San Pedro Square Market Live Music: SAVE THE DATE!
San Jose Jazz Winter Fest 2014, presented by Metro, continues its trend of providing a “cool” counterpart to the celebrated Summer Fest by presenting emerging jazz talent that’s pushing the art form forward. They also place a spotlight on education with two afternoons of student band performances accompanied by master classes taught by some of their featured performers.
This year, they present saxophone hotshot Anton Schwartz with his quintet, featuring young talent Taylor Eigsti. Other performers include LA-based composer and viola player Miguel Atwood-Ferguson with local singer Mara Hruby; adventurous bass virtuoso Thundercat, who recently announced his collaboration with Herbie Hancock; blues/soul diva Nikki Hill; rising LA vocalist Moses Sumney; hot zydeco band Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys; straight ahead pianist, composer and bandleader Amina Figarova, alternative Latin powerhouse La Santa Cecilia, who just won a 2014 Grammy, and more.
Student performances include the San Jose Jazz High School All Stars, San Jose State University Jazz Orchestra, and Folsom High School Jazz Band. Master classes will be led by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Amina Figarova, and Taylor Eigsti.
Hotel De Anza is the official hotel sponsor of Winter Fest 2014.