Silicon Valley’s premier annual music event, San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2021 announces today its Saturday, August 14 headliner on The Sobrato Organization Main Stage the Academy Award, Emmy & GRAMMY-Winning artist, actor, author, and activist Common. An extraordinary musical force and visionary social justice advocate, Common performs live in San Jose following the release of his latest album, A BEAUTIFUL REVOLUTION Part 1 (Loma Vista Recordings). A recent track off the album, “A Place In This World,” was used as part of Michelle Obama’s “When We All Vote” campaign encouraging Americans to get out and vote in the 2020 election.
San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2021 is proud to announce today the addition of an array of new artists including Common, Goapele, James Francies, Kandace Springs, Christian Sands, Helen Sung Quartet, Jamie Baum Septet+, Sarah McKenzie, Jazz Organ Fellowship Tribute to Doug Carn, New West Guitar Trio with Leah Zeger, Mimi Fox B3 Trio, SJZ Collective, Tony Lindsay Ray Charles Project, Claudia Villela and Roberto Lumbambo, The Futurelics, Idiot Fish, and in collaboration with Mosaic America, San Jose Jazz co-presents George Brooks & Arjun Verma. These acts join the already announced marquee artists including Morris Day and The Time, Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Orchestra, Superblue: Kurt Elling Featuring Charlie Hunter, Judith Hill, Ozomatli, The Motet, Butcher Brown, Shamarr Allen, 7th Street Big Band, and Bloco do Sol.
Adobe Fountain Blues Stage artists will also include Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs, Sons of the Soul Revivers, Chris Cain Band, Junior Watson Band, Sonny Green & Tia Carroll w/ The Greaseland Allstars, Gary Smith & The House Rockers, and Delgado Brothers.