2022 Lineup / Soul/R&B/Funk

Urban Renewal Project

Fri, Aug 12 @ 6pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

The Urban Renewal Project is a sixteen-piece collective known for its genre-bending original music combining elements of jazz, hiphop and vintage soul, and its explosive live performances that have captivated audiences from SXSW to the Java Jazz Festival.

Urban Renewal Project

Urban Renewal Project

Fri, Aug 12 @ 6pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Lee Fields

Fri, Aug 12 @ 7:30pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Soul music pours out of Lee Fields, as free and unstinting as God’s love. It has ever since the 1960s, when he was a teenager in North Carolina sweating it out on juke joint stages, crumpled dollars hailing at his feet.

Lee Fields

Fri, Aug 12 @ 7:30pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Durand Jones & The Indications

Fri, Aug 12 @ 9:30pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Durand Jones & The Indications are equally beloved for their energetic, joyous shows, dual lead singers, and thoughtful songwriting. From an Indiana basement (where the band recorded their 2016 self-titled debut LP as college students), the band has catapulted into the soul limelight and onto an international stage.

Durand Jones & The Indications

Fri, Aug 12 @ 9:30pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Isaiah Sharkey

Fri, Aug 12 @ Midnight
SJZ Break Room Stage

Isaiah Sharkey is poised to take center stage as he fuses together his background in rock, gospel, jazz, R&B, blues and funk to create an original sound with an unmistakable dose of soul.

Isaiah Sharkey

Fri, Aug 12 @ Midnight
SJZ Break Room 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

Leela James

Sat, Aug 13 @ 6pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

R&B powerhouse singer/songwriter Leela James first burst onto the scene with her 2006 debut album A Change is Gonna Come, introducing audiences to her soaring sultry vocal dexterity. She quickly garnered nominations for Outstanding New Artist at the NAACP Image Awards and Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist at the 2008 Soul Train Music Awards.

Leela James

Leela James

Sat, Aug 13 @ 6pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Charlie Wilson

Sat, Aug 13 @ 8pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Some people might say that after notching ten number one singles, 13 Grammy Award nominations, a New York Times best-selling memoir and ongoing sold-out, coast-to-coast arena tours, Charlie Wilson has proven his point. But he isn’t planning on slowing down anytime soon.

Charlie Wilson

Charlie Wilson

Sat, Aug 13 @ 8pm
Sobrato Organization Main 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

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

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

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