Posts Tagged ‘Jazz Beyond’

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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Fest Five: Mandee, Marketing Intern

July 19, 2013

Currently studying Public Relations at San Jose State University, Mandee is helping us in the marketing department in the days leading up to Summer Fest. Aside from being on her computer all the time — she’s a huge social media fan — she enjoys urban exploring and connecting with others IRL (Internet slang for “in real life”).  This is her first Summer Fest and she’s excited to be part of the team! Mandee’s “fest five,” …

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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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Jazz’s Many Faces on Display at Summer Fest

July 10, 2013

Jazz has taken on many signature sounds over the decades. Experience many of them in one weekend at Summer Fest Whether you’re a jazz expert or are new to the art form, there’s plenty to discover musically at Summer Fest. Over the second weekend in August, we will be offering many glimpses into jazz’s celebrated, and disparate, eras, from its early beginnings in New Orleans to its more recent flirtation with, and integration of, electronic …

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Just Before Dawn: An Exclusive Interview with Sonnymoon

August 23, 2012

Musical ideals run deep for Sonnymoon. Originally conceived as a duo, producer Dane Orr and vocalist Anna Wise recently added drummer Joe Welch and multi-instrumentalist Tyler Randall to their permanent line-up, a change that has not only invigorated their live show but brought a new excitement to their entire creative process. With more control over specifics, the group is now able to expand and contract songs in the moment, instilling a jazz sensibility to their …

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Summer Fest After Dark

August 7, 2012

  When the last notes die down at the Main Stage, it’s time to discover just what the festival has going on after dark. These more intimate gatherings will showcase the breadth of the festival’s line-up. They’re also sure to bring inspirational, free-form moments that have long happened at our late-night events. Drum! Night For the fourth straight year, Drum! Magazine will team up with San Jose Jazz for Drum! Night. Kenny Aronoff, Tim Yeung …

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