Posts Tagged ‘Jazz’

T-Shirt Contest Winner Explains “Jazzy Fresh” Design

August 2, 2013

Maybe it was the “Jazzy Fresh” title. Maybe it was the explosion of color and detail across a cotton canvas. Maybe it was the nostalgia the cartoon bassist evoked in our audience. Whatever it was, Rick Cortez’s design was a runaway hit. To get better acquainted with the man behind our winning t-shirt design, which is currently on sale online and will also be available on site our Summer Fest jazz store, Cortez was kind enough …

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A Career Unfolding: Exclusive Interview with Natalie Cressman

July 26, 2013

Up-and-coming trombonist and singer Natalie Cressman has been hard at work. She just finished another year at the Manhattan School of Music and completed Turn the Sea, her follow-up to 2012 debut, Unfolding. While she wasn’t expecting to make a record so soon, she couldn’t stop the songwriting bursts she encountered. She’s even staying busy over the summer —  we caught her during some off time while serving as a counselor at the Stanford Jazz Workshop.

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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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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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Closing Words from “Jazz Doctor” Brad Stone

September 10, 2012

  Last week, Brad Stone won his seventh award for “Jazz Programmer of the Year, Medium Markets” at the annual Jazz Week Summit. It’s an accolade that speaks volumes about his commitment to both jazz and radio programming, a huge passion of his. A well-known jazz enthusiast, radio host  (and chemistry professor), Stone was Summer Fest’s “Jazz Doctor,” providing tailored advice for curious attendees.  On the eve of his transition from doctor back to professor, …

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