It is always a pleasure to announce a new Bay Area jazz series. The latest comes from San Jose, where the downtown Blackbird Tavern has established the Residency, which will feature live jazz from 9 p.m.-midnight each Thursday from October through December with no cover. Here’s a blurb from the press release:
This series will be on the vanguard of a new and local creative jazz front. The Residency is an exciting new approach to both a live jazz performance series and also designed to build the eco-system of live music in the South Bay. It features four of the area’s talented young band leaders and their music projects – Jackie Gage, Mark Arroyo, Brian Ho (above) and Oscar Pangilinan. The creative teams behind Blackbird (Chris Esparza and Brendan Rawson) have felt both a new and more full-bodied approach would move the needle faster toward our growing live music scene. Audiences can count on four engaging and superb performances over these three months, each with their own twist on the genre. The four acts would use the three-month residency to explore and sharpen their craft as well as grow and share their audiences.
Here’s the schedule each month:
1st Thursday: Jackie Gage
2nd Thursday: Mark Arroyo Trio
3rd Thursday: Brian Ho
4th Thursday: Oscar Pangilinan and the Bad Five
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