2022 Lineup / Homegrown

Peanut Butter Wolf: Summer Fest Opening Party

Wed, Aug 10 @ 6pm
Camino Brewing Co. and Beer Garden

Peanut Butter Wolf is a Los Angeles-based DJ and founder of independent record label Stones Throw Records. As a high school student, he began spinning and making hip-hop beats in 1984 and later launched his label in 1996. Through Stones Throw, he developed the careers of Madlib, J Dilla, Quasimoto, Madvillain, Dam-Funk, Mayer Hawthorne, Knxwledge, Mild High Club, Mndsgn, and Anderson .Paak.

Peanut Butter Wolf

Peanut Butter Wolf: Summer Fest Opening Party

Wed, Aug 10 @ 6pm
Camino Brewing Co. and Beer Garden

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

SOJ Band

Sat, Aug 13 @ 11am
Tabard Theatre Swing Stage

The SOJ Big Band was formed almost 20 years ago in the south San Francisco Bay Area to play big band arrangements of gospel and swing, Latin, R&B and jazz tunes.

 

SOJ Band

Sat, Aug 13 @ 11am
Tabard Theatre Swing Stage

Jazz Education Ensemble

Sat, Aug 13 @ Noon
SJMA Next Gen Stage

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Jazz Education Ensemble

Sat, Aug 13 @ Noon
SJMA Next Gen Stage

The Serenaders

Sat, Aug 13 @ 1pm
Tabard Theatre Swing Stage

The Serenaders band was originally formed in 1983 and has been active in various forms ever since. Although the band has always highlighted jazz standards from the proverbial Great American Songbook, it has evolved to include big band and swing versions of contemporary jazz and popular music.

The Serenaders

Sat, Aug 13 @ 1pm
Tabard Theatre Swing Stage

7th Street Big Band

Sat, Aug 13 @ 1pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

Advertised as “not your grandparents’ big band,” 7th Street Big Band was conceived in the depths of East San Jose by drummer and bandleader Gabby Horlick. With its fresh injection of contemporary influences into the big band format, the group is a showcase for some of the South Bay’s best young jazz talent.

7th Street Big Band
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7th Street Big Band

Sat, Aug 13 @ 1pm
Hammer Theatre Stage
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Mariachi Mexico

Sat, Aug 13 @ 1pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

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Mariachi Mexico

Sat, Aug 13 @ 1pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Michael Webster Quartet

Sat, Aug 13 @ 2pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Michael Webster’s quartet project brings together bassist Ryan Trujillo, drummer Daniel Williams and pianist Jonathan Franaszek to present a sound distilled from Bay Area roots.

Michael Webster Quartet

Sat, Aug 13 @ 2pm
SJMA Next Gen 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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Synchronicity

Sat, Aug 13 @ 3pm
Tabard Theatre Swing Stage

Synchronicity is a classical jazz ensemble of alumni from various Bay Area big bands, in the tradition of Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones and Oliver Nelson.

Synchronicity

Synchronicity

Sat, Aug 13 @ 3pm
Tabard Theatre Swing Stage

Monterey Jazz Festival Regional All-Star Vocal Ensemble

Sat, Aug 13 @ 3pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

The Monterey Jazz Festival Regional All-Star Vocal ensemble features the top voice students from across Monterey County, who all come together to participate in an advanced choir.

Monterey Jazz Festival Regional All-Star Vocal Ensemble

Sat, Aug 13 @ 3pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Monterey Jazz Festival Regional All-Star Band

Sat, Aug 13 @ 4pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

The Monterey Jazz Festival Regional All-Star Band features the top music students from across Monterey County, who all come together to participate in middle and high school big bands.

Monterey Jazz Festival Regional All-Star Band

Sat, Aug 13 @ 4pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Jeff Denson Quartet featuring Paul McCandless

Sat, Aug 13 @ 5pm
PG&E Silicon Valley Stage

Currently leading or co-leading four distinct ensembles, Jeff has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe with both his own groups – including the renowned cooperative trio Minsarah – and as a sideman with some of jazz’s finest artists. For this set, he’ll be joined by multi-instrumentalist Paul McCandless, best known for his work with world fusion group Oregon.

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Jeff Denson Quartet featuring Paul McCandless

Sat, Aug 13 @ 5pm
PG&E Silicon Valley Stage
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Top Shelf

Sat, Aug 13 @ 5pm
Tabard Theatre Swing Stage

Top Shelf Big Band brings the swinging sounds of live jazz and ballroom dancing to life. Enjoy vintage jazz and standards made famous by groups like Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller and Les Brown with this 17-piece orchestra.

Top Shelf Big Band

Top Shelf

Sat, Aug 13 @ 5pm
Tabard Theatre Swing Stage

Noah and the Arkiteks

Sat, Aug 13 @ 8pm
UA Local 393 Break Room Stage

Noah and the Arkiteks is a San Jose-based, alternative-flavored soul ensemble led by soul singer-songwriter Noah. The group will debut “A Way Out,” a work Noah composed as a recipient of SJZ’s 2022 Jazz Aid Fund initiative, with a six-piece band.

 

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Noah and the Arkiteks

Sat, Aug 13 @ 8pm
UA Local 393 Break Room Stage
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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

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.

Kid Andersen
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Kid Andersen

Sun, Aug 14 @ Noon
Hammer4 Stage
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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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Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco

Sun, Aug 14 @ 1pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

The Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco (LJYE) is a performing group of talented musicians ages ten to 18. The ensemble is celebrating 21 years of providing students the opportunity to learn Latin jazz and perform at public venues while on full scholarships.

Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco

Sun, Aug 14 @ 1pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

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

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

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

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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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