Every Monday night San Jose Jazz co-presents this free jazz jam at Five Points beginning with a concert by the house band followed by an open jam session for any local jazz musician itching for a chance to hone their skills in live performance. The house band changes each week with a new bandleader who’ll contribute their own distinctive voice. Get ready for an evening of new discoveries in sound and musicianship, and don’t forget your instrument!
An alumnus of our High School All Stars and Winter Fest 2018 artist, saxophonist Alex Popoff leads this week’s Sessions at Five Points. Popoff is a tenor saxophonist who has been studying music since he was 10 years old. He has had the honor of performing alongside musicians such as Jamie Davis (The Count Basie Orchestra), Pete Escovedo and Tom Politzer (Tower of Power). He currently tours the US with his band Super Soul Bros, a project that combines the musical styles of Herbie Hancock, the Yellowjackets, and James Brown with popular video game music. He is studying at San Jose State University as a Jazz Studies major and works professionally in the Bay Area as both a performer and a teacher.
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.