Come celebrate the South Bay’s stacked jazz scene every Monday night at Five Points with a free jazz jam, co-presented by San Jose Jazz. Each evening begins with a concert by the house band followed by an open jam session for all jazz musicians looking to perform for a live audience. Reflecting a new bandleader each week, the band will serve up an evolving selection of jazz works.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to play and network with other musicians. If you’re not a musician, sneak in to witness the best-known, unknown, and soon-to-be-known jazz artists jamming the night away.
This week’s leader is South Bay pianist and educator Nichole Boaz. She received both her Bachelor’s of Music and Masters of Arts in Jazz Studies from San José State University. While attending SJSU, Boaz studied piano with Frank Sumares and Dahveed Behroozi. She teaches private piano lessons at studios in Los Gatos and San Jose. Her past teaching experience includes work at San Jose State University, the Harker School and at San Jose Jazz Camp. Boaz performs regularly in the San Jose area with the Summer Fest 2018 group 7th Street Big Band.
Five Points Cocktail Bar is one of downtown San Jose’s brightest spots for drinks and conversation. You’ll find delicious craft cocktails, distinctive local brews and limited menu of tasty bar bites, along with a jazz jam each Monday and the best regional jazz musicians Tuesday evening, curated by SJZ.