Posts Tagged ‘Soul’

Summer Fest 2018 Celebrates the Storied History of Jazz and Soul

July 30, 2018

This year, Summer Fest provides listeners two chances to not only hear great music but learn some music history as well.  Saturday on the Sobrato Organization Main Stage, music legend Booker T. Jones revisits the Stax Records catalog with a musical revue that highlights hits and forgotten gems key to the label’s success in the 1960s and ‘70s. On Sunday, saxophonist Vincent Herring leads an all-star ensemble through “The Story of Jazz: 100 years,” his …

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Fest Five: Russell Gatewood

July 30, 2018

Whether he’s behind the turntable or broadcasting over the airwaves, Russell Gatewood has established himself as an iconic DJ and radio personality from coast to coast. One half of the World Famous Rick & Russ Show, holding down the Sobrato Organization Main Stage between sets this year, Russell’s work as a DJ is deeply rooted in the jazz tradition. Here are five of the acts he’s most excited about this year. Lalah Hathaway: “Lalah is …

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It’s All at the Fest: The Past, Present, and Future of R&B

July 17, 2018

This year’s Summer Fest lineup provides a wonderful chance to celebrate the varied story of R&B music. From the genre’s origins in blues, jazz and gospel to its contemporary interactions with hip-hop and electronic music, San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2018 will be a perfect showcase for the legacy of rhythm and blues, one that exhibits the style’s continued influence on American culture. Much like jazz, modern R&B may seem to have little resemblance to …

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