Five Points Session with Javier Cabanillas - San Jose Jazz

Five Points Session with Javier Cabanillas

Mon, May 9
8:30pm showtime (Pacific)
Five Points Cocktail Bar

The Five Points Sessions Jazz Jam is a 21+ Monday night jazz jam located at Five Points Cocktail Bar in San Jose. Every week they host upcoming musicians in the San Jose music scene starting with a concert set at 8:30 and jazz jam at 9:30pm. Join us this week with percussionist Javier Cabanillas

The dynamic Mexican conga player Javier Cabanillas has come a long way since he started performing in pop-up flea markets in the streets of Tijuana, Mexico.  A few years ago, the Bay Area resident walked the red carpet in Los Angeles and took home a Grammy Award in the Best Latin Tropical Album of the Year category for his work with the San Francisco-based Pacific Mambo Orchestra.  After that triumphant experience, he decided to concentrate on writing and arranging for his Cabanijazz Project, which has been creating a unique sound and his compositions has garnished Four-Start ratings in Downbeat Magazine as well as broadcasts in NPR, PBS, and United Airlines.


Latin jazz, Salsa


Javier Cabanillas - congas Jamie Dubberly - trombone Ben Torres - tenor sax Aaron Lington - bari sax Erick Peralta - keys Ernesto Mazar Kindelán - bass Brain Andres - drums

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Five Points Cocktail Bar

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 evening, curated by SJZ.

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