Founded in 1986, the purpose of San Jose Jazz is to enhance the recognized value of arts to the individual and society, to use music and events to bring people together and to help build a stronger, more vibrant community. In 1987 San Jose Jazz produced its first Winter Jazz Series; in 1990 it produced its first jazz fest; and in 1993 it produced its first youth education program. San Jose Jazz is a dynamic, region-wide organization presenting over 160 events annually.

From the launch of Summer Jazz Camp nearly twenty years ago, education has been the heart and soul of San Jose Jazz.

Our highly-regarded programs include Progressions, a research-based youth development program that uses music to connect with low-income, at-risk students. High School All Stars is a regional, audition-based big band for talented young players. The large ensemble and small combo play high-profile gigs all over the region, including this year’s Summer and Winter Fests. Summer Jazz Camp connects talented middle and high school students with the Bay Area’s best music teachers for a life changing, two-week learning lab. The Next Gen Stage at Summer Fest provides students with opportunities to perform alongside internationally acclaimed artists.

Our facilities are disabled accessible. Please contact for details.


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