DescriptionSan Jose Jazz Winter Fest 2015, presented by Metro, continues our trend of providing a cool counterpart to our celebrated Summer Fest by presenting emerging jazz talent that's pushing the art form forward. We also place a spotlight on education with two afternoons of student band performances accompanied by master classes taught by some of our featured performers.
This year, we present keyboardist and beat-box extraordinaire Taylor McFerrin. Other performers include the eclectic Kris Bowers, jazz duo Kendrick Scott & Taylor Eigsti, post bop jazz pianist Marc Cary and his Focus Trio, Grammy Award-Winning violinist Mads Tolling and his Quartet featuring Tierney Sutton and the violin wielding brothers known as Les Yeux Noirs.
Student performances include the San Jose State University Jazz Orchestra, San Jose Jazz High School All Stars, Folsom High School Jazz Band Big Band and Santa Teresa High School Big Band.
San Jose Jazz continues its efforts in youth education throughout Winter Fest with master classes by various artists.