This is the stage to be at Fri night at 8pm. Cameo was the dance band in the 70s and 80s. Their funk R&B sound is not to be missed.
Javon Jackson, Les McCann and Dr. Lonnie Smith will be bringing their updated version of soul jazz on Sunday. Come see if they do Les McCann’s hit “Compared to what”. Remember that?
Composer and electric bassist Derrick Hodge will be introducing his new Blue Note album “Live Today” which releases on Aug 6. Derrick has been to San Jose Winter Fest twice as part of the Robert Glasper Experiment. Listed to some sample of his music at derrichodge.com listen.
The 18 piece Arturo O’Farrel Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra will be playing Sat night at the Verizon Swing stage. Originally created for Jazz at Lincoln Center the group has earned three Grammy Award nominations.
Jazz tromonist Natalie Cressman grew up in SF and has been a featured artist in Monterey Jazz with Peter Apfelbaum’s Hieroglyphics ensemble. Now residing in New York she has her own group Secret Garden and plays with many other artists.