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Staff PickSan Jose Fest: Jazz By Five with Javon Jackson, George Cables, Randy Brecker, Eddie Gomez & Jimmy Cobb

August 13, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

| $20 - $140

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An all-star quintet featuring five jazz heavyweights, Jazz By Five is any jazz fan’s dream come true. Celebrating swing, bebop, avant-garde jazz and beyond, Jazz By Five’s line-up includes members who have performed with Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Sinatra.

Tenor Saxophonist Javon Jackson came into international prominence touring and recording with the legendary Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. He’s released 14 recordings as a bandleader and has recorded over 135 CDs with the biggest names in jazz.

George Cables has performed and recorded with some of the greatest musicians of our time, including Joe Henderson, Roy Haynes, Max Roach, Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Sarah Vaughn and Dizzy Gillespie.

Jazz trumpeter Randy Brecker has helped shape the sound of jazz, R&B and rock. He’s played on hundreds of albums by artists like Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Jaco Pastorius and Frank Zappa. Along with his brother Michael, he formed the Brecker Brothers Band, earning seven Grammy nominations.

Location: Sobrato Organization Main Stage


August 13, 2017
2:00 pm
$20 - $140
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Downtown San Jose
Plaza da César Chavez & surrounding area, San Jose, CA United States