KCSM is proud to be a partner of the San Jose Jazz Winter Fest event in San Jose. Every year San Jose Jazz has a series of performances in downtown San Jose. Many of the performance takes place at the Theatre on San Pedro Square which is a fantastic small theater venue. The years performances focuses on emerging jazz talents. A special emphasis is placed on education with two afternoons of student band performances with discussions with the feature performers.
A full line of the performers is at San Jose Jazz Winter Fest 2014 web site. leading up to the event next week end spotlights on the performers will be published at the San Jose Jazz blog. Right now you can read about
Amina Figarova Sextet – Jazz pianist Amina Figarova leads her straight ahead jazz group with her husband flautist Bart Platteau.
La Santa Cecilia – 2014 Grammy winning group from LA. Their music draws from the rich music heritage of Los Angeles.
Anton Schwartz – leads his quintet featuring Taylor Eigsti. Anton just released his new CD Flash mod in Jan.
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson – Violist Miguel Atwood-Feguson leads his group and features singer Mara Hruby.
Mara Hruby – Oakland based vocalist Mara Hruby will be performing with Miguel Atwood-Ferguson.
For the rest of this week we will be spotlighting San Jose Jazz Winter Fest artists.