VIDEO: AARON LINGTON & CHRIS MOTTER ON JAZZ AND JAZZ IMPROVISATION

We sat down to speak with Dr. Aaron Lington and Chris Motter on jazz and jazz improvisation.  Dr. Lington shares how technology has changed the way people play and learn to play jazz. There is a lot students can do with technology today he shares.  Mother shares how he uses technology to transcribe the music on his… Continue Reading


SAN JOSE JAZZ WINTER FEST 2016 FEATURES KADHYA BONET, JOHN SCOFIELD, REGINA CARTER, BRIA SKONBERG, DELFEAYO MARSALIS AND OTHERS

The San Jose Jazz Winter Fest starts on Feb 25th and runs all the way through March 8, 2016. And this  year they have a great line-up of singers, who will perform in downtown San Jose and in Palo Alto.  I think this is the first time  San Jose Jazz  is spreading its wings and reaching to… Continue Reading


VIDEO: SAN JOSE JAZZ SUMMERFEST 2015 WITH BRUCE LABADIE

It was 26 years ago that the San Jose jazz festival began and today it has morphed into a 3-day festival. This year’s San Jose Jazz Summerfest (Aug 7-9, 2015) will feature over 100 performers spread across 12 stages spread across 12 blocks in downtown San Jose. It is not just jazz that you get… Continue Reading


VIDEO: THE KAMLA SHOW TV INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS

For those of you who thought my show  – The Kamla Show – is available only online I have news for you. It is actually a weekly TV show that airs in many markets in the San Francisco bay area, and in a couple of places on the East Coast. And if everything goes well… Continue Reading


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SAN JOSE JAZZ SUMMERFEST CELEBRATES ITS 26th YEAR AUG 7-9, 2015

San Jose Jazz Summerfest celebrates its 26th year from August 7-9, 2015. The 3 day celebration will see over 100 performances spread across 12 stages in downtown San Jose. There is something for every one from jazz to blues to salsa to soul to zydeco music. The opening night features San Francisco Bay Area’s Con Brio and… Continue Reading


Video: Dr. Aaron Lington on Music, Jazz and Grammy Winning Pacific Mambo Orchestra

Dr. Aaron Lington is baritone saxophonist, composer/arranger and jazz professor at San Jose State University (SJSU). He is also involved with the San Jose Jazz and is the director of the San Jose High School All Stars band. And he is also a member of San Francisco bay area’s Grammy winning group Pacific Mambo Orchestra… Continue Reading


Video: Highlights from San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2014

This year’s San Jose Jazz Summerfest ((August 8-10, 2014) was a treat for your ears, eyes and soul. For 3 days I heard all kinds of music from jazz, hot jazz, blues, mambo, salsa, zydeco, gypsy and soul in various venues in downtown San Jose. This was the 25th year of the festival organized by San… Continue Reading