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February 2019
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Charged Particles w/ Tod Dickow: A Michael Brecker Tribute

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
7 Mile House 1550003906, 2800 Bayshore Blvd
Brisbane, CA 94005 United States
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Murray Low is a keyboard wizard with dazzling Latin jazz technique. Aaron Germain is a gifted electric and acoustic bassist. Along with fiery drummer Jon Krosnick, these musicians are making some of the most electrifying swinging, funky Latin jazz in the country as the trio Charged Particles. For this concert, they will be joined by saxophonist Tod Dickow in playing the wonderful music written by the late jazz great Michael Brecker. Brecker’s compositions capture audiences with powerful grooves and surprising…

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$30.00

The Bad Plus

February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:45 pm EST
Cafe Stritch 1548777451, 374 S 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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This is a two-concert event. There is a set beginning at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. The Bad Plus is known for blending avant-garde jazz with rock and pop influences. The New York Times calls the group’s first full-length release and their thirteenth studio recording Never Stop II “an exhilarating document” that sparks an exciting new chapter for this iconic group.

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$20

Aaron Diehl

February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Cafe Stritch 1547232450, 374 S 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Pianist Aaron Diehl is one of the most sought after jazz virtuosos, consistently playing with what The New York Times describes as “melodic precision, harmonic erudition, and elegant restraint.” Diehl’s meticulous performances, collaborations, and compositions make him a leading force in today’s generation of jazz contemporaries.

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Rio Americano

February 23 @ 2:00 pm EST
Cafe Stritch 1547235134, 374 S 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Made up of members of Rio Americano High School Jazz Ensemble, this elite group is one of six in the nation to be accepted to the Monterey Next Gen Jazz Festival and was named Best High School Jazz Combo in the Nation by DownBeat Magazine.

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The Inner Circle

February 23 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm EST
Cafe Stritch 1547496180, 374 S 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Drawing influence from writers like Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock and Grant Green, The Inner Circle is a multifaceted and fresh-sounding jazz quartet that pushes beyond genre barriers. Comprised of student musicians from the San Jose area, the group initially met as a weekly reading group and eventually broadened their scope to include their own arrangements and compositions. Whether interpreting classics or presenting their own works, the group’s members aim to develop their voices in the setting of a small jazz…

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SJZ U19s

February 23 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm EST
Cafe Stritch 1547496300, 374 S 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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A select group of the San Jose Jazz High School All Stars Big Band, the SJZ U19s feature our finest young musicians in a small combo setting. The SJZ U19s is composed of members of this season’s San Jose Jazz High School All Star Big Band. This smaller combo represents a self-curated endeavor that allows the musicians to truly express themselves.

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Anton Schwartz and Kenny Washington

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Cafe Stritch 1547232655, 374 S 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Vocalist Kenny Washington joins saxophonist Anton Schwartz for a powerhouse performance with bassist Ron Belcher, drummer Lorca Hart and Portland-based pianist Randy Porter, a 2018 Grammy Award nominee.

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$15

SJZ Collective Plays Mingus

February 23 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm EST
Cafe Stritch 1547233003, 374 S 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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The SJZ Collective returns to Winter Fest to perform their twist on notable works by Charles Mingus. This ever-evolving group of master players has performed internationally during a 2018 tour of Taiwan and all over the country—including SJZ’s Summer and Winter Fests—in addition to being the core instructors at our Summer Jazz Camp in June. The brainchild of drummer Wally Schnalle, the ensemble allows each member to shine by bringing their own arrangements to the group.

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Folsom High School Jazz Combo

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm EST
Cafe Stritch 1547496417, 374 S 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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The Folsom High School jazz program has won many awards over the last 34 years. Some noteworthy winnings include the prestigious Monterey and Reno Jazz Festivals, not to mention a multitude of other well-known festivals over the years. Notably, the Folsom Jazz Combo has performed at the Mingus Festival, received multiple awards from Downbeat and, in 2014, won the Monterey Jazz Festival. Music Director Curtis Gaesser has been the California State Teacher of the Year and District Teacher of the…

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Berkeley High School Jazz Combo

February 24 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm EST
Cafe Stritch 1547497466, 374 S 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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