Lile Cruse - Saturday, October 01 9:00 PM
Celebrate Lile Cruse! – Saturday, October 1, 7:00 & 9:00 pm
Featuring the Cabrillo College ‘70’s Reunion Jazz Ensemble
No Jazztix or Comps
Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 pm
A Benefit for Cabrillo College Dept. Jazz Ensembles and Kuumbwa Jazz
“Cruse built the widely heralded jazz program at Cabrillo College.” – Santa Cruz Sentinel
The name Lile Cruse is synonymous with brilliant musical production emanating from Cabrillo College for many years, beginning with the legendary jazz bands he formed and directed starting in the 1970s as department head of the Cabrillo Music Department, and later on as Musical Director of the Cabrillo Stage. Tonight Cruse will do what he does best, guiding a powerhouse big band (including several original Cabrillo Jazz Ensemble members) through stunning arrangements, as we celebrate the man and his vital contribution to the arts in Santa Cruz.