The SJZ
Boombox Truck

The SJZ Boombox Truck offers a flexible venue enabling us to bring live music to the streets.
June 2015–Ongoing

Live music programming
anywhere, anytime

The SJZ Boombox Truck brings live music programming anywhere, anytime. Although active as a presenter, SJZ has never had its own venue. The solution? We converted a donated delivery truck into distinctive rolling music hall with a 16' X 14' retractable stage and professional sound and lighting. Modeled after Harlem’s Jazz mobile initiative, the SJZ Boombox Truck furthers our mission to bring music education and world-class performance directly to the community, extending SJZ's reach to encompass the greater Bay Area. It's also allowed us to create partnerships with a diverse group of organizations by providing stage infrastructure and curation at low cost.

As we’ve seen with our Progressions program, exposure to music and the arts can educate and inspire those who may not have had the chance to experience it otherwise. With the power to present great live music virtually anywhere, the SJZ Boombox Truck offers a flexible new venue where we can share the rich cultural legacy of jazz.

The SJZ Boombox Truck has been realized thanks to generous funding from Rotary Club of San Jose, SV Creates and the California Arts Council. Special thanks to History San Jose.

Bring the SJZ Boombox Truck
to Your next event

Booking the SJZ Boombox Truck will provide you with an all-inclusive solution to ensure your event is a hit! All we need is access to power, and we’ll take it from there. Not sure who to present? With our extensive network of musicians we can provide the perfect act, and our list of partners can provide additional activation as needed. We’re also able to help spread the word through SJZ’s social marketing channels.

For more information, please download the PDF below:

Available Dates Go Fast

Please contact Scott Fulton, scottf@sanjosejazz.org or call 408 288-7557 x2335

Coming Boombox Truck Events

Black Cab Jazz Series

Kendrick Scott Oracle

Thu, Dec 26

12am

Art Boutiki

Come celebrate the South Bay’s stacked jazz scene every Monday night at Five Points with a free jazz jam, co-presented by San Jose Jazz. Each evening begins with a concert by the house band followed by an open jam session for all.

DYKSJ?

POW! WOW! Edition

Sat, Dec 21

11pm

Hammer Theatre

Come celebrate the South Bay’s stacked jazz scene every Monday night at Five Points with a free jazz jam, co-presented by San Jose Jazz. Each evening begins with a concert by the house band followed by an open jam session for all.

Photo @ Daniel Garcia

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Selected Partners

NEED PARTNER TYPE?

Happy Hollow

City of San José /
Office of Cultural Affairs

City of San José /
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10

City of San José /
Department of Parks Recreation
and Neighborhood Services

San José State University

African American Community
Services

Carnaval SF
Downtown Streets Team
Empire 7 Studios
History San Jose
Local Color
Method 42
Pow! Wow!
San Jose Come-Up
San Jose Downtown Association
San Jose Taiko
Universal Grammar
Valley Verde

EVENT PARTNERS

Chalk Art Festival
Fountain Blues & Brews
Global Climate Summit
Juneteeth
La Ultima Parada
Make Music Day
Mini Maker Fair
National Night Out
Oktoberfest
Rotary July 4th Fireworks
San Jose Day
Silicon Valley Pride
SoFA Street Fair
Sonido Clash Festival
Viva
CalleSJ

BUSINESS PARTNERS

Camino Brewing
Cisco
Eastridge Center
Gordon Biersch Brewery
Needle to the Groove
San Jose Earthquakes
San Jose Flea Market
Grant Makers
Applied Materials Foundation
Knight Foundation
San Jose Rotary
Silicon Valley Creates
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Foundation

GRANT MAKERS

Applied Materials Foundation
Knight Foundation
San Jose Rotary
Silicon Valley Creates
Silicon Valley Leadership
Group Foundation

 

SUPPORTERS (NEED LOGOS)

Rotary Club of San Jose
OCA
Silicon ValleyCreates
Knight Foundation
California Arts Council

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