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    FlashbackFriday by the Pool

    Presented by Mariani's Inn and Restaurant

    July 11 - July 25, 2014

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    Sit poolside while listening to the soulful sound of the amazing Joanne Le Blanc. Enjoy great food and drink specials. The event is family friendly. Come get your groove on and learn what "FlashbackFriday" by the pool is all about!

    No reservations are required, and we don't have a cover charge. The only requirement is to come and have a great time.

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    Richard Sears Sextet Featuring Tootie Heath - Stanford Jazz Festival

    Presented by Stanford Jazz Workshop at Campbell Recital Hall - Stanford University

    July 29, 2014

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    Pianist and composer Richard Sears grew up in the nearby Santa Cruz Mountains. At a tender age, Sears has already recorded and performed with an array of high-profile artists, including Joshua...more

    Bennett Paster & Taylor Eigsti - Stanford Jazz Festival

    Presented by Stanford Jazz Workshop at Dinkelspiel Auditorium - Stanford University

    July 30, 2014

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    A creative and versatile keyboardist, New York-based Bennett Paster has paid his dues with stars like Kurt Elling, Wallace Roney, Robben Ford, Yosvany Terry, Keb' Mo', and Bill Stewart,...more

    Blue Wednesday... Frank Bey with Anthony Paule Band - Jazz on the Plazz

    Presented by Los Gatos Music and Arts at Los Gatos Town Plaza

    July 30, 2014

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    Since first touring together in 2005, Philadelphia based singer Frank Bey and San Franciscan guitarist Anthony Paule have blended their talents and expertise to captivate audiences up and down the...more

    Taj Mahal Trio & John Hiatt and the Combo

    Presented by Live Nation at Montalvo Arts Center

    July 31, 2014

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    Two of the best singer-songwriters in blues and rock will perform in the same night! Composer and multi-instrumentalist Taj Mahal is a two-time Grammy winner and one of the most influential...more

    Dena DeRose Sings Shirley Horn - Stanford Jazz Festival

    Presented by Stanford Jazz Workshop at Dinkelspiel Auditorium - Stanford University

    July 31, 2014

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    NEA Jazz Master Shirley Horn had a unique voice, universally recognized as one of the greatest. Known for her ability to get "inside" a lyric, transforming it into a deeply emotional...more

    Scott's Seafood Live Music Series

    Presented by Scott's Seafood San Jose

    July 17 - July 31, 2014

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    Scott's Seafood San Jose wishes to provide an experience where their guests can enjoy an evening of live music from local Bay Area artists. Guests of Scott's Seafood will be able to relax...more

    Stanford Jazz Workshop Jazz Camp Showcase 2 - Stanford Jazz Festival

    Presented by Stanford Jazz Workshop at Stanford University

    August 1, 2014

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    Coming from literally all over the world, as well as from Northern California, the musicians who perform at each Stanford Jazz Camp Showcase are among the most promising young artists anywhere....more

    Heath Brothers with Jeremy Pelt - Stanford Jazz Festival

    Presented by Stanford Jazz Workshop at Dinkelspiel Auditorium - Stanford University

    August 2, 2014

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    In a career spanning six decades, NEA Jazz Master saxophonist Jimmy Heath has made history with Miles Davis, Milt Jackson, Donald Byrd, Cal Tjader, and dozens more. A prolific composer, many of...more

    Ron E. Beck, Tammi Brown and Mid*One (Jazz, Soul) - BAJABA Showcase

    Presented by Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society at Douglas Beach House

    August 3, 2014

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    After playing the drums on the world's foremost stages with Tower of Power, Herbie Hancock, The Temptations, Bill Withers, Bob Marley, John Lee Hooker, Etta James, Taj Mahal, Santana, Dr. John...more

    Fred Hersch Trio - Stanford Jazz Festival

    Presented by Stanford Jazz Workshop at Dinkelspiel Auditorium - Stanford University

    August 3, 2014

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    An artist of unbounded imagination and skill, six-time Grammy Award nominee Fred Hersch is highly acclaimed in jazz, classical, and Broadway settings. Indeed, he was voted 2011 Jazz Pianist of the...more

    Kenny Burrell Quartet - Stanford Jazz Festival

    Presented by Stanford Jazz Workshop at Dinkelspiel Auditorium - Stanford University

    August 4, 2014

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    Simply put, Kenny Burrell helped shape the direction of modern jazz over the past sixty years. He's appeared on hundreds of albums and iconic jazz labels from Blue Note to Verve, Prestige,...more

    Taylor Eigsti & Julian Lage - Stanford Jazz Festival

    Presented by Stanford Jazz Workshop at Dinkelspiel Auditorium - Stanford University

    August 5, 2014

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    At just 29, Taylor Eigsti has accomplished a lot. He's released seven critically acclaimed albums as a leader, receiving two Grammy nominations for "Lucky to Be Me" in 2006....more

    Snarky Puppy - Jazz on the Plazz

    Presented by Los Gatos Music and Arts at Los Gatos Town Plaza

    August 6, 2014

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    Snarky Puppy is truly a different kind of musical animal. The once Texan, now New York-based quasi-collective has gone from the best-kept secret to one of the most respected names in instrumental...more

    George Cables Trio & Fly - Stanford Jazz Festival

    Presented by Stanford Jazz Workshop at Dinkelspiel Auditorium - Stanford University

    August 6, 2014

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    Anyone attending this double-bill is in for a real treat! Legendary keyboardist George Cables is well established as a leader with over thirty albums to his credit, but he's...more

    Stanford Jazz Workshop Jazz Institute Showcase - Stanford Jazz Festival

    Presented by Stanford Jazz Workshop at Stanford University

    August 7, 2014

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    Enjoy a mini-festival of jazz, performed by musicians of all ages and from all over the world. In four convenient venues on the Stanford campus, you can hear dozens...more

    Sammy Miller and the Congregation - Jazz

    Presented by San Jose Jazz and San Pedro Square Market at San Pedro Square Market

    August 8, 2014

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    A native of Los Angeles, drummer, singer, and bandleader Sammy Miller has become known for his unique maturity and relentless focus. At the ripe age of 22, Miller has already performed and...more

    Stanford Jazz Workshop All-Star Jam - Stanford Jazz Festival

    Presented by Stanford Jazz Workshop at Dinkelspiel Auditorium - Stanford University

    August 8, 2014

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    After weeks of non-stop summer camps and concerts, it's a time-honored tradition for the Stanford Jazz Workshop faculty to celebrate! They do so in rare form, as some of the world's great...more

    Chick Corea... Solo Piano - Stanford Jazz Festival

    Presented by Stanford Jazz Workshop at Bing Concert Hall - Stanford University

    August 9, 2014

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    Among the "redwoods" in jazz history, none stands taller than NEA Jazz Master Chick Corea. While still in his twenties, Corea forged new ground as both an acoustic pianist and...more

    San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2014

    Presented by San Jose Jazz at Plaza de Cesar Chavez

    August 8 - August 10, 2014

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    Summer Fest turns 25 this year! Since the first two-day fest at Plaza da Cesar Chavez in 1990, San Jose Jazz has slowly expanded this event to create a weekend experience that's one of San...more

    14th Annual Jazz on the Grass

    Presented by Foothill Presbyterian Church

    August 10, 2014

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    Come enjoy jazz standards performed by the Steve Turner Jazz Combo, barbeque lunch provided by the Foothill Community Concert Series, and an annual art auction hosted by the East Valley...more

    Swallow-Nussbaum-Talmor Trio - Jazz

    Presented by Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society at Douglas Beach House

    August 10, 2014

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    Bring together the productive imagination of ever-inventing jazz legend and bassist Steve Swallow, international powerhouse reedman and composer Ohad Talmor, and maverick master drummer Adam...more

    Monterey Jazz Festival County High School All Stars - Jazz on the Plazz

    Presented by Los Gatos Music and Arts at Los Gatos Town Plaza

    August 13, 2014

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    In advance of the 57th annual Monterey Jazz Festival, you can hear this talented group of young musicians performing in Los Gatos. This free concert is part of the Jazz on the Plazz summer music...more

    Allison Adams Tucker - World Jazz

    Presented by San Jose Jazz and San Pedro Square Market at San Pedro Square Market

    August 15, 2014

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    Born in San Diego, multilingual jazz vocalist Allison Adams Tucker began singing before she could speak. She studied piano, flute, violin, dance, and voice from elementary school and currently...more

    The Glenn Miller Orchestra

    Presented by San Jose Theaters at California Theatre

    August 17, 2014

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    The world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra brings timeless classics like "In the Mood," "Moonlight Serenade," "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "Pennsylvania 6-5000,"...more

    Clayton Brothers Quintet - Jazz

    Presented by Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society at Douglas Beach House

    August 17, 2014

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    Recognized by many as the hardest swinging ensemble in jazz, the Clayton Brothers exhibit a unique depth of feeling in their music. John and Jeff Clayton prove conclusively that while blood may be...more

    Tuck and Patti - Jazz on the Plazz

    Presented by Los Gatos Music and Arts at Los Gatos Town Plaza

    August 20, 2014

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    To understand Tuck and Patti, it's best not to start with their music. Start, rather, with the wellspring of love within them; then their music begins to make perfect sense. Tuck Andress and...more

    Pete Escovedo and His Orchestra - Music in the Park

    Presented by San Jose Downtown Association at Plaza de Cesar Chavez

    August 21, 2014

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    The Downtown Association plans a blockbuster Music in the Park show this summer. For the first time in two years, Music in the Park returns to Plaza de Cesar Chavez for this concert. Latin jazz...more

    Dave Koz and Friends

    Presented by Live Nation at Montalvo Arts Center

    August 22, 2014

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    In a career that spans twenty years and a dozen albums, saxophonist Dave Koz has established himself as one of the most prominent figures in contemporary jazz. His 2014 Summer Horns Tour...more

    Dmitri Matheny - Jazz

    Presented by San Jose Jazz and San Pedro Square Market at San Pedro Square Market

    August 22, 2014

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    Celebrated for his warm tone, soaring lyricism, and masterful technique, American musician Dmitri Matheny is lauded as "the first breakthrough flugelhornist since Chuck Mangione" by San...more

    Palo Alto Festival of the Arts

    Presented by Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce

    August 23 - August 24, 2014

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    Celebrate the 33rd annual Palo Alto Festival of the Arts on University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto. This festival highlights the work of more than 300 talented artisans who come from...more

    Jerry Vivino Quartet - R&B

    Presented by Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society at Douglas Beach House

    August 24, 2014

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    Jerry's back with his Los Angeles musicians from the "Conan O'Brien Show" on TBS. Among other favorites, they will be featuring music from Jerry's new CD, "Back...more

    Kathy Kosins and Full Spectrum Jazz Orchestra - Jazz on the Plazz

    Presented by Los Gatos Music and Arts at Los Gatos Town Plaza

    August 27, 2014

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    ASCAP award-winning vocalist Kathy Kosins has won the hearts of critics and fans around the globe with her eclectic musical palette that expands the rich history of jazz. Born and bred during the...more

    Larry Vuckovich - Vince Guaraldi Tribute

    Presented by Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society at Douglas Beach House

    September 14, 2014

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    Larry Vuckovich was Vince Guaraldi's only student and played in Vince's two-piano quintet, Powder Keg. This tribute showcases an authentic musical portrait of the Bay Area native and...more

    Caminar's 50th Anniversary Celebration... Saving Lives for Fifty Years

    Presented by Caminar for Mental Health

    September 25, 2014

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    Since 2011, Caminar for Mental Health has been holding an annual fundraiser event, not only to raise funds for programs, but also to promote awareness and to reduce the stigma around mental...more

    Vivino, Forman, and Axt - Jazz

    Presented by Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society at Douglas Beach House

    October 5, 2014

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    Multi-talented reedman and vocalist Jerry Vivino returns to The Douglas House with pianist Mitch Forman and bassist Kevin Axt. Featuring the music of some of the most prolific song writers of all...more

    Sex, Swagger and Swing - Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin Tribute Concert

    Presented by West Coast Performing Arts and Cruisin' Oldies Concerts at Montgomery Theater

    October 19, 2014

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    Relive the music that put Las Vegas on the map and the term "Wild Cool and Swingin'" back into the hip world of Retro-Swing! The fans of Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin are as faithful...more

    Expansions - Dave Liebman Quintet (Jazz)

    Presented by Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society at Douglas Beach House

    October 26, 2014

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    David Liebman is considered a renaissance man in contemporary music, with a career stretching over forty years. He has played with many of the masters, including Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, Chick...more

    The Jazzcracker Suite - Terry Disley Quartet

    Presented by Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society at Douglas Beach House

    December 7, 2014

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    U.K. pianist Disley brings an exciting group to the Bach to perform his original jazz arrangements of Tchaikovsky's ever-popular "Nutcracker Suite." Disley describes the...more

    Jazz Jam at the Hedley

    Presented by San Jose Jazz and Hedley Club at Hotel de Anza at The Hedley Club

    January 2, 2013 - December 17, 2014

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    Join the "Jazz Jam at the Hedley" with drummer Stephen Marley. If you are a musician, bring your instrument and get in the groove. Don't be shy! Don't miss this unique...more

    Open Mic Tuesdays at Poor House Bistro

    Presented by Poor House Bistro at Poor House Bistro

    November 6, 2012 - on going

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    This Open Mic Night features live jazz and blues in San Jose's lauded "New Orleans Joint." The Poor House Bistro brings the sights, sounds and tastes of New Orleans to the San Jose...more

    The Jazz Warehouse Jazz Jam and Drawing Society - 2nd Thursdays

    Presented by SLG Art Boutiki and Gallery at SLG Art Boutiki and Gallery

    June 13, 2013 - on going

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    Jazz and comic books are two true American art forms, and on the second Thursday of every month the SLG Art Boutiki joins the two together in an event called "The Jazz Warehouse Jazz Jam...more

    The Legendary Ron Thompson and Friends, Blues - Wednesdays

    Presented by Poor House Bistro at Poor House Bistro

    April 4, 2012 - on going

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    Not many living blues musicians can say they have performed with and recorded for legends like Big Mama Thornton, Tina Turner, Bruce Willis, Luther Tucker, Jimmy McCracklin, Pee Wee Crayton, Carla...more

    Club Fox Blues Jam - Wednesdays

    Presented by Fox Theatre at Club Fox

    November 28, 2012 - on going

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    The Club Fox Blues Jam is heaven on earth for Bay Area blues fans. Through the efforts of a passionate group of local musicians, the hospitality of the Club Fox and local sponsorship, the jam has...more

    The Denny Berthiaume Trio - Jazz on Tuesdays

    Presented by Angelicas at Angelicas

    April 29, 2014 - on going

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    You don't work with jazz greats like Diane Schuur, Stan Getz, and Bobby McFerrin without showing some serious chops. Pianist Denny Berthiaume brings that and more to the stage for a weekly jam...more

    Jazz Jam at the Hedley - 1st and 3rd Wednesdays

    Presented by San Jose Jazz and Hedley Club at Hotel de Anza at The Hedley Club

    May 1, 2013 - on going

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    This twice-monthly event features a house band that includes trumpeter John Worley and saxophonist Oscar Pangilinan. It is open to musicians (and music lovers) of all ages and backgrounds. If you...more

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