Wesley Jazz Ensemble

The Wesley Jazz Ensemble performs a variety of music including jazz, swing, blues, popular, R&R, Motown, Latin, J-pop and contemporary songs for many local and community events in San Jose Japantown and others throughout the South Bay area. Originally a Boy Scout Band, today's band has evolved into a group of local musicians from the San Jose area. Most recently, the band has been involved with special collaborations with San Jose Taiko for Swingposium, and currently planning a new event with JAMsj for "Japantown Returnings", a history of San Jose Japantown (1890 to Present) which will be an inter-active, musical performance.

Our Nikkei Matsuri Connection
Nikkei Matsuri is one of the major San Jose Japantown community events which symbolizes our Japanese American heritage. The Wesley Jazz Ensemble has participated in Nikkei Matsuri for more that 20 years.