We are back. After too long away, the cool sounds of Octobop will be heard live in San Jose and around the world via streaming.
The music starts at 6pm on Friday December 2, 2022. The octet will dedicate this concert to the music of the holidays from its hit release
West Coast Christmas.
Special guest artist Nancy Gilliland will join Octobop. With a repertoire of over 2,000 songs, her favorite tunes to perform are from The Great American Songbook which she sings with emotion and sensitivity. The collaboration of Nancy and Octobop goes back to 2001 when Nancy was featured vocalist on the octet's second release Night Lights.
Never standing still, you will hear new music never performed before - all with a holiday theme. As usual, the evening may have other suprises.
The event will also feature the San Jose Jazz High School All Stars. Directed by respected saxophonist Oscar Pangilinan, the High School All Stars (HSAS) program is designed to help students achieve mastery of improvisation techniques while advancing their knowledge of music.
To attend the concert live, go to the SJZ Break Room located at San Jose Jazz HQ,
310 South First St., San Jose, CA 95113.
To view the live stream, subscribe to the San Jose Jazz (SJZ) YouTube page. You will get a notification when the live stream is about to start.
The High School Jazz All stars will begin at 6pm.
Downbeat for Octobop and Nancy Gilliland is at 7pm.
Best of all, either way the concert is free - our holiday gift to you.