Summer Jazz Camp a Success!

Summer Jazz Camp a Success!

The 2015 Annual Summer Jazz Camp was held from June 15–25 on the campus of Cabrillo College. The 53 participants, ages 12–18 yrs, represented 19 public, charter, and private schools throughout Santa Cruz County and beyond. These dedicated young musicians studied and...
Congratulations to Our Graduating Seniors!

Congratulations to Our Graduating Seniors!

Kuumbwa would like to extend our warmest wishes to the 2015 graduating seniors from our Honor Band program! These fine young musicians have been a part of our Jazz Honor Band for the last few years and are now on the verge of moving on to new lives and challenges....
Another Successful Free-to-the-Public Master Class Presentation

Another Successful Free-to-the-Public Master Class Presentation

As a way of giving back to the community, Kuumbwa presents a free to the public Master Classes Series which is offered several times each year. Our most recent Master Class featured vocalist and composer, Claudia Villela. Claudia’s talent for musical exploration knows...
The Wrecking Crew comes to The Nickelodeon Theatres

The Wrecking Crew comes to The Nickelodeon Theatres

“With its release held up for seven years because of rights issues, Denny Tedesco’s illuminating documentary about the unsung L.A. session musicians who provided the backbeat for some of the greatest songs from the ’50s through the ’80s can now...
2014 – 2015 Honor Band Auditions

2014 – 2015 Honor Band Auditions

The Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band is an all-star ensemble of high school musicians. Band members attend weekly rehearsals, study complex jazz theory, improvisation and arranging, and learn essential life skills such as communication, cooperation and critical thinking. The...