Press Release: SJ Jazz Celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month



SAN JOSE, Calif, April 9, 2007 – San Jose Jazz today announced details of the many venues and performances which will participate in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month. More than 30 performances ranging from straight ahead to big band will take place throughout the month of April including the following:
Live Performances:
The Agenda Restaurant and Lounge
All shows 7:30pm to 9:45pm (unless noted)
no cover charge with dinner
399 South First St.
San Jose, Ca. – (408) 287-3991

  • Saturday, April 21st – Jessica Johnson – CD RELEASE
  • The Bleu Ginger Restaurant and Lounge
    All shows 7pm to 10pm
    no cover charge with dinner
    90 S. Abel Rd.
    Milpitas, CA
    (408) 719-9998

  • Friday, April 13th – Round Midnight
  • Saturday, April 14th – The Rob Reardon Trio
  • Friday, April 20th – The Kristen Strom Trio
  • Saturday, April 21st – The Kat Parra Quartet
  • Friday, April 27th – Primary Colors with Nate Pruitt
  • Saturday, April 28th – The Kaye Bohler Jazz and Swing Band
  • Savanna Jazz & Friends present Louie Bellson
    Friday, April 27th Saturday, 28th 2007
    Time: Two shows 8 pm and 10 pm.
    Artist: In a Tribute to Jazz Legend Drummer Louie Bellson will perform and be honored at Savanna Jazz. The master of ceremony is KCSM’s Sonny Buxton.
    Location: 2937 Mission Street
    Price: $30 and only available at the venue
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    San Jose Jazz members receive a free appetizer

    Restaurants and Lounge Performances
    Naglee Park Garage
    Location: 505 East San Carlos St.
    San Jose, CA 95112
    Thursday, April 5th Vinnie Salinas & The C List
    Time: 6pm – 9pm
    Saturday, April 14th The Jazz Mechanics
    Time: 11am – 1pm
    Wednesday, April 18th Cuatro Con Tres
    Time: 6pm – 9pm
    UNWINED – Wine Bar & Shop
    Location: 6946 Almaden Expressway
    San Jose, CA 95120
    Time: 7pm
    Date: April 7, 14, 21, and 28: The Steve Cannon Jazz Ensemble
    April 5, 12, 19, 26: Don Balistreri, Jazz Guitar
    Poor House Bistro
    Location: The Poor House Bistro, 91 South Autumn Street, San Jose
    All shows 6pm to 10pm

  • Tuesday, April 10th – Lara & Laura Unplugged
  • Friday, April 13th – Steve Freund
  • Saturday, April 14th – RB Xpress
  • Sunday, April 15th – Rusty Zinn Feat. Bob Welsh
  • Friday, April 20th – Anthony Paul Band
  • Saturday, April 21th – The Night Creepers
  • Friday, April 27th – Mighty Mike Schermer
  • Saturday, April 28 – R.J. Mischo
  • Sunday, April 29 – School of Blues
  • Jam Sessions
    “Sidemen: The Unsung Heroes’ of the Casual Gig”
    Jam Session with a variety of musicians around the Bay Area
    Date: April 29th
    Time: 2pm – 5pm
    Location: Sunnyvale Moose Lodge, 905 Kifer Rd., Sunnyvale, CA 94086
    Contact: Judy Ferrari at 408-267-0344
    Jazz JAM Session at Mission City Coffee
    Date: Every Sunday
    Time: 4pm-6:30pm
    Location: 2221 The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA 95050
    (408) 261-2221
    Jazz Band ArtWorks at San Jose Museum of Art
    4th annual Jewelry Sale
    Date: April 29th
    Time: 2pm-4pm
    Location: Circle of Palms
    Free event by South Bay Guitar Society
    Date: April 21st
    Time: 2pm–3pm
    Artist: Ben Zussman
    Location: San Jose Public Library-Berryessa Branch
    3355 Noble Ave. San Jose, CA 95132

  • Hurricane on the Bayou, San Jose Jazz members get $4 discount
  • A powerfully moving large format film unlike any other, Hurricane on the Bayou carries audiences behind today’s news headlines on a journey deep into the soul-stirring heart of Louisiana – before, during and after the unprecedented devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Unfolding against the poignant backdrop of the most costly natural disaster in America’s history, MacGillivray Freeman’s IMAX® cameras follow a group of four Jazz musicians, both legendary and rising, as they explore the electrifying culture of New Orleans
    Date: Every day in April 2007
    Location: 201 South Market Street San Jose, CA 95113
    Price: $4 for San Jose Jazz members!

  • Jazz Documentary Filming: “Sidemen: The Unsung Heroes’ of the Casual Gig”.
  • As part of the documentary, we will be filming a Jam Session and will invite a variety of musicians around the Bay Area to participate. on Sunday April 29, 2007 from 2pm – 5pm.
    Location: Sunnyvale Moose Lodge, 905 Kifer Rd., Sunnyvale, CA 94086
    Admission is Free
    For more information contact Judy Ferrari at 408-267-0344 or 408-243-7963.
    About San Jose Jazz:
    San Jose Jazz, producer of the annual Comcast San Jose Jazz Festival, is a 501 ©(3) nonprofit organization with a mission of celebrating jazz through performance and education in order to enrich and improve the lives of people in Silicon Valley. Proceeds from the performances help to support the Society’s education and outreach programs, including an in-school program that reaches 10,000 schoolchildren a year about jazz and innovation while also delivering an anti-tobacco message. For more information visit
    Media Contact:
    Anne Smith
    Photo Credit: James Knox

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