Sessions at Five Points

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 former SJZ Summer Jazz Camp student and multi-instrumentalist Brittany Biala. Biala pulls her musical inspiration from vintage American horns and funk as well as her love for Dexter Gordon and John Coltrane along with the influences of Chris Potter and Joel Frahm. She currently performs with many ensembles including Summer Fest 2018’s group 7th Street Big Band, Bitches Brewin’, Amy Unauthorized, Brittany Biala Jazz Combo and many other freelance jazz combos.

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.

Free Event

Personnel

Brittany Biala – saxophone, flute, clarinet, piano