Posts Tagged ‘Blues’

SJZ Recommends: International Acts

August 4, 2017

This year, Summer Fest welcomes a handful of distinguished artists arriving in San Jose from various destinations throughout the world. Some will be offering a fascinating merger of differing musical styles. Others are a testament to the global impact of American jazz and blues music. Read on to learn about six artists bringing their international sounds to American audiences. fatsO This group may be from Colombia, but the best reference point for their sound is …

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SJZ Recommends: Blues and Big Easy at Summer Fest

July 11, 2017

On Summer Fest’s Blues/Big Easy Stage, immerse yourself in the sounds of the Crescent City while sampling NOLA-style po boys! Nestled along picturesque Post Street, the Blues/Big Easy Stage is the perfect place to experience contemporary blues music alongside the many sounds and moods present within a musical treasure as rich as New Orleans. Here are five artists ready to liven up downtown San Jose’s city streets on this year’s Blues/Big Easy Stage. Sasha Masakowski …

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In Focus: International Acts at Summer Fest 2014

July 30, 2014

In addition to the great local artists and organization we spotlight during Summer Fest weekend, our Fest also gives you the chance to see some of the best musical talent from around the globe. Here’s a quick run-down of some of the acts who are arriving from the Caribbean, Asia, Australia and beyond. Fans of salsa and Latin jazz have numerous chances take in authentic Caribbean talent at Summer Fest 25. Saturday Salsa Stage closers …

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Exclusive Interview with Livia Slingerland

July 30, 2013

Growing up in Prunedale, a small town near Monterey just north of Salinas, Livia Slingerland was exposed to classic rock at an early age. At 13, she began learning guitar at the San Jose’s School of the Blues. Taught by John Garcia, a former John Lee Hooker band mate, her burgeoning skills led her to hone her skills at jams at Poor House Bistro. “I remember every time I had a solo thrown my way, …

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Fest Sneak Peek: Summer Fest 2013 Line-Up Video

July 22, 2013

We say that every second weekend in August,  Summer Fest transforms downtown San Jose into a haven for live music of all forms. Our new San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2013 line-up video, handled with care by Siren Song Creations, delivers that idea with a creative twist. Watch as dozens of names pop up around, and fly high above, downtown San Jose. Make sure to see them in the flesh August 9-11 on 11 stages throughout …

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Fiddlin’ Around: An Exclusive Interview with Amanda Shaw

July 27, 2012

  With more than a decade and a half of experience as a songwriter already under her belt – and still only a few weeks shy of 22 – Amanda Shaw is no stranger to the spotlight. A constant ambassador for her beloved Crescent City, Shaw is a violin prodigy hoping to spread the spirit and rich musical history of New Orleans through her virtuoso playing, which has already taken her around the world. This …

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