Posts Tagged ‘Summer Fest 2016’

Summer Fest Highlights and Sunday Picks from Writer Brandon E. Roos

August 14, 2016

As usual, Summer Fest has been a whirlwind! I can’t believe it’s already Sunday. Plenty of musical highlights to revisit, and I’m excited to see what today will bring on the Fest’s final day. This list is in no way definitive, but here my five Summer Fest highlights so far and a couple recommendations for your Sunday listening pleasure: Friday Mark de Clive-Lowe Though his midnight start time may have been too late for some, …

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Fest Five: Janice Edwards, Host of “Signature Silicon Valley”

August 12, 2016

Janice Edwards, the host and executive producer of “Signature Silicon Valley” and “Bay Area Vista” will once again emcee on the Main Stage at Summer Fest 2016. Here’s her Fest Five: Kermit Ruffins & The Barbecue Swingers All you have to do is look at photos of Kermit Ruffins’ eyes and know that music and mischief are dancing there. I love the name of his band and finding out that Kermit actually cooks barbecue makes …

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Fest Five: Dr. Brad Stone, radio host

July 20, 2016

Dr. Brad Stone is a radio programmer/producer/host with over 35 years of experience in jazz radio, at numerous radio stations such as KSJS-FM, San Jose, CA; KKUP-FM, Cupertino, CA; KUCI-FM, Irvine, CA; and WQAX-FM, Bloomington, IN. He currently programs his show “The Creative Source” on the worldwide internet radio platform based in the UK. He’s happy to be a member of the San Jose Jazz Advisory Board, the Jazz Organ Fellowship Board of Directors, and …

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Fest Five: Jeff Tamarkin, Veteran Music Journalist

July 13, 2016

Jeff Tamarkin has been a prolific music journalist and editor for some four decades. He has written for dozens of publications including Billboard, Newsweek, Playbill, Relix, Creem, Mojo and the New York Daily News, and has written liner notes for more than 80 CDs. Most recently, he served as the Associate Editor of JazzTimes Magazine for eight years. For his Fest Five, Jeff chose to concentrate exclusively on female solo artists and groups led by …

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Fest Five: Arturo Riera, Mister Latin Jazz

June 29, 2016

SJZ Summer Fest is renown for featuring a heavy Latin jazz and salsa component, thanks in part to Arturo Riera, the Latin Music Curator for San Jose Jazz. Riera has helped to cultivate a diverse lineup of Latin jazz and Cuban performers who have appeared at the festival, including Claudia Villela, Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band, Yosvany Terry, Pedrito Martinez, Bobby Matos and a special Tribute to Armando Peraza with musical legends Emil …

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Fest Five: Phil Hood, DRUM! Magazine

June 17, 2016

As co-founder of Enter Music Publishing, Phil Hood oversees the music magazine publishing company and is the publisher of Drum! Magazine. The most fanatical drumming magazine on the planet got its start in 1991 and is located here in San Jose, California.  One of the first musical instruments, the drum is also a powerful communications tool. It evokes many forms of energy and has been utilized by virtually every culture, from the cradle of civilization to Congo Square …

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Jazz Impressions

April 15, 2016

Artist: Mel Beach Orange You Glad I Got The Blues Visit our friends at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles to see how one American classic interprets another, jazz and quilts. Members of the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association will display quilts and other fiber arts based on jazz, America’s original art form, July 8 through August 21. It’s the perfect accompaniment to San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, August 12 to 14, in downtown San …

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