Due to popular demand we have added a 2nd concert at 10pm to see Snarky Puppy on Friday, August 8. Snarky Puppy is truly a different kind of musical animal. A collective of musicians from Dallas and New York City the group play an infectious mixture of jazz, funk, and world music. Their unique musical style instantly draws listeners to the music with raw funk and sensitive dynamics, relentless pocket and lyrical melodicism, lush harmony and soulful simplicity, and most importantly, a delicate mixture of composition and improvisation. Don’t miss their Santa Cruz debut performance!
Monday, August 11, 7:30 PM
at the Rio Theatre
Sponsored by Law Offices of Atack & Penrose, LLP
“Gale force intensity… gloriously impassioned.” – Jazzwise Magazine
No one can accuse Chick Corea of resting on his laurels. The 20-time Grammy award-winner and NEA Jazz Master personifies a rare artistic standard of excellence. Corea’s latest project, The Vigil features all new compositions and re-workings of old favorites. The band includes Tim Garland on saxophones, flute, bass clarinet; Charles Altura on guitar; Carlitos Del Puerto on bass; Marcus Gilmore on drums; and Luisito Quintero on percussion. From his early work with Mongo Santamaria, Stan Getz and Miles Davis, and his avant-garde adventures in Circle (with Anthony Braxton), to pioneering fusion with Return To Forever, Corea tackles it all with a contagious enthusiasm.