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San Jose Jazz Festival 2017

Note: This summer, I wrote a preview of the 2017 San Jose Jazz Festival for Metro Silicon Valley, spotlighting acts I found the most worth seeing. Here’s that feature. — bk Tia Brazda (2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jade Leaf Stage) – A popular fixture on the festival circuit, the Canadian jazz vocalist has a sultry, kittenish

Album Mini-review: Dr. Lonnie Smith — Evolution

File next to: Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Shirley Scott The title might be taken as a hint that the music’s going somewhere it hasn’t been before, but that’s not really the case with Evolution, the 24th long player from the esteemed soul-jazz organist and early associate of guitarist George Benson. And the honorific Dr. Lonnie