Gear up for the San Jose Summer Jazz Fest's 33rd Annual bash at Plaza de César Chavez, running from Friday, Aug. 11 to Saturday, Aug. 13. With a diverse lineup of over 100 performances spread across eight downtown stages, the festival promises a musical journey that spans jazz, R&B, Latin rhythms, soulful beats, and more. From Big Daddy Kane to Gregory Porter and Anthony Hamilton, renowned artists will take center stage. This year's festival holds a special nod to hip-hop's 50th anniversary, featuring events like live graffiti art, hip-hop dance performances, and insightful Q&A sessions. Plus, don't miss out on additional festivities like the Latin Tropical Stage Pre-Party, the Youth Jazz Jam, and the Culture Night Market. Secure your tickets, embrace the melodies, and let the music sweep you into a weekend of rhythm and groove.
Navigating the festival is a breeze with varying ticket options to suit your preferences—opt for all three days or select specific days, with free admission for kids aged 4 and under. To make your festival experience even smoother, consider carpooling, using public transit, or utilizing nearby garages for parking. Delight in the convergence of sounds and cultures as you explore captivating performances and activities throughout the weekend. From the Latin Tropical Stage Pre-Party to the Youth Jazz Jam and the Culture Night Market, each moment is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere. Don't miss your chance to be part of this unforgettable celebration of music, community, and creativity at the San Jose Summer Jazz Fest!