Sam Wilkes & Jacob Mann - San Jose Jazz

Sam Wilkes & Jacob Mann

SJZ Break Room Session
Fri, May 12
7pm doors; 8pm showtime (Pacific)
$25 / SJZ Break Room

Two luminaries of the New Weird Los Angeles — the experimental, genre-encompassing underground — Sam Wilkes & Jacob Mann chase the music to the ends of the earth on their album, Compositions of Sam Wilkes & Jacob Mann.

Compositions captures the creative flow of two consummate musicians. Most of the record’s sessions (Sam and Jacob call these “four-to-five-day summits” in an apartment studio, occasioned by “blasts of inspiration”) began with improvisation, and roughly half of the final material was composed with Wilkes and Mann squaring off, playing a Yamaha DX7 and a Roland Juno 106, alternating leads; acting as two co-pilots with no set course.

Sam Wilkes & Jacob Mann on Bandcamp
Sam Wilkes on Instagram
Jacob Mann on Instagram

Streaming Options

This event will be live-streamed on SJZ’s YouTube and Facebook pages. 


Electronic, Hybrid Event, Jazz, Jazz Beyond, Soul

SJZ Break Room

Our popup venue and video recording studio that we've developed in our offices at 310 S. First (map) at 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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