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.

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Featuring Cado



Ricardo “Cado” Dos Santos plays Brazilian music, but it’s not the kind of Brazilian music you might be imagining. This is not bossa nova or samba, Cado’s music is soulful, gentle, guitar-driven “world music,” as he calls it – a fusion of folk and gypsy jazz, samba, and forró. Cado – also his stage name— is originally from Rio de Janeiro, though his family migrated to San José nearly 20 years ago.

Photo by Reggies B.