2022 Lineup / Straight Ahead

Jazz Organ Fellowship Tribute to Tony Monaco

Fri, Aug 12 @ 7pm
Montgomery Theater Stage

Jazz Organ Fellowship Tribute to Tony Monaco

Fri, Aug 12 @ 7pm
Montgomery Theater Stage

Joel Ross

Fri, Aug 12 @ 10pm
SJZ Break Room Stage

Called “one of the greatest musical visionaries of his generation” by Blue Note Records President Don Was, vibraphonist-composer Joel Ross he regularly tops the DownBeat Critics Poll for his work in the broad lineage of Black music that pulls from jazz, hip hop, church and Chicago improvised music.

Joel Ross

Joel Ross

Fri, Aug 12 @ 10pm
SJZ Break Room 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

Brubeck Brothers

Sat, Aug 13 @ 5pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

Sons of jazz giant Dave Brubeck, Chris and Dan Brubeck have been making music together practically all their lives. Although their quartet’s style is rooted in “straight-ahead” jazz, their concerts reveal an inherent ability to explore and play odd time signatures while naturally integrating the influences of funk, blues and world music.

Brubeck Brothers

Sat, Aug 13 @ 5pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

Kim Nalley Band with Terell Stafford

Sat, Aug 13 @ 7pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

Kim Nalley is an internationally acclaimed vocalist with a three and a half octave range that goes from gritty to sublime. An SJZ crowd favorite, Nalley has performed globally and shared the stage with a who’s who of jazz greats.

Kim Nalley Band with Terell Stafford

Sat, Aug 13 @ 7pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

LMR Jazz Orchestra Featuring Tierney Sutton

Sun, Aug 14 @ 1pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

The LMR Jazz Orchestra (formerly known as the Long Meadow Ranch All Star Big Band) is a 17-member large jazz ensemble drawn from an internationally accomplished group of musicians that have played across the world.

Tierney Sutton

LMR Jazz Orchestra Featuring Tierney Sutton

Sun, Aug 14 @ 1pm
Hammer Theatre 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

Mikailo Kasha’s Double Trio

Sun, Aug 14 @ 2pm
SJZ Break Room Stage

Mikailo Kasha

Mikailo Kasha’s Double Trio

Sun, Aug 14 @ 2pm
SJZ Break Room Stage

Javon Jackson’s “Charlie Parker at 100,” Ft. Gary Bartz, Charles McPherson & Donald Harrison

Sun, Aug 14 @ 2pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

To help celebrate late bebop pioneer Charlie Park’s incalculable impact on jazz, four saxophone titans unite on the Summer Fest Main Stage for a centennial celebration.

Javon Jackson’s “Charlie Parker at 100,” Ft. Gary Bartz, Charles McPherson & Donald Harrison

Sun, Aug 14 @ 2pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Nellie McKay

Sun, Aug 14 @ 4pm
Hammer4 Stage

Called “…a sly, articulate musician who sounds comfortable in any era” by the New York Times, singer-songwriter Nellie McKay’s creative talent has extended to acclaimed efforts in studio and on the Broadway stage.

Nellie McKay

Nellie McKay

Sun, Aug 14 @ 4pm
Hammer4 Stage

Adrien Brandeis

Sun, Aug 14 @ 6pm
Hammer4 Stage

An award-winning pianist, composer and arranger in his native France, Adrien Brandeis carries an open musical sensibility, pulling from influences as varied as Ruben Gonzalez, Brad Mehldau, Chick Corea and Bill Evans.

Adrien Brandeis

Adrien Brandeis

Sun, Aug 14 @ 6pm
Hammer4 Stage

Jazz Organ Fellowship Celebrates Dr. Lonnie Smith

Sun, Aug 14 @ 7pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

Dr. Lonnie Smith performs at the 2006 festival

Jazz Organ Fellowship Celebrates Dr. Lonnie Smith

Sun, Aug 14 @ 7pm
Hammer Theatre Stage