2022 Lineup / Sunday Aug 14

Full Spectrum Jazz Band

Sun, Aug 14 @ 11am
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
Swing Stage

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.

Kid Andersen

Kid Andersen

Sun, Aug 14 @ Noon
Hammer4 Stage

SJZ High School All Stars U19s

Sun, Aug 14 @ Noon
SJZ Break Room Stage

SJZ High School All Stars U19s

SJZ High School All Stars U19s

Sun, Aug 14 @ Noon
SJZ Break Room Stage

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

Los Gatos-Saratoga Big Band

Sun, Aug 14 @ 1pm
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.

Los Gatos-Saratoga Big Band

Sun, Aug 14 @ 1pm
Swing Stage

Mosaic America Presents RIGHTSTARTER

Sun, Aug 14 @ 1pm
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.

Mosaic America Presents RIGHTSTARTER

Sun, Aug 14 @ 1pm
Montgomery Theater Stage

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

LMR Jazz Orchestra Featuring Tierney Sutton

Sun, Aug 14 @ 1pm
Hammer Theatre 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

Peter Bernstein

Peter Bernstein & Bruce Forman

Sun, Aug 14 @ 2pm
Hammer4 Stage

Mikailo Kasha’s Double Trio

Sun, Aug 14 @ 2pm
SJZ Break Room Stage

Mikailo Kasha

Mikailo Kasha’s Double Trio

Sun, Aug 14 @ 2pm
SJZ Break Room Stage

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

Memphissippi Sounds

Sun, Aug 14 @ 2:15pm
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 @ 2:15pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Judith Hill

Sun, Aug 14 @ 3pm
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

Judith Hill

Sun, Aug 14 @ 3pm
Montgomery Theater Stage

Swing Solution

Sun, Aug 14 @ 3pm
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
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.

ADG7

ADG7

Sun, Aug 14 @ 3pm
Hammer Theatre 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

Aki Kumar

Sun, Aug 14 @ 4pm
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 @ 4pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

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

Nellie McKay

Sun, Aug 14 @ 4pm
Hammer4 Stage

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
SJZ Break Room Stage

Oddity

Oddity

Sun, Aug 14 @ 4pm
SJZ Break Room Stage

Keyon Harrold

Sun, Aug 14 @ 5pm
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

Keyon Harrold

Sun, Aug 14 @ 5pm
Montgomery Theater Stage

Nicole Henry

Sun, Aug 14 @ 5pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

Since her debut, Nicole Henry has established herself among the jazz world’s most acclaimed performers, possessing a potent combination of dynamic vocal abilities, impeccable phrasing, and powerful emotional resonance.

Nicole Henry at Summer Fest 2014

Nicole Henry

Sun, Aug 14 @ 5pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

Ames Jazz Band

Sun, Aug 14 @ 5pm
Swing Stage

The NASA Ames Jazz Band (AJB) is the large ensemble of the “Jazz Band” Club of the NASA Ames Exchange.  The group’s eighteen musicians are drawn from the Ames community, as well as from the local Bay Area.

Ames Jazz Band

Sun, Aug 14 @ 5pm
Swing 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

Tribute to Clifford Coulter

Sun, Aug 14 @ 5:45pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Tribute to Clifford Coulter

Sun, Aug 14 @ 5:45pm
Blues/Big Easy 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.

Adrien Brandeis

Adrien Brandeis

Sun, Aug 14 @ 6pm
Hammer4 Stage

Danie

Sun, Aug 14 @ 6pm
SJZ Break Room Stage

Danie

Sun, Aug 14 @ 6pm
SJZ Break Room Stage

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

Dr. Lonnie Smith performs at the 2006 festival

Jazz Organ Fellowship Celebrates Dr. Lonnie Smith

Sun, Aug 14 @ 7pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

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
SJZ 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

Keyon Harrold

Sun, Aug 14 @ 8pm
SJZ Break Room Stage