Aneesa Strings is a bassist, vocalist and composer from Oakland, California. She began playing professionally and recorded her first jazz album at just 13 years old. Aneesa received her Bachelors of Music in Jazz Studies at the University of Southern California in 2014, where she released her first solo album A Shift In Paradigm featuring her single “Simpin”, produced by Patrice Rushen in collaboration with SFJAZZ.
In 2016, Ms. Strings earned her Master's of Music in Jazz Studies at Michigan State University where she toured as the lead singer of the Bebop Spartans Big Band under the direction of Rodney Whitaker. She is fresh off the release of her 2019 critically acclaimed sophomore album Ways, and has continued to tour world-wide with the likes of Duckworth, Jose James, Kandace Springs and many others.
This event will be live-streamed on SJZ’s YouTube and Facebook pages.
Our new popup venue and video recording studio that we've developed in our offices at First and San Carlos in San Jose’s SoFA District. The technology of the space is first-class with marvelous sound, lighting and video, and all the action is projection-mapped to a 35′ X 14′ bank of windows, providing the show free to the public and enlivening downtown street life.
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