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Metro's picks for the Jazz Fest

EVEN FOR THE TRULY DRIVEN JAZZ-LOVER, it's impossible to catch every performance taking place on 12 stages over two days at the San Jose Jazz Festival. So here are some suggestions by Metro's own in-house jazz fans. Not included in these picks are the Women in Jazz Stage (see cover story for a complete listing of that stage) and the Youth Stage, which features performances, from noon to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, of the next couple of generations of jazzers, from Montessori to college (honestly, who could choose from among them?).

In any case, this is not a definitive list. Even when pressed, sometimes Metro's writers couldn't pick just one act at a given hour. So, we know exactly how you feel.

August 10

The San Jose Jazz Society teams up with Metro's Music in the Park for a sizzling warm-up for the festival:

Lavay Smith and her Red Hot Skillet Lickers at 5:30pm in the Southwest Airlines Main Stage

August 11

The weekend's festivities get off to a solid start with a double-header of Aztex at 5:30pm and Poncho Sanchez at 7:30pm in the Southwest Airlines Main Stage

August 12

Headliners

The Bronx Horns, 2pm Southwest Airlines Main Stage

Hiroshima, 6pm Southwest Airlines Main Stage

Off the Beaten Path

Ray Brown's Great Big Band, noon KICU-TV36 Big Band Stage

or

D.O.Z. and SOL, noon Odyssey Network Gospel Stage

Smith Dobson Quintet, 1:45pm Xilinx Tech Museum Stage

or

Havana Jazz, 2pm Ford Salsa Stage

Joanne Brackeen, 2:30pm Club Ibex International Jazz Stage

Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited, 3:30pm Xilinx Tech Museum Stage

Steve Wilson, 4:30pm EMusic.com/ Concord Records/ KCSM Stage

Charanga Nueve, 5pm Fiesta Latina de Jazz Stage

Pete Escovedo Orchestra, 7pm Fiesta Latina de Jazz Stage

or

Swey 7, 7pm Gordon Biersch Courtyard Stage

August 13

Headliners

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, noon Southwest Airlines Main Stage

Roy Hargrove, 4pm Southwest Airlines Main Stage

Off the Beaten Path

Michael La Macchia Group, 12:30pm Gordon Biersch Courtyard Stage

Potaje, 1pm Fiesta Latina de Jazz Stage

John Handy with Class, 1:45pm Xilinx Tech Museum Stage

or

Frank Jansen & Val Limar Jansen, 2pm Odyssey Network Gospel Stage

Ed Calle & Ray Vega Quintet, 2:30pm EMusic.com/ Concord Records/ KCSM Stage

Crushing Spiral Ensemble, 4:30pm Club Ibex International Jazz Stage

Brenda Boykin, 5pm E*Trade Blues 'n' BBQ Stage

Coppola/Travis Big Band, 6pm KICU-TV36 Big Band Stage

Avishai Cohen, 6:30pm EMusic.com/ Concord Records/ KCSM Stage

Leslie Paula Band, 7pm Fiesta Latina de Jazz Stage


The AT&T San Jose Jazz Festival takes place Aug 10-13 in downtown San Jose, with all stages in or around the Southwest Airlines Main Stage at Market and San Carlos streets. Admission is free. Festival information: 408.288.7557 or www.sanjosejazz.org.

Metro is also a sponsor of the 2000 AT&T San Jose Jazz Festival.


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From the August 10-16, 2000 issue of Metro, Silicon Valley's Weekly Newspaper.

Copyright © 2000 Metro Publishing Inc. Metroactive is affiliated with the Boulevards Network.

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