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First Friday: Hip Hop(e), Jazz & Storytelling—Part 3 (Blue) | Dr. Jerry Hiura Award Reception

May 3 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

First Friday

Join us for the finale of our three-part residency with Francis Experience Quintet. Blending rap, poetry and storytelling, this unique performance series is broken into distinct hues and themes to use various artistic mediums and storytelling as a vehicle to engage and bring together disparate audiences with one shared experience. Projected digital imagery from Illuminate SJ Now! provides an immersive visual backdrop to the performance.

The Francis Experience Quintet includes Jonathan Borca and co-founder Gabby Horlick (drums), and standout musicians Bennett Roth (keys and vocals), Miguel “Frunkyman” Leyva (bass), and Mark Arroyo (guitar) with a special guest appearance by cellist Jill Hirsch.

Featured poet: Tshaka Campbell

This project is made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit calhum.org.

Dr. Jerry Hiura Next Gen Visual Artist Award
6pm • Lobby

The evening also includes a special reception announcing the winner of the Dr. Jerry Hiura Next Gen Visual Artist Award, a scholarship that celebrates young visionary artists and supports their artistic practice and goals as they pursue higher education.

Art lovers at First Fridays enjoy a lounge-like atmosphere with music, drinks, and open galleries from 6–9pm.

Free admission after 6pm
Late-night bites and cash bar at El Cafecito, by Mezcal Restaurant
Shop local! The Museum Store is also open late


May 3
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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San Jose Museum of Art
110 S Market St
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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