Saturday - Jul 11, 2020

San Jose Jazz Winter Fest 2020 with Miguel Zenón Quartet


Compiled by the El Reportero‘s staff

 

Following the 30th Anniversary of their signature Summer Fest, Bay Area arts and culture institution San Jose Jazz kicks off 2020 with dynamic music programming honoring the jazz tradition and ever-expanding definitions of the genre with singular winter concerts curated for audiences within the heart of Silicon Valley.

San Jose Jazz Winter Fest 2020 features some of today’s most distinguished artists alongside leading edge, emerging musicians with an ambitious lineup of more than 25 concerts.

The event, which started on Feb. 14, will continue through 29, 2020.

Tickets to San Jose Jazz Winter Fest 2020 are now on sale ranging in price from $15 – $40, and an array of Next Gen Youth shows at Cafe Stritch are free admission. For detailed ticket information as well as updates on the artists and performance schedule, please visit: sanjosejazz.org/winterfest.

Among the dozen of the national headliners include Miguel Zenón Quartet: “Sonero.”

Multiple Grammy nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón is widely considered as one of the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists of his generation. He has developed a unique voice as a composer and as a conceptualist, concentrating his efforts on perfecting a fine mix between Latin American folkloric music and jazz.

Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Zenón has released 12 recordings as a leader, including the Grammy nominated Yo Soy La Tradición (2018) and Típico (2017), as well as his latest Sonero: The Music of Ismael Rivera (2019).

Presented by AARP Friday, through Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at Downtown San Jose and Palo Alto.

Concert tickets are $15 (Advance) $20 (Door) – $35(Advance) $40 (Door); All Concert Fest Pass: $320 (Pass includes GA seating only); Next Gen student ensemble shows are free.

 

Culture Clash Returns with Their Latest Sketch Anthology!

The missionaries of mayhem are back with their unique, badass brand of Chicano satire theater!

 

In this powerful, pointed, and downright hilarious update they turn their razor-sharp wit to everything from pussy hats to MAGA caps, laying down outrageous, biting, and thought-provoking monologues and sketch comedy about the immigrant experience in America right now.

Bay Area Born Chicano Group, Culture Clash, Returns to Berkeley Rep with Their Latest Sketch Anthology, Culture Clash (Still) in America.

Born here in the Bay and Los Angeles-based, Culture Clash first brought their dangerous and subversive version of documentary theatre to Berkeley audiences with Culture Clash in AmeriCCa, gleefully skewering American culture through the lens of the Latino experience.

In this powerful, pointed, and downright hilarious update they turn their razor-sharp wit to everything from pussy hats to MAGA caps, laying down outrageous, biting, and thought-provoking monologues and sketch comedy about the immigrant experience in America right now.

The play, written and performed by Culture Clash and directed by Obie Award winner Lisa Peterson, marks the fifth time the satirical group has performed at Berkeley Rep.

Running time: 90 minutes, no intermission. Written and performed by Culture Clash
Richard Montoya, Ricardo Salinas, and Herbert Siguenza, directed by Lisa Peterson

Main Season at Peet’s Theatre. Feb. 21–April 5, 2020 at 2025 Addison St, Berkeley.

At Peet’s Theatre, 2025 Addison St, Berkeley.

Current ticket prices: Premium: $57–97 · Section A: $50–81 · Section B: $30–65. Running time: 90 minutes, no intermission.

 

A new multidisciplinary theater with theater and Latin jazz

Paul S. Flores, Rosalba Rolón and Yosvany Terry explore the true stories of immigrant Cuban artists living in the US in their National Performance Network and Creative Capital project WE HAVE IRÉ.

Experience theater with live Latin jazz and timba beats, dance, and spoken word to explore Cuban artists, immigration, and Afro-Cuban themes. Developed with jazz composer Yosvany Terry, DJ Leydis, choreographer Ramón Ramos Alayo, and director Rosalba Rolón. We Have Iré is a play about blessing, good fortune, balance, and destiny.

We Have Iré celebrates Cuban immigrants while giving them space to tell their stories on their own terms, through dance, music, and theater.

The work stars many of the artists themselves onstage—including Flores, Terry as well as Ramon Ramos Alayo and DjLeydis DeCuba. It opens at MACLA / Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana in San Jose March 13-15.

Friday, March 13 – Doors Open: 7:30 p.m. / Show: 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 14 – Doors Open: 7:30 p.m. / Show: 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 15 – Doors Open: 1:30 p.m. / Show: 2 p.m.

 

The Adrián Aréas Quartet at Art House Gallery & Cultural Center

Latin jazz percussionist, Adrián Aréas will be performing with his Latin Jazz Quartet at 2905 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California, don’t miss this great three-hour show full of quality music. On Saturday, March 28, at 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.