In its current form since 2013, Winter Fest presents established stars and fast-rising artists in a series of events in intimate indoor settings. Spanning genres like jazz, blues, R&B, soul, Latin, New Orleans and global music, the Fest has become known as one of the best series in Northern California to discover new artists who are on the way up.
Past artists include Gilles Peterson, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Veronica Swift, Ben Allison, Kneedelus, Bria Skonberg, Kris Bowers, Kendrick Scott Oracle, Taylor McFerrin, Thundercat, La Santa Cecilia, Kathy Kosins, Robert Glasper Experiment and Vijay Iyer.
2020 Winter Fest, Presented by AARP was a huge success, with most shows at or near sellout status. Have a look at our official Fest gallery below. To learn about past Winter Fests, visit our Winter Fest History page.
Aaron Abernathy / Aaron Goldberg Trio / Arnie Co / Black String / Georgia on My Mind: The Music of Ray Charles / Graham Messer Trio ft. Daiki Nakajima / Halie Loren / International Guitar Night featuring Mike Dawes, Cenk Erdoğan, Olli Soikkeli and Jim “Kimo” Wes / Ladies Sing the Blues: Kim Nalley, Denise Perrier and Tiffany Austin / The Lique / Los Hermanos Arango / Matt Wilson’s “Honey and Salt” Quintet Miguel Zenón Quartet: “Sonero” / Mikailo Kasha / The Revelers / SJZ Collective Plays Weather Report / Shayna Steele Sheléa, with the SJSU Jazz Orchestra / Stacey Kent / Yuko Mabuchi Trio