Boundless Spontaneity: Jazz Responses to Figurative Traditions

Free with Museum admission.

Commissioned as a musical component of the exhibition Our whole, unruly selves, this special 4-part series explores the rule-breaking and liberating potential of jazz. San Jose Jazz presents in-gallery musical performances on the second Sunday of each month, March–June 2022, 2–4pm. Each features different musicians representing San José's diverse communities.

SJMA requires proof of full vaccination and booster shot (if eligible) for all visitors—5 years and older, or proof of a negative test from a medical provider or laboratory within 72 hours of visiting the Museum. Please be prepared to show your COVID-19 vaccination card (physical or digital copy), California’s digital vaccination QR code, or proof of negative test with a valid ID. For more details, go to

Featuring Marcos Zambrano


Marcos Zambrano, a conductor, composer, and violinist from Venezuela, has been the Music Coordinator for San Jose Jazz’s Progressions program since 2017. He became involved with the El Sistema music education program at age 7, and after 15 years of training inside El Sistema Orchestras, he was hired as a music educator for several Núcleos (teaching-training music centers) and appointed as conductor of Orquesta Típica Merideña, Coro de Belén, and other Venezuelan music ensembles. In parallel with El Sistema, he attended the Music Institute of Caracas (IUDEM), Laudelino Mejias School, and the Latin-American Violin Academy. Also, he went to Spain to study at Berklee College of Music, in L’Aula School. Marcos earned a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Acoustics Physics and Mechanical Acoustics Engineering, at The University of The Andes. As a hobby, Marcos writes midi-music for films and television.