Summer Fest Kickoff Fundraiser - San Jose Jazz

Summer Fest
Kickoff Fundraiser

Save the date for a 2-alarm evening to raise funds for our Jazz Aid Fund initiative.

A party with a purpose

SJZ Summer Fest Kickoff Fundraiser
Friday, May 10, 2024, 7–10pm
San Jose Fire Museum, 201 N. Market Street, San Jose

Join us for a 2-alarm evening as we celebrate the beginning of Summer Fest Season while raising funds to continue our support of Bay Area musicians in 2025!

This year, we host the event at the San Jose Fire Museum, a national landmark dedicated to San Jose’s storied firefighting history. You’ll be greeted by historic engines as you enter this icon of Streamline Moderne architecture to find historic memorabilia; performances by our High School All Stars U19s and Jazz Aid Fund and 2023 Fest artist Chika Di; delicious food by Summer Fest VIP food provider Hunger at Home; hosted bar with beer and wine; distinctive auction items and a sparkling crowd.

VIP attendees get early entry, a dedicated food station and the opportunity to meet artists from the program. Silent and live auctions benefit the Jazz Aid Fund, which provides direct support to musicians and stimulates the creation of vital new works. 

$175 VIP Ticket
with early entry at 6:30pm, dedicated food station, reserved seating and an exclusive meet-and-greet with Jazz Aid Fund artists

$95 General Admission Ticket

2022 Kickoff Recap

2023 Photo Gallery

Auction Donors

Our heartfelt thanks go to the generous auction donors who made our auctions a smash hit!

10th Street Distillery
Bach Dancing & Dynamite
Bertucelli’s La Villa
Broadway San Jose
California Center for the Arts,
C’est Si Bon Bakery
Dos Gabachos Mezcal
Robert Escobar &
Danette Green
Freight & Salvage
Full Circle Catering
Daniel Garcia
Vera & Alex Gert

Hammer Theatre Center
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo
Hotel Valencia Santana Row
ICA San José
Kuumbwa Jazz
LB Steak - Santana Row
Bruce Labadie
Left Bank
Livermore Valley Arts
Meso Modern Mediterranean
Montalvo Arts Center
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Jazz Festival
Musco Center at Chapman
Opera San José

Ryman Auditorium
San Jose Country Club
San Jose Sports Authority
San Pedro Social
Santana Row
Scott’s Seafood
Stanford Live
Sunset Cultural Center
Symphony San Jose
The Center for the Arts,
Grass Valley
The Tech Interactive
Jeff & Maria West
Joel Wyrick

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