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The Neville Brothers

Cuckoo for Cocoa Butter: Aaron Neville will take his brothers and his jars of cocoa butter to the San Jose Jazz Festival on August 20.

San Jose Jazz Festival

New Orleans is feted at this summer's 2006 Comcast San Jose Jazz Festival presented by Southwest Airlines on August 17-20. Along with the usual daytime shows at Plaza de Cesar Chavez, look for side stages featuring Latin jazz, salsa, blues and the progressive feel of the Jazz Beyond night at the San Jose Rep. Here is a tentative schedule.

Thursday, August 17
Santana Row Opening Night Gala with Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers

Friday, August 18

Saturday, August 19
Main Stage: Eldar, Dr. John, Dr. Lonnie Smith
Smith Dobson Stage: Bill Mays
Rep Stage: Anton Schwartz
Blues Stage: Roger Smith and Tom Politzer from Tower of Power
Jazz Beyond: No Jazz, TBA

Sunday, August 20
Main Stage: Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Bud Shank, Neville Brothers, San Jose Jazz Society Orchestra
Smith Dobson Stage: Bill Mays
Rep Stage: Anton Schwartz
Blues Stage: Sonny Landreth

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