It’s summer and that means the SJZ Boom Box is at St. James Park with free music programming. This is the first of a series of live performances the Boom Box will be hosting in the park. Bring the family, pull up a chair and enjoy an evening in the park with live music curated by San Jose Jazz.
In addition to live music, San Jose Parks & Recreation will be providing games for all ages.
Performing at this event is Funky Sound Experience (FSE). FSE is the San Francisco Bay Area’s up and coming cover/variety band. The group has begun writing original music taking inspiration from the innovators of jazz, R&B, funk/fusion, alternative rock and more. Michael Jackson, Herbie Hancock, Vulfpeck, The Police, Toto, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams and others help shape the group’s cohesive yet uniquely individual sound.
At first a collaboration among friends to support a local music school, the project has developed into a full fledged band with a lineup and personalities as diverse as the music they play and listen to. The group has performed at the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, the Fox Theatre in Redwood City, Music in the Park, Livermore Downtown Wine Festival and various bars, clubs and restaurants throughout the Bay Area. As of 2017, the band has also done corporate engagements at Google.