Stockton Jazz Festival
Nick Colionne: Hailed as “one of the most exceptional performers to come along in a long time” by BET Jazz, this dexterous guitarist (who plays and sings just as smoothly as he dresses) took home the 2007 International Instrumental Artist of the Year Award at the Wave Jazz Awards and was nominated as Guitarist and Entertainer of the Year at the 2010 American Smooth Jazz Awards.
Jazz In Pink: This all-female ensemble lays it down with chilled-out grooves and jazzy flourishes, and bring fellow women into the fold whenever possible to promote gender equality within the genre.
Julian Vaughn: With bass guitar in hand, Julian smashed into the contemporary jazz scene with smooth-flowing solos that have earned him top spots on the Billboard jazz charts.
Other Notable Acts: Jeff Toboloff | Sonny Fairley | Sweet T