West Coast Cool Jazz

Cool jazz. Images of the early days on the West Coast when new ideas, harmonies, ensemble playing and great improvisation were all happening. Recreating and updating that experience is the mission of Octobop. Performing and promoting the music that began with The Birth of the Cool -- and the innovations of Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Shorty Rogers, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, Dave Pell, Jimmy Guiffre, and Howard Rumsey among others -- Octobop makes cool jazz hot again.

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Out Of Nowhere

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Upcoming Events

San Jose Jazz Summer Fest
August 13, 2016  9pm
Swing Stage
Theater On San Pedro Square
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Hedley Club
August 27, 2016 8:30pm

Hotel De Anza

Past Gigs

More From Octobop!

Very Early
Top 40 Jazz CD in 2007

Finishes 2007 #32 Nationally on CMJ Charts

Reaches #4 on CMJ Jazz Charts
#24 on Jazz Week Charts

Stays in top 10 for 10 weeks


Night Lights

Too Close For Comfort

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