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San Jose Jazz Summertime Fest returns in triumphant manner to downtown

Mike Johnson was grooving on the vibe from the instant he arrived at the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest.

“You can truly feel the enjoy walking in,” said the Sacramento resident, who was making the most of the first of 3 days — Aug. 12-14 — of dwell music in and about Plaza de Cesar Chavez in downtown San Jose. “It’s just enjoyable. It is a celebration.”

Thousands of others appeared to be comprehensive in arrangement with Johnson’s evaluation of opening evening of the pageant. Songs enthusiasts crammed the plaza to dance and sway to tunes from Friday’s primary phase artists — such as soul wonderful Lee Fields — as perfectly as take pleasure in performances by a lot more than a dozen other functions on other pageant phases. Highlighted acts provided R&B-soul band Durand Jones & the Indications and nearby blues fantastic Chris Cain.

The occasion is set to continue on on Saturday with funk-soul star Charlie Wilson, vocalist-guitarist Raul Midón, Afro-Cuban outfit Sabor de Mi Cuba, versatile vocalist Kim Nalley, R&B singer Leela James and jazz music’s famed Brubeck Brothers between the acts established to show up.

The 2022 festival is scheduled to conclude on Sunday with performances from Grammy-winning Oakland R&B vocalist Ledisi, jazz bassist extraordinaire Stanley Clarke, San Jose bluesman Aki Kumar, Orquesta Latin Heat and many other notable artists.

Durand Jones and The Indications conduct at the San Jose Jazz’s Summer months Fest 2022 in downtown San Jose, Calif., on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. (Josie Lepe for Bay Place Information Group) 

It’s the initial whole-scale Summertime Fest considering the fact that 2019. The competition was canceled in 2020, thanks to COVID, but held very last calendar year with restricted capability.

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