First Friday with San Jose Jazz

A family of four looking at a sculpture.
Free admission.

Enjoy First Friday at SJMA, featuring an evening of live music and free access to exhibitions on view. Live music starts at 7pm in the Wendel Center.

Late-night bites and cash bar are available at el cafécito, by Mezcal.

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Beginning Friday, February 4, 2022, SJMA will require 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

See the following exhibitions on view:



A select group of the San Jose Jazz High School All Stars ensemble, the SJZ U19s feature some of the finest young musicians from Greater Silicon Valley in a small combo setting. It’s a self-run, self-curated group that allows promising young players at the pre-professional level an opportunity to truly express themselves. Learn more at