Ed Johnson & Novo Tempo @ St James Park

It’s summer and that means the SJZ Boom Box is at St. James Park with free music programming. This is one of a series of live performances the Boom Box will be hosting in the park. Bring the family, pull up a chair and enjoy an evening in the park with live music curated by San Jose Jazz.

In addition to live music, San Jose Parks & Recreation will be providing games for all ages.

Ed Johnson tours regularly with his band Novo Tempo which appears as a quintet, quartet and trio.

Novo Tempo came together in 2002 after Ed Johnson recorded and released Over That Wave, an album of original songs with a strong Brazilian and Latin undercurrent. The name Novo Tempo translates from Portuguese into English as meaning “new times.” Ed had been performing a song with the same title by Brazilian songwriter Ivan Lins for some years, and thought that the name captured the sound and vision of this new ensemble. The group subsequently recorded two more albums: Movimento (Cumulus, 2004) and The Other Road (Cumulus, 2007), both primarily featuring more of Ed’s original Brazilian-inspired compositions. These recordings have garnered wide international and national critical acclaim, and the group’s live performances over the past several years have routinely brought audiences to their feet in enthusiastic response.

Free Event


John Worley – brass
Kristen Strom – woodwind
Scott Sorkin – guitar/mandolin
Jennifer Scott – piano vocals
Rene Worst – bass
Mark Ivester – drums
Jeff Busch – percussion

Special Thanks