Programming for the SJZ Jazz Beyond series has been co-presented by Universal Grammar (UG) since 2010. UG has been in step with the new vanguard of jazz by presenting musicians such as Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, Jose James, Hiatus Kaiyote and Flying Lotus. These artists have played a major role in an evolving music industry, with sounds that reflect elements of jazz, hip hop, electronic, soul, funk, afro-latin, house and R&B. San Jose Jazz and UG have forged a relationship to present Thundercat, Taylor McFerrin, B.Lewis, Miles Bonny, Sonnymoon, Knwledge, J Rocc, Karriem Riggins, Kris Bowers, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Moses Sumney and others. This year’s lineup exemplifies the modern sonic landscape that is Jazz Beyond.