2022 Lineup / Homegrown

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
Swing Stage

SOJ Big Band is a Silicon Valley Community Traditional Big Band composed entirely of volunteers, playing a variety of gospel, modern arrangements of hymns, contemporary praise music and traditional big band arrangements from the Big Band Era.

SOJ Band

Sat, Aug 13 @ 11am
Swing Stage

The Serenaders

Sat, Aug 13 @ 1pm
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
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

7th Street Big Band

Sat, Aug 13 @ 1pm
Hammer Theatre 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

Synchronicity

Sat, Aug 13 @ 3pm
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
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

Top Shelf

Sat, Aug 13 @ 5pm
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

Sat, Aug 13 @ 5pm
Swing Stage

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

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

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

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
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

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