Second Silicon Valley Jazz Festival Comes to San Carlos, CA October 13-14, 2018

World-Renowned Trumpeter Jon Faddis Headlines Festival Lineup.

San Carlos, CA, September 26, 2018 --( The second Silicon Valley Jazz Festival takes place at Burton Park in San Carlos, CA October 13-14, 2018. Oakland native and Dizzy Gillespie protégé Jon Faddis leads a lineup of 13 local groups and school jazz bands bringing a wide range of styles to the event. This festival builds on the success of the initial festival in 2017 that attracted over 2000 people with 2018 attendance expected to exceed last year’s.

“Silicon Valley is known for its innovation and creativity,” said Scott Dailey, festival chairperson. “Those attributes extend far outside the boundaries of the technology industry into the arts. This festival provides an opportunity to showcase local and world-class talent. We hope the uniqueness of Silicon Valley shines through.”

Dr. Pascal Bokar Thiam, musician and faculty in the Performing Arts and Social Justice Department of the University of San Francisco is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Silicon Valley Jazz Festival, Inc. Under the auspices of the Kiwanis Club of San Carlos, the festival is receiving sponsorships from local businesses, foundations, and individuals. Organizers of the festival are working to extend the activities and educational aspects throughout the year.

Festival Information

Location: Burton Park, San Carlos, CA
Times: October 13-14, 11am – 6pm
Admission: Free

Festival Lineup:

Saturday October 13

Tierra Linda Middle School
College of San Mateo
Rebecca DuMaine & Dave Miller Trio
Bleux Chemistry
Commanders - USAF
Scott Dailey Trio & Friends

Sunday October 14

Sequoia High School
Ralston Middle School
Woodside High School
Ann Mack & Trio
Jon Faddis
Afro Blue Grazz Band

For More Information:
(650) 714-9578

Festival Sponsors:

Alexandria Real Estate Equities
Dwell Realtors
Residence Inn Marriott San Carlos
Swinerton Builders
Savanna Jazz

Cherry Pick Marketing
Clocktower Music
College of San Mateo
Devils Canyon Brewing Company
Fox Shjeflo Hartley & Babu LLP
Scott Dailey Creative

Boston Private Bank
Gelb Music
Lisa Grote and John Northway
Martin Mansmann, MFT
Owen Bruce
SiVal Advisors

Judy Litteer Better Homes and Garden Real Estate
The Cruise Director

Claire Dikas
Tiernan Opticians

About Silicon Valley Jazz Festival

The Silicon Valley Jazz Festival (SVJF) is a broad effort to educate the public, and especially young people, about jazz – America’s art form – and its far-reaching influence on world culture. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of San Carlos, the festival aims to provide:

· A two-day jazz event featuring local school groups, Bay Area-based professional musicians and national headliners.
· A variety of educational activities for Peninsula school children to help them learn about the importance of jazz and the ways in which it has shaped the culture of the United States and the world.
· A four-week workshop to teach the rich history of jazz and the intricate techniques of jazz improvisation to local students, especially those in underserved communities.
· A year-round series of public presentations to build the public’s awareness and appreciation of jazz.
· Funds for the philanthropic and volunteer activities of the Kiwanis Club of San Carlos.

Contact: Geoff Roach
(650) 714-9578
Silicon Valley Jazz Festival
Geoff Roach