Jazz On The Hill returns! After a 9-year hiatus, our day-long celebration returns to the home of your favorite jazz station: KCSM 91.1 FM, on the campus of College of San Mateo. Join us for live jazz with a great line-up of musicians who cover may genres of jazz from straight-ahead, the blues, to hip-hop fusion and more!
Location, Location, Location! The music stage will be located on the lower mezzanine in front of the library steps. There will be seating on the mezzanine along both sides of the fountain, and plenty of lawn seating, bring your picnic blanket and come early to claim your spot!
It's a long day....so come hungry! There will be plenty of food from many local vendors such as Curry Up Now, Doc's of the Bay, KASA Indian, HiYaaa (Vietnamese), Whisk on Wheels, El Porteno Empanadas, Taqueria Angelica, Miz Lynn's Pies, Pineapple House, Urban Flame, Sea Scouts-Gryphon, Boy Scouts 44 and Girl Scouts-Tradewind. Check back for updates for more vendors!
We expect an audience of 5,000+ for this festival. It's more than music this year, as KCSM and College of San Mateo, which is celebrating 50 years on "The Hill", partner for what is expected to be an amazing event.
College of San Mateo opened their first classes at the College Heights campus on September 30, 1963 with 5,621 students. Today the college serves approximately 10,000 students. In honor of our 50th year on the hill we’re celebrating with the return of Jazz on the Hill and a college open house. The college open house will run from 11-2pm providing the public campus tours, opportunities for CSM alumni to meet and greet at a VIP tent, sponsored by the San Mateo County Community College district, as well as meet with our instructors, staff and students.
CSM will have over 30 department/programs available to meet with the public to answer questions and learn more about all the academic programs and services the college has to offer. CSM’s dance team will be performing, Pilates and yoga will be providing fitness demonstrations, architecture and engineering faculty will be on site to answer questions and provide samples of students work, CSM’s Jazz ensemble will be performing in the College Center Bayview Dining Room, Counseling Services will be on hand to answer your questions, CSM’s Outreach Student Ambassador program will be providing tours of the campus along with Digital Media faculty providing tours of the digital media labs and studios. Many other programs and services will be on hand to showcase their programs and services.
We have a day of celebration planned for you with music, events, food and more. Please join us!