Sessions at Five Points

This event is one you don’t want to miss as saxophonist Oscar Pangilinan will be joined by the rest of the SJZ Collective to keep the celebration going from their first EP Release on Friday, December 14.

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 saxophonist, educator and member of the SJZ Collective Oscar Pangilinan. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Pangilinan is co-leader of the San Jose based jazz, funk and R&B group The Bad Ones. He has performed with a variety of Bay Area based musicians, including John Worley, Brian Ho, Kristen Strom, Aaron Lington, Jason Lewis, John Shifflett, and more. He is also an active educator, working as a woodwind instructor with the Alum Rock Jazz Band for the past five years and a staff member with SJZ Summer Jazz Camp and Progressions.

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

Oscar Pangilinan – saxophone
Wally Schnalle – drums
Hristo Vitchev – guitar
Brian Ho – organ
Saúl Sierra – bass
John L. Worley, Jr. – trumpet