San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2021

We’re delighted to be a part of this year’s San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2021! There will be 70 acts across seven stages, including artists: Morris Day and The Time, Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Orchestra, Superblue: Kurt Elling Featuring Charlie Hunter, Judith Hill, Ozomatli, The Motet, Butcher Brown, 7th Street Big Band, Bloco do Sol, and many more acts to be announced soon.

 

Sobrato Organization Main Stage and the Adobe Fountain Blues/Big Easy Stage will be located at the epicenter of SJZ Summer Fest 2021 in Plaza de César Chavez Park with additional shows presented on the Montgomery Theater Stage, San Jose Museum of Art Stage, and SJZ Break Room Stage.

 

The Adobe Fountain Blues/Big Easy Stage will be at the south end of Plaza de César Chavez Park. Confirmed artists Chris Cain Band, Gary Smith and the Houserockers, Billy Iuso, Junior Watson, The Delgado Brothers, Sons of the Soul Revivers, Sonny Green & Tia Carol with the Greaseland Allstars, and Shamarr Allen.

Gary Smith and the Houserockers
Friday, 8/13, 6:30PM

Gary Smith and the Houserockers
Friday, 8/13, 6:30PM

In 1980, Gary Smith joined the Houserockers (formed in 1977) as the front man and leader. Gary Smith and the Houserockers play…

Junior Watson Band
Saturday, 8/14, 3 PM

Junior Watson Band
Saturday, 8/14, 3 PM

With nearly fifty years of experience, Junior Watson has reached cult status: melting diverse styles to create a style all his own. With influences as diverse as Tiny Grimes…

Sons of the Soul Revivers
Sunday, 8/15, 1 PM

Sons of the Soul Revivers
Sunday, 8/15, 1 PM

Gospel music has a fundamental heart magic, a soulful joy in the positive things in life that summons a response from believers and nonbelievers alike…

Chris Cain Band
Friday, 8/13, 8:15PM

Chris Cain Band
Friday, 8/13, 8:15PM

Chris Cain was born in San Jose in 1955. His parents were huge music fans and shared their love of blues, jazz and popular music with Chris. His African American…

Annie Sampson Band
Saturday, 8/14, 5 pm

Annie Sampson Band
Saturday, 8/14, 5 pm

Annie’s unique approach to song whether blues, rock or a country & western ballad or a modern folk classic, was homed in her youth by singing in church  and school…

Sonny Green & Tia Carol with the Greasel and Allstars
Sunday, 8/15, 3 PM

Sonny Green & Tia Carol with the Greasel and Allstars
Sunday, 8/15, 3 PM

Sonny Green, Tia Carroll and the Greaseland All-Stars are a project of the non-profit, award-winning roots label…

Billy Iuso
Saturday, 8/14, 1 PM

Billy Iuso
Saturday, 8/14, 1 PM

A New York native who formed the funky, psychedelic guitar-fronted Brides of Jesus in the early ‘90s, Billy quickly developed a strong following on the Wetlands scene…

The Delgado Brothers
Saturday, 8/14, 7 PM

The Delgado Brothers
Saturday, 8/14, 7 PM

Brothers deliver the musical goods; topical anthem-worthy songs complemented by call-to-action lyrics, and East L.A. Soul. For over 30 years the Delgado Brothers…

Shamarr Allen
Sunday, 8/15, 5 PM

Shamarr Allen
Sunday, 8/15, 5 PM

Hailing from the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Shamarr Allen has influences in jazz, hip-hop, rock, funk rhythms, blues, and country. He is the lead vocalist…

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Mike & Cathy Miller

CAROL & RICK TINSLEY

JUDY & JOHN MCCOOL

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Fountain Blues Foundation

Blues Preservation. Fountain Blues Foundation, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization, is organized to preserve and promote the indigenous American music known as the blues. Preservation activities may take a variety of forms, including live performances, broadcasts, lectures and education about the history of the blues, culminating in the annual Fountain Blues & Brews Festival (which features a wide-diversity of roots and blues styles).

 

Artistic Support. Fountain Blues Foundation supports blues musicians by facilitating live performances of blues music by both seasoned and emerging artists; providing programs to expose and promote blues music to the broader music community; providing education for musicians, including mentorships and music industry experiences that promote professional artistic exchange; partnering with local venues and merchants to promote a community that supports the blues art form.

 

New Audience Development. Fountain Blues Foundation aims to attract new listeners to the blues through unique events, social and publicity. And. includes education programs centered on blues music to K-12 and higher education institutions and community organizations. These programs are intended to encourage young artists and audiences of all ages to appreciate or engage in blues music.

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