Jazz festivals abound in the Bay Area, from North Beach to Berkeley to San Jose, but there's a simple reason for that: There's a lot of great jazz here. This superabundance of festivals means that the definition of what counts as jazz gets stretched quite a bit. That may be because the Bay Area jazz scene, like so much of the culture California claims as its own, is really an amalgam (a fusion, if you will) of many disparate but harmonious elements, brought together in new ways for our... More >>>