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JazzWest Takes You to the 2014 San Jose Jazz Summer Fest (in 200+ 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 gallery of more than 200 photos from the South Bay music fest, including Ledisi, David Sanborn, Poncho Sanchez, Denise Perrier, and more...

JUST ADDED: Snarky Puppy, Michael O'Neill with Kenny Washington, Marc Cary, Donald Harrison, Catherine Russell, Times4, Jerry González & Fort Apache, Sammy Miller, Soul Rebels, Pedrito Martinez, Conjunto Chappottín, Isaiah Pickett, Monty Alexander 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:

· 9/15: Playtime at Caffé Trieste in Berkeley

· 9/16: Noel Jewkes & Friends at the Seahorse Restaurant & Musica Caffé in Sausalito

· 9/17: "The Last Southern Gentlemen Tour" with Ellis & Delfeayo Marsalis at Yoshi's in San Francisco

· 9/18: Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band at the Joe Henderson Lab in the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco

· 9/19: Lily Alunan Jazz Quintet at Angelica's in Redwood City

· 9/20: David Heffrey's Jazz Fourtet at Osteria Divino in Sausalito

· 9/21: UCLA Charles Mingus Ensemble at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley

View today's full calendar...

The Directory Spotlight

Our most recent additions to the JazzWest Directory:

 ·  Sherie Julianne (vocals)
 ·  Mary Jenson (vocals)
 ·  Playtime
 ·  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

 Monterey Jazz 2014: A Survival Guide

Emery MesichHere's the 411 on how to have a great Monterey Jazz Festival weekend, from tickets and parking to smartphone apps and shopping tips. Plus, what's new for 2014...

 SFJAZZ Announces Full 2014-2015 Season

Esperanza SpaldingJoshua Redman, Charles Lloyd and a 50th anniversary celebration of John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme" are all part of SFJAZZ's 2014-15 concert season....

 Swallow-Nussbaum-Talmor Trio at the Bach

Steve SwallowSophistication and improvisation highlighted a recent performance by Steve Swallow, Adam Nussbaum and Ohad Talmor at the Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society... 

Memorial Concerts Set for Pete Douglas

Pete Douglas50+ musicians will trod the Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society stage Oct. 4-5 to celebrate the life and time Pete Douglas, who died July 12 at the age of 85...

Sacramento Saxist Wins Berklee Award

Emery Mesich Sacramento saxophonist Emery Mesich is the 18th recipient of the Jimmy Lyons Scholarship at Berklee, and will perform at the 2014 Monterey Jazz Festival...

Hancock, Booker T. Star at Monterey Jazz 2014

Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock, The Roots, Charles Lloyd, Booker T., and Cecile McLorin Salvant are among the headliners at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Sept. 19-21...

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...

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...

Brubeck Institute Wins Top Downbeat Honors

Adam GoldmanThe Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet has once again won top honors in the 37th annual Student Music Awards poll in the June 2014 issue of DownBeat magazine...

Faye Carol Honored as 2014 "Jazz Hero"

The Dynamic Miss Faye CarolThe Dynamic Miss Faye Carol is this year's recipient of the 2014 Bay Area "Jazz Hero" award. Born in Meridian, MI, Carol moved to the East Bay town of Pittsburg as a child...

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