VIDEO: SAN JOSE JAZZ SUMMERFEST 2015 WITH BRUCE LABADIE

It was 26 years ago that the San Jose jazz festival began and today it has morphed into a 3-day festival. This year’s San Jose Jazz Summerfest (Aug 7-9, 2015) will feature over 100 performers spread across 12 stages spread across 12 blocks in downtown San Jose. It is not just jazz that you get to hear during the festival, but soul, funk, blues, salsa, zydeco and other genres of music.

We spoke to Bruce Labadie, the art director of San Jose Jazz Sumemrfest, who was also part of the original group that started the jazz festival. Labadie shares what you can expect to see at this year’s jazz festival. We also spoke to him about his work at Mountain Winery and Montelvo Art Center, both are located in Saratoga. He has worked with hundreds of artists in his 40 year career and shares some intereting anecdotes about Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman and BB King.

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VIDEO: THE KAMLA SHOW TV INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS

For those of you who thought my show  – The Kamla Show – is available only online I have news for you. It is actually a weekly TV show that airs in many markets in the San Francisco bay area, and in a couple of places on the East Coast. And if everything goes well then we may have a couple more markets that will broadcast the show. All the interviews are available on my YouTube channel.

And there is a second piece of good news –  in a  couple of months we will hit that 100 mark. Yes, we will have recorded almost 100 TV shows with technologists, entrepreneurs, filmmakers and newsmakers from in and around the San Francisco bay area.

In the last couple of weeks we wrapped up  an intense schedule of shooting and are almost done with our post production. That means we have quita a few interviews lined up for airing for the next few weeks. Here is a sample of what you can expect to see in July in that video clip on top.

We interviewed Catlin Powers, CEO and co-founder of One Earth Design. She shares how they got started in creating a solar cooker in China. The whole idea came about when Powers noticed the high rate of pollution from the stove among the nomads in China. That got her thinking about pollution and finding a safe cooking fuel. After many years of research and beta testing they finally got solar cooker right. We find out how she got started in this journey of entreprenruship and sustainable energy.

And, we have an exclusive with Zia Syed, founder and CEO of ClipMine, a Mountain View-based startup that is doing something very interesting in the video space. Syed says they are the first company to tag and contextualize YouTube videos. We find out from how how he got started on the idea for his startup.

Finally, we spoke with Bruce Labadie, artistic director of San Jose Jazz Festival  This year they are celebrating their 26th year of the festival. Labadie shares the program highlights for the festival that takes place from Aug 7-9, 2015 in downtown San Jose. Over 100 artists are expected to perform across 12 stages.

We have lots more interviews lined up and ready. A great way to keep in touch and find out what our schedule is to subscribe to our YouTube channel. All you got to do is go to the YouTube channel and hit that big red button that says subscribe and viola! every week you will get those new episodes in your mailbox.