What are you doing next weekend? You should drop in on the San Jose Jazz Winterfest in downtown San Jose. They have a fantastic line up starring Ambrose Akinmusire and Gerald Clayton, Vocalist Jamie Davis, New York-based saxophone prodigy Grace Kelly, The Blues All Stars with J.C. Smith, Chris Cain & Maxx Cabello Jr., and Rupa and the April Fishes.
Other ticketed events will include a Blues Dance Party featuring Summer Fest favorite Legally Blue and a Salsa Dance Party with the Pacific Mambo Orchestra, both held at the San Pedro Square Market. There’s also a free “Club Crawl” featuring performances by great local Jazz groups at various bars and restaurants along San Pedro Street, which will offer food and drink specials during the festival.
You can find out about the artists, the schedule and buy tickets on their web site at
San Jose Jazz Winterfest 2012
Also check out their weekly jazz events calendar for what is going on in San Jose.