2024 Lineup / Sunday Aug 11

Urban Sanctuary: Soulful Sunday

Sun, Aug 11 @ 10am
80 South 5th Street

Add some soul to your Summer Fest experience by dropping in on Sunday to Urban Sanctuary, home of Neil MacPherson’s Hammond B3 organ.  The Hammond organ has played a unique role in integrating church and club to bring a vibrant, soulful sound to both.

Urban Sanctuary: Soulful Sunday

Sun, Aug 11 @ 10am
80 South 5th Street

Unitarian Jazz Service

Sun, Aug 11 @ 11am
First Unitarian Church

Sunday morning, join our friends at First Unitarian Church of San José for a celebration with a jazz accent. This year’s theme, “Off the Page: Imagination Unbound,” is inspired by musical stories that transport us through lyrics and sound to new spaces, places, and feelings.

Unitarian Jazz Service

Sun, Aug 11 @ 11am
First Unitarian Church

Gospel Brunch

Sun, Aug 11 @ 11am
San Jose Marriott

Enjoy a Sunday morning filled with delicious food and uplifting music, 11am–1pm, 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 by Janice Maxie Reid.

Gospel Brunch

Sun, Aug 11 @ 11am
San Jose Marriott

Michael Davis Hip Bone Big Band

Sun, Aug 11 @ Noon
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

Over his 43 year career, trombonist and composer Michael Davis, leader of Hip-Bone Big Band, has gone on five world tours with the Rolling Stones, toured and recorded extensively with Frank Sinatra, released 11 CDs as a solo artist, and appeared on over 500 CDs, television themes and motion picture soundtracks.

Michael Davis Hip Bone Big Band

Sun, Aug 11 @ Noon
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

Daniel Ho Quintet

Sun, Aug 11 @ 12:30pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

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Daniel Ho Quintet

Sun, Aug 11 @ 12:30pm
Hammer Theatre Stage
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Andre Thierry Accordion Soul

Sun, Aug 11 @ 12:30pm
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.

Andre Thierry Accordion Soul

Sun, Aug 11 @ 12:30pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Pascal Bokar AfroBlueGrazz Band

Sun, Aug 11 @ 1pm
Montgomery Theater Stage

An award-winning jazz composer, guitarist and vocalist, Dr. Pascal Bokar Thiam presents a global musical banquet from his native France to his Senegalese and Malian roots. Anchored in bebop, he has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Donald Byrd, Donald Bailey and Donald Brown.

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Pascal Bokar AfroBlueGrazz Band

Sun, Aug 11 @ 1pm
Montgomery Theater Stage
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Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

Sun, Aug 11 @ 2pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

Ms. Lisa Fischer built her stellar reputation as a background singer with such giants as the Rolling Stones, Sting, Tina Turner and Luther Vandross. Now, accompanied by the band Grand Baton, Ms. Fischer—featured in the Oscar-winning 2013 documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom—is stepping out front.

Ms. Lisa Fischer

Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

Sun, Aug 11 @ 2pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

Ken Okada Group featuring YOYOKA

Sun, Aug 11 @ 2pm
Hammer4 Stage

Known as one of the top jazz fusion bassists and composers in Northern California, Ken Okada has performed in clubs and festivals all over the state. At Summer Fest, he performs material including his latest project, Square One, with 14-year-old Japanese rock drummer YOYOKA, who has racked up over 30 million views on YouTube.

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Ken Okada Group featuring YOYOKA

Sun, Aug 11 @ 2pm
Hammer4 Stage
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AC Myles Band

Sun, Aug 11 @ 2:15pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

AC Myles is stylistically along the lines of a modern day Joe Walsh, Johnny Winter, Elvin Bishop & Rory Gallagher. His albums Transitory (2021), With These Blues (2017), Rush to Red (2015) & Reconsider Me (2014) outline his musical development. Myles confidently delivers great vocal phrase and tone, as well as staggering, unyielding guitar work.

AC Myles Band

Sun, Aug 11 @ 2:15pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Roberta Gambarini Quartet

Sun, Aug 11 @ 2:30pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

Italian-born Roberta Gambarini is, without question, one of the most accomplished jazz singers on the current scene. Her warm, velvety tone and captivating eloquence inspired the Boston Globe to call Gambarini “a true successor to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Carmen McRae.”

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Roberta Gambarini Quartet

Sun, Aug 11 @ 2:30pm
Hammer Theatre Stage
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Jane Monheit

Sun, Aug 11 @ 3pm
Montgomery Theater Stage

Jane Monheit is a vocalist with a deep passion for the Great American Songbook. She is a successful bandleader, and has made music with some of the greatest figures in jazz. After more than 20 years, 12  albums and countless guest appearances, she continues to tour the world playing major halls, clubs and festivals.

Jane Monheit
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Jane Monheit

Sun, Aug 11 @ 3pm
Montgomery Theater Stage
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Alexis & La Original

Sun, Aug 11 @ 3pm
PG&E Park Avenue Latin Tropical Stage (Sat-Sun)

Alexis & La Original

Sun, Aug 11 @ 3pm
PG&E Park Avenue Latin Tropical Stage (Sat-Sun)

SJZ U19s

Sun, Aug 11 @ 4pm
SJZ Break Room Stage

A select group of the San Jose Jazz High School All Stars Big Band, the SJZ U19s feature our finest young musicians in a small combo setting.

SJZ U19s
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SJZ U19s

Sun, Aug 11 @ 4pm
SJZ Break Room Stage
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Curtis Salgado

Sun, Aug 11 @ 4pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Curtis Salgado

Sun, Aug 11 @ 4pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra

Sun, Aug 11 @ 4pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

Since its founding in 2007, Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra have grown into one of the premier large ensembles in the world, releasing three critically acclaimed albums and touring internationally. They leap between swing, Latin, and New Orleans with ease and style, educating youth and elevating New Orleans culture with their music.

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Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra

Sun, Aug 11 @ 4pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

NIKARA presents Black Wall Street

Sun, Aug 11 @ 4pm
Hammer4 Stage

Vibraphonist, composer and arranger NIKARA’s debut album, Black Wall Street, is a convergence of hip-hop, jazz, neo-soul, Afro-Latin and more. Granddaughter of Kenny Barron, she has played at the Kennedy Center, the SFJazz Center and, most recently, at NYC’s 20th Anniversary Winter Jazz Fest.

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NIKARA presents Black Wall Street

Sun, Aug 11 @ 4pm
Hammer4 Stage
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Groover Quartet with Mike LeDonne

Sun, Aug 11 @ 4:30pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

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Groover Quartet with Mike LeDonne

Sun, Aug 11 @ 4:30pm
Hammer Theatre Stage
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Bloco Do Sol San José

Sun, Aug 11 @ 4:30pm
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

Sun, Aug 11 @ 4:30pm
PG&E Park Avenue Latin Tropical Stage (Sat-Sun)

Alejandro Brittes Trio

Sun, Aug 11 @ 5pm
Montgomery Theater Stage

Hailed by The Boston Globe as a “premier exponent of chamamé”, composer and researcher Alejandro Brittes explores his chamamé heritage, an ancestral rhythm connecting us with the Earth and the Universe through music and dance, born of the encounter between the ritual musicality of the indigenous Guaraní and Baroque music.

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Alejandro Brittes Trio

Sun, Aug 11 @ 5pm
Montgomery Theater Stage
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Eddie 9V

Sun, Aug 11 @ 5:45pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

A highly instinctive blues artist who dropped out of school at 15 years old to play guitar professionally, Eddie 9V replicates the sound of the late 60s and evokes blues legends like Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, and Freddie King on stage.

Eddie 9V

Eddie 9V

Sun, Aug 11 @ 5:45pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Ayo Brame

Sun, Aug 11 @ 6pm
Hammer4 Stage

An SJZ Jazz Aid Fund artist who sold out his New Works Fest show this March, Ayo Brame has reached a mastery of the jazz idiom at the age of 16 that musicians twice his age can only dream of. A gifted and technical improviser, Ayo’s shy off-stage presence belies ferocious ambition.

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Ayo Brame

Sun, Aug 11 @ 6pm
Hammer4 Stage
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Dominique Fils-Aimé

Sun, Aug 11 @ 6:30pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

The Montreal-based JUNO award-winning singer-songwriter Dominique Fils-Aimé puts the history of African-American musical culture into the heart of her work. Her music reflects on the social realities that influenced the genres of blues, jazz and soul.

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Dominique Fils-Aimé

Sun, Aug 11 @ 6:30pm
Hammer Theatre Stage
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NIKARA presents Black Wall Street

Sun, Aug 11 @ 8pm
SJZ Break Room Stage

Vibraphonist, composer and arranger NIKARA’s debut album, Black Wall Street, is a convergence of hip-hop, jazz, neo-soul, Afro-Latin and more. Granddaughter of Kenny Barron, she has played at the Kennedy Center, the SFJazz Center and, most recently, at NYC’s 20th Anniversary Winter Jazz Fest.

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NIKARA presents Black Wall Street

Sun, Aug 11 @ 8pm
SJZ Break Room Stage
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