Posts Tagged ‘Events’

Gallery: Greenberg Traurig Mayor’s Jazz Brunch

October 16, 2015

On Sunday, August 9, Greenberg Traurig hosted the Mayor’s Jazz Brunch, an annual staple at San Jose Jazz Summer Fest. The invite-only event featured community leaders as well as SJZ members, and included an address by San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo in addition to San Jose Jazz Board Chair Robert Griffin. The event, hosted on the patio at Scott’s Seafood, offered a gorgeous overhead view of Plaza de Cesar Chavez, the centerpiece of Summer Fest. The event …

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United By a Name: The Story Behind Etienne Charles’ “San Jose Suite”

July 31, 2015

Between recording schedules, touring, and rehearsals, it’s not often musicians have the freedom to dedicate time to travel for the sake of leisure, much less research. Even so, trumpeter and bandleader Etienne Charles journeyed through Costa Rica, Trinidad, and California to explore a place all three areas have: a city known as San Jose. With the support of Chamber Music America, he created the “San Jose Suite,” a music piece inspired by his experiences in each place and …

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“Jazz Out” Before Summer Fest

August 6, 2013

In mid-August, San Jose becomes the epicenter of the jazz universe. What started as a 1-day, one stage affair in 1990 has now grown into a 3-day, 11 stage extravaganza with 100+ performances by 1,000 musicians. As the event has grown, so has community engagement and enthusiasm, as evidenced by the many other jazz events happening in and around town. Be sure to read on if you feel Summer Fest can’t come soon enough. Cafe …

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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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Sneak Peek: Summer Fest 2013

May 2, 2013

Summer Fest is known for its variety, and for discovering talent that’s about to break onto the international stage. Witness 2011’s Trombone Shorty, who stunned all of us with his performance and has since shot to international fame. This year’s lineup will be no different. We’re presenting the best of straight ahead and vocal jazz, Latin, salsa, blues, zydeco and related genres performed by established stars, emerging talents and local gems. While the festival may …

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