The Jazziest Silicon Valley Music Festival All Year
Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Market Street & Park Avenue
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to groove to the hottest tunes in South Bay all summer, as San Jose Jazz Summer Fest floods downtown with over 100 Silicon Valley concerts on 13 indoor and outdoor stages. Orbiting the Kaiser Permanente Main Stage in Plaza de Cesar Chavez, the festival takes place across a tight swath of San Jose, making it easy to go from show to show, wherever your dancing feet may take you - whether global food vendors, beer and wine gardens, or playing at the Kids Zone. With roots dating back to a single stage of modern jazz masters in 1990, the three-day music party now encompasses styles as diverse as Latin, hip-hop, electronic, funk, blues, R&B, and neo-soul. All this means there's something for everyone, including festival highlights:
Tower of Power
August 7th, 9:30pm
Get the party started with Friday Night Funk from this beloved Oakland outfit, getting funky since 1968.
"Big Easy" Samba Parade
August 8th, 3:15pm
The Caribbean meet New Orleans, as the "Second Line" of Blocco Del Soul accompanies a sexy legion of Trinidadian Dancers through the streets of Downtown San Jose.
The Salsa Stage
If you like to dance, be sure you find yourself to this dancefloor concert space, with live salsa from noon into the night.
Legendary Hip-Hop Dance Beats
August 8th, 10:30pm
Founding member of A Tribe Called Quest, Ali Shaheed Muhammad brings his DJ skills to the Jazz Beyond Stage for some late-night party action.
August 9th, 11:30am
Cathedral of St. Joseph
A special marriage of faith and music, jazz-lovers of all creeds can appreciate the beauty on display here