The San Francisco-based Marcus Shelby Orchestra is an acclaimed big band comprising some of the Bay Area's most respected musicians.
Virtuoso guitarist Charlie Hunter discovered powerhouse vocalist Lucy Woodward through the eclectic collective Snarky Puppy, and the duo's winning collaboration shares a similar taste for the funky and eclectic.
China Moses is a high voltage soul/jazz diva whose effervescent personality shines through whether she's singing on stage or hosting a television show.
A select member of jazz's piano pantheon, Fred Hersch is an influential creative force who has stopped the course of music for more than three decades.
Latin Grammy-winning pianist and composer Ivan Lins is one of the most revered Brazilian songwriters alive today. His rich and memorable songs have been recorded by countless legends, including Sarah Vaughan, Quincy Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, George Benson, Al Jarreau, Sting, Diana Krall, Barbara Streisand and more.
Italian-born Roberta Gambarini is, without question, one of the most accomplised jazz singers on the current scene. Her warm, velvety tone and captivating eloquence inspired the Boston Globe to call Gambarini "a true successor to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Carmen McRae."
Nearly 60 years after he moved to the United States from his hometown of Kingston, Jamaica, Grammy-nominated pianist Monty Alexander is and American classic. His music spans a broad range of jazz and Jamaican musical expressions: the American songbook and the blues, gospel and bebop, calypso and reggae.
At age 24, Veronica Swift is being recognized around the country as one of the top young jazz singers on the scene. A second-generation jazz musician, she has youred with Wynton Marsalis and Chris Botti amongst others. She'll be accompanied by rising star pianist Emmet Cohen and his hard-swinging trio.
Since his arrival from Cuba in 1995, Elio Villafranca has established himself at the forefront of the latest generation of remarkable pianists, composers, and bandleaders. His most recent album, Cinque, earned a grammy nomination for its innovative blend of modern jazz and Afro-Caribbean rhythms.
Following their show-stopping performance of “Stand By Me” at the Royal Wedding this past May, London’s The Kingdom Choir will bring their infectious joy and inspiration across the Atlantic for a major North American tour in Autumn 2019.
Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Joshua Radin and iconic indie duo The Weepies will be teaming up this fall in a tour presented by Sirius XM's Coffee House with special guest Lily Kershaw.
Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113 Located between 2nd and 3rd St. in downtown San Jose.
Convenient parking available @ 2nd & San Carlos Garage $5 flat fee after 6 PM
Accessible by BART and VTA (2nd & Paseo De San Antonio exit is in front of the Hammer Theatre)