Posts Tagged ‘Dancing’

What’s New: Friday Night Kickoff

August 4, 2015

You asked for a place where you can really spin – and we heard you! For over 20 years, salsa dancers have come out in droves to celebrate the summer and enjoy the Salsa Stage. This year, we’re kicking off Summer Fest with a nod to that history. On Friday evening, we’re featuring dynamic, fusion-inspired musical performances on two stages, free of charge, as part of the South First Fridays Art Walk. After, join us …

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Fest Five: Jackie, Marketing Assistant

July 15, 2013

Jackie joined the San Jose Jazz marketing team roughly a year and a half ago. This year as marketing assistant, she’s helping us prepare for Summer Fest with a few interns of her own! A recent grad of Santa Clara University, she’s also a jazz singer and leader of the jazz/funk group the JurassiC, who close out our Metro Gordon Biersch Stage Sunday evening. Just last week, Ms. Gage was one of three recipients of the new …

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Friday Night on the Main Stage

July 10, 2013

Get ready to dance Friday night away on our Main Stage! We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be kicking off Summer Fest with an active night of Afrobeat, R&B, funk, soul and more on our Main Stage Friday night! Starting strong at 6pm, we welcome Afrolicious, a group (and celebrated club night) that fuses funk, Afrobeat, hip hop and reggae with electronic sensibility. The group features members that were frequent guests at their party, which …

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When Art Forms Collide: Summer Fest Intersections

August 6, 2012

  Genres won’t be the only things colliding at Summer Fest this year. In addition to a number of genre-busting acts, the festival is also hosting two acts that will be merging art forms on stage. Lula Washington Dance Theater, performing with Marcus L. Miller and Freedom Jazz Movement, will be coupling modern dance with jazz, and Avotcja and Modupue will be adding poetry atop a world music backdrop. Just as Summer Fest is a …

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Morris Day & The Time: Time to Move

July 25, 2012

  Morris Day was indelibly imprinted upon the cultural zeitgeist with his scene-stealing appearance in Prince’s Purple Rain, released in 1984. A consummate showman, his compelling stage presence and equally mesmerizing dance moves elevated him to super-stardom and made him a household name. However, Morris Day’s career began long before that in Minneapolis, where he and Prince were classmates and formed a high school band, Grand Central. Prince was signed to Warner Brothers Records when …

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