Massimo Chisessi is the marketing director for San Jose Jazz (SJZ).
In our conversation, Massimo tells about his experience in the arts, and with arts organizations. He explains the transitions the SJZ has taken to help musicians during the shelter in place order. As well as his sharing about his personal experience of the passing of his father during this COVID19 atmosphere.

Follow Massimo at @iamthemassimo (
And, San Jose Jazz at @sanjosejazz (
Recorded on April 6, 2020, before San Jose Jazz’s difficult announcement to cancel of two other signature programs, the 31st annual San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2020 and its Summer Jazz Camp, due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Episode Music: “Muddy Water” by Socorra on her 2020 EP Coming Home Soon (