Started in 1990 as the San Jose Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Summer Fest has become one of the most popular music festivals in the West. What began as one small stage focusing on fusion and straight-ahead jazz has grown into a 12-stage, 3-day extravaganza featuring a wide range of international stars, emerging artists and regional favorites playing straight-ahead jazz, blues, salsa, Latin, R&B, and more.
The festival is powered by San Jose Jazz, a region-wide, 26 year-old non-profit organization that enriches our community through education and performance. San Jose Jazz provides music education programs that have helped more than 65,000 gifted and underserved youth in the last decade. The organization presents 100+ free concerts per year, and other concerts and series including Winter Fest.