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December 14-20, 2005

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Sunday Jazz Series 2006
Address: The Improv, 62 S. Second St., San Jose, 408.288.7557
Hours: Jan. 8-March 26; 3-5pm

WHO WOULD willingly give up Super Bowl Sunday to vibe out on jazz jams? Ask the subscriber base of the San Jose Jazz Society. For the past 17 years, music fans have communed downtown to pay homage to local and national musicians. The Sunday Jazz Series staves off the winter chill with hot licks and warm pipes. The 2006 program mixes music from across the diaspora, finishing strong with a one-two punch of vocalists Claidee (pictured) and Paula West. A significant change for 2006; the Sunday Series venue has moved to the larger Improv.

Limited tickets are available at the door so guarantee yours by subscribing. For information, visit

Jan 8: Mary Stallings ("A Sunday Kind of Love")
Jan 15: Michelle Amador ("Wayne Shorter My Heart")
Jan 22: Mark Levine ("°Piano Sabor!")
Jan 29: Sandy Cressman ("Brazil Forever in My Heart")
Feb 5: San Jose Jazz Society Youth Combo and Jazz Orchestra
Feb 12: Jamie Davis ("It's All About the Love")
Feb 19: Michael O'Neil and Kenny Washington ("The Long and Short of It")
Feb 26: Kristen Strom Quintet ("Intention")
Mar 5: Primary Colors featuring Nate Pruitt
Mar 12: Aaron Lington Quintet ("Come Sunday")
Mar 19: Clairdee ("Music Moves")
Mar 26: Paula West ("Listener's Luxury")

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