Compiled by El Reportero’s staff
Renowned for its annual Summer Fest, the iconic Bay Area institution San Jose Jazz kicks off 2016 with dynamic arts programming honoring the jazz tradition and ever-expanding definitions of the genre with singular concerts curated for audiences within the heart of Silicon Valley. presented by Metro continues its steadfast commitment of presenting a diverse array of some of today’s most distinguished artists alongside leading edge emerging musicians with an ambitious lineup of more than 25 concerts
The Jazz Beyond series, co-curated with local production house Universal Grammar, presents buzzy young stars pushing the boundaries of jazz, soul and hip-hop and the Next Gen performances showcase top student jazz ensembles in the region and offer open master classes. Tickets are now on sale ranging in price from $10 – $65. For detailed ticket information as well as updates on the artists and performance schedule, please visit: sanjosejazz.org/winterfest.
San Jose Jazz proudly presents the following artists at Winter Fest 2016: John Scofield Joe Lovano Quartet, Regina Carter, Nicholas Payton Trio, Delfeayo & Ellis Marsalis Quartet, Marquis Hill Blacktet, Incendio, KING, Kneedelus, Kadhja Bonet, Bria Skonberg, Jackie Ryan, Chester ‘CT’ Thompson and the Bay Area’s premier youth jazz ensembles. From February 25 through March 8, 2016.
Noche Bohemia en la Bahía
Golden Promotion Entertainment presents live, Noche Bohemia en la Bahía, from Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico, Benny Camacho; from Los Angeles California, Korina López, José Montes de Oca; y como talento local a Sergio García Checo.
On Saturday, Feb. 27, The Mario Juárez Event Center, 1241 High St, Oakland, California. (510) 437-1111, email@example.com
Two of the most respected musicians from Galicia, Spain in SF
Uxía & Narf unite for the first time to present a joint musical project that features reinterpretations of classics, including poems by Rosalía de Castro and García Lorca, original compositions, and adaptations of traditional alalás, the oldest and best-known form of Galician music.
Building bridges across cultures through music, they create their respective repertoires after more than 20 years of traveling and exchanging experiences with artists from Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, and Guinea-Bissau. The duo unites harmonious vocals and intimate melodies through the shared pursuit of originality and cultural crossroads.
At the Red Puppy, 2698 Folsom St. @ 23rd St., San Francisco, on March 3 at 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Admission: $20-25. Doors at 7 p.m. Show at 7:30 p.m. All ages welcome.
Absolute Beginning Taiko Workshop with Bruce Ghent
Learn the ancient art of Japanese Taiko drumming with Sensei Bruce ‘Mui’ Ghent. The Introductory taiko class will cover basic fundamental skills and history which will prepare students to advance to the next level of classes.
Beginners ages 12-adult, with little or no music experience are welcome. Taiko drumming is a rigorous physical activity. Bring water and wear clothes to exercise. Class is taught with traditional martial arts etiquette and discipline as outlined in the student handbook supplied.
For more information, contact Bruce “Mui” Ghent at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.maikazedaiko.com.
March 6-April 10: Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., at the Dance Mission Theater. To register call 415-826-4441 or email email@example.com.