San Jose Jazz Fest: Silicon Valley’s Biggest Live Music Event

Thank you San Jose Jazz Summer Fest for sponsoring this post.

san jose jazzSan Jose Jazz Summer Fest is happening today through Sunday (August 9-11) throughout downtown San Jose. Featuring a stellar lineup of international stars, emerging artists and regional favorites with more than 100 bands on 11 stages, it’s the biggest live music event in Silicon Valley.

This year’s roster includes international sensation Pink Martini; Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which is now celebrating its 50th anniversary with its first album of all-original material; Wil Campa Y Su Gran Union, Cuba’s #1 dance band; The Cookers, a hard bop super group of legendary players; Broadway legend Ben Vereen; 80s R&B hit machine Cameo; McArthur “genius” fellow Dafnis Prieto; Robert Glasper collaborator Derrick Hodge and dozens more.

New this year is the Big Easy Stage with New Orleans jazz and zydeco on historic Post Street. Latin jazz is bringing its energy to stages throughout the festival. World-renowned jazz artists will play at the San Jose Rep Stage.  For a more intimate setting, there’s ticketed night-time Jazz+ Concerts that give you the chance to hear top festival artists in a smaller club setting.

Tickets start at just $20 a day for adults and $15 for kids under 12.  Kids under 5 are free and all children must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. Buy tickets online at San Jose Jazz Summer Fest.

The festival is powered by San Jose Jazz, a region-wide, 25 year-old non-profit organization. San Jose Jazz provides music education programs that have helped more than 65,000 gifted and underserved youth in the last decade. 


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