Celebrating 50 Years of Hip-Hop at San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2023

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August 11, 2023, is going to be a legendary day in San Jose, Calif. Silicon Valley’s premier annual music event, San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2023, has announced its Friday night headliner, Big Daddy Kane, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of hip-hop. Joining Big Daddy Kane are some of the Bay Area & Los Angeles’ most talented hip-hop acts on the 200 Park Stage for a night filled with beats, breakdancing, and live graffiti. Get ready for an unforgettable experience.

The Sobrato Organization Main Stage is where the action will be, with headliners such as Blue Note Records’ Gregory Porter, UNESCO Artist for Peace Marcus Miller, and Grammy-winner Anthony Hamilton Featuring The Ton3s. But the real excitement and celebration of hip-hop will be on the 200 Park Stage. DJ Allen Johnson, Dave Ma, and Michael Basura of Needle To The Groove are bringing the old-school beats and hip-hop classics to the stage. The Playboyz Inc. Breakdancing Troupe, featuring NastyRay, Scarface, and Johnny 5, will showcase their moves, while Live Graffiti by Gwen Mercado Reyes & Joey Reyes will transform the stage into an artistic canvas. And to top it all off, renowned rapper Murs will bring his experimental and socially conscious lyrics to the stage.

Big Daddy Kane is one of the most innovative and trendsetting MCs in hip-hop history, known for bringing the “playa” style to the game. His hits like “Ain’t No Half-Steppin'” and “Smooth Operator” will get the crowd going. The 50th Anniversary of hip-hop is sure to be a night to remember, with the iconic Big Daddy Kane headlining the night.

In addition to the hip-hop celebration, there will also be other musical styles, such as the rock-inspired African music group W.I.T.C.H., superstar Cimafunk and his nine-person band La Tribu from Havana, Cuba, and NOLA brass sensation The Soul Rebels. The festival will showcase a wide range of music, old and new, experimental and classic.

San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2023 is a 3-day festival that will run from August 11-13, 2023, at Plaza de César Chavez Park, San Jose, Calif. With different stages featuring over 100 artists and bands, it is the perfect summer event for all music lovers. From jazz to hip-hop and everything in between, San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2023 has it all.

August 11, 2023, is a date that every hip-hop enthusiast should mark on their calendar because it is going to be an unforgettable night. Headlining the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2023 is Big Daddy Kane, one of the most trendsetting MCs in hip-hop history. Joining him are talented hip-hop acts on the 200 Park Stage, showcasing beats, breakdancing, and live graffiti. The festival will have other styles of music too, making it a perfect summer getaway for all music lovers. San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2023 is going to be a festival of a lifetime, and you wouldn’t want to miss out on this musical extravaganza. Grab your tickets now and join the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of hip-hop.

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