Posts Tagged ‘2019’

Elio Villafranca: Cinque @ Summer Fest 2019

October 23, 2019

Chamber Music America awarded SJZ a 2019 Presenter Consortium for Jazz grant which allowed us to present Elio Villafranca at the 2019 Summer Fest. Closing out the Hammer Theatre on Saturday night, the theater was packed to the brim at fest-goers pushed their way in to see this unique concert. In his set Villafranca presented music he composed for his Grammy Award-nominated album Cinque, which explored the distinctive and shared cultural rhythms that connect Cuba, …

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SJZ Collective Takes Asia By Storm

October 16, 2019

The SJZ Collective just returned from a whirlwind tour of Asia. On this second outing the SJZ Collective performed in Japan, Hong Kong, China (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou) and Taiwan. During their first tour, the group presented their debut project that celebrated the works of Thelonius Monk, in celebration the centennial of his birth. This year the group added fresh takes on the seminal works of Mingus to the set list. Drummer Wally Schnalle recounted the …

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Exclusive Interview: Gilles Peterson

February 11, 2019

It can be hard to pinpoint Gilles Peterson’s contributions to modern music because they’re so wide-ranging. Since the 1980’s, he’s run three record labels (Acid Jazz, Talkin’ Loud, and currently Brownswood) and helped curate over 100 compilations; toured the world as a DJ; pioneered a musical movement (acid jazz, a term he comically coined, only for the tag to be widely misconstrued); and carved out a highly respected broadcasting career that includes a weekend spot …

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2018 SJZ Holiday Playlist

December 20, 2018

Let’s face it, hearing the same seasonal classics covered by the usual suspects can get, well…a bit boring.  So we put together a different kind of playlist for your holiday listening pleasure. You’ll find chestnuts performed by jazz greats and New Orleans artists and original songs by some new discoveries. Happy Holidays from San Jose Jazz. 

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Exclusive Videos: Tiffany Austin at Summer Fest 2018

December 19, 2018

If you were lucky, you caught Tiffany Austin’s thrilling morning set at the British Airline’s Music Lounge at the 2018 Summer Fest. We teamed up with the UK’s SoulandJazz.com to use the latest technology to capture the excitement and essence of nine of the performances presented there over Fest weekend. Filmed in both full HD and Virtual Reality—with audio captured by Sennheiser—these tapings are a glorious opportunity to see how a moment in time is recorded and …

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