2022 Lineup / Sunday Aug 14

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

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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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.

Tierney Sutton
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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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