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Tower Of Power, The Internet, More Added To The San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2015 Lineup

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The Internet are playing San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2015.

The Internet are playing San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2015.

Tower of Power and The Internet are the latest acts to officially join the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2015 lineup. The addition of the Oakland-based funk, soul and R&B band, and the Odd Future offshoot was announced today.

Also added to the already overflowing bill: vocalist Storm Large (of Pink Martini), blues artist Selwyn Birchwood, organ trio Clark, Blades & Niswanger, and urban jazz group Times 4.

The dual announcement of the addition of Tower of Power and The Internet serves to highlight San Jose Jazz’s commitment to both veteran acts and boundary-pushing newcomers.

Tower of Power have been kicking out the jams for nearly 50 years. Founded in 1968, the band is recognized for its strong horn section and funky rhythm section. For many years now, they’ve been a regular at festivals around the Bay Area precisely because of their mass appeal.

The Internet, led by former members of the now-disbanded weirdo rap collective Odd Future, play a spacey brand of neo-soul—melding minimalist hip-hop beats with druggy instrumentation and introspective lyrics about love, loss and human condition. They join an already strong lineup of artists who are taking traditional jazz, soul, funk and R&B elements and spinning them forward for a new generation.

On their latest full-length album, Ego Death, released just last month, The Internet tapped their friend and one-time Odd Future ringleader, Tyler, The Creator, as well as Janelle Monae. Watch their video for “Girl” below.

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