Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band & SC Ballet Theatre in Concert

Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre In Concert Two performances: 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm Cabrillo Crocker Theater The Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre presents their annual mixed-repertory concert features the long-awaited revival of Philip Jerry’s poignant “Our Town”. This show is a premiere by our own award-winning resident choreographer Robert Kelley, a commissioned piece by guest choreographer [...]

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Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band @ NGJF

Next Generation Jazz Festival Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California Free! Venue: Turn 12 Restaurant 400 Tyler St, Monterey, CA 93940 Info: 831-427-2227 Every spring, Monterey Jazz Festival invites the top student musicians from across the country and around the world to participate in the Next Generation Jazz Festival. The three-day event includes performances by middle [...]

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Viva La Lehrer!

Sold Out! Tickets available here to 9:30pm Encore Soiree Doors open: 6:30 PM Viva La Lehrer! The Biggest Happening of its kind in over 30 years! This show may not be for everyone. Out of the abundance of caution we are rating it PG13. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Santa [...]

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An Evening with Jack Bowers; Thursday, March 20, 2014

Local & Live: Honoring Artistry, Celebrating Community An Evening with Jack Bowers Thursday, March 20, 2014 Kuumbwa Jazz Center Jack Bowers is a gifted pianist, composer, and educator, whose career roots stretch back to the late ’60s psychedelic era. During the early ’70s, he was playing in Santa Cruz’s Oganookie, a band that encompassed an [...]

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Bruce Forman’s Cow Bop; Monday, March 17, 2014

Bruce Forman’s Cow Bop Monday, March 17 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “… cookin’, swingin’, yodelin’ good times.” – L.A. Weekly Cow Bop is a refreshing blend of guitarist Bruce Forman’s earliest musical influences: The freewheeling Western Swing of Bob Wills matched with the modern jazz innovations of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Since 2003, Cow Bop [...]

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White Album Ensemble Unplugged

$20/Advance Tickets: Streetlight Records, 939 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz and online at: www.tix.com Doors: 7:00 PM More info: 831-426-6060 The White Album Ensemble is a large 7 to 80 piece group who reproduce later Beatles music, that which the Beatles themselves recorded, but did not perform (“Rubber Soul” through “Abbey Road” albums). The Kuumbwa Jazz [...]

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Live Streaming @ 7:00 pm Tonight!

Master Class – Ashwin Batish: Application of Indian Music Concepts to Jazz and World Music February 18 @ 7:00 PM | FREE Can’t attend the Master Class tonight? Don’t worry! You can catch it live at this address starting at 7:00 pm, http://www.youtube.com/user/ragmala. Local sitar and tabla player Ashwin Batish has been credited with the [...]

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Tierney Sutton “After Blue” The Joni Mitchell Project featuring Mark Summer and Serge Merlaud; Saturday, March 15

Tierney Sutton “After Blue” The Joni Mitchell Project featuring Mark Summer and Serge Merlaud Saturday, March 15 Kuumbwa Jazz Center Tierney Sutton’s reputation as a singular vocal talent with a flair for inventive arrangements is in full force on After Blue, her latest album. Referred to as her “Joni Mitchell Project,” After Blue re-ignited the [...]

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$25/Advance $30/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00pm No Comps “…at the forefront of a rapidly changing performance culture” – New York Times Hailed by NPR as “one of the groups that has really helped to shape the future of classical music,” yMusic is a sextet of young performers equally comfortable in the overlapping classical and pop [...]

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Cassandra Wilson

$32/Adv $37/Door Doors at 8:30pm No Comps Sponsored by Carolyn Hyatt and Joe Hyatt “… individuality and authenticity.” – London Jazz News Cassandra Wilson, widely considered the greatest singer of her generation, changed the way that people thought of jazz with her landmark album Blue Light ‘Til Dawn in 1993. Hailed for its adventurous forays outside the American [...]

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