2018 Lineup / Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage

Hear world-class artists in a space deserving of such great talent. Catch both jazz masters and fast rising talents inside the Hammer Theatre, where breathtaking acoustics pair with an air-conditioned, theatre seating. All Stages or higher wristbands required.

Jane Monheit

Fri, Aug 10 @ 8pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage

Just out of her teens when first introduced to the jazz world, warm-toned vocalist Jane Monheit can toggle between that early innocence and a time-crafted maturity. Those qualities alone make her an ideal artist to explore some of Ella Fitzgerald’s lesser-known repertoire at 2018 Summer Fest.

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Jane Monheit

Fri, Aug 10 @ 8pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage
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Billy Valentine Big Band

Sat, Aug 11 @ 1pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage

Whether from his time as the singer for Young-Holt Unlimited or as half of The Valentine Brothers, Billy Valentine’s distinct voice is recognizable to generations. Valentine’s singing was featured in the series Sons of Anarchy and Boston Legal, and his crooning is timeless.

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Billy Valentine Big Band

Sat, Aug 11 @ 1pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage
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Sarah McKenzie

Sat, Aug 11 @ 3pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage

From Perth and Melbourne to Boston and Paris, swinging vocalist / pianist Sarah McKenzie’s geographic journey reflects the international nature of jazz. After graduating from Perth’s West Australian Academy of Performing Arts with a Bachelor’s degree in jazz, she toured as a backing vocalist on Michael Bublé’s Irresponsible Tour from 2007–2008.

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Sarah McKenzie

Sat, Aug 11 @ 3pm
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Barbara Morrison Quintet

Sat, Aug 11 @ 5pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage

Vocalist Barbara Morrison was voted one of the 50 Greatest Jazz Vocalists by NPR in 2010, an achievement she upholds with every performance. Her soulful interpretations of jazz and blues classics are backed by a masterful quintet, pairing Morrison’s astounding three-and-a-half octave range with tenor sax and a swinging rhythm section.

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Barbara Morrison Quintet

Sat, Aug 11 @ 5pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage
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Kishi Bashi W/ Strings

Sat, Aug 11 @ 7pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage

Kaoru “Kishi Bashi” Ishibashi studied film scoring at the Berklee College of Music before developing his own shimmering non-movie-related (but still cinematic) musical aesthetic. Incorporating live looping, he’ll be collaborating with an equally fearless string quartet at 2018 Summer Fest.

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Kishi Bashi W/ Strings

Sat, Aug 11 @ 7pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage
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Paula West with the Adam Shulman Trio

Sun, Aug 12 @ 1pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage

From the American Songbook to folk classics, Paula West sings with a creative impulse to make each song her own. Inspired by musicians like Bob Dylan, West adapts a wide variety of music into a jazz context. Both her studio albums and live performances brim with soulful sophistication and imagination.

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Paula West with the Adam Shulman Trio

Sun, Aug 12 @ 1pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage
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Christian Tamburr and Dominick Farinacci Quartet

Sun, Aug 12 @ 3pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage

Joining forces on the Summer Fest bandstand, vibraphonist Christian Tamburr and trumpeter Dominick Farinacci form a potent duo whose music is forward-thinking and emotive. Both musicians represent the future of jazz as a globalized artform, performing and teaching everywhere from Qatar to Tokyo.

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Christian Tamburr and Dominick Farinacci Quartet

Sun, Aug 12 @ 3pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage
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John Santos Quartet + Orestes Vilató, Bobi Céspedes and Jose Roberto Hernandez

Sun, Aug 12 @ 5pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage

Master percussionist John Santos is a leading voice in Afro-Latin music. His performances combine Latin and Afro-Caribbean traditions, infused with jazz throughout. Santos is joined by veteran percussionist Orestes Vilató, vocalist Bobi Céspedes and multi-instrumentalist José Roberto Hernández.

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John Santos Quartet + Orestes Vilató, Bobi Céspedes and Jose Roberto Hernandez

Sun, Aug 12 @ 5pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage
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Marcus Roberts and the Modern Jazz Generation

Sun, Aug 12 @ 7pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage

One of the premier jazz pianists of his generation, Marcus Roberts is familiar with playing solo and with big bands and even symphony orchestras. For 2018 Summer Fest, he leads the Modern Jazz Generation, a lush-sounding medium-sized multi-generational ensemble that will perform his always thoughtful original compositions.

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Marcus Roberts and the Modern Jazz Generation

Sun, Aug 12 @ 7pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage
icon All Stages or Higher Wristband Required