San Jose Jazz’s audition-based “little” big band performs with Jazz Aid Fund recipient Lilan Kane on the Hammer Theatre’s 4th floor Rooftop Terrace, overlooking the city skyline.
Lilan Kane is an award winning singer-songwriter based in Oakland. Her vintage-tinged soul sound flows through the heartfelt compositions, telling stories of love, loss, and self-discovery while they seamlessly blend R&B, funk, pop, and jazz.
Our High School All Stars (HSAS) program is designed to help students achieve mastery of improvisation techniques while advancing their knowledge of music theory, arranging, composition, performance and jazz history. The group rehearses three times per month and performs in professional venues all over the region. In the recent past, HSAS has performed at the San Jose Jazz Summer and Winter Fests, Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival, Joint Venture Silicon Valley “State of the Valley” and the “Season of Hope” Series at St. Joseph’s Cathedral.
Education is central to SJZ's mission, and we offer a variety of ways for youth and adults to learn about, perform and be inspired by music. Please support our education efforts in the community with a donation today.
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