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JazzWest Takes You to the 2014 San Jose Jazz Summer Fest (in photos)

Bootsy Collins performs at the 25th annual San Jose Jazz Summer FestAlmost a dozen stages, a thousand musicians and tens of thousands of local music lovers over an entire weekend... the 25th annual San Jose Summer Fest was, by all accounts, a wonderful weekend of music. Here's our growing gallery of photos from the South Bay music fest, including Ledisi, Bootsy Collins, Jimmy Bosch, the Soul Rebels, Idiot Fish, and many more...

Snarky Puppy, the Michael O'Neill Quintet with Kenny Washington, Jerry González & The Fort Apache Band, the Soul Rebels, Conjunto Chappottín and more...

This Week in Jazz

Now Online... the most complete jazz calendar in Northern California. So don't just sit there... get some jazz!

This week's featured concerts:

· 8/18: Big Chief Donald Harrison's Congo Square Nation at Kuumbwa Jazz in Santa Cruz

· 8/19: Nineteen at the Blackbird Tavern in Sam Jose

· 8/20: Tuck & Patti at the Los Gatos Town Plaza in Los Gatos (free)

· 8/21: Snarky Puppy at Miner Auditorium in San Francisco (presented by SFJAZZ)

· 8/22: Greg Johnson and Glass Brick Boulevard at Silo's in Napa

· 8/23: Roy Hargrove at the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek

· 8/24: Pete Escovedo Orchestra at Filoli Center in Woodside

View today's full calendar...

The Directory Spotlight

Our most recent additions to the JazzWest Directory:

 ·  Eric Van James (keyboards)
 ·  Annie Cilley (vocals)
 ·  Rick Vena (drums)
 ·  Travis Hendrix (clarinet/bass)
 ·  Groove Rebellion
 ·  Brian Ho (keyboards)
 ·  Black & White Jazz
 ·  Nick Phillips (trumpet)
 ·  Cava Menzies (keyboards)
 ·  Barry Finnerty (guitar)
 ·  Mic Gillette (trumpet)
 ·  Montclair Women's Big Band
 ·  Tiffany Austin (vocals)

Take a look to see who's new...

In the JazzWest Photo Galleries (see all)
  The 2014 Oakland Jazz Festival at CSU East Bay
  Taylor Eigsti & Eldar at Piedmont Piano Co. in Oakland
  Jamie Davis & Friends at Jazz at the Chimes in Oakland
  KCSM's Jazz on the Hill at the College of San Mateo
  Chuck Gee: A Photographic Retrospective
News & Feature Articles

Pete Douglas: 1929-2014

Pete DouglasPete Douglas, founder of the Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society in Half Moon Bay, died peacefully in Miramar Beach on July 12, 2014 at the age of 85...

Exclusive Book Excerpt: "And All That Madness"

JazzWest presents an exclusive excerpt from author Joan Merrill's "And All That Madness: A Casey McKie Mystery," plus an audio sample from the book...

Los Gatos Celebrates "A Cole Porter Summer"

Ramsey LewisLos Gatos Music & Arts, Inc. celebrates its 12th annual Jazz on the Plazz, a free Wednesday night summer concert series that runs thru August in downtown Los Gatos...

Yoshi's SF Sold to New Ownership Group

Yoshi's San FranciscoYoshi's San Francisco, which opened its Japanese restaurant and jazz club in 2007, has been sold to a new ownership group, Fillmore Live Entertainment Group...

Stanford Center Jazz Series Begins June 5

Jamie DavisFrom vintage jazz to the outer edge of the spectrum, this summer's free concert season at Stanford Shopping Center is a must-do for Thursday evenings...

Jazz at Filoli Kicks off 2014 Season on June 15

Jamie DavisThe lush lawns and gardens of Woodside's historic Filoli mansion once again play host to one of the summer season's most popular concert series: Jazz at Filoli...

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