San Jose Jazz produces impactful education programs and 130+ live music events per year.
San Jose Jazz is a 26 year-old public benefit corporation that enriches the community through education and performance.
San Jose Jazz is renowned for producing San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, one of the finest jazz festivals in the U.S. which draws tens of thousands of music lovers. The event celebrates its 25th anniversary Aug 8-10 2014. San Jose Jazz also produces the Winter Fest in March and numerous jazz concert series and events year-round.
San Jose Jazz is an innovative educational organization whose commitment to education and the community goes back over fifteen years and is at the very core of the organization’s mission
Directions: The festival comprises 9 stages (4 indoor, 5 outdoor) all within walking distance in downtown San Jose. The main stage is located at Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park. The outdoor stages comprise numerous beverage, food and arts & crafts booths.
For out-of-town travelers, the Mineta San Jose International Airport, only three miles from downtown offers over 160 daily commercial arrivals from both national and international locations. For an added convenience for overnight guests, the San Jose Convention & Visitors Bureau has arranged an array of discount hotel accommodations at several nearby hotels, starting at $89 a night, so festival goers can enjoy a jazz weekend getaway.
For Bay Area residents, the jazz festival is accessible via four major freeways, with free weekend parking facilities in close proximity to the event. As the official public transportation partner of the festival, Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is encouraging attendees to leave the car at home and take bus or light rail to the event. With VTA, festival goers can leave the car in the garage and save on gas by taking light rail, trains run every 15 minutes on weekends, and bus lines to downtown San Jose.
Rail service from other Bay Area cities will be available via Caltrain and ACE Rail. Capitol Corridor in Sacramento will offer service to San Jose and connections to BART at Richmond and Oakland Coliseum. All trains arrive at the Diordon Station, which is a short walk from the Jazz Festival stages.