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 trombonist and SJZ Summer Jazz Camp educator Veronica Christie. A native from the central coast of California, Christie is a versatile music educator with a passion for helping young people develop their potential through the arts. Christie has earned undergraduate degree in Music Education in at San Jose State University, School of Music and Dance. She currently resides in the Bay area and continues to be involved with the education scene as well as being apart of different ensembles such as Summer Fest 2018 performers 7th Street Big Band and reggae hit from East Palo Alto, Rafa. As a bass trombonist, Christie has made various stage appearances such as the Island Reggae Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival Next Generation Festival and Yoshi’s, to name a few.
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.