2018 Lineup / Saturday Aug 11

LGS Big Band

Sat, Aug 11 @ 11am
Swing Stage

The musical focus of the LGS Big Band is dance, jazz, Latin and vocals in all styles. The classics from Miller, Basie, Brown, and Goodman are among the featured songs as well as more modern works by arrangers such as Nestico, Goodwin, Carter, Hefti, Wolpe and more.

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LGS Big Band

Sat, Aug 11 @ 11am
Swing Stage

Sylvia Cuenca Quartet

Sat, Aug 11 @ Noon
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage

Whether encouraging an instrumentalist from behind the kit or unveiling her own kinetic solo, drummer Sylvia Cuenca is both a steady presence and an all-encompassing force on the bandstand. The San Jose native has played with jazz legends and leads her own all-star quartet at 2018 Summer Fest.

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Sylvia Cuenca Quartet

Sat, Aug 11 @ Noon
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage
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Organic Trio

Sat, Aug 11 @ Noon
El Taurino Stage

There’s a sense of both deep groove and international flair that emanates from the Organic Trio. Guitarist Brian Seeger hails from New Orleans, organist Jean-Yves Jung from France and drummer Paul Wiltgen from Luxembourg. Together they all speak the international language of virtuosic musicianship and joyous swing.

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Organic Trio

Sat, Aug 11 @ Noon
El Taurino Stage
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San Jose Jazz High School All Stars

Sat, Aug 11 @ Noon
Sushi Confidential Stage

Dr. Aaron Lington, a 2014 Grammy Award winner and director of the Jazz Studies program at San Jose State University, leads this group comprised of young musicians from 10 regional schools. The All Stars have received unanimous “command” performance ratings in both big band and combo formats at the Santa Cruz Jazz Festival.

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San Jose Jazz High School All Stars

Sat, Aug 11 @ Noon
Sushi Confidential Stage

Alastair Greene Band

Sat, Aug 11 @ Noon
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Alastair Greene’s combination of blues, southern rock and jam band sensibilities have been thrilling audiences for nearly two decades. Recently, he plunged into a full-time solo career, stepping down after seven years touring as the guitarist for rock legend, Alan Parsons.

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Alastair Greene Band

Sat, Aug 11 @ Noon
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Orquesta Saboricua

Sat, Aug 11 @ 12:30pm
Salsa Stage

Orquesta Saboricua is made up of some of the Bay Area’s best salsa players; together, they make magic.

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Orquesta Saboricua

Sat, Aug 11 @ 12:30pm
Salsa Stage

Swing Lessons

Sat, Aug 11 @ 1pm
Swing Stage

The Swing Stage is one of the hottest “scenes” at the Summer Fest, and it’s definitely not a place to just sit and listen! Come before most performances and learn the elements of swing dance with some of the area’s best teachers.

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Swing Lessons

Sat, Aug 11 @ 1pm
Swing Stage

Billy Valentine Big Band

Sat, Aug 11 @ 1pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage

Whether from his time as the singer for Young-Holt Unlimited or as half of The Valentine Brothers, Billy Valentine’s distinct voice is recognizable to generations. Valentine’s singing was featured in the series Sons of Anarchy and Boston Legal, and his crooning is timeless.

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Billy Valentine Big Band

Sat, Aug 11 @ 1pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage
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SJZ Collective Reimagines Monk

Sat, Aug 11 @ 1pm
Adobe Silicon Valley Stage

Silicon Valley is the home to a plethora of talented jazz musicians, and Thelonious Monk has written numerous jazz standards. So it’s a perfect pairing for the locally based musicians of the fledgling SJZ (a.k.a. San Jose Jazz) Collective to explore the rich songbook of this jazz master.

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SJZ Collective Reimagines Monk

Sat, Aug 11 @ 1pm
Adobe Silicon Valley Stage
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School of Rock San Jose

Sat, Aug 11 @ 1pm
Casino M8trix Boom Box Stage

School of Rock is a performance based music school that strives to help students rock on stage and in life. The house band serves as ambassadors of the school by showcasing the program at various events in San Jose.

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School of Rock San Jose

Sat, Aug 11 @ 1pm
Casino M8trix Boom Box Stage

Monterey Jazz Festival High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Sat, Aug 11 @ 1pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

The Monterey Jazz Festival High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble represents a top-flight cross-section of some of Monterey County’s finest young vocalists.

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Monterey Jazz Festival High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Sat, Aug 11 @ 1pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Andre Thierry

Sat, Aug 11 @ 1:45pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Grammy-nominated accordionist Andre Thierry has become an international icon of Accordion Soul. Rooted in his French-Creole heritage, Thierry’s music celebrates his background while integrating funk and R&B elements. His albums feature the accordion as an upbeat, rhythmic instrument that sounds equally at home in a New Orleans church gathering or on the dance floor.

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Andre Thierry

Sat, Aug 11 @ 1:45pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Yissy & Bandancha

Sat, Aug 11 @ 2pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

In drummer Yissy García’s Bandancha, trumpet and acoustic percussion meet keyboards, bass guitar and turntables for an exhilarating fusion. While the Bandancha sound is rooted in the bandleader’s native Cuba’s indigenous, African and jazz traditions, it expands to R&B, funk and electronic music while held together by dynamic virtuosic performances.

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Yissy & Bandancha

Sat, Aug 11 @ 2pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Retro Notes

Sat, Aug 11 @ 2pm
Sushi Confidential Stage

Retro Notes are a San Francisco Bay Area jazz band which combines elements of swing and jazz standards with contemporary vocals and rhythms. Alexandra Beltran’s sensual vocals and Bendik Kleveland’s velvety saxophone blend seamlessly to create a bewitching sound.

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Retro Notes

Sat, Aug 11 @ 2pm
Sushi Confidential Stage

The Serenaders

Sat, Aug 11 @ 2pm
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.

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The Serenaders

Sat, Aug 11 @ 2pm
Swing Stage

Gold Lion Arts Cosmic Garden

Sat, Aug 11 @ 2pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Cosmic Garden is an all-girls Jazz band that has begun to make their mark on the music scene in the Sacramento region. Comprised of seven young ladies from Natomas Charter School, Woodcreek High School and Berkeley High School, Cosmic Garden plays an infectious brand jazz that bends genres and grooves hard.

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Gold Lion Arts Cosmic Garden

Sat, Aug 11 @ 2pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

Sat, Aug 11 @ 2:30pm
El Taurino Stage

In less than three years, the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio has become one of the Pacific Northwest’s most popular Hammond B3-driven bands. With its leader’s muscular playing, guitarist Jimmy James’ sly riffs and drummer David McGraw’s well-placed accents, the trio raises the swagger in any setting.

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Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

Sat, Aug 11 @ 2:30pm
El Taurino Stage
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Sandy Cressman and Homenagem Brasileira

Sat, Aug 11 @ 2:30pm
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage

The Bay Area boasts a deep well of Brazilian musical richness, and Sandy Cressman has been one of its heralded practitioners and advocates. For over 20 years, the composer and vocalist explored Brazil’s vast post-bossa nova songbook and started to contribute her own songs to the rich tradition.

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Sandy Cressman and Homenagem Brasileira

Sat, Aug 11 @ 2:30pm
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage
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Doug Beavers’ Titanes del Trombón: Tribute to Cheo Feliciano

Sat, Aug 11 @ 2:30pm
Salsa Stage

A 2006 Grammy winner and 2018 nominee, Doug Beavers has been hailed by critics and fellow musicians as a leading trombonist of his generation and “an arranger of the first-class” by JazzTimes. He brings his group Titanes del Trombón in a special tribute to Cheo Feliciano.

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Doug Beavers’ Titanes del Trombón: Tribute to Cheo Feliciano

Sat, Aug 11 @ 2:30pm
Salsa Stage

Made By Crooks

Sat, Aug 11 @ 2:45pm
Casino M8trix Boom Box Stage

Sacramento native Made By Crooks combines the influences of soul, funk and hip-hop with a dynamic stage presence and a gift for storytelling. Now based in Los Angeles, he and his band Grooveliners have built up a loyal California fan base from San Diego to Rocklin.

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Made By Crooks

Sat, Aug 11 @ 2:45pm
Casino M8trix Boom Box Stage

Sarah McKenzie

Sat, Aug 11 @ 3pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage

From Perth and Melbourne to Boston and Paris, swinging vocalist / pianist Sarah McKenzie’s geographic journey reflects the international nature of jazz. After graduating from Perth’s West Australian Academy of Performing Arts with a Bachelor’s degree in jazz, she toured as a backing vocalist on Michael Bublé’s Irresponsible Tour from 2007–2008.

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Sarah McKenzie

Sat, Aug 11 @ 3pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage
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Jeff Denson: Outside My Window

Sat, Aug 11 @ 3pm
Adobe Silicon Valley Stage

Enjoying popularity as a leader, sideman and one-third of the San Francisco String Trio, bassist Jeff Denson has recently emerged as a vocalist, as well. His latest album, Outside My Window, showcases his vocal chops via original songs and pieces by Jeff Buckley, Abbey Lincoln, Chris Cornell and Peter Gabriel.

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Jeff Denson: Outside My Window

Sat, Aug 11 @ 3pm
Adobe Silicon Valley Stage
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Monterey Jazz Festival High School All-Star Band

Sat, Aug 11 @ 3pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

The Monterey Jazz Festival High School All-Stars are a top-flight ensemble of the finest young jazz musicians in Monterey County.

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Monterey Jazz Festival High School All-Star Band

Sat, Aug 11 @ 3pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Legally Blue

Sat, Aug 11 @ 3:30pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Legally Blue’s music is steeped in the vintage tradition of T-Bone Walker, B.B. King, the Allman Brothers, Gene Krupa and Jack McDuff, with a dose of Count Basie, Horace Silver and Billie Holiday.

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Legally Blue

Sat, Aug 11 @ 3:30pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Booker T.’s Stax Revue: A Journey Through Soul, Blues and R&B

Sat, Aug 11 @ 4pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

As house organist for the Stax Records label in the ’60s and leader of the MG’s, keyboardist, multi-instrumentalist, producer and arranger Booker T. Jones is familiar to countless music fans for his own hit “Green Onions” as well as his support for the likes of Aretha Franklin and Bill Withers.

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Booker T.’s Stax Revue: A Journey Through Soul, Blues and R&B

Sat, Aug 11 @ 4pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Nick Panoutsos Quartet

Sat, Aug 11 @ 4pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Bassist Nick Panoutsos has become an increasingly prominent voice in the Bay Area jazz scene, with a rapidly growing freelance career in New York. His quartet features a mix of original music and re-imagined arrangements of jazz standards, drawing inspiration from the post-bop era of the 1960s.

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Nick Panoutsos Quartet

Sat, Aug 11 @ 4pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Swing Lessons

Sat, Aug 11 @ 4pm
Swing Stage

The Swing Stage is one of the hottest “scenes” at the Summer Fest, and it’s definitely not a place to just sit and listen! Come before most performances and learn the elements of swing dance with some of the area’s best teachers.

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Swing Lessons

Sat, Aug 11 @ 4pm
Swing Stage

Never Weather

Sat, Aug 11 @ 4pm
Sushi Confidential Stage

Never Weather is a jazz-inspired quintet led by percussionist and composer, Dillon Vado. Dillon’s original compositions borrow influences of free jazz, rock and chamber music to make exciting arrangements that allow for genuine improvisations each performance.

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Never Weather

Sat, Aug 11 @ 4pm
Sushi Confidential Stage

Edgardo & Candela

Sat, Aug 11 @ 4:30pm
Salsa Stage

Edgardo Cambon has delighted Salsa dancers with his band for over three decades. Blessed with a tenor voice reminiscent of Ruben Blades and Isaac Delgado, Cambon’s repertoire will pull from all four of his albums along with some skilfully rearranged Salsa classics, all while holding his “Tumbao” on the congas.

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Edgardo & Candela

Sat, Aug 11 @ 4:30pm
Salsa Stage

YASSOU

Sat, Aug 11 @ 4:45pm
Casino M8trix Boom Box Stage

Called by Billboard Magazine a group “that should be on your radar,” YASSOU is an indie art pop band that bridges the worlds of pop and classical art. Anchored by the mesmerizing vocals of Lilie Hoy, their multimedia productions are bold and emotional.

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YASSOU

Sat, Aug 11 @ 4:45pm
Casino M8trix Boom Box Stage

Aaron Lington Plays the Music of Astor Piazzolla

Sat, Aug 11 @ 5pm
Adobe Silicon Valley Stage

Jazz’s international parentage of African, Caribbean, European and native US musical traditions allows for many other of the world’s musical heritages to be interpreted. Grammy winner Aaron Lington delves into tango’s sensual sound with his new Plays the Music of Astor Piazzolla small group jazz project.

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Aaron Lington Plays the Music of Astor Piazzolla

Sat, Aug 11 @ 5pm
Adobe Silicon Valley Stage
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MAE.SUN

Sat, Aug 11 @ 5pm
El Taurino Stage

Veteran Summer Fest audiences will remember saxophonist Hailey Niswanger from 2015, when she performed with veteran drummer Mike Clark and locally based organ hero Wil Blades. The Portland, Oregon native returns with MAE.SUN, her exciting new project that expands her musical palate and sonic aesthetic.

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MAE.SUN

Sat, Aug 11 @ 5pm
El Taurino Stage
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Erik Jekabson Quintet

Sat, Aug 11 @ 5pm
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage

Whether leading his heralded Electric Squeezebox Orchestra big band or guiding the Young Musicians Program at the California Jazz Conservatory, trumpeter Erik Jekabson dance card is constantly full. For 2018 Summer Fest, he’ll lead his powerhouse quintet focusing on his fierce trumpeting skills.

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Erik Jekabson Quintet

Sat, Aug 11 @ 5pm
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage
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Millennium Sounds

Sat, Aug 11 @ 5pm
Swing Stage

Millennium Sounds Orchestra (MSO), formed in 1999, is one of the South Bay’s best-kept musical secrets. The MSO players are a mix of alumni from De Anza College, San Jose State, Hayward State and San Francisco State, among others.

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Millennium Sounds

Sat, Aug 11 @ 5pm
Swing Stage

Genius Wesley Project

Sat, Aug 11 @ 5pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Drums prodigy at only 16 years old, Genius Wesley returns for his second performance at this year’s San Jose Jazz Summer Fest. A Bay Area native, Wesley has been playing the drums since he was six years old. This standout artist’s sound is a melding of jazz, R&B and funk.

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Genius Wesley Project

Sat, Aug 11 @ 5pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Barbara Morrison Quintet

Sat, Aug 11 @ 5pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage

Vocalist Barbara Morrison was voted one of the 50 Greatest Jazz Vocalists by NPR in 2010, an achievement she upholds with every performance. Her soulful interpretations of jazz and blues classics are backed by a masterful quintet, pairing Morrison’s astounding three-and-a-half octave range with tenor sax and a swinging rhythm section.

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Barbara Morrison Quintet

Sat, Aug 11 @ 5pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage
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Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88’s

Sat, Aug 11 @ 5:15pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88’s have been the torchbearers of a great American blues musical heritage for three decades. Taking their inspiration from the great jump n’ boogie outfits of the late 40s and early 50s, they breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock n’roll.

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Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88’s

Sat, Aug 11 @ 5:15pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Goapele

Sat, Aug 11 @ 6pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Blessed with abundant soul and fluent in hip-hop’s rhythms and flows, singer-songwriter-producer Goapele’s warm singing captures listeners’ hearts like a fond childhood memory. Since Closer, her debut release from 2001, the Oakland native has been known as a wise storyteller as well as an imparter of wisdom.

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Goapele

Sat, Aug 11 @ 6pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Next Gen Jam

Sat, Aug 11 @ 6pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Young players, aged 18–21, bring your instrument and seize this opportunity to play and network with other musicians at the first Next Gen Jazz Jam. If you’re not a musician, sneak in to witness the best-known, unknown and soon-to-be-known jazz artists jamming the night away.

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Next Gen Jam

Sat, Aug 11 @ 6pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

La Tenaza Tango Son

Sat, Aug 11 @ 6pm
Sushi Confidential Stage

La Tenaza packed Cafe Stritch when it was in town for Summer Fest 2016. The kinetic Argentinean four-piece band is back by popular demand with its blended tango, Caribbean and Afro-Cuban concept.

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La Tenaza Tango Son

Sat, Aug 11 @ 6pm
Sushi Confidential Stage

Boogaloo Assassins

Sat, Aug 11 @ 6:30pm
Salsa Stage

Unlike ’50s jazz and ’90s rap, there’s no coastal rivalry in boogaloo music. So the Los Angeles-based Boogaloo Assassins show love to the blended Afro-Cuban and R&B genre that burst out of New York City in the 1960s by further infusing it with it with salsa and Latin soul.

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Boogaloo Assassins

Sat, Aug 11 @ 6:30pm
Salsa Stage

Ghost & the City

Sat, Aug 11 @ 6:45pm
Casino M8trix Boom Box Stage

With a mystical combination of hip-hop, electronic and dub, blended with a smoky jazz aesthetic, Ghost & the City is an exciting new voice in the Oakland electronic soul scene founded by the likes of The Seshen, Goapele and Ledisi.

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Ghost & the City

Sat, Aug 11 @ 6:45pm
Casino M8trix Boom Box Stage

Lydia Pense & Cold Blood With Fred Ross

Sat, Aug 11 @ 7pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Bay Area music pioneers Lydia Pense & Cold Blood paved the way for the soulful, horn-driven sound of “East Bay Grease.” With a history of filling iconic San Francisco venues in the ‘60s and ‘70s, Cold Blood is back to captivate listeners with toe-tapping rhythms and Pense’s ageless vocals.

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Lydia Pense & Cold Blood With Fred Ross

Sat, Aug 11 @ 7pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Kishi Bashi W/ Strings

Sat, Aug 11 @ 7pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage

Kaoru “Kishi Bashi” Ishibashi studied film scoring at the Berklee College of Music before developing his own shimmering non-movie-related (but still cinematic) musical aesthetic. Incorporating live looping, he’ll be collaborating with an equally fearless string quartet at 2018 Summer Fest.

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Kishi Bashi W/ Strings

Sat, Aug 11 @ 7pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage
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Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Septet

Sat, Aug 11 @ 7pm
Adobe Silicon Valley Stage

As a trombonist, bandleader, educator, producer and label chief, trombonist Wayne Wallace is a Northern Californian institution through and through. His Latin Jazz Septet, in turn, unites some of the finest locally based instrumentalists for a crisp exploration of Afro-Caribbean, jazz and Cuban folkloric styles.

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Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Septet

Sat, Aug 11 @ 7pm
Adobe Silicon Valley Stage
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Swing Solution

Sat, Aug 11 @ 7pm
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.

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Swing Solution

Sat, Aug 11 @ 7pm
Swing Stage

Jackie Gage

Sat, Aug 11 @ 7:30pm
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage

With a velvet voice rich as smooth wine, Jackie Gage possesses a musical grace that channels torch singers of decades past, mixing elements of jazz, soul and R&B into her music, which nods to the future of jazz.

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Jackie Gage

Sat, Aug 11 @ 7:30pm
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage
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10th Annual Jazz Organ Fellowship with Matthew Whitaker and Brian Charette

Sat, Aug 11 @ 7:30pm
El Taurino Stage

Thanks to Hammond B-3 evangelist Pete Fallico’s world-renowned commitment to the instrument, organ concerts have been a San Jose Jazz staple. 2018 Summer Fest is no exception, with the 10th Annual Organ Fellowship featuring Matthew Whitaker and Brian Charette, a pair of contrasting yet brilliant players.

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10th Annual Jazz Organ Fellowship with Matthew Whitaker and Brian Charette

Sat, Aug 11 @ 7:30pm
El Taurino Stage
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Eugenie Jones

Sat, Aug 11 @ 8pm
Sushi Confidential Stage

Eugenie Jones is a Seattle-based jazz vocalist, songwriter and producer. Described as a performer that makes audiences feel jazz, Jones possess “a voice that covers words like pieces of silk covering precious stones.” (The Stranger)

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Eugenie Jones

Sat, Aug 11 @ 8pm
Sushi Confidential Stage

Johnny Gill

Sat, Aug 11 @ 8pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Multi-platinum R&B icon Johnny Gill has dazzled listeners worldwide for over three decades. From his solo career to his spotlight role in New Edition, Gill’s soul-stirring vocal performances have stood the test of time, and continue to grow stronger with his latest album and national tour.

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Johnny Gill

Sat, Aug 11 @ 8pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Rumbankete

Sat, Aug 11 @ 8:30pm
Salsa Stage

Rumbankete is one of the very rare stateside exponents of Timba, which SJZ Latin and world coordinator Betto Arcos describes as a “…coming together of funk, jazz, improvisation and traditional Cuban musical styles like Rumba.”  The well known website www.timba.com declared that the band “reigns supreme in the greater Los Angeles area.”

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Rumbankete

Sat, Aug 11 @ 8:30pm
Salsa Stage

Nasa Ames Jazz Band

Sat, Aug 11 @ 9pm
Swing Stage

The Ames Jazz Band (AJB) is a 17-piece band that is a part of the Club of the NASA Ames Exchange. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes because the big band performs a variety of music including the foxtrot, cha-cha, tango, rock and jazz.

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Nasa Ames Jazz Band

Sat, Aug 11 @ 9pm
Swing Stage

Octobop

Sat, Aug 11 @ 9pm
Adobe Silicon Valley Stage

Since 1999, Octobop has presented a musical tour through the 1950s showcasing this incredible period for jazz music on the West Coast including innovations in sound, harmony and arranging which impacted how and where we listen to music today. At this year’s San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, Octobop celebrates the release of their seventh album Live at Savanna Jazz.

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Octobop

Sat, Aug 11 @ 9pm
Adobe Silicon Valley Stage
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The Soul Rebels

Sat, Aug 11 @ 9pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

After receiving national attention with a debut late night TV appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the eight-piece brass ensemble The Soul Rebels have taken the world by storm with tours on four continents and collaborating live with Nas, G-Eazy, Robert Glasper, Curren$y, Joey Bada$$, Talib Kweli, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Marilyn Manson and Lauryn Hill, among many others.

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The Soul Rebels

Sat, Aug 11 @ 9pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Theo Croker Quartet

Sat, Aug 11 @ 10pm
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage

Trumpeter Theo Croker has family and stylistic ties to jazz’s grand history. Combining this deep understanding of jazz tradition with funk, hip-hop and avant-garde approaches, he creates a potent brew of traditional and contemporary sounds.

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Theo Croker Quartet

Sat, Aug 11 @ 10pm
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage
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Yissy & Bandancha

Sat, Aug 11 @ 10pm
El Taurino Stage

In drummer Yissy García’s Bandancha, trumpet and acoustic percussion meet keyboards, bass guitar and turntables for an exhilarating fusion. While the Bandancha sound is rooted in the bandleader’s native Cuba’s indigenous, African and jazz traditions, it expands to R&B, funk and electronic music while held together by dynamic virtuosic performances.

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Yissy & Bandancha

Sat, Aug 11 @ 10pm
El Taurino Stage
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Yoshiaki Miyanoue

Sat, Aug 11 @ 10pm
Sushi Confidential Stage

Guitarist Yoshiaki Miyanoue embodies the global nature of jazz having gone full circle from impressionable music student in his native Tokyo to ambassador for the American art form two and a half decades later. With his Wes Montgomery-inspired pick-free playing, he inspires both foot tapping and serious listening.

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Yoshiaki Miyanoue

Sat, Aug 11 @ 10pm
Sushi Confidential Stage

Kiefer

Sat, Aug 11 @ Midnight
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage

At 26 years old, Kiefer Shackelford is a Los Angeles based pianist and producer of soulful beat music which straddles the worlds of jazz and electronic music. His style is characterized by piano chops and his knack for improvisation, sequenced into a sound Kiefer describes as an “emotional journal.”

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Kiefer

Sat, Aug 11 @ Midnight
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage
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