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Wax Wednesday-Needle To The Groove/Wax Poetics

February 13 @ 8:30 pm - March 13 @ 11:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until May 31, 2019

Every Wednesday we feature a different group of local vinyl-only DJ’s playing records from across the musical spectrum. This week:   All Ages Welcome.


February 17 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Biography As a singer, he is by known by many as a “bourbon-esque” crooner, performing standards from the Great American Songbook, to others he is a curious oracle of soul and the blues. A pianist and songwriter since childhood, Johnny has arranged and produced two CD’s of his original compositions. Currently hosting “In the Pocket with Johnny Fabulous” on SCTV, a Santa Cruz television show featuring music and art, Johnny Fabulous also is a performing artist with the Young At Heart Project which provides one hour music shows for senior communities throughout the Bay area. As a vocal coach and…


February 17 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

VIEW VIDEO Pat “Guitar Slim” Chase has been singing the Blues for over 25 years. After a lot of … to play the blues. Pat performs both as a solo artist and with his band

* SJZ Winter Fest – Kathy Kosins (5:00 PM)

February 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Buy Tickets: San Jose Jazz Winter Fest ASCAP award-winning vocalist Kathy Kosins has won the hearts of critics and fans around the globe with her eclectic musical palette that expands the rich history of jazz and soul. As a lead vocalist she recorded for both Carrere (Sony) and Quality Records and later toured with Was/Not Was. Stints with the JC Heard and Nelson Riddle Orchestras led to a 1996 release of All In A Dreams Work, an impressive debut featuring a first rate collection of nine originals and a cover of the Miles Davis composition “Four.” Reported by over 250 Jazz stations,…

Eulipions Jazz Jam

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Sunday, repeating until February 24, 2019

Every Sunday Cafe Stritch hosts our weekly jam session featuring our house band led by Saxophonist Tim Lin. The house band performs a set from 7PM-8PM, and then the house band leader runs an open jazz jam session. Jazz musicians are welcome to come sign up and sit in. Please arrive early to ensure you get a chance to play. Bringing charts is discouraged, standards are preferred. All Ages Welcome.

Caravana del Amor con Leo Dan, King Claves, Jeanette, Solitarios

February 17 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

The Caravana del Amor Tour is headlined by Argentine music legend Leo Dan. This concert also features King Clave, Jeanette and Los Solitarios. Known for his unmistakable voice and sentimental lyrics, Leo Dan has experienced great success in Mexico and Ecuador.  A composer, singer, actor, politician and television host — these are just some of the things for which Leo Dan is loved and recognized.  From a very young age, he expressed his taste for music and composition. At the age of 20, he achieved his first contract with CBS in Buenos Aires. His song “Celia” was the first by…


February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Come on down every Monday for an amazing time.


February 18 @ 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

What began in 2009 as a humble Monday night, Motown and Soul relatives party in San Francisco (Motown On Mondays) has since exploded into a weekly multi-city dance party across the States with family worldwide. MOM DJs & Events is a family of DJs, producers, musicians and music enthusiasts that all share a passion for the convergence of soul music and dancing. We perform at and produce weekly, monthly and special events across North America; including San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Denver, Chicago, Austin, Brooklyn and beyond. MOM DJs represent the most spirited soul parties with a…

Mondo Monday Karaoke

February 18 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 25, 2019

Sing your favorite rock/ alternative/ punk / 80's + More tunes

Caffe Frascati Open Mic Night

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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One event on February 12, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on February 19, 2019 at 7:00pm

All styles welcome - sign ups begin 6:30 p.m.


February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

VIEW WEBSITE VIEW VIDEO Each week Aki brings with him a special guest performer! About Aki Kumar: Dynamic frontman & harp player Aki Kumar is a bonafide star among the next generation of West Coast blues artists and the world’s first professional blues harmonica player to hail from India. A master of the hugely influential Chicago blues sound, Kumar inherits his style from the harp legends of the 1950s and 60s. Aki has a unique voice in the blues, blending elements of blues harmonica pioneers of yesteryear with a signature sound of his own. “..old school blues at its…


February 19 @ 9:00 pm - February 20 @ 1:30 am
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House Music every Tuesday night @ The Continental. Free all night! Come and get your early week dancing fix featuring special guest djs along with… Resident DJ: Arturo Garces Resident DJ: Eddie House  


February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Featuring a different brewery every Wednesday. Thompson was born in Oakland, California, United States, and had mastered basic guitar and slide guitar techniques by his mid-teens. He was educated at Newark Memorial High School, in Newark, California. In the early 1970s, Thompson played backing to Little Joe Blue, and worked solo and as a sideman in San Francisco Bay Area clubs. He joined John Lee Hooker’s backing band in 1975, staying with him for three years. In 1980, Thompson formed his own group, the Resisters, and secured a recording contract with Takoma Records. He played at the San Francisco Blues…


February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm

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February 20 @ 8:00 pm - February 21 @ 1:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Live music + wine specials every Wednesday!

Wax Wednesday – The Go!Go!Gone Show

February 20 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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GO! GO! Gone Show! is a free, fun, merciless, raucous, tongue-in-cheek talent contest hosted by Mighty Mike McGee at Cafe Stritch in downtown San José. Yes, this show is FREE. And the food and drinks are reasonably priced! A great date night, if you ask us… The Wax Wednesday Deejays and sign-up for Gone Show start at 8:00pm. Show starts promptly at 9:00pm. A panel of three “celebrity” judges (notable local entertainers and ne’er-do-wells) are hand-picked by Mighty Mike McGee and are instructed to judge fairly, but from the gut. The audience can also attempt to influence the judges if…


February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Every Thursday at Poor House Bistro


February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely Join us at PHB for The Royals West Coast Blues Jam Greg Bahue – Vocals & Guitar. Shawn Herrera – Bass. Greg Machado – Drums. Gleidson Sousa – Harmonica. Justin Ward – Guitar. Visit The Royals West Coast Blues on Facebook:

SJZ Winter Fest – The Bad Plus (2 shows, 7:30 and 9:30 PM)

February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Buy Tickets:  San Jose Jazz Winter Fest This is a two concert event. There is a set beginning at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. The Bad Plus is known for blending avant-garde jazz with rock and pop influences. The New York Times calls the group’s first full-length release and their thirteenth studio recording Never Stop II “an exhilarating document” that sparks an exciting new chapter for this iconic group. The original trio first performed together in 1989 but officially established The Bad Plus in 2000. Upon the departure of original pianist Ethan Iverson, founding members Reid Anderson and Dave King asked longtime friend Orrin Evans to join the band.…


February 21 @ 9:00 pm - February 22 @ 1:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Future Soul / R&B / Jazz - every Thursday!

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