San Jose Jazz Festival

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Wide angle shot of the main stage during the Neville Brothers' performance
Girls playing in fountain

The San José Jazz Festival is an annual jazz festival organized by the San Jose Jazz Society and held in downtown San Jose, California, USA. The festival was established in 1990,[1] and is mainly outdoors.

The festival began charging fees in 2006. The admission this year was $5 per day. Parking ranges from free to $7. They advertise over 80 performances on 10 stages normally. It is noted for excellent and diverse food stands. The main stage is in Plaza de Cesar Chavez with others nearby.


The inaugural edition in 1990 was a one-day event with one stage.[2]


  1. ^ "Brewmakers Sponsors Major Stage Events at San Jose Jazz Festival; Company will also donate its first publicly available beers at weekend-long event". Business Wire. August 4, 1995. Retrieved August 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ Vaughn, Michael J. (November 9-15, 2000). "All That's Jazz - The San Jose Jazz Society celebrates 15 years as a pillar of the South Bay jazz community". Metro. Metro Publishing. Retrieved August 30, 2011. 

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