2018 Lineup / Swing Stage

From Friday night through Sunday evening, walk up the stairs to Tabard Theatre and hear swing music in one of downtown San Jose’s best kept secrets for live music. If you’d like to move to the music, pop into one of the swing dancing seminars before taking part in the moves. No wristband is needed to access this free community stage.

Swing Lessons

Fri, Aug 10 @ 6pm
Swing Stage

The Swing Stage is one of the hottest “scenes” at the Summer Fest, and it’s definitely not a place to just sit and listen! Come before most performances and learn the elements of swing dance with some of the area’s best teachers.

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Swing Lessons

Fri, Aug 10 @ 6pm
Swing Stage

SOJ Big Band

Fri, Aug 10 @ 7pm
Swing Stage

SOJ Big Band is a Silicon Valley Community Traditional Big Band composed entirely of volunteers, playing a variety of gospel, modern arrangements of hymns, contemporary praise music and traditional big band arrangements from the Big Band Era.

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SOJ Big Band

Fri, Aug 10 @ 7pm
Swing Stage

Swing Lessons

Fri, Aug 10 @ 9pm
Swing Stage

The Swing Stage is one of the hottest “scenes” at the Summer Fest, and it’s definitely not a place to just sit and listen! Come before most performances and learn the elements of swing dance with some of the area’s best teachers.

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Swing Lessons

Fri, Aug 10 @ 9pm
Swing Stage

Top Shelf Big Band

Fri, Aug 10 @ 10pm
Swing Stage

Top Shelf Big Band brings the swinging sounds of live jazz and ballroom dancing to life.  Enjoy vintage jazz and standards made famous by groups like Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller and Les Brown with this 17-piece orchestra.

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Top Shelf Big Band

Fri, Aug 10 @ 10pm
Swing Stage

LGS Big Band

Sat, Aug 11 @ 11am
Swing Stage

The musical focus of the LGS Big Band is dance, jazz, Latin and vocals in all styles. The classics from Miller, Basie, Brown, and Goodman are among the featured songs as well as more modern works by arrangers such as Nestico, Goodwin, Carter, Hefti, Wolpe and more.

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LGS Big Band

Sat, Aug 11 @ 11am
Swing Stage

Swing Lessons

Sat, Aug 11 @ 1pm
Swing Stage

The Swing Stage is one of the hottest “scenes” at the Summer Fest, and it’s definitely not a place to just sit and listen! Come before most performances and learn the elements of swing dance with some of the area’s best teachers.

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Swing Lessons

Sat, Aug 11 @ 1pm
Swing Stage

The Serenaders

Sat, Aug 11 @ 2pm
Swing Stage

The Serenaders band was originally formed in 1983 and has been active in various forms ever since. Although the band has always highlighted jazz standards from the proverbial Great American Songbook, it has evolved to include big band and swing versions of contemporary jazz and popular music.

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The Serenaders

Sat, Aug 11 @ 2pm
Swing Stage

Swing Lessons

Sat, Aug 11 @ 4pm
Swing Stage

The Swing Stage is one of the hottest “scenes” at the Summer Fest, and it’s definitely not a place to just sit and listen! Come before most performances and learn the elements of swing dance with some of the area’s best teachers.

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Swing Lessons

Sat, Aug 11 @ 4pm
Swing Stage

Millennium Sounds

Sat, Aug 11 @ 5pm
Swing Stage

Millennium Sounds Orchestra (MSO), formed in 1999, is one of the South Bay’s best-kept musical secrets. The MSO players are a mix of alumni from De Anza College, San Jose State, Hayward State and San Francisco State, among others.

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Millennium Sounds

Sat, Aug 11 @ 5pm
Swing Stage

Swing Solution

Sat, Aug 11 @ 7pm
Swing Stage

The Swing Solution is a classic big band specializing in music from the ’40s through the swing revival of the ’90s and beyond.

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Swing Solution

Sat, Aug 11 @ 7pm
Swing Stage

Nasa Ames Jazz Band

Sat, Aug 11 @ 9pm
Swing Stage

The Ames Jazz Band (AJB) is a 17-piece band that is a part of the Club of the NASA Ames Exchange. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes because the big band performs a variety of music including the foxtrot, cha-cha, tango, rock and jazz.

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Nasa Ames Jazz Band

Sat, Aug 11 @ 9pm
Swing Stage

Full Spectrum Big Band

Sun, Aug 12 @ 11am
Swing Stage

Full Spectrum Big Band Jazz has delighted audiences with traditional and modern big band sounds since 1996. Performance styles range from laid-back Count Basie swing to poly-rhythmic modern Latin. FSJ has a diverse catalog of exceptional music, including original compositions and venerable jazz standards.

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Full Spectrum Big Band

Sun, Aug 12 @ 11am
Swing Stage

Swing Lessons

Sun, Aug 12 @ 1pm
Swing Stage

The Swing Stage is one of the hottest “scenes” at the Summer Fest, and it’s definitely not a place to just sit and listen! Come before most performances and learn the elements of swing dance with some of the area’s best teachers.

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Swing Lessons

Sun, Aug 12 @ 1pm
Swing Stage

Footnotes Jazz

Sun, Aug 12 @ 2pm
Swing Stage

Footnotes Jazz is a San Francisco Bay Area jazz ensemble that showcases contemporary and original music classics.

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Footnotes Jazz

Sun, Aug 12 @ 2pm
Swing Stage

Swing Lessons

Sun, Aug 12 @ 4pm
Swing Stage

The Swing Stage is one of the hottest “scenes” at the Summer Fest, and it’s definitely not a place to just sit and listen! Come before most performances and learn the elements of swing dance with some of the area’s best teachers.

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Swing Lessons

Sun, Aug 12 @ 4pm
Swing Stage

The Lyratones

Sun, Aug 12 @ 5pm
Swing Stage

For more than 40 years, The Lyratones have delighted Bay Area dancers with their authentic renditions of the most popular hits from famous big bands of the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s, with recent big band hits mixed in as well.

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The Lyratones

Sun, Aug 12 @ 5pm
Swing Stage