San Jose Jazz Sum­mer Fest adds to its sub­stan­tial lineup

The Mercury News Weekend - - LOCAL NEWS - By JimHar­ring­ton jhar­ring­ton@ ba­yare­anews­

Or­ga­niz­ers have an­nounced the sec­ond round of artists for the 29th an­nual San Jose Jazz Sum­mer Fest lineup, in­clud­ing a num­ber of sig­nif­i­cant Latin and salsa acts set to per­for­mat the fes­ti­val Aug. 1012 at Plaza de César Chavez Park in down­town San Jose.

The ad­di­tions to the lineup in­clude Changüí Ma­jadero; Orquesta Son Mayor; Rum­ban­kete; Booga­loo As­sas­sins; Chris­tian Tam­burr and Do­minick Fari­nacci; Wayne Wal­lace and his Latin Jazz Septet; and Kris­ten Strom (show­cas­ing her al­bum “Mov­ing Day — The Mu­sic of John Shif­flett”).

Other newly an­nounced acts in­clude Aaron Aber­nathy Trio; Doug Beavers; SJZ Col­lec­tive; Ly­dia Pense & Cold Blood With Fred Ross; Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88 s; Alas­tair Greene Band; An­dre Thierry; Eddie Gale; Jes­sica Lá Rel; YASSOU; Ghost & the City; Eu­ge­nie Jonesl; La Te­naza Tango Son; and Maxx Ca­bello Jr.

A num­ber of these acts will per­form on the fes­ti­val’s ever-pop­u­lar Salsa Stage, which is booked by NPR ra­dio per­son­al­ity Betto Ar­cos.

“None of the bands I’ve booked have per­formed at Sum­mer Fest be­fore, so it’ll be a first for them and North­ern Cal­i­for­nia fans of Latin mu­sic,” Ar­cos said in a state­ment. “The com­mon de­nom­i­na­tor here is dance mu­sic, but each of the artists is so dif­fer­ent and very rep­re­sen­ta­tive of what’s hot right now in L.A. We’re bring­ing these bands north to in­ter­weave with the amaz­ing acts on the Bay Area salsa and Latin mu­sic scene.”

Bruce Labadie, Artis­tic and Fes­ti­val Di­rec­tor, sounds ex­cited to have Betto book­ing the Salsa Stage.

“Betto and I met some years ago and I’ve al­ways been im­pressed with his knowl­edge of Latin art- ists and ex­per­tise as a renowned ra­dio host,” said Bruce labadie, San Jose Jazz artis­tic di­rec­tor, who heads the fes­ti­val. “He brings knowl­edge from the po­tent South­ern Cal­i­for­nia mu­sic scene and an in­tense cu­rios­ity about North­ern Cal­i­for­nia acts and tastes. His point of view will be in­valu­able as we con­tinue to present as many artists from Span­ish speak­ing coun­tries into our pro­gram­ming as pos­si­ble across all Fest stages.”

For ticket prices and other in­for­ma­tion, visit sum­mer­fest. san­jose­jazz. org .

re­vi­ously an­nouncedP artists in­clude Kool & the Gang; Herb Alpert and Lani Hall; Lalah Hath­away; Booker T. Jones’ Stax Re­vue; Jane Mon­heit; and many more.


Trom­bon­ist and band­leader Wayne Wal­lace has been added to the San Jose Jazz Sum­mer Fest, or­ga­niz­ers have an­nounced.

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