2024 Lineup / SJZ Break Room Stage

Conceived as a popup, state-of-the-art video production studio during the height of the Coronavirus pandemic, the SJZ Break Room has become one of San Jose’s best-loved small venues, capping at around 100 seats. The intimate seating and club vibe provide a great counterpart to the Latin Tropical Stage, just steps away. You’ll need an All Stages or higher wristband for entry, and Priority Access and above ticket holders have first-in access.

Tien Hsieh, Pianist

Fri, Aug 9 @ 5:30pm
SJZ Break Room Stage

This free classical set is dedicated in loving memory of Carmen Castellano.

Tien Hsieh, Pianist

Fri, Aug 9 @ 5:30pm
SJZ Break Room Stage

Baycoin Beats

Fri, Aug 9 @ 8pm
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BayCoin Beats is a band collective from the San Francisco Bay Area formed in 2018 by lead drummer and musical director Jae Stix Jackson. BayCoin Beats bring a variety of music — jazz, funk, hip-hop, soul and R&B!

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Baycoin Beats

Fri, Aug 9 @ 8pm
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Dolphin Hyperspace

Fri, Aug 9 @ 10pm
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Widely known for legendary concerts featuring instrumental madness among zany synths and bonkers dance beats, Dolphin Hyperspace finds a new lane of expression within modern jazz and beat culture.

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Dolphin Hyperspace

Fri, Aug 9 @ 10pm
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Kiefer

Fri, Aug 9 @ 11:55pm
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Kiefer’s signature sound is something you can’t forget; characterized by hard-hitting beats, complex jazz voicings and sentimental melodies. A standout at Stones Throw  Records, he bridges jazz and hip-hop with style and virtuosity, creating modern suites of infectious grooves.

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Kiefer

Fri, Aug 9 @ 11:55pm
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Jorge Luis Pacheco Trio

Sat, Aug 10 @ 8pm
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Hailing from Havana, Cuba, Jorge Luis Pacheco is a virtuoso pianist, singer, composer, percussionist and arranger. His music has been described as a confluence of Afro-Cuban and American jazz and classical music, with a measure of contemporary pop and soul.

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Jorge Luis Pacheco Trio

Sat, Aug 10 @ 8pm
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Nico Segal

Sat, Aug 10 @ 10pm
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Nico Segal is a trumpeter and producer from Chicago who has collaborated with a long list of diverse talents, most notably hip-hop superstar Chance the Rapper. In 2013, Segal (under a previous stage name, Donnie Trumpet) and Chance teamed up in the highly regarded band Social Experiment.

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Nico Segal

Sat, Aug 10 @ 10pm
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Huney Knuckles

Sat, Aug 10 @ 11:55pm
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Fusing watertight grooves with high energy shreds that will make you want to jump out of your seat, this 5-piece instrumental powerhouse has made a huge noise in the local scene, serving up soulful compositions, mind bending solos, & insanely funky jams.

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Huney Knuckles

Sat, Aug 10 @ 11:55pm
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SJZ U19s

Sun, Aug 11 @ 4pm
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A select group of the San Jose Jazz High School All Stars Big Band, the SJZ U19s feature our finest young musicians in a small combo setting.

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SJZ U19s

Sun, Aug 11 @ 4pm
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NIKARA presents Black Wall Street

Sun, Aug 11 @ 8pm
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Vibraphonist, composer and arranger NIKARA’s debut album, Black Wall Street, is a convergence of hip-hop, jazz, neo-soul, Afro-Latin and more. Granddaughter of Kenny Barron, she has played at the Kennedy Center, the SFJazz Center and, most recently, at NYC’s 20th Anniversary Winter Jazz Fest.

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NIKARA presents Black Wall Street

Sun, Aug 11 @ 8pm
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