The “cool” counterpart to Summer Fest, Winter Fest presents jazz, blues, Latin and related genres in intimate venues in San Jose. This year’s lineup features celebrated jazz artists like Aaron Diehl in a solo performance, Mingus collaborator Charles McPherson, and powerful vocalist Catherine Russell. You’ll hear regional gems like Anton Schwartz with Kenny Washington, JC Smith with a long list of special guests including Fillmore Slim and Rick Estrin and Tiffany Austin, who is making waves with her new hit album Unbroken; artists bursting onto the scene like La Dame Blanche and Bells Atlas; and special projects like the premiere of our SJZ Collective’s exploration of the music of Charles Mingus. More artists may be announced.

Last year, many Winter Fest concerts were completely sold out, so buy your tickets today. Note tickets for Catherine Russell’s set at the Hammer Theatre come with assigned seats, so buy early for the best selection.

Gilles Peterson DJ Set

Thu, Feb 14, 9pm - 12am
The Continental

The Rad Trads

Fri, Feb 15, 8pm - 9:30pm
Art Boutiki

Bells Atlas

Fri, Feb 15, 11pm - 12:30am
Cafe Stritch

Richie Goods

Sat, Feb 16, 6pm - 7:30pm
Cafe Stritch

Kathy Kosins

Sun, Feb 17, 5pm - 6:30pm
Cafe Stritch

The Bad Plus

Thu, Feb 21, 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Cafe Stritch

The Bad Plus

Thu, Feb 21, 9:30pm - 10:45pm
Cafe Stritch

Aaron Diehl

Fri, Feb 22, 7:30pm - 9pm
Cafe Stritch

Chéjere

Fri, Feb 22, 8pm - 10pm
Art Boutiki

The Inner Circle

Sat, Feb 23, 3pm - 3:45pm
Cafe Stritch

SJZ U19s

Sat, Feb 23, 4pm - 4:45pm
Cafe Stritch

Santa Clara University Septet

Sat, Feb 23, 5pm - 5:45pm
Cafe Stritch

Anton Schwartz and Kenny Washington

Sat, Feb 23, 7pm - 8:30pm
Cafe Stritch

La Dame Blanche

Sat, Feb 23, 8pm - 9:30pm
Art Boutiki

SJZ Collective Plays Mingus

Sat, Feb 23, 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Cafe Stritch

Folsom High School Jazz Combo

Sun, Feb 24, 2pm - 2:45pm
Cafe Stritch

Berkeley High School Jazz Combo

Sun, Feb 24, 3pm - 3:45pm
Cafe Stritch

Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band

Sun, Feb 24, 4pm - 4:45pm
Cafe Stritch

Catherine Russell With the SJSU Jazz Orchestra

Sun, Feb 24, 5pm - 7:30pm
Hammer Theatre

Charles McPherson

Wed, Feb 27, 7:30pm - 9pm
Cafe Stritch

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