Our Programs include the following:
5th Annual SLO Jazz Festival — May 18-19, 2018. We hope to expand the jazz festival in 2018. We’ve grown the jazz festival from a half-day 2-stage event to full-day 4-stage event with stages for International & regional acts, a side stage for regional and local bands, a stage for college bands and high school bands. We hope to grow the jazz festival to multiple days and grow the number of stages each year. We are planning on putting on a 5th Jazz Festival. We have featured artists such as Poncho Sanchez, Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola, Walle Schnalle, Joshua Redman, Alfredo Rodriguez, John Santos, Boogie Stomp, Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Airto & Eyedentity, Pete Escovedo, John Worley, Paul McCandless, and many more.
Our Events and Programs:
2017 Fall Fest. The Fall Fest is our newest annual event series, comprised of multiple concerts across the Central Coast in various venues ranging from ballrooms to wineries. Our plan is to bring back Fall Fest in 2017 and we are being requested to expand this series from 3 shows to 6 - 10 shows, depending upon fundraising and sponsorships. Fall Fest is multi-genre and offers a chance to hear music on the fringe of jazz. Fall Fest includes silent auction fundraising for SLO Jazz Festival as well as an opportunity drawing benefiting local nonprofit charities (we raised close to $500 for nonprofit charities related to cancer support in 2016).
Other special events: We also have had special concerts at various points throughout the year, including Mardi Gras, New Year's Eve at Allegretto with a Tribute to Sinatra, a Blame It On The Bossa Nova brazilian party, jazz jams, and more.