2024 Lineup / California Theatre Stage

This year, we’ve upgraded from the Hammer Theatre to the “crown jewel” of downtown San Jose venues, the fabled California. This Spanish colonial building was said to be the finest theater in California when it opened in 1927. Meticulously restored in 2001-04, the theater offers splendid, old-world decor, rich acoustics, plush seating, air conditioning and added capacity for those with All Stages and above wristbands. Drinks can be enjoyed in the lobby and the California Music Lounge is a short walk up the grand staircase. You’ll need an All Stages or higher wristband and Priority Access and above ticket holders have first-in entry.

Lucía Gutiérrez Rebolloso

Sat, Aug 10 @ 12:30pm
California Theatre Stage

Lucía Gutiérrez Rebolloso hails from Xalapa, the capital of the Mexican state of Veracruz. She is heir to a family of musicians steeped in son jarocho, a traditional regional style that blends Spanish, African and indigenous Mexican influences. Rebolloso was crowned the winner of the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition in 2022.

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Lucía Gutiérrez Rebolloso

Sat, Aug 10 @ 12:30pm
California Theatre Stage
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Andrey Chmut & Dave Burns Quintet

Sat, Aug 10 @ 2:30pm
California Theatre Stage

Playing on Grammy Award-nominated album Jazz Hands by Bob James, Andrey Chmut– Ukrainian saxophonist, composer, and producer– is at the forefront of contemporary jazz. His collaboration with Dave Burns is a silky smooth production informed by jazz history.

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Andrey Chmut & Dave Burns Quintet

Sat, Aug 10 @ 2:30pm
California Theatre Stage
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Jorge Luis Pacheco Trio

Sat, Aug 10 @ 4:30pm
California Theatre Stage

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 @ 4:30pm
California Theatre Stage
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Sean Mason Quartet

Sat, Aug 10 @ 6:30pm
California Theatre Stage

While deeply rooted in the jazz tradition, rising-star pianist and composer Sean Mason’s work transcends genre limitations, appealing to a diverse audience with its rich blend of cultural and musical influences. Mason’s artistry is a testament to his ability to navigate and integrate various musical landscapes.

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Sean Mason Quartet

Sat, Aug 10 @ 6:30pm
California Theatre Stage
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Daniel Ho Quintet

Sun, Aug 11 @ 12:30pm
California Theatre Stage

Six-time Grammy Award Winner and twelve-time Grammy Award Nominee Daniel Ho is regarded as one of the most prolific and successful musicals Hawaii has ever produced (Ukulele Magazine). He is a ukulele virtuoso, singer-songwriter, composer, producer, and so much more! Ho is a world-renowned musician– collaborating across genres with Mongolian nomads, Taiwanese aboriginals, and contemporary jazz/rock artists like Tak Matsumoto.

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Daniel Ho Quintet

Sun, Aug 11 @ 12:30pm
California Theatre Stage
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Roberta Gambarini Quartet

Sun, Aug 11 @ 2:30pm
California Theatre Stage

Italian-born Roberta Gambarini is, without question, one of the most accomplished jazz singers on the current scene. Her warm, velvety tone and captivating eloquence inspired the Boston Globe to call Gambarini “a true successor to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Carmen McRae.”

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Roberta Gambarini Quartet

Sun, Aug 11 @ 2:30pm
California Theatre Stage
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Groover Quartet with Mike LeDonne

Sun, Aug 11 @ 4:30pm
California Theatre Stage

Pianist Mike LeDonne, practically raised in his family’s music store, started playing piano at five. He is now an internationally renowned pianist and organist who has played with some of the world’s foremost jazz masters: from Benny Goodman to Milt Jackson and Sonny Rollins. He has won praise not only from critics but from master musicians: Oscar Peterson called him “incredible” and “one of the most talented pianists of this particular era.”

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Groover Quartet with Mike LeDonne

Sun, Aug 11 @ 4:30pm
California Theatre Stage
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Dominique Fils-Aimé

Sun, Aug 11 @ 6:30pm
California Theatre Stage

The Montreal-based JUNO award-winning singer-songwriter Dominique Fils-Aimé puts the history of African-American musical culture into the heart of her work. Her music reflects on the social realities that influenced the genres of blues, jazz and soul.

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Dominique Fils-Aimé

Sun, Aug 11 @ 6:30pm
California Theatre Stage
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