ICYMI. Check out a free SALSA concert from New York city.
“Spanish Harlem orchestra” brings amazing “salsa dura” to San Mateo, CA.
Prepare to be captivated by their electrifying performance!
Saturday, June 10
11 am – 6 pm
Free and open to the public
Outdoors in front of the CSM Library.
1700 W Hillsdale Blvd San Mateo, CA 94402
Spanish Harlem Orchestra, the three-time GRAMMY® winning Salsa and Latin Jazz band, sets the gold standard for excellence in authentic, New York style, hard core salsa.
Whether in a concert hall or at an outdoor jazz festival, there is no easing you in as they come at you full force, from start to finish. Their energy on stage and their rich sound and musical precision leave audiences mesmerized until the last note is played.
With an unwavering respect for the music’s storied history, the ensemble’s thirteen world-class musicians and vocalists come together to create an unparalleled musical experience.
The festival kicks off at 11 am with the talented Berkeley High School Combo, followed by performances from acclaimed jazz guitarist Mimi Fox and the CSM Little Big Band led by Patrick Wolff.
In addition, we’re excited to introduce the prestigious KCSM Jazz Icon Award, honoring the legendary John Handy for his outstanding contributions as a performer, composer, educator, and historian of jazz. Don’t miss his performance with the Akira Tana Quartet!
Jazz on the Hill is more than a music festival; it celebrates jazz’s rich heritage and profound impact. Join us to support young musicians and witness their talents firsthand. KCSM is dedicated to nurturing the future of jazz and empowering the next generation of musicians!
Bring your family and friends to enjoy an enchanting afternoon of jazz, arts and crafts, delicious food trucks, and locally crafted wines and beers. Take in the stunning bay view from the picturesque hilltop of the College of San Mateo, home to KCSM Jazz 91.
Don’t miss out on this captivating experience! Visit jazzonthehill.org for more information and be part of an unforgettable celebration of jazz! Let’s make Jazz on the Hill the talk of the town!
Introductions by CSM College President, Dr. Jennifer Taylor-Mendoza.
11 – 11:30 am: Berkeley High School Combo
Noon – 1 pm: CSM Little Big Band (Director Patrick Wolff with special guest Bruce Forman)
1:30 – 2:30 pm: Mimi Fox Trio
3 – 4 pm: Akira Tana Quintet with John Handy
4:30 – 6 pm: Spanish Harlem Orchestra
And DJ Harry Duncan will be entertaining the crowd between sets!
Visit www.collegeofsanmateo.edu/jazzonthehill/ for more information!
Things to bring
Picnic blanket or low lawn chair
Outside alcohol (beer and wine will be available for sale)
Tobacco and marijuana (CSM is a smoke-free campus)
Pets (except service animals).