2022 Lineup / Guitar

JC Smith Band

Fri, Aug 12 @ 6:30pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

The winner of the 2006 Bay Area Blues Society West Coast Blues Band of the Year award, JC Smith is an energetic and charismatic guitarist and singer, who attacks the blues as if he is being guided by the masters like T-Bone Walker, Albert King, and Johnnie Guitar Watson.

JC Smith Band

Fri, Aug 12 @ 6:30pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Chris Cain

Fri, Aug 12 @ 8:15pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

With more than three decades of touring and fourteen previous albums, master blues guitarist and vocalist Chris Cain has earned his reputation as a musician’s musician. Since his first release in 1987, Cain has created his very own blues sound inspired by his heroes—B.B. King, Albert King, Ray Charles, Albert Collins, Grant Green and Wes Montgomery.

Chris Cain

Chris Cain

Fri, Aug 12 @ 8:15pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Acoustic Guitar Summit: Stowell, Vandivier, Razavi and Meade

Sat, Aug 13 @ 2pm
Hammer4 Stage

For this one-time performance, guitarists John Stowell, Rick Vandivier, and Mason Razavi are joined by New York-based percussionist Dave Meade to explore the acoustic potential of contemporary jazz. The unusual instrumentation will make for a fun set of exploration and deep listening. The guitarists are each known for their lyricism, thoughtful improvisation, and penchant for intuitive interaction.

Acoustic Guitar Summit
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Acoustic Guitar Summit: Stowell, Vandivier, Razavi and Meade

Sat, Aug 13 @ 2pm
Hammer4 Stage
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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

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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