San Jose Jazz and Universal Grammar present the South Bay premier of Rock Rubber 45s. This cinematic odyssey explores the connectivity of global basketball, sneaker and music lifestyle through the firsthand lens of authentic NYC culture orchestrator Bobbito García.
One of the Bay Area’s most popular dance bands, Orquesta Latin Heat provides the soundtrack for the Fest’s official salsa afterparty on Friday night. Featuring a swinging 3 piece horn section, fiery rhythms and authentic Latin percussion and vocals, the band performs sizzling salsa, merengue, Latin jazz, cumbia and more.
During the 1990s, Bobbito Garcia was one-half of the “Stretch and Bobbito” program on WKCR. The duo introduced the world to an unsigned Nas, Biggie and Wu-Tang, as well as an unknown Jay-Z, Eminem and the Fugees. In 1998, the Source Magazine voted them as “The Best Hip Hop Radio Show of All Time.”
Young players, aged 18–21, bring your instrument and seize this opportunity to play and network with other musicians at the first Next Gen Jazz Jam. If you’re not a musician, sneak in to witness the best-known, unknown and soon-to-be-known jazz artists jamming the night away.