2022 Lineup / Saturday Aug 13

SOJ Band

Sat, Aug 13 @ 11am
Swing Stage

SOJ Big Band is a Silicon Valley Community Traditional Big Band composed entirely of volunteers, playing a variety of gospel, modern arrangements of hymns, contemporary praise music and traditional big band arrangements from the Big Band Era.

SOJ Band

Sat, Aug 13 @ 11am
Swing Stage

Amy D.

Sat, Aug 13 @ Noon
Hammer4 Stage

Neo-soul artist Amy D. is bringing midnight ensembles into the mainstream light. Her voice effortlessly plays like an instrument with an endearing timbre that compliments her reflective and sophisticated songwriting.

Amy D.

Sat, Aug 13 @ Noon
Hammer4 Stage

The Serenaders

Sat, Aug 13 @ 1pm
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
Swing Stage

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

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.

7th Street Big Band

7th Street Big Band

Sat, Aug 13 @ 1pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

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

New Orleans Suspects with Tribal Gold & 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 that will feature New Orleans Indians Big Chief Juan Pardo & The Golden Comanche.

New Orleans Suspects with Tribal Gold & Erica Falls

Sat, Aug 13 @ 2pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Synchronicity

Sat, Aug 13 @ 3pm
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
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

Omar Sosa Quarteto Americanos

Sat, Aug 13 @ 3pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

Silvana Estrada

Sat, Aug 13 @ 3:30pm
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. 

Silvana Estrada

Silvana Estrada

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

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

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

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

Top Shelf

Sat, Aug 13 @ 5pm
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

Sat, Aug 13 @ 5pm
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.

Brubeck Brothers

Sat, Aug 13 @ 5pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

Erica Falls

Sat, Aug 13 @ 5:30pm
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.

Erica Falls

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

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
SJZ 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.

Lionmilk

Lionmilk Quartet

Sat, Aug 13 @ 6pm
SJZ Break Room Stage

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

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.

Kim Nalley Band with Terell Stafford

Sat, Aug 13 @ 7pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

Footnotes Big Band

Sat, Aug 13 @ 7pm
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
Swing Stage

Raul Midón

Sat, Aug 13 @ 7:30pm
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.

Raul Midon

Raul Midón

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

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
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.

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Navy Band Southwest

Sat, Aug 13 @ 9pm
Swing Stage

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
SJZ 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.

Takuya Kuroda

Takuya Kuroda Quintet

Sat, Aug 13 @ 10pm
SJZ Break Room Stage

Cheflee

Sat, Aug 13 @ Midnight
SJZ Break Room Stage

Cheflee

Cheflee

Sat, Aug 13 @ Midnight
SJZ Break Room Stage