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Jazz Notes

Opening acts and main-stage headliners

THE SAN JOSE Jazz Festival takes over downtown San Jose Aug. 7­10. Most of the concerts are free. The schedule below covers the opening-day acts and the main-stage performers. For information, call 408/288-7557 or see the San Jose Jazz Society's Web site for complete list performers, times and stages.

Thursday
Chris Botti: 5pm in Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Signal Fire: 7:30pm in the Pavilion
Toledo: 8pm at Gordon Biersch

Friday
Norman Connors: 9 and 11pm at Club Ibex; $20; 408/971-4239
Bobby Matos' Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble: 5:30pm on the Main Stage in Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Pele Juju: 7:30pm on the Main Stage

Saturday
On the Main Stage:
Lifescan Diversity Choir: 11am
B Sharp: noon
Nueva Manteca: 2pm
Charles Brown: 4pm
Spyro Gyra: 6pm

Sunday
On the Main Stage:
Common Unity, gospel: 11am
Brad Mehldau Trio: noon
Jimmy McGriff and Hank Crawford Quartet: 2pm
Nestor Torres, jazz flutist: 4pm
Dianne Reeves: 6pm.

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From the August 7-13, 1997 issue of Metro.

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