Winter Fest

Feb 27-March 8, 2015, it’s Summer Fest’s “cool” counterpart. It’s a “lab” where we feature some of jazz’s most contemporary forms. San Jose Jazz Winter Fest, presented by Metro, continued our steadfast commitment to present young artists pushing the boundaries of jazz, R&B and hip-hop alongside the legends of jazz.

Curated in conjunction with local boutique production house Universal Grammar, highlights of confirmed acts included Taylor McFerrin, Kris Bowers, Diane Schuur, Kendrick Scott Oracle, Marc Cary Focus Trio, Mads Tolling Quartet with Tierney Sutton, Denise Perrier Trio with Houston Person, and Les Yeux Noirs.

Winter Fest also offered a Next Gen Stage at San Pedro Square Market, featuring six of the finest youth jazz ensembles in the region including SJZ’s own High School All Stars.