San Jose Jazz Winter Fest Returns Feb. 11 - 27, 2022

Article Contributed by JP Cutler Media | Published on Friday, December 17, 2021

Northern California's renowned non-profit arts institution San Jose Jazz welcomes 2022 with the return of its beloved 10th Annual San Jose Jazz Winter Fest 2022 featuring riveting concerts curated for audiences within the heart of Silicon Valley. With the festival's epicenter as San Jose Jazz's new state-of-the-art venue SJZ Break Room, SJZ Winter Fest 2022 reaches the far corners of the South Bay region with eight venues presenting acts from Friday, February 11 - Sunday, February 27, 2022. Tickets to SJZ Winter Fest 2022 are now on sale ranging in price from $20 - $40. For detailed ticket information as well as updates on the artists and performance schedule, please visit:

Artist Lineup Announcement -- 10th Annual San Jose Jazz Winter Fest 2022:

an Jose Jazz Winter Fest 2022 encompasses the South First Street arts district in downtown San Jose with venues SJZ Break Room and The Continental. Premier South Bay performance venues also include Stanford University's Bing Studio, Hammer Theatre, Hammer 4, Mexican Heritage Plaza Pavilion, SJ Women’s Club, and Club Fox in Redwood City.

San Jose Jazz proudly announces today the SJZ Winter Fest 2022 artist lineup: La Santa Cecilia; The Cookers; Marquis Hill New Gospel Revisited; Harriet Tubman; An Evening of Ukulele with Danial Ho, Featuring Randy Drake and Danna Xue; Mads Tolling Trio with Kenny Washington; Jacam Manricks With Mike Clark; Sasha Berliner; SJZ Collective Plays Wayne Shorter; Joe Kye Duo; Black/Pacific: Dispatches from the Noble Savage, co-presented by Mosaic America; Jazz Organ Fellowship Tribute to Dr. Lonnie Smith; 7th Street Big Band; Chris Cain; Maxx Cabello; Oscar Peñas; MNDSGN; Mason Rasavi Quartet; Chris Pierce; SJZ High School All Stars; and more!

San Jose Jazz's state-of-the-art pop-up video recording and performance venue The SJZ Break Room will feature more than a dozen live concerts during SJZ Winter Fest 2022. The SJZ Break Room is housed inside San Jose Jazz’s downtown office on South 1st Street (at San Carlos) featuring a multi-media digital video wall that projection-maps live performances with Ultra-Short Throw Projectors onto high-end projection fabric mounted on motorized rollers. Sound from outdoor speakers and projections fill a 35 x 14 feet bank of floor-to-ceiling windows, providing a special multi-media concert experience for viewers, both inside the venue and outdoors.

Mosaic America Commission, Co-Presented with San Jose Jazz

San Jose Jazz partners with Mosaic America (LINK) to present the world premiere of a new, Mosaic America-commissioned work. Mosaic America focuses on the creation of intercultural performances that redefine American art. One of five Bay Area artists receiving a total of $25,000 – with each artist representing a uniquely American experience, influenced by African, Arabic, Cambodian, European, Indian, Pacific Island, and Vietnamese cultures -- RIGHTSTARTER featuring Mosaic America fellows DEM ONE (hip-hop vocalist) and PC Muñoz (recording artist) debut their latest work Black/Pacific: Dispatches from the Noble Savage at SJZ Winter Fest 2022.

A song cycle examining the call of the West, the lure of the Pacific, and the distorted historical views of indigenous Black and Brown humanity, Black/Pacific: Dispatches from the Noble Savage brings DEM ONE, PC Muñoz, Dawn Richardson (drummer) and other musicians to be announced to the SJZ Break Room on Friday, February 25, 2022.

Additional co-presentations include Fountain Blues Foundation and Poor House Bistro partnering with San Jose Jazz for shows with Chris Pierce (Fri, Feb. 11 @ SJZ Break Room) and The Chris Cain Band with Maxx Cabello opening at Club Fox (Fri, Feb. 25). Tommy Aguilar of Universal Grammar collaborates with San Jose Jazz for the MNDSGN sets at The Continental (Weds, Feb. 23).

"Winter Fest is a microcosm of our Summer Fest programming that truly represents the richness of the South Bay community," said SJZ Executive Director Brendan Rawson. "In addition to presenting jazz icons, international artists and some of today's great instrumentalists, we couldn't be more thrilled to be back presenting live music at our new SJZ Break Room and many of our close partner venues across the region with a rich cross-section of homegrown and national talent. Our efforts to program inspiring artists has a simple goal of bringing the community together through the power of music."

"Winter Fest always serves as a platform for marquee names (La Santa Cecilia, The Cookers) and artistic gems from jazz scenes in metropolitan hot-spots across the world, including right here in the Bay Area," says Bruce Labadie, Artistic Director of San Jose Jazz. "We're fortunate to have such great venues to partner, ones that anchor Silicon Valley's growing jazz scene."

SJZ Winter Fest 2022 presenting partners include: Stanford Live!, Hammer Theatre Center, Universal Grammar, Mosaic America, Fountain Blues Foundation, and Poor House Bistro. Sponsors include: City of San José.

San Jose Jazz Winter Fest 2022
When: Friday, February 11 - Sunday, February 27, 2022
Where: Downtown San Jose, CA and Throughout the South Bay
Admission: Concert tickets range from $20 - $40
More Info:; (408) 288-7557
Ticket Info: Cash and credit accepted at door