Posts Tagged ‘San Jose Jazz High School All Stars’

Education In Focus at Summer Fest

August 4, 2014

As our premiere event of the year, Summer Fest provides us with the opportunity to highlight our year-round education efforts. We look forward to Summer Fest 25 putting a greater spotlight on our initiatives than ever before! Here we highlight the many ways education and youth will be celebrated as part of our full weekend of festivities, and shine a light on the musical director behind a long-standing Next Gen act at Summer Fest, the …

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Paying Respects: Tribute Performances at Summer Fest 25

July 15, 2014

At Summer Fest 25, several artists are paying tribute to musicians who played a key part in inspiring them. Paying one’s musical respects is a hallmark of jazz, where mentorship plays a key role in preserving the art form’s legacy. Artists being honored include contemporary greats, giants of the idiom, and recently lost legends. Below, we run down the five tribute performances happening at this year’s Summer Fest. Ben Flocks Plays the Music of Sonny …

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High School All Stars a Highlight of San Jose Jazz’s New Mission

August 6, 2012

  Following a competitive audition process, over 20 performances, including 13 performances in the last six months, the San Jose Jazz High School All Stars, under the direction of Dr. Aaron Lington, will open the Cisco Bella Mia Stage Saturday and the Next Gen Stage Sunday. They are sure to wow with their accomplished chops. A lesser known fact may be that these All Stars are at the core of San Jose Jazz’s greater mission. …

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