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!
This week’s leader, Mason Razavi, is a Silicon Valley jazz guitarist, composer/arranger, educator and recording artist. He leads several ensembles performing his originals and jazz standards, and is a frequently requested sideman and accomplished solo guitarist. His albums have earned praise from critics while charting in the US and receiving radio play internationally. Razavi has been described as a “thoughtful player and composer” by JazzTimes.
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.