New Works Fest Archives - San Jose Jazz

Calendar of Events

With a new SJZ Break Room series, SJZ has plenty of opportunities to hear great music!

Coming Events

Boombox Truck

408 Collective @ Gordon Biersch Night Market

Thu, Jul 18

6pm Pacific / Gordon Biersch Night Market

The SJZ Boombox Truck rolls out to the Gordon Biersch Night Market in Japantown most Thursdays, Spring through Fall, where you’ll find great SJZ-curated music, food trucks and, of course, great beer.


U19s/U21 Jam

Fri, Aug 2

7pm Pacific / SJZ Break Room

Join us for a great night of youth performances and improvisation-- SJZ U19s at 7pm, SJSU House Band at 7:35pm, and a free youth jazz jam from 8:15pm-10pm!


Give the Drummer Some Master Class: Charles Haynes

Thu, Aug 8

5pm Pacific / SJZ Break Room

Charles Haynes is a true drumming multi-talent. The forty-year-old Boston resident has toured the globe with the pop stars Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran, and Queen Latifah.

Being & Becoming

Sat, Sep 14

8pm Pacific / SJZ Break Room

2023 and '24 has seen Being & Becoming tour consistently in the USA and Europe, now incorporating synths, explicitly groove-oriented compositions, a more considered application of textures from Early Music, 20th Century modernism, all framed with a spirit of exploration and a sound which defies any easy categorization.

Javier Santiago

Fri, Sep 20

8pm Pacific / SJZ Break Room

Pianist and composer Javier Santiago is one of the promising voices in the international music scene today. He has performed with some notable musicians in the jazz scene such as Herbie Hancock, Terrace Martin, Louis Cole, Alex Isley, Jonathan Kreisberg, Azar Lawrence, Kassa Overall, Theo Croker, Kenneth Whalum, Aja Monet, John Raymond, Sheila Jordan and Yosvany Terry.

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