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Miramar at Stanford Bing Concert Hall

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SJZ Collective Plays Monk at Cafe Stritch

MONK APOSTLES: SJZ Collective brings their reimagining of Thelonious Monk to Cafe Stritch.

The South Bay’s jazz scene is one of the best in the Bay Area. That’s thanks in large part to San Jose Jazz. The organization hosts two seasonal soirees—Summer Fest and Winter Fest—and regularly puts on stellar shows at CafĂ© Stritch (another key to our region’s thriving jazz community). Now with the… » Read More

San Holo at City National Civic

SOLO SAN: Inspired by post-rock, San Holo is changing the landscape of EDM.

When it comes to music, the very concept of a genre is polarizing. Some artists will bristle at any attempt to pin a label on their work; some will shrug off the practice of categorization as a meaningless but unavoidable convention of the industry; others still will actively tout their given tag,… » Read More

Willie Nelson & Family at Flint Center

WILL TRAVEL: The man with the braids brings the family to the Flint Center.

In that very tiny village called Celebrities Everybody Loves (Bill Murray, Keanu Reeves, etc.), the immortal Willie Nelson is mayor. After a serious illness that sidelined him for a while, and a little campaigning for Beto O’Rourke in Texas, Willie is on the road again—this time with his family, including his wife,… » Read More

‘Carols in the California’ at the California Theatre

FA LA LA: 'Carols in the California' bring all the classics of the holidays  to the historic California Theatre.

There’s never a bad time to visit the historic California Theatre, one of downtown San Jose’s most beautiful buildings. But the best time might be during the holiday season. For the 14th straight year, the Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale—under the direction of Elena Sharkova and accompanied by a brass ensemble—will lead a… » Read More

‘Winter Gifts: Journeys’ at Palo Alto First Presbyterian Church

GLOBAL HEARTWARMING: Pulling from a world-wide selection of holiday pieces, 'Winter Gifts: Journeys' celebrates the beauty of faith.

Conductor Barbara Day Turner and the San Jose Chamber Orchestra combine forces with the Choral Project, under the direction of Daniel Hughes, for this annual winter concert that explores the music of faiths and traditions from around the world. Among the goodies are the Basque carol Gabriel’s Message, Jaco Wong’s Behold the… » Read More

‘Il Divo’ at City National Civic

IL COMMUNICATION: Transnational tenor group (and Simon Cowell creation) Il Divo is coming to the Civic to steal hearts.

The celebrated tenor quartet Il Divo is a great example of humankind’s desire to span cultural divides by (literally) singing from the same hymnal. The swoony foursome features a highly diverse cast, with singers from Spain, France, Switzerland and the U.S. The group, which expertly blends classical opera and pop, was the… » Read More

Dianne Reeves at Bing Concert Hall

CHRISTMAS REEVES: Grammy winner Dianne Reeves comes to the Bing Concert Hall for a night of holiday classics.

Sure, you can listen to your neighbors’ off-key version of “We Three Kings” on your doorstep without leaving the house. But wouldn’t you rather get your holiday music fix from a Grammy-winning jazz legend? The great Dianne Reeves belongs in the lineage of Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan, and she’s been bringing… » Read More