San Jose Jazz Winter Fest

When
Event has passed (Wed Feb 26 - Sun Mar 2)
Cost
$5 - $27
Tags
Music, Jazz

Description

San Jose Jazz Winter Fest 2014, 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 saxophone hotshot Anton Schwartz with his quintet, featuring young talent Taylor Eigsti. Other performers include LA-based composer and viola player Miguel Atwood-Ferguson with local singer Mara Hruby; adventurous bass virtuoso Thundercat, who recently announced his collaboration with Herbie Hancock; blues/soul diva Nikki Hill; rising LA vocalist Moses Sumney; hot zydeco band Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys; straight ahead pianist, composer and bandleader Amina Figarova, alternative Latin powerhouse La Santa Cecilia, who just won a 2014 Grammy, and more.


Student performances include the San Jose Jazz High School All Stars, San Jose State University Jazz Orchestra, and Folsom High School Jazz Band. Master classes will be led by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Amina Figarova, and Taylor Eigsti.


Hotel De Anza is the official hotel sponsor of Winter Fest 2014.
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FRI FEB 28

JEFFERY BROUSSARD & THE CREOLE COWBOYS
San Pedro Square Market
7pm; $20 advance, $22 door

Broussard arrives with a catalogue that has both pushed zydeco forward and honored its rich cultural past.



KIM NALLEY
Theatre on San Pedro Square
7pm; $23 advance, $25 door

Nalley, hailed as a "San Francisco institution," carries an international reputation as one of the world's best vocalists.



THUNDERCAT
Co-presented by Universal Grammar
Theatre on San Pedro Square
9pm; $23 advance; $25 door
11pm; $20 advance, $22 door

The mystical bass virtuoso waves pop, funk, electronica and prog rock into something entirely new.




SAT MAR 1

ANTON SCHWARTZ QUINTET WITH SPECIAL GUEST TAYLOR EIGSTI
Theatre on San Pedro Square
3pm; $25 advance, $27 door

Saxophonist Schwartz leads his Quintet, featuring acclaimed guest pianist Eigsti, through tunes from his album Flash Mob to be released January 28.



GRUPO SAMBA RIO
San Pedro Square Market
7pm; $13 advance, $15 door

Authentic Brazilian samba takes over San Jose for an evening. Get ready to dance!



MIGUEL ATWOOD-FERGUSON featuring MARA HRUBY
Co-presented by Universal Grammar
Theatre on San Pedro Square
8pm; $23 advance, $25 door
10pm; $20 advance, $22 door

The renowned multi-instrumentalist, arranger, composer, music director, producer, DJ, and educator steps forward as band leader.



LA SANTA CECILIA
San Pedro Square Market
9:30pm; $20 advance, $22 door

Up for a 2014 Grammy, this six-member LA-based group utilizes the sounds of cumbia, bossa nova, rumba, bolero, tango, jazz, rock and klezmer music.




SUN MAR 2

AMINA FIGAROVA SEPTET
Theatre on San Pedro Square
2pm; $20 advance, $22 door

The Azerbaijan-born pianist arrives with emotive set of tunes and international acclaim.



MOSES SUMNEY
Co-presented by Universal Grammar
Theatre on San Pedro Square
4pm; $20 advance, $22 door

With just a guitar, loop pedal and an incredible voice, Sumney has been consistently blowing away audiences, setting him up for a breakout 2014.



NIKKI HILL
Theatre on San Pedro Square
6pm; $20 advance, $22 door

The "Southern fireball" sings with soul dynamics and raw, rock 'n roll tenacity.
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In addition to master classes with select festival artists, Winter Fest will feature two afternoons of the best student bands in the region. These performances are free and open to the public.

SANTA TERESA HIGH SCHOOL BIG BAND | Sat Mar 1, 12pm

VALLEY CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL BIG BAND | Sat Mar 1, 1:30pm

SAN JOSE JAZZ HIGH SCHOOL ALL STARS | Sat Mar 1, 3pm

KUUMBWA JAZZ HONORS BAND | Sun Mar 2, 12pm

FOLSOM HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND | Sun Mar 2, 1:30pm

SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY JAZZ ORCHESTRA | Sun Mar 2, 3pm

More Info

Link
http://www.sanjosejazz.org/
Call
408.288.7557
Email
Contact Form (account required)

Schedule

San Jose Jazz
145 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA
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  1. San Jose Jazz
    145 West San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA