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San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2013
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Category Jazz
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San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2013

Saturday, Aug 9, 2008 5:30p to 9:30p

August 9-11, the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest is the hottest event of the summer featuring a stellar lineup of international stars, emerging artists and regional favorites playing straight-ahead jazz, blues, salsa, Latin, R&B, and more! It's not just the biggest live music event in Silicon Valley–it's the perfect summer experience featuring tasty food, wine and micro-brews; family fun and jazz for kids; and a Club Crawl and other after-hours events for the grown ups.

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Performers at this Event
Tony Furtado
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Before Tony Furtado became a highly-regarded slide guitarist/banjo player, he studied art and music at Cal State Hayward. It was during that time that he went on a whim to Kansas and entered the Grand National Banjo Championship and won....
Cameo
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This New York funk group, led by drummer/singer Larry Blackmon, began recording in the mid-1970s, but didn't reach its peak of popularity until the 1986 hit "Word Up," which defined Cameo's angular, synth-laced sound....
Les McCann
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Les McCann is a soul-jazz pianist and vocalist with a compelling gospel-tinged sound. He fronted a trio throughout the bulk of the '60s, and his soulful funk stylings were well-suited to the time, when such groups were at their peak....
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band
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The Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe....
Javon Jackson
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A fine tenor saxophonist influenced by Joe Henderson, Javon Jackson helps to keep the legacy of Art Blakey and hard bop alive. He grew up in Cleveland and Denver, and studied at Berklee (1984-1986)....
Ben Vereen
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A gifted U.S. dancer, singer, and actor; he became and outstanding all-round entertainer. ~ Rovi
Murali Coryell
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Although he's the son of fusion guitarist Larry Coryell, Murali Coryell chose not to follow in the same style of music as his father -- he specializes in blues and soul. Coryell issued his debut album in 1995, Eyes Wide Open, following it up four years later with 2120 (recorded at Todd Rundgren's Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, NY, it became the first ever album issued by new label CZYZ, created by the sons of original Chess Records founders Leonard and Phil -- Marshall and Kevin Chess) enlisting the services of both Rod Gross (drums) and Bill Foster (bass)....
Ricardo Lemvo
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The rumba has been back and forth across the Atlantic as often as ships can carry it, but Ricardo Lemvo has added a new touch, bringing himself over from Zaire to play the mix of Cuban and West African sounds in the U....
Arturo O'Farrill
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A veteran figure of the Afro-Cuban jazz movement, Arturo O'Farrill was born in Cuba and grew up in New York City. The son of big-band leader Chico O'Farrill, Arturo was educated at the Manhattan School of Music and the Brooklyn College Conservatory....
Stacey Kent
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New York native Stacey Kent never anticipated a career in jazz music, but her childhood days were spent listening to Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole, so she took up singing without much formal training and never looked back....
Pink Martini
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The eclectic, acoustic-oriented sounds of Pink Martini have never been easy to categorize, but that hasn't prevented the Portland, OR-based band from acquiring a loyal, enthusiastic cult following....
Primary Colors
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Vocalist Nate Pruitt and guitarist Rick Vandivier are Primary Colors, a jazz and blues duo often featuring other great musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area. Their music, although primarily jazz and blues, also includes elements of swing, soul, pop, spiritual, and Latin styles ....
Lyrics Born
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Asian-born Bay Area rapper whose organic hip-hop style incorporates soul, blues, jazz, funk, rock, and other. ~ Rovi
Mingo Fishtrap
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    With a sound dancing between gutbucket soul, N'awlins grit-down funk and horn-fueled Motown pop, Mingo Fishtrap is an anomaly in the contemporary music scene. With each album, the group gravitates closer to the classic sounds that inspired them to learn their craft....
Dafnis Prieto
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Since his arrival in New York City at the tail-end of '90s, Cuban immigrant Dafnis Prieto has enjoyed a reputation for being a flexible and broad-minded drummer, percussionist, composer, and arranger who can handle post-bop and Latin jazz as well as the occasional avant-garde gig....
Derrick Hodge
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Live Today signals a new journey for bassist and composer Derrick Hodge as he embarks on a solo recording career. The title alludes to his top guiding principle in creating his debut album, a stunning achievement that showcases the profound depth and breadth of his musicality....
Edgardo & Candela
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Is a Salsa Band based in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1987. The instrumentation is piano, bass, three trombones, conga drums, bongo drums, timbales and vocalists. Better known as simply “Candela,” their trade mark is their high energy level performance, featuring great vocals, a tight rhythm section and the powerful sound of the trombones....
Mazacote
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Mazacote is the hard-swinging, old-school salsa group of legendary percussionist Louie Romero, who came to fans’ attention as the longtime timbales player for famed salsero "El Cantante" Hector Lavoe....
Sasha Dobson
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Sasha Dobson is a true natural. Born into a musical family, Dobson first hit the stage at the age of six. By 17 she hit the road, and made New York City her musical home-base. Today her talents have earned her accolades across generations and musical genres....
Pellejo Seco
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Without a doubt, Pellejo Seco marks a new plateau in Latin music in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in the East Bay in 2004 by Ivan Camblor, this eclectic group has its roots in Traditional Cuban music and performs only original compositions....
Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble
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The Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco, or LJYE, is a performing group of talented musicians ages ten to 18. Their repertoire features Latin jazz classics and original compositions at a level that has landed them gigs at the San Jose Jazz Festival, the KCSM Jazz Festival, KGO Radio, Yerba Buena Gardens, SF Museum of Modern Art, Paramount's Great America and the world-renown jazz club, Yoshi’s....
The Cookers
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Tenor saxophonist and Houston native Billy Harper is widely regarded as one of the preeminent tenor saxophonists on the scene today. A powerhouse player with a bold, muscular tone on his tenor, he is one of the leading lights in a generation of Coltrane-influenced saxophonists who came up during the '60s....
Futuro Picante
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Futuro Picante is a band that has been playing since August of 2003. This band comprises of about 14 young musicians that adore playing music. We devote our time and our efforts to recreate the music that seems to be dying so fast....
Afrolicious
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Senior Oz and and Pleasuremaker are two brothers that, every week, come to the Elbow Room and rock the crowd. Every week, hundreds of people lineup to see these boys deliver authentic sounds and moods from all over the world- they have hosted hundreds of live musicians over the past 5 years and they have really found the receipe in night life success- blending traditional music with djing, percussion and an all out party vibe....
Sammy Miller Band
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20-year old drummer Sammy Miller, who has performed at Jazz Festivals in Monterey, the Hollywood Bowl as well the Kennedy Center and White House.
Lavay Smith
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A leading voice in the 1990s swing revival, California native Lavay Smith honed her classic Bessie Smith inspired style while singing in GI nightclubs in the Philippines. Smith teamed up with pianist Chris Siebert in San Francisco in the late '80s and co-founded the multi-generational outfit the Red Hot Skillet Lickers....
Mark De Clive Lowe
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MARK de CLIVE-LOWE (MdCL) is one of the most innovative producers and live performers you will find anywhere. Anchored by the duality of his Japanese and New Zealander parentage and ignited by a love of playing piano at the age of four, it is no wonder this multi-national phenom has seen his explosive natural gifts blaze across the globe from NZ to the US, UK, Europe, Asia, Cuba and South Africa....
Location & Nearby Info
Plaza de César Chávez
Park Ave. and S Market St.
San Jose, CA 95113
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Reviews & Comments
USER REVIEWS
Jan 18, 2010 - Case21 on The Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Nashville Show 1-16-10

We had a great time! The Nashville symphony was tremendous. It was the first time we had heard them. The conductor was fantastic. Ben Jaffe and the rest of the Preservation Hall Band are unbelievable. They had the entire hall dancing and clapping. The 2nd line was cool and the audience participation on stage was great. We were still dancing the next morning. We highly recommend this band and wish we could see them again soon.

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