2018 Lineup / Alphabetical

A.C. Myles

Sat, Aug 12 @ 12pm Noon
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Stylistically along the lines of a modern day Johnny Winter, Steve Marriot and Elvin Bishop, AC Myles’ career has shown him continuing to mature into one of the more expressive and emotionally engaging guitarists and vocalists in the blues/rock arena.

All Stages Ticket Required

A.C. Myles

Sat, Aug 12 @ 12pm Noon
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Aaron Lington Sextet Plays B-Side 45s

Sat, Aug 12 @ 5pm
RBC Silicon Valley Stage

Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and composer Aaron Lington has been celebrated for his “finely honed melodic sensibility” by the San Jose Mercury News. For this special set, Lington and his sextet will re-imagine b-side tunes that became bigger hits than their A-side counterparts.

All Stages Ticket Required

Aaron Lington Sextet Plays B-Side 45s

Sat, Aug 12 @ 5pm
RBC Silicon Valley Stage
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Allan Harris Quartet

Sun, Aug 13 @ 5pm
Jade Leaf Stage

The musical odyssey of Allan Harris visits a wide range of influences, including swinging jazz, rich R&B, sumptuous balladry, wailing rock, rumbling blues and even a playful touch of Brazilian music.

All Stages Ticket Required

Allan Harris Quartet

Sun, Aug 13 @ 5pm
Jade Leaf Stage
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Allison Adams Tucker’s WANDERlust

Sun, Aug 13 @ 12pm Noon
Jade Leaf Stage

Described by the Examiner as “lustrous in any language – a vocalist who clarifies every note within a hair’s breath,” multi-lingual vocalist Allison Adams Tucker creates a unique travel memoir in music with jazz-driven songs that span countries and genres in 6 languages.  As All About Jazz adds, “Tucker’s voice is a beautiful instrument – one that floats, flies, and seduces with its no-fuss delivery.”

All Stages Ticket Required

Allison Adams Tucker’s WANDERlust

Sun, Aug 13 @ 12pm Noon
Jade Leaf Stage
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Angélique Kidjo’s Tribute to Salsa with Pedrito Martinez

Sat, Aug 12 @ 6pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Called “Africa’s premier diva” by Time magazine, three-time Grammy Award-winner Angélique Kidjo is one of the greatest artists in international music today. For this special, all-star performance, Kidjo takes aim at the cultural legacy of salsa music, presenting a set honoring some of the style’s most distinguished musical voices.

All Stages Ticket Required

Angélique Kidjo’s Tribute to Salsa with Pedrito Martinez

Sat, Aug 12 @ 6pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Anton Schwartz Sextet

Sun, Aug 13 @ 3pm
RBC Silicon Valley Stage

Saxophonist Anton Schwartz has earned a national name for his big tone, smart compositions and soulful improvisations. Each of Schwartz’s five CDs has earned sterling reviews and strong airplay; his most recent release, Flash Mob, was one of the 25 most played albums of 2014 on jazz radio and one of DownBeat Magazine’s Best CDs of 2014.

All Stages Ticket Required

Anton Schwartz Sextet

Sun, Aug 13 @ 3pm
RBC Silicon Valley Stage
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Bay Area Salsa All-Stars Featuring Jimmy Bosch: A Tribute To “El Timbalero” Louie Romero

Sun, Aug 13 @ 6:30pm
Salsa Stage

After a celebrated set last year featuring the region’s top Latin Jazz talent, the Bay Area Salsa All Stars make a triumphant return to the Salsa Stage at Summer Fest! This year, the ensemble of salsa heavyweights will be joined by New York heavyweight trombonist Jimmy Bosch.

All Stages Ticket Required

Bay Area Salsa All-Stars Featuring Jimmy Bosch: A Tribute To “El Timbalero” Louie Romero

Sun, Aug 13 @ 6:30pm
Salsa Stage

Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys

Sat, Aug 12 @ 3:30pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Since forming 25 years ago, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys have toured continuously and become torchbearers of American roots music, with their fourteen-album catalog presenting a joyful mix of rockabilly, rock & roll, honky-tonk, rhythm & blues, soul and doo-wop.

All Stages Ticket Required

Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys

Sat, Aug 12 @ 3:30pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Brian Andres and the Afro Cuban Jazz Cartel

Sat, Aug 12 @ 4:30pm
Salsa Stage

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio into a family of professional musicians (his father is a woodwinds specialist and his mother is a vocalist and pianist) it is no surprise that Brian Andres found himself drawn to the origin of all music: rhythm.

All Stages Ticket Required

Brian Andres and the Afro Cuban Jazz Cartel

Sat, Aug 12 @ 4:30pm
Salsa Stage

Cabanijazz Project

Sat, Aug 12 @ 12:30pm
Salsa Stage

Originally formed in 2008 in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, Javier Cabanillas and Cabanijazz Project have been in-demand on the San Francisco Latin Jazz and salsa scenes since the group re-launched in 2016.

All Stages Ticket Required

Cabanijazz Project

Sat, Aug 12 @ 12:30pm
Salsa Stage

California and Montreal Guitar Trios

Sun, Aug 13 @ 1pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage

Featuring six virtuoso guitarists from four countries (Japan, Canada, Belgium and US), California Guitar Trio (CGT) and Montreal Guitare Trio (MG3) fuse over 40 years of combined performing experience into one unique six-by-6-string “phenomensemble.”

All Stages Ticket Required

California and Montreal Guitar Trios

Sun, Aug 13 @ 1pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage
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Carlitos Medrano & Sabor De Mi Cuba

Sat, Aug 12 @ 2:30pm
Salsa Stage

Since his formative years in Cuba, where he taught himself to play bongos and congas using traditional Cuban music and rumba as his guide, Havana-born Carlos Medrano has grown to become a much sought-after percussionist and bandleader throughout the Bay Area.

All Stages Ticket Required

Carlitos Medrano & Sabor De Mi Cuba

Sat, Aug 12 @ 2:30pm
Salsa Stage

Carmen Lundy

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

Carmen Lundy is one of the finest jazz singers performing today, known for her innovative musicianship and songwriting. A critically acclaimed recording artist, Lundy has received noteworthy praise from The New York TimesThe Village VoiceLos Angeles Times, and The Washington Post.

All Stages Ticket Required

Carmen Lundy

Sat, Aug 12 @ 7pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage
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Chris Botti

Sat, Aug 12 @ 8pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

A titan of contemporary jazz, Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti is one of the world’s largest selling jazz instrumentalists. Four of his albums have reached number one on Billboard’s Jazz Albums listings, with his smooth, calming tone an instantly recognizable voice in the jazz world.

All Stages Ticket Required

Chris Botti

Sat, Aug 12 @ 8pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Claudia Villela Group

Sun, Aug 13 @ 7:30pm
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage

Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, vocalist Claudia Villela boasts a glorious five-octave range. A supremely inventive scat singer, she draws on a vast range of Brazilian traditions and interprets lyrics with keen emotional insight and supple rhythmic command.

All Stages Ticket Required

Claudia Villela Group

Sun, Aug 13 @ 7:30pm
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage
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Clint Baker

Sat, Aug 12 @ 6pm
Forager Stage

Multi-instrumentalist Clint Baker has long been a notable member of the Northern California jazz community. Since forming his New Orleans Jazz Band in 1990, both he and his band continue to bring traditional jazz to audiences nationwide.

All Stages Ticket Required

Clint Baker

Sat, Aug 12 @ 6pm
Forager Stage

ColTrees

Sun, Aug 13 @ 1:15pm
SJZ Boom Box Stage

All Stages Ticket Required

ColTrees

Sun, Aug 13 @ 1:15pm
SJZ Boom Box Stage

Conjunto Karabali

Sat, Aug 12 @ 6:30pm
Salsa Stage

Co-led by renowned percussionists Mike Spiro and Karl Perazzo, Conjunto Karabali is one of the Bay Area’s hottest Latin dance bands. Spiro and Perazzo joined forces to bring the “old school” salsa sound to the Bay Area.

All Stages Ticket Required

Conjunto Karabali

Sat, Aug 12 @ 6:30pm
Salsa Stage

Cyrille Aimée

Sun, Aug 13 @ 3pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage

Called “one of the most promising jazz singers of her generation” by The Wall Street Journal, Cyrille Aimée is a French-Dominican vocalist whose hybrid of influences has resulted in a sound that’s enlivening and singular.

All Stages Ticket Required

Cyrille Aimée

Sun, Aug 13 @ 3pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage
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Danny Green Trio

Sat, Aug 12 @ 2:30pm
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage

Pianist Danny Green has garnered a reputation in the jazz community as an important emerging artist. Showcasing a brilliant blend of jazz, Brazilian, Latin and classical elements, Green’s music engages listeners with evocative melodies and contagious rhythms.

All Stages Ticket Required

Danny Green Trio

Sat, Aug 12 @ 2:30pm
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage
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Dave Haskell Group

Sun, Aug 13 @ 12pm Noon
Forager Stage

After a two decade stint as a commercial pilot, guitarist Dave Haskell is once again making waves on the Bay Area scene since first gaining wide respect as a skilled improviser at the center of the San Francisco jazz scene in the 70s and 80s.

All Stages Ticket Required

Dave Haskell Group

Sun, Aug 13 @ 12pm Noon
Forager Stage

Daymé Arocena

Sun, Aug 13 @ 5pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage

Cuba is one of the most creative places on the planet, gifting the world with an occasional superstar from its musical homeland. Today, that gift is singer/composer Daymé Arocena, whose commanding presence and well-crafted compositions reveal a talent well beyond her years.

All Stages Ticket Required

Daymé Arocena

Sun, Aug 13 @ 5pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage
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Daymé Arocena Interview

Sun, Aug 13 @ 12:30pm
KKUP Music Lounge
(GA Event)

Before you hear her sure-to-be-electrifying performance at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage at 5pm, learn more about Daymé Arocena in an exclusive interview conducted by Janice Edwards and filmed for her show “Bay Area Vista.” Only a GA wristband is required to attend.

All Stages Ticket Required

Daymé Arocena Interview

Sun, Aug 13 @ 12:30pm
KKUP Music Lounge
(GA Event)

Dmitri Matheny Jazz Noir

Sun, Aug 13 @ 12pm Noon
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage

Celebrated for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, American trumpeter and flugelhorn player Dmitri Matheny has been lauded by the International Review of Music as “one of the most emotionally expressive improvisers of his generation.”

All Stages Ticket Required

Dmitri Matheny Jazz Noir

Sun, Aug 13 @ 12pm Noon
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage
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Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio

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

With a career spanning over five decades, Dr. Lonnie Smith stands as the preeminent Hammond B-3 organist in jazz today. He has been featured on over seventy albums and has recorded and performed with some of the greatest jazz, blues, and R&B giants in the industry.

All Stages Ticket Required

Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio

Sat, Aug 12 @ 5pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage
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East Bay Jazz High School All-Stars

Sun, Aug 13 @ 3pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

The East Bay Jazz High School All-Stars is an after-school program dedicated to creating high-caliber musical performance and education for high school jazz musicians in the East Bay Area.

All Stages Ticket Required

East Bay Jazz High School All-Stars

Sun, Aug 13 @ 3pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Eddie Henderson Quartet

Fri, Aug 11 @ 8pm
Jade Leaf Stage

A key member of Herbie Hancock’s trailblazing Mwandishi sextet, a pioneering group that furthered the ‘70s fusion sound by integrating electric instruments into the jazz conversation, trumpeter Eddie Henderson has long been admired for his wide palette of expressive brass nuances.

All Stages Ticket Required

Eddie Henderson Quartet

Fri, Aug 11 @ 8pm
Jade Leaf Stage
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Emilio Solla Tango-Jazz Quartet

Sun, Aug 13 @ 2:30pm
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage

New York-based Argentinian pianist/composer Emilio Solla is lauded by peers and critics alike for his contributions to “tango-jazz,” a fusion of modern Argentine tango with jazz, folk and other contemporary musical styles.

All Stages Ticket Required

Emilio Solla Tango-Jazz Quartet

Sun, Aug 13 @ 2:30pm
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage
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FatsO

Sat, Aug 12 @ 10pm
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage

The blues of Willie Dixon, the blue-eyed soul of Joe Cocker, and the seedy, jazz-inflected nocturnal world of Tom Waits mix in saxophone-heavy Colombian sextet fatsO, who Rolling Stone called “intelligent and passionate, sophisticated and street-wise.”

All Stages Ticket Required

FatsO

Sat, Aug 12 @ 10pm
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage
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Footnotes Big Band Jazz

Sun, Aug 13 @ 2pm
Swing Stage

Footnotes Jazz Band is a San Francisco Bay Area big band that showcases the music of various contemporary and classic jazz composers including Ellington, Thad Jones and Gordon Goodwin to name a few.

All Stages Ticket Required

Footnotes Big Band Jazz

Sun, Aug 13 @ 2pm
Swing Stage

Full Spectrum Big Band

Sun, Aug 13 @ 11am
Swing Stage

Full Spectrum Big Band has delighted audiences with traditional and modern big band sounds since 1996. The band members enjoy keeping jazz alive in the community while actively supporting the role of jazz education in schools.

All Stages Ticket Required

Full Spectrum Big Band

Sun, Aug 13 @ 11am
Swing Stage

Genius Wesley Quartet

Sat, Aug 12 @ 5pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

All Stages Ticket Required

Genius Wesley Quartet

Sat, Aug 12 @ 5pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic

Fri, Aug 11 @ 9:30pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

George Clinton revolutionized R&B during the ’70s, twisting soul music into funk by adding influences from late-’60s acid heroes Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and Sly Stone. With his Parliament/Funkadelic machine, he ruled black music during the ’70s, recording three platinum albums and over 40 R&B hit singles.

All Stages Ticket Required

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic

Fri, Aug 11 @ 9:30pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Ginetta’s Vendetta

Fri, Aug 11 @ 10pm
Jade Leaf Stage

An alumna of North Texas State University, Ginetta M is a triple threat who plays pocket trumpet, sings, composes and leads the much acclaimed jazzy, funky group Ginetta’s Vendetta.

All Stages Ticket Required

Ginetta’s Vendetta

Fri, Aug 11 @ 10pm
Jade Leaf Stage
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Gregory Page

Sat, Aug 12 @ 5pm
Jade Leaf Stage

Third generation musician Gregory Page was born and grew up in North London surrounded by family members who performed and recorded traditional Irish music. He’s since translated these early experiences into his own musical output as a singer/songwriter.

All Stages Ticket Required

Gregory Page

Sat, Aug 12 @ 5pm
Jade Leaf Stage
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Guitar Extravaganza with Bruce Forman, John Stowell, Rick Vandivier and Hristo Vitchev

Sat, Aug 12 @ 3pm
RBC Silicon Valley Stage

Four acclaimed guitarists celebrate the legacy, promise and life of jazz guitar. Expect dazzling fretwork, amazing harmony and exciting and soulful musical mastery. The show will both demonstrate their individual and eclectic styles and be full of intricate interplay and surprising interludes.

All Stages Ticket Required

Guitar Extravaganza with Bruce Forman, John Stowell, Rick Vandivier and Hristo Vitchev

Sat, Aug 12 @ 3pm
RBC Silicon Valley Stage
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Hip-Bone Big Band

Sun, Aug 13 @ 12pm Noon
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Over his 35 year career, trombonist and composer Michael Davis, leader of Hip-Bone Big Band, has gone on five world tours with the Rolling Stones, toured and recorded extensively with Frank Sinatra, released 11 CDs as a solo artist, and appeared on over 500 CDs, television themes and motion picture soundtracks.

All Stages Ticket Required

Hip-Bone Big Band

Sun, Aug 13 @ 12pm Noon
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy

Fri, Aug 11 @ 8:15pm
SJZ Boom Box Stage

Tenor saxophonist Howard Wiley has been a major force on the Bay Area music scene since his teenage years in the mid-90s. A protégé of the dynamic Miss Faye Carol, he’s steeped in a vast array of African-American idioms, from gospel, blues and jazz to R&B, funk and hip-hop.

All Stages Ticket Required

Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy

Fri, Aug 11 @ 8:15pm
SJZ Boom Box Stage

Isaiah

Sun, Aug 13 @ 3:15pm
SJZ Boom Box Stage

Starting as a guitarist at the age of 6, Isaiah has earned the name “the blues prophet” for his mature take on the blues from a very young age.

All Stages Ticket Required

Isaiah

Sun, Aug 13 @ 3:15pm
SJZ Boom Box Stage

Isaiah

Sun, Aug 13 @ 5:15pm
SJZ Boom Box Stage

Starting as a guitarist at the age of 6, Isaiah has earned the name “the blues prophet” for his mature take on the blues from a very young age.

All Stages Ticket Required

Isaiah

Sun, Aug 13 @ 5:15pm
SJZ Boom Box Stage

Jackie Gage

Sat, Aug 12 @ 10pm
Jade Leaf Stage

With a velvet voice rich as smooth wine, Jackie Gage possesses a musical grace that channels torch singers of decades past, mixing elements of jazz, soul and R&B into her music, which nods to the future of jazz.

All Stages Ticket Required

Jackie Gage

Sat, Aug 12 @ 10pm
Jade Leaf Stage
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Jazz By 5 with Javon Jackson, George Cables, Randy Brecker, Eddie Gomez & Jimmy Cobb

Sun, Aug 13 @ 2pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

An all-star quintet featuring five jazz heavyweights, Jazz By 5 is any jazz fan’s dream come true. Celebrating swing, bebop, avant-garde jazz and beyond, Jazz By Five’s line-up includes members who have performed with Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Sinatra.

All Stages Ticket Required

Jazz By 5 with Javon Jackson, George Cables, Randy Brecker, Eddie Gomez & Jimmy Cobb

Sun, Aug 13 @ 2pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Jazz By 5 with Javon Jackson, George Cables, Randy Brecker, Eddie Gomez & Jimmy Cobb

Sun, Aug 13 @ 7pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage

An all-star quintet featuring five jazz heavyweights, Jazz By 5 is any jazz fan’s dream come true. Celebrating swing, bebop, avant-garde jazz and beyond, Jazz By Five’s line-up includes members who have performed with Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Sinatra.

All Stages Ticket Required

Jazz By 5 with Javon Jackson, George Cables, Randy Brecker, Eddie Gomez & Jimmy Cobb

Sun, Aug 13 @ 7pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage
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JC Smith Band

Sun, Aug 13 @ 4pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

The winner of the 2006 Bay Area Blues Society West Coast Blues Band of the Year award, JC Smith is an energetic and charismatic guitarist and singer, who attacks the blues as if he is being guided by the masters like T-Bone Walker, Albert King, and Johnnie Guitar Watson.

All Stages Ticket Required

JC Smith Band

Sun, Aug 13 @ 4pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Jessica Johnson

Sat, Aug 12 @ 10pm
Forager Stage

Bay Area vocalist and songwriter Jessica Johnson captivates audiences from the moment she walks on stage, engaging listeners with her rich, sultry voice and R&B stylings.

All Stages Ticket Required

Jessica Johnson

Sat, Aug 12 @ 10pm
Forager Stage

Joomanji

Sat, Aug 12 @ 5:15pm
SJZ Boom Box Stage

Formed in 2010 by three multi-faceted instrumentalists at the University of California Santa Cruz,  Joomanji’s musical blend is a unique mix of crisp horns, smooth vocals, and groovy vinyl samples grounded by a tight rhythm section.

All Stages Ticket Required

Joomanji

Sat, Aug 12 @ 5:15pm
SJZ Boom Box Stage

Joomanji

Sat, Aug 12 @ 7:15pm
SJZ Boom Box Stage

Formed in 2010 by three multi-faceted instrumentalists at the University of California Santa Cruz,  Joomanji’s musical blend is a unique mix of crisp horns, smooth vocals, and groovy vinyl samples grounded by a tight rhythm section.

All Stages Ticket Required

Joomanji

Sat, Aug 12 @ 7:15pm
SJZ Boom Box Stage

Junior Dixieland Czech Republic

Sun, Aug 13 @ 2pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

All Stages Ticket Required

Junior Dixieland Czech Republic

Sun, Aug 13 @ 2pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage
All Stages Ticket Required

Junior Dixieland Czech Republic

Sun, Aug 13 @ 6pm
Forager Stage

Kalil Wilson with Love

Sat, Aug 12 @ 1pm
RBC Silicon Valley Stage

After a triumphant performance in support of Kim Nalley at this year’s Winter Fest, fast-rising talent Kalil Wilson makes his Summer Fest debut as bandleader, performing with three fellow Oakland-born musicians known as Love.

All Stages Ticket Required

Kalil Wilson with Love

Sat, Aug 12 @ 1pm
RBC Silicon Valley Stage
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Kavita Shah

Sat, Aug 12 @ 7:30pm
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage

Named a “breathtakingly beautiful” new voice in contemporary music by DownBeat, vocalist/composer Kavita Shah has been praised by NPR for her “amazing dexterity for musical languages.” Shah incorporates her in-depth knowledge of diverse cultural traditions into her jazz-based repertoire.

All Stages Ticket Required

Kavita Shah

Sat, Aug 12 @ 7:30pm
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage
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Kurt Ribak Quartet

Sun, Aug 13 @ 4pm
Forager Stage

Bassist Kurt Ribak describes his eclectic blend of music as “Charlies Mingus meets the Meters. They go to Duke Ellington’s house to jam, and Cachao and Thelonious Monk sit in.”

All Stages Ticket Required

Kurt Ribak Quartet

Sun, Aug 13 @ 4pm
Forager Stage

Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco

Sun, Aug 13 @ 1pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

The Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco (LJYE) is a performing group of talented musicians ranging in age from 10-18 years old. Their mission is to preserve the traditions of Latin jazz and Afro-Cuban music by teaching it to youth and to create role models for aspiring student musicians.

All Stages Ticket Required

Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco

Sun, Aug 13 @ 1pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Leon Joyce Trio

Sat, Aug 12 @ 12pm Noon
Jade Leaf Stage

Drummer Leon Joyce’s musical career began in high school, but was really shaped and nurtured when he joined the Marine Corps in 1976. He has supported artists as varied as Nancy Wilson, Smokey Robinson, Larry Coryell, and Ramsey Lewis.

All Stages Ticket Required

Leon Joyce Trio

Sat, Aug 12 @ 12pm Noon
Jade Leaf Stage
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Lily Hernandez Orquesta featuring Calixto Oviedo

Sun, Aug 13 @ 4:30pm
Salsa Stage

Band leader and vocalist Lily Hernandez has toured Europe thanks to her ability to expertly channel numerous Latin music styles, among them salsa, ballads, samba, pop, traditional son and timba. For this performance, Hernandez and her Orquesta will be joined by world-famous percussionist Calixto Oviedo.

All Stages Ticket Required

Lily Hernandez Orquesta featuring Calixto Oviedo

Sun, Aug 13 @ 4:30pm
Salsa Stage

Los Gatos-Saratoga Big Band

Sat, Aug 12 @ 11am
Swing Stage

Founded by musicians Jerome Nehemiah, Mike Bottini, and Mark Schwartz, the Los Gatos-Saratoga Big Band (LGS Big Band) is a community band sponsored by the Los Gatos/Saratoga Community Education and Recreation Agency.

All Stages Ticket Required

Los Gatos-Saratoga Big Band

Sat, Aug 12 @ 11am
Swing Stage

Maceo Parker

Sun, Aug 13 @ 4pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Maceo Parker is synonymous with funky music. His pedigree is impeccable; his band the tightest little funk orchestra on earth. Parker is the living, breathing pulse which connects the history of funk in one golden thread.

All Stages Ticket Required

Maceo Parker

Sun, Aug 13 @ 4pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Manny Martinez Y La Rebeldia

Sun, Aug 13 @ 2:30pm
Salsa Stage

Singer and songwriter Manny Martinez weaves together 30 years of musical expertise in his latest musical project, La Rebeldia, which incorporates elements of funk, hip-hop, politics, education – and salsa – into an infectious combination able to move mind, body and spirit.

All Stages Ticket Required

Manny Martinez Y La Rebeldia

Sun, Aug 13 @ 2:30pm
Salsa Stage

Mariachi Los Toritos

Sat, Aug 12 @ 2pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

All Stages Ticket Required

Mariachi Los Toritos

Sat, Aug 12 @ 2pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Mikailo Kasha Group

Sat, Aug 12 @ 6pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

The Mikailo Kasha Group is a quintet comprised of musicians who have studied and played alongside Terence Blanchard, Joshua Redman, Ndugu Chancler, Ingrid Jensen, Delfayo Marsalis and many others.

All Stages Ticket Required

Mikailo Kasha Group

Sat, Aug 12 @ 6pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Mike Sanchez Septet

Sun, Aug 13 @ 4pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

All Stages Ticket Required

Mike Sanchez Septet

Sun, Aug 13 @ 4pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Millennium Sounds Orchestra

Sat, Aug 12 @ 5pm
Swing Stage

Millennium Sounds Orchestra, formed in 1999, is one of the South Bay’s best-kept musical secrets. They play a mixture of big band swing, jazz and Latin tunes.

All Stages Ticket Required

Millennium Sounds Orchestra

Sat, Aug 12 @ 5pm
Swing Stage

Mino Yanci x SOL Development

Fri, Aug 11 @ 6:30pm
SJZ Boom Box Stage
7:30pm

For this special opening appearance on the SJZ Boom Box, we welcome two Bay Area groups providing a new definition of soul: Mino Yanci and SOL Development.

All Stages Ticket Required

Mino Yanci x SOL Development

Fri, Aug 11 @ 6:30pm
SJZ Boom Box Stage
7:30pm

Monterey Jazz Festival High School All-Star Band

Sat, Aug 12 @ 3pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

The Monterey Jazz Festival High School All-Star is a top-flight ensemble of the finest young jazz musicians in Monterey County.

All Stages Ticket Required

Monterey Jazz Festival High School All-Star Band

Sat, Aug 12 @ 3pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Monterey Jazz Festival High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Sat, Aug 12 @ 1pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

The Monterey Jazz Festival High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble represents a top-flight cross-section of some of Monterey County’s finest young vocalists.

All Stages Ticket Required

Monterey Jazz Festival High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Sat, Aug 12 @ 1pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Moonchild

Sat, Aug 12 @ Midnight
Jazz Beyond After Dark
Pagoda, 170 S Market (at Paseo de San Antonio)

Fusing candid soul and new-school jazz, LA-based trio Moonchild create dreamlike, ethereal compositions that hearken back to the spirit of key influences D’Angelo, Hiatus Kaiyote and J. Most.

All Stages Ticket Required

Moonchild

Sat, Aug 12 @ Midnight
Jazz Beyond After Dark
Pagoda, 170 S Market (at Paseo de San Antonio)

Mr. Clifford’s Young Jazz All Stars

Sun, Aug 13 @ 12pm Noon
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Directed by musician/educator “Mr. Clifford” Samoranos, San Jose Jazz presents the youngest group of Jazz vocalists, guitarists and pianists at Summer Fest with Mr. Clifford’s Young Jazz All Stars.

All Stages Ticket Required

Mr. Clifford’s Young Jazz All Stars

Sun, Aug 13 @ 12pm Noon
SJMA Next Gen Stage

NASA Ames Jazz Band

Sun, Aug 13 @ 2pm
Forager Stage

The NASA Ames Jazz Band (AJB) is the large ensemble of the “Jazz Band” Club of the NASA Ames Exchange.  The group’s eighteen musicians are drawn from the Ames community, as well as from the local Bay Area.

All Stages Ticket Required

NASA Ames Jazz Band

Sun, Aug 13 @ 2pm
Forager Stage

Naughty Professor

Sun, Aug 13 @ 2pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Formed by six young musicians across the country in 2011 who are now anchored in New Orleans, Naughty Professor formed with a mission to embody the jazz-influenced party culture of the Big Easy in a constantly evolving, high energy funk/soul outfit.

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Naughty Professor

Sun, Aug 13 @ 2pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Nonch Harpin’

Fri, Aug 11 @ 10pm
Forager Stage

With a tagline that describes their sound as “modern jazz for your modern life,” the members of Nonch Harpin’ create a brand of contemporary music that fuses elements of jazz, groove, and Americana.

All Stages Ticket Required

Nonch Harpin’

Fri, Aug 11 @ 10pm
Forager Stage

Octobop

Sat, Aug 12 @ 9pm
Swing Stage

Starting with the cool West Coast Jazz from California in the 1950s and reaching so much further, Octobop’s sound explores the music of Gerry Mulligan, Miles Davis, Shorty Rogers, Jelly Roll Morton and so much more.

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Octobop

Sat, Aug 12 @ 9pm
Swing Stage

Orgone

Fri, Aug 11 @ 7:30pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Now and always, Orgone ​delivers dirty, organic, California soul with heart. Relix Magazine described their sound as “a compelling palette of funk, soul and space disco” while A.V. Club  noted that the group’s “deep groove and diva vocals are so authentic, they could be samples.”

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Orgone

Fri, Aug 11 @ 7:30pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Oscar Hernández and Alma Libre

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

Long considered one of the most gifted and prominent pianists/arrangers on the contemporary Latin jazz and salsa music scenes, three-time GRAMMY Award winner Oscar Hernández, leader of world renowned Spanish Harlem Orchestra, appears in a more intimate context with his quintet, Alma Libre.

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Oscar Hernández and Alma Libre

Sat, Aug 12 @ 1pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage
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Pacific Mambo Orchestra

Sat, Aug 12 @ 8:30pm
Salsa Stage

Led by pianist Christian Tumalan and trumpeter Steffen Kuehn, Pacific Mambo Orchestra reinvents the Latin big band sounds of the 1940s through ‘60s, recalling the legendary works of Machito, Tito Puente and Celia Cruz.

All Stages Ticket Required

Pacific Mambo Orchestra

Sat, Aug 12 @ 8:30pm
Salsa Stage

Peanut Butter Wolf

Sat, Aug 12 @ 10:30pm
Jazz Beyond After Dark
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Chris Manak, better known by stage name Peanut Butter Wolf, is a native son of the South Bay whose work as both an in-demand DJ and founder of taste-maker label Stones Throw Records has earned him international acclaim.

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Peanut Butter Wolf

Sat, Aug 12 @ 10:30pm
Jazz Beyond After Dark
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Pedrito Martinez

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

Pedro Pablo “Pedrito” Martinez was born in Havana, Cuba, Sept 12, 1973. Having settled in New York City in the fall of 1998, by 2000, he had been awarded the Thelonius Monk Award for Afro-Latin Hand Percussion and was featured in the documentary film, Calle 54.

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Pedrito Martinez

Sat, Aug 12 @ 3pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage
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Peter Cincotti

Sat, Aug 12 @ 5pm
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage

Jazz-influenced pianist and singer/songwriter Peter Cincotti started as a piano prodigy, and first gained fame when he attracted the attention of Harry Connick, Jr. at age seven. He turned professional at age 12, topped the jazz charts with his debut and has gone on to find radio success across Europe.

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Peter Cincotti

Sat, Aug 12 @ 5pm
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage
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Posi-Tone Records Showcase: Art Hirahara

Fri, Aug 11 @ 6pm
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage

Art Hirahara is a jazz pianist and keyboardist living in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Hirahara’s compositions and collaborations have found him working with both the traditional and avant-garde, in the process establishing a sound of his own that cuts across genres and boundaries.

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Posi-Tone Records Showcase: Art Hirahara

Fri, Aug 11 @ 6pm
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage
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Posi-Tone Records Showcase: Roxy Coss/Josh Lawrence

Fri, Aug 11 @ 8pm
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage

Saxophonist Roxy Coss and trumpeter Josh Lawrence lead a quintet as part of Friday evening’s showcase of LA-based Posi-Tone Records.

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Posi-Tone Records Showcase: Roxy Coss/Josh Lawrence

Fri, Aug 11 @ 8pm
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage
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Ray Obiedo Group

Sat, Aug 12 @ 7pm
RBC Silicon Valley Stage

The world of contemporary jazz guitarist Ray Obiedo is an energetic and hypnotically rhythmic soundscape. It shows off the passion, flavor and style of the Northern California region that nurtured the musical soul of this fascinating and prolific jazz artist.

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Ray Obiedo Group

Sat, Aug 12 @ 7pm
RBC Silicon Valley Stage
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Rickey Woodard Quartet

Sun, Aug 13 @ 5pm
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage

A seasoned saxophonist, Nashville born Rickey Woodard’s musical travels have led him to tour with Ray Charles, join classic bands the Juggernauts and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, and record for Concord Records.

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Rickey Woodard Quartet

Sun, Aug 13 @ 5pm
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage
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Robert Glasper Experiment

Sat, Aug 12 @ 4pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

One of the most notable names of the new jazz generation, pianist Robert Glasper first earned raves for his straight ahead accolades before a plethora of critical acclaim and a Grammy Award for a future-forward blend of jazz, R&B and soul created with his group, the Robert Glasper Experiment.

All Stages Ticket Required

Robert Glasper Experiment

Sat, Aug 12 @ 4pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Robert Glasper Experiment

Sat, Aug 12 @ 9pm
Jazz Beyond After Dark
Blues/Big Easy Stage

One of the most notable names of the new jazz generation, pianist Robert Glasper first earned raves for his straight ahead accolades before critical acclaim and a Grammy Award for Black Radio, a future-forward blend of jazz, R&B and soul created with his group, the Robert Glasper Experiment.

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Robert Glasper Experiment

Sat, Aug 12 @ 9pm
Jazz Beyond After Dark
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Ron Gariffo Orchestra with Sophie Powers

Sat, Aug 12 @ 2pm
Swing Stage

The Ron Gariffo Orchestra is a compact jazz orchestra that delivers a powerful big-band sound that’s sure to strike a chord with audiences. They play a wide repertoire of songs, and will gladly assemble a custom play list to meet your personal taste.

All Stages Ticket Required

Ron Gariffo Orchestra with Sophie Powers

Sat, Aug 12 @ 2pm
Swing Stage

Ron Scott & Friends

Sat, Aug 12 @ 2pm
Forager Stage

Ron Scott didn’t start playing the piano until age 24 and a full decade passed until he formed his first band. That late start has allowed him to approach his music with an open mind, the result being a sound that incorporates not only urban jazz but also smooth and funky elements, including spicy Latin rhythms and R&B.

All Stages Ticket Required

Ron Scott & Friends

Sat, Aug 12 @ 2pm
Forager Stage

Samantha Fish

Sat, Aug 12 @ 5:15pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Samantha Fish is a well-known purveyor of the blues who’s been lauded by such legends as Buddy Guy, the Royal Southern Brotherhood and Luther Dickinson, though her love is simply raw, scrappy rock and roll.

All Stages Ticket Required

Samantha Fish

Sat, Aug 12 @ 5:15pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

San Francisco String Trio with Mimi Fox, Mads Tolling and Jeff Denson

Sun, Aug 13 @ 5pm
RBC Silicon Valley Stage

Two-time Grammy winner violinist Mads Tolling, six-time Downbeat Magazine International Critics Poll winner guitarist Mimi Fox, and internationally acclaimed bassist and composer Jeff Denson have combined their musical talents to form a new group, the San Francisco String Trio.

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San Francisco String Trio with Mimi Fox, Mads Tolling and Jeff Denson

Sun, Aug 13 @ 5pm
RBC Silicon Valley Stage
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San Jose Jazz High School All Stars

Sun, Aug 13 @ 1pm
RBC Silicon Valley Stage

Dr. Aaron Lington, a 2014 Grammy® Award winner and director of the Jazz Studies program at San Jose State University, leads this group comprised of young musicians from 10 regional schools. The All Stars have received unanimous “command” performance ratings in both big band and combo formats at the Santa Cruz Jazz Festival.

All Stages Ticket Required

San Jose Jazz High School All Stars

Sun, Aug 13 @ 1pm
RBC Silicon Valley Stage
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San Jose Jazz High School All Stars

Fri, Aug 11 @ 8pm
Forager Stage

Dr. Aaron Lington, a 2014 Grammy® Award winner and director of the Jazz Studies program at San Jose State University, leads this group comprised of young musicians from 10 regional schools. The All Stars have received unanimous “command” performance ratings in both big band and combo formats at the Santa Cruz Jazz Festival.

All Stages Ticket Required

San Jose Jazz High School All Stars

Fri, Aug 11 @ 8pm
Forager Stage

San Jose Jazz Summer Camp Combo

Sun, Aug 13 @ 11:30am
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

The San Jose Jazz Summer Camp Combo is a hand-selected ensemble made up of some of the brightest high school talents from this year’s Summer Jazz Camp, held at Valley Christian High School.

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San Jose Jazz Summer Camp Combo

Sun, Aug 13 @ 11:30am
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

San Jose Jazz Summer Camp Combo

Sun, Aug 13 @ 5pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

The San Jose Jazz Summer Camp Combo is a hand-selected ensemble made up of some of the brightest high school talents from this year’s Summer Jazz Camp, held at Valley Christian High School.

All Stages Ticket Required

San Jose Jazz Summer Camp Combo

Sun, Aug 13 @ 5pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Sasha Masakowski

Sat, Aug 12 @ 7:30pm
Jade Leaf Stage

Sasha Masakowski was born into a family of musicians in New Orleans, Louisiana and has been a leading voice on the New Orleans music scene since 2009, when she was named Best Emerging Artist by the Big Easy Association.

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Sasha Masakowski

Sat, Aug 12 @ 7:30pm
Jade Leaf Stage
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Sasha Masakowski

Sat, Aug 12 @ 1:45pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Sasha Masakowski was born into a family of musicians in New Orleans, Louisiana and has been a leading voice on the New Orleans music scene since 2009, when she was named Best Emerging Artist by the Big Easy Association.

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Sasha Masakowski

Sat, Aug 12 @ 1:45pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Somos El Son

Sun, Aug 13 @ 12:30pm
Salsa Stage

Somos el Son is a Bay Area salsa orchestra led by the master Peruvian percussionist, singer, composer, and dancer Braulio Barrera. Launched in 2013, the band has quickly become one of the Bay Area’s hottest salsa orchestras.

All Stages Ticket Required

Somos El Son

Sun, Aug 13 @ 12:30pm
Salsa Stage

Sons of Jubal Big Band

Fri, Aug 11 @ 7pm
Swing Stage

Sons of Jubal 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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Sons of Jubal Big Band

Fri, Aug 11 @ 7pm
Swing Stage

Sons of the Soul Revivers

Sun, Aug 13 @ 12pm Noon
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Descendents of the group the Soul Revivers, Sons of the Soul Revivers boast an unmatched blend of family harmony built from more than 20 years of singing together. These Bay Area natives have been featured alongside some of the brightest names in gospel.

All Stages Ticket Required

Sons of the Soul Revivers

Sun, Aug 13 @ 12pm Noon
Blues/Big Easy Stage

South Bay Big Band Jazz

Sun, Aug 13 @ 8pm
Forager Stage

South Bay Big Band Jazz started as a community ensemble more than 15 years ago. This lively 18-piece big band performs a variety of jazz tunes ranging from blues and Latin to swing and standards.

All Stages Ticket Required

South Bay Big Band Jazz

Sun, Aug 13 @ 8pm
Forager Stage

Swing Dance Lessons

Sat, 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.

All Stages Ticket Required

Swing Dance Lessons

Sat, Aug 12 @ 1pm
Swing Stage

Swing Dance Lessons

Sat, 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.

All Stages Ticket Required

Swing Dance Lessons

Sat, Aug 12 @ 4pm
Swing Stage

Swing Dance Lessons

Fri, Aug 11 @ 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.

All Stages Ticket Required

Swing Dance Lessons

Fri, Aug 11 @ 6pm
Swing Stage

Swing Dance Lessons

Fri, Aug 11 @ 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.

All Stages Ticket Required

Swing Dance Lessons

Fri, Aug 11 @ 9pm
Swing Stage

Swing Dance Lessons

Sun, Aug 13 @ 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.

All Stages Ticket Required

Swing Dance Lessons

Sun, Aug 13 @ 1pm
Swing Stage

Swing Dance Lessons

Sun, Aug 13 @ 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.

All Stages Ticket Required

Swing Dance Lessons

Sun, Aug 13 @ 4pm
Swing Stage

Synchronicity

Fri, Aug 11 @ 6pm
Forager Stage

Synchronicity is a group of nine alumni from various Bay Area big bands, in the tradition of Kai Winding, J.J. Johnson, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Quincy Jones.

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Synchronicity

Fri, Aug 11 @ 6pm
Forager Stage

Taimane

Sun, Aug 13 @ 2:30pm
Jade Leaf Stage

Performing in the spotlight in Hawaii since she first joined Don Ho on stage at age 13, Taimane has carved out a robust career by committing to her vision of creating an original sound and style with her instrument of choice, the ukulele.

All Stages Ticket Required

Taimane

Sun, Aug 13 @ 2:30pm
Jade Leaf Stage
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Terrance B.

Sat, Aug 12 @ 4pm
Forager Stage

With a repertoire that includes both smooth ballads and rhythm dance grooves, Terrance B‘s music is comparable to the timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Johnny Gill, and Luther Vandross as well as more contemporary voices like Ne-Yo and Bruno Mars.

All Stages Ticket Required

Terrance B.

Sat, Aug 12 @ 4pm
Forager Stage

The iLLiance

Sat, Aug 12 @ 1:15pm
SJZ Boom Box Stage

Made up of heavy-hitting South Bay instrumentalists, the ILLiance presents an ideal blend of top-notch musicianship with a keen sense of the in-the-pocket groove.

All Stages Ticket Required

The iLLiance

Sat, Aug 12 @ 1:15pm
SJZ Boom Box Stage

The ILLiance

Sat, Aug 12 @ 3:15pm
SJZ Boom Box Stage

Made up of heavy-hitting South Bay instrumentalists, the ILLiance presents an ideal blend of top-notch musicianship with a keen sense of the in-the-pocket groove.

All Stages Ticket Required

The ILLiance

Sat, Aug 12 @ 3:15pm
SJZ Boom Box Stage

The Lyratones

Sun, Aug 13 @ 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.

All Stages Ticket Required

The Lyratones

Sun, Aug 13 @ 5pm
Swing Stage

The Seshen

Fri, Aug 11 @ 10:30pm
Jazz Beyond After Dark
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage

San Francisco Bay Area-based six-piece The Seshen is led by singer/lyricist Lalin St. Juste and bassist/producer Akiyoshi Ehara. Their forward-thinking sound combines synthesizers, drum machines, live percussion, and entrancing harmonies to create an unmistakable fusion of R&B, synth-pop, and electronic music.

All Stages Ticket Required

The Seshen

Fri, Aug 11 @ 10:30pm
Jazz Beyond After Dark
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage
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The Whispers

Sun, Aug 13 @ 6pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

One of R&B’s most beloved vocal groups, the Whispers produced a string of hits throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s. In the years since, their harmonies have helped them earn international acclaim.

All Stages Ticket Required

The Whispers

Sun, Aug 13 @ 6pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Tia Brazda

Sat, Aug 12 @ 2:30pm
Jade Leaf Stage

Tia Brazda is a sparkling presence on the Canadian jazz scene and beyond. Her vintage vibe and superb vocal delivery – equal parts Billie Holiday and Amy Winehouse – has taken her to concert halls throughout Canada and Europe.

All Stages Ticket Required

Tia Brazda

Sat, Aug 12 @ 2:30pm
Jade Leaf Stage
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Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy

Sat, Aug 12 @ 2pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

The son of acclaimed big band drummer Sonny Igoe, Tommy Igoe began drumming at the age of two and has worked with an impressive range of artists including Dave Grusin, Art Garfunkel, the New York Voices, and Stanley Jordan, among others.

All Stages Ticket Required

Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy

Sat, Aug 12 @ 2pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Top Shelf Big Band

Fri, Aug 11 @ 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.

All Stages Ticket Required

Top Shelf Big Band

Fri, Aug 11 @ 10pm
Swing Stage

Urban Renewal Project

Sat, Aug 12 @ 8pm
Forager Stage

The Urban Renewal Project is a Los Angeles-based band that uses instruments of a bygone era to create a signature sound that blurs the boundaries between soul, jazz and hip-hop.

All Stages Ticket Required

Urban Renewal Project

Sat, Aug 12 @ 8pm
Forager Stage

USAF Commanders Jazz Ensemble

Sat, Aug 12 @ 12pm Noon
Forager Stage

Under the direction of Master Sergeant Jeremy Laukhuf, The USAF Commanders Jazz Ensemble carries on the American musical tradition of the great traveling big bands, yet offers a lot more than the big band sounds.

All Stages Ticket Required

USAF Commanders Jazz Ensemble

Sat, Aug 12 @ 12pm Noon
Forager Stage

Valley Christian Jazz Combo

Sat, Aug 12 @ 4pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

All Stages Ticket Required

Valley Christian Jazz Combo

Sat, Aug 12 @ 4pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

Wally Schnalle & IF3+

Sat, Aug 12 @ 12pm Noon
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage

Bay Area drummer Wally Schnalle presents an extension of his fusion project Idiot Fish, pairing usual cohorts Hristo Vitchev and Dan Robbins with long-time musical collaborator Charles McNeal on saxophone.

 

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Wally Schnalle & IF3+

Sat, Aug 12 @ 12pm Noon
Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage
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Zydeco Flames

Sun, Aug 13 @ 6pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

The Zydeco Flames have gained a reputation as the West Coast’s premiere zydeco band. Their sizzling roots rhythms are timeless and the execution is relentless, with a stunningly powerful groove. The ensemble delights fans with hot zydeco in the tradition of masters like Clifton Chenier, Buckwheat Zydeco, and Queen Ida.

All Stages Ticket Required

Zydeco Flames

Sun, Aug 13 @ 6pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage