San Jose Jazz Winter Fest guide: Here’s what you need to know

Some people still think of San Jose Jazz only in terms of Summer Fest, the massive annual celebration that brings thousands of music lovers to downtown San Jose each August.

And, indeed, that’s one great party. But many folks are starting to catch onto the arts organization’s other major event — Winter Fest.

This year’s edition should be an absolute blast, offering up 20-plus shows Feb. 15-28 at multiple venues in downtown San Jose (plus one show in Palo Alto). A full schedule, tickets and more details are available at

Here’s a look at what you need to know about Winter Fest:

The basics

The full lineup

Third Thursday: Jazz and Beyond (featuring Mino Yanci, more), 5 p.m. Feb. 15: San Jose Museum of Art; $5.

Will Calhoun, Sonic Runway: Experiments in Sound, 6 p.m. Feb. 15; San Jose City Hall Plaza; free.

Cyrus Chestnut Trio, 8 p.m. Feb. 15; Cafe Stritch, San Jose; $25.

Osunlade, 9 p.m. Feb. 15-17; The Continental, San Jose; $10-$20.

Loston Harris, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16; private residence (open only to current members of San Jose Jazz at the Composer Level and above, contact for more information); $40.

Organ Extravaganza with Ronnie Foster, 8 p.m. Feb. 16; Cafe Stritch; $25.

Hip Spanic Allstars, 8 p.m. Feb 16; Deluxe Eatery and Drinkery, San Jose; free.

A Circle Has No Beginning by Sameer Gupta featuring David Boyce, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17; Cafe Stritch; $25.

La Misa Negra, 8 p.m. Feb. 17; SLG Art Boutiki & Gallery, San Jose; $15.

Young Lions, 10 p.m. Feb. 17; Five Points, San Jose; free.

Jacob Jollliff Band, 4 p.m. Feb. 18; Cafe Stritch; $20.

Dee Dee Bridgewater with the SJSU Jazz Orchestra, 7 p.m. Feb. 18; Hammer Theatre Center, San Jose; $25.

Hedley Club Jazz Jam, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21; Hedley Club at Hotel De Anza, San Jose; free.

SJZ Collective Reimagines Monk 7 p.m. Feb. 22; Cafe Stritch, $10.

Masters of Hawaiian Music: George Kahumoku Jr., Led Kaapana and Jeff Peterson, 7 p.m. Feb. 23; Cafe Stritch; $25.

Knower, 8 p.m. Feb. 23; SLG Art Boutiki & Gallery, San Jose; $15.

Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band, 2 p.m. Feb. 24; Cafe Stritch; free.

Folsom High School jazz band, 3 p.m. Feb. 24; Cafe Stritch; free.

Lincoln High School jazz band, 4 p.m. Feb. 24; Cafe Stritch; free.

International Guitar Night with Lulo Reinhardt, Calum Graham, Marek Pasieczny and Michael Chapdelaine, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24; Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, Palo Alto; $40.

Mike Clark’s Four and More, 8 p.m. Feb. 24; Cafe Stritch;

Source:: East Bay – Entertainment


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