***For Immediate Release**
Wednesday, March 6 – Friday, March 15, 2013
San Pedro Square, Downtown San Jose, CA
Event Info: www.sanjosejazz.org
Tickets: $10 – $25 Advance/$10 – $30 Door
Robert Glasper, José James, Vijay Iyer, Sean Jones, Carolyn Wonderland,
Tony Monaco, Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic, Delhi 2 Dublin
Bay Area Headliners:
Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco
San Jose State Jazz Orchestra
San Jose Jazz High School All Stars
“[José James is] a romantic baritone with a deep-funk band, stretching out songs, evoking both the ’70s of Roberta Flack and Gil Scott-Heron and the ’90s and oughts of J Dilla” -New York Times
“Mr. Glasper’s way has to do with both looseness and intricacy: a loose frame and intricate, slip-and-slide languages of harmony and especially rhythm, built up through years of experimenting with a steady crew.” -New York Times
“Carolyn Wonderland is the real deal. She’s an amazing guitar player and damn, she can sing!” -Los Angeles Times
“Without a doubt, Sean Jones has what it takes to become the next great jazz trumpeter.” -All About Jazz
“In the organ world, Tony Monaco has become an unanticipated new star.” -Jazziz
“Take an electric sitar, a Celtic fiddle, electronic mixing and bilingual vocals and a new genre is born – this is Delhi 2 Dublin. And this species has fangs.” -Rogue Valley Messenger
San Jose, CA – February 6, 2013 – The Bay Area is a hotbed for non-profit organizations presenting internationally renowned jazz artists to the greater arts community. Alongside other prolific Bay Area institutions such as SFJAZZ and the Monterey Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz offers innovative arts programming celebrating the jazz, Latin, World, blues, and other culturally significant musical traditions and singular concerts curated for audiences within the heart of Silicon Valley. San Jose Jazz’s counterpart to the wildly popular Summer Fest, the 3rd Annual Winter Fest 2013 features celebrated jazz headliners and genre-busting emerging artists presented on various stages, in master classes and a standout collaboration with one of Silicon Valley’s top tech companies (PayPal). Winter Fest 2013 is set to take place in downtown San Jose, CA from Wednesday, March 6 – Friday, March 15, 2013. For the full festival line-up and schedule, please visit: sanjosejazz.org/winter-fest. Artist interviews and photos are available upon request.
Leading this year’s Winter Fest 2013 line-up is double Grammy Award® nominated artist Robert Glasper; his latest album, Black Radio, is considered by many critics as one of the best jazz albums of 2012. Blue Note label mate and collaborator José James’ deep baritone is picking up national press attention with recent highlights in The New York Times and NPR, and an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. Red-hot Vijay Iyer closes the festival on Friday, March 15, 2013 and also appears with PayPal’s TechXploration series on March 14; Iyer’s trio swept the five major awards of DownBeat’s 2012 international critic’s poll, the first time any jazz artist has done so in its 60-year history.
Sean Jones, formerly the lead trumpeter for Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, is adept at creating emotionally complex work. His most recent release, No Need For Words, explores the many layers and levels of love. Texas native Carolyn Wonderland had her hands on a Martin guitar while other girls her age were playing with dolls. She has since become a cornerstone of the contemporary Texas blues tradition. 2012 Summer Fest artist and B-3 wizard Tony Monaco’s organ grooves will set the right soundtrack for a lighthearted Sunday at the intimate Theatre on San Pedro Square.
If you like to dance, check out 2013 Grammy Award® nominee Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic. Thierry’s sound is a rich blend of old and new that honors zydeco’s past while carving a fine path for its future. Delhi 2 Dublin is a Canadian collective that pulls from influences as varied as bhangra, Celtic music, dub reggae and electronica to create an infectious, danceable sound.
Enhancing our focus on the future of jazz, Winter Fest 2013 will present the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco, San José State Jazz Orchestra and San Jose Jazz High School All Stars, three distinguished ensembles composed of students of the art form. San Jose Jazz continues its efforts in youth education throughout Winter Fest with master classes by Robert Glasper, Sean Jones, and Tony Monaco.
Brendan Rawson, Executive Director of San Jose Jazz comments, “We are feeling very fortunate here at San Jose Jazz that the interests of our community allow us to pull together a program that includes such varied artists as Vijay Iyer, Carolyn Wonderland, Robert Glasper, and Delhi 2 Dublin. Silicon Valley is a very diverse and forward looking place and our Winter Fest program reflects that spirit well.”
Artistic and Festival Director Bruce Labadie adds, “The third annual San Jose Jazz Winter Fest offers artists reflecting the diversity of programming at the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, our commitment to education and our desire to continue our connection and development with a younger audience for jazz. The programs include master classes, performances by outstanding high school and college artists, dance parties and presentation of nationally-recognized artists in very intimate settings.”
San Jose Jazz’s presentation of the Vijay Iyer Trio is supported by Presenting Jazz, a program of Chamber Music America funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Foundation.
Margaret M. Lioi, CEO of Chamber Music America, notes, “San Jose Jazz was one of 11 grantees selected from 55 applicants to Chamber Music America’s ‘Presenting Jazz’ program. San Jose Jazz’s application received high marks from the panel of jazz professionals not only because of Iyer’s featured appearance at Winter Fest 2013, but because of his participation with the Silicon Valley TechXploration Creative Conversation and efforts to engage with the local community. CMA is very pleased to support San Jose Jazz and the Vijay Iyer Trio for this wonderful project.”
Winter Fest 2013 is presented by Metro, and support for San Jose Jazz and the festival is provided by the Chamber Music America; City of San Jose, Office of Cultural Affairs; Arts Council Silicon Valley; The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; and The David & Lucille Packard Foundation.
3rd Annual San Jose Jazz Winter Fest 2013
When: Wednesday, March 6 – Friday, March 15, 2013
Where: Downtown San Jose, CA
Admission: Concert tickets are $10 – 25 advance; $10 – 30 at the door; SJJ members receive 15% off a web purchase of three tickets or more (excluding Master Classes).
More info: sanjosejazz.org/winter-fest; (408) 288-7557