BE A BUSKER

Performers for regular Fest stages have already been chosen. But if you’re excited about our festival and dying to be a part of it, Here’s your chance!

We’ll choose up to 12 buskers to perform downtown during Fest weekend. You’ll be assigned to perform in one of three specific spots between stages and, with 42,000 attendees, your music will be heard by hundreds of potential fans. Your style does not need to be “jazz,” per se, but it should complement the genres we present including blues, Latin, New Orleans and R&B. Note that we cannot provide power. Each group will receive a $100 honorarium, payable by check at the end of your shift, plus all the tips you can make. You may also sell CDs or other performance-related merch.

Chosen performers are required to post/tweet about their Summer Fest gig at least three times on their social media pages before the event. We will also post about your performance to our Facebook audience of 15,000 at least once before your performance.

To be considered, please fill out the interest form below. Be sure to provide the performer or band name, a short, informal bio (100 words) and the url of an audition video that accurately represents the performance you propose to do. Any differences between your audition video and your proposed performance should be noted in the “Additional Info” field.

We’ll notify you by Friday, July 20, and we’ll need to hear back from you by Tuesday, July 24. Good luck!

Become A Busker Form

Please submit a horizontal performer photo to daniellem@sanjosejazz.org. Questions? Danielle can help.