist, organist, composer and producer who draws from myriad influences, including jazz, gospel, soul, hip-hop and funk. A former member of the worldwide jazz/funk phenomenon Snarky Puppy, he has released eight albums as a leader in the past decade.

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Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles

Sat, Aug 10 @ 8pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

Jorge Luis Pacheco Trio

Sat, Aug 10 @ 8pm
SJZ Break Room Stage

Hailing from Havana, Cuba, Jorge Luis Pacheco is a virtuoso pianist, singer, composer, percussionist and arranger. His music has been described as a confluence of Afro-Cuban and American jazz and classical music, with a measure of contemporary pop and soul.

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Jorge Luis Pacheco Trio

Sat, Aug 10 @ 8pm
SJZ Break Room Stage
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Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Sat, Aug 10 @ 9pm
PG&E Park Avenue Latin Tropical Stage (Sat-Sun)

Now into their third decade, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, the three-time Grammy Award winning salsa and Latin jazz band, sets the gold standard for excellence in authentic, danceable, New York-style, hardcore salsa.With an unwavering respect for the music’s storied history, the ensemble’s 13 world-class musicians and vocalists come together to create an unparalleled musical experience.

Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Sat, Aug 10 @ 9pm
PG&E Park Avenue Latin Tropical Stage (Sat-Sun)

Nico Segal

Sat, Aug 10 @ 10pm
SJZ Break Room Stage

Nico Segal is a trumpeter and producer from Chicago who has collaborated with a long list of diverse talents, most notably hip-hop superstar Chance the Rapper. In 2013, Segal (under a previous stage name, Donnie Trumpet) and Chance teamed up in the highly regarded band Social Experiment.

Nico Segal
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Nico Segal

Sat, Aug 10 @ 10pm
SJZ Break Room Stage
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Huney Knuckles

Sat, Aug 10 @ Midnight
SJZ Break Room Stage

Fusing watertight grooves with high energy shreds that will make you want to jump out of your seat, this 5-piece instrumental powerhouse has made a huge noise in the local scene, serving up soulful compositions, mind bending solos, & insanely funky jams.

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Huney Knuckles

Sat, Aug 10 @ Midnight
SJZ Break Room Stage
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