San Jose Jazz produces impactful education programs and dozens of live music events per year.
Founded in 1986, San Jose Jazz is a public benefit corporation celebrating jazz as a dynamic, evolving art form and is producer of the annual San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, which celebrated 25 years in 2014.
With its eclectic music programming and innovative educational offerings, San Jose Jazz preserves the jazz tradition while actively supporting the next generation of performers within the genre and beyond. Summer Fest has become the flagship annual cultural event of Silicon Valley featuring the world's most acclaimed artists and the region's brightest emerging talent.
San Jose Jazz powers 130+ live music performances and festivals each year:
- San Jose Jazz Summer Fest (2nd weekend of August, each year)
- Winter Fest (March)
- Free Jazz Wednesdays (free concerts each Wednesday)
– Music at the Market (An eclectic series of concerts at the San Pedro Square Market, each Friday, 7-9pm)
- San Jose Jazz High School All Stars (school year-round Big band program)
- Summer Jazz Camp (June)
- Next Gen Stage, San Jose Jazz Summer Fest (2nd weekend of August, each year)
- Progressions (youth development after-school program)