Sheléa apart of the San Jose’s Winter Fest 2020 lineup
Fans can officially begin gearing up for 16 days of cool jazz in the South Bay, as the lineup has been announced for the San Jose Jazz Winter Fest 2020.
Highlights of the event, which runs Feb. 14-29, include Miguel Zenón Quartet; Quincy Jones Presents Sheléa, with SJSU Jazz Orchestra; Georgia on My Mind: The Music of Ray Charles; International Guitar Night featuring Mike Dawes, Cenk Erdogan, Olli Soikkeli and Jim Kimo Wes; Stacey Kent; Halie Loren; Aaron Abernathy; Matt Wilson’s “Honey and Salt” Quintet; Shayna Steele; The Revelers; Black String; Los Hermanos Arango; SJZ Collective Plays Weather Report; and Yuko Mabuchi Trio.
“We are thrilled to present a Winter Fest lineup that captures a rousing mix of emerging artists across a breadth of music styles,” said San Jose Jazz executive director Brendan Rawson. “Winter Fest continues to grow as a much-anticipated showcase exploring how jazz and its associated offshoots continues to evolve in exciting ways.”
The music takes place at a number of venues in downtown San Jose, including the Hammer Theatre, Art Boutiki, Cafe Stritch, Hammer4, The Continental and Poor House Bistro.
“We are pleased, among other highlights, to continue our relationship with the San Jose State University Big Band program in the collaboration with rising star Sheléa,” says Bruce Labadie, Artistic and Festival Director of San Jose Jazz. “This program includes the artist working with the students, and showcases their and her talents, at the beautiful Hammer Theater.”