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San Jose Summer Jazz Fest

South Bay Traditional Jazz Society sponsored a band on the Gordon Biersch Stage during the 2016 San Jose Summer Jazz Fest.

Clint Baker's New Orleans Jazz Band did a fantastic job of presenting traditional jazz to a Sunday audience that was largely unfamiliar with the style.

The response, as you will see in this short video was overwhelmingly enthusiastic!



In addition to Clint's band, two bands played traditional jazz on the street on Saturday afternoon as part of the festival's "buskers."

The South Bay Traditional Jazz Band (made up of some of our regular Jammers) played the 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. set:


Pictured above (first row): Philip Rice on trombone; Don Abel on cornet; Dick Williams on cornet; Lyle Gillison on reeds.

Pictured below: Verlene Schermer on tenor banjo; Zach Maher on tuba; not pictured, Carlos Tahmazian on washboard.





The Rhythm Street Applejacks (below) had the 5:00 p.m. slot. (Photos by Don Abel.)