The Cookers: Billy Harper (tenor saxophone), Eddie Henderson (trumpet), George Cables (piano), Cecil McBee (bass), Billy Hart (drums), David Weiss (trumpet), and Craig Handy (saxophone)
Monday, August 12 at 7:00 and 9:00 pm
Register Now for Jazz Camp!
Registration is underway for Kuumbwa’s Annual Summer Jazz Camp, June 17 – 27 at Cabrillo College! Camp is open to students entering grades 8-12 in the fall. Students will meet new friends while focusing on live performance, basic improvisation, theory, soloing concepts and phrasing along with jazz history and appreciation. The Camp is directed by Santa Cruz County music educators, Steve Wilson and Terrel Eaton. The camp’s grand finale concert performance begins at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 27 on the famous Kuumbwa Jazz stage! Camp Tuition: $275, A few need-based scholarships are available. We are committed to providing deserving young musicians the opportunity to pursue their passion for music in an intensive jazz instruction environment, regardless of financial resources. Register online at: kuumbwajazz.org/jazzcamp.htm or call (831) 427-2227. Scholarships are made possible by the Jazz Camp Scholarship Fund.
“My favorite part of camp is getting together with all the musicians in town and jamming jazz.” –Austin Corona, guitarist, grade 12.
ON SALE NOW!
Sunday, June 30, 7:30 PM
At the Rio Theatre
Madeleine Peyroux - The Blue Room
$45/Gold Circle, $30/General
Doors 6:30 PM
“… distinctive and intriguing.” – The Washington Post
Madeleine Peyroux has come a long way from her days of singing on the streets of Paris. Originally inspired by the great Billie Holiday, Peyroux has matured into a creative vocalist whose artistic curiosity knows no bounds. Recently, she has found a new muse in the legacy of the late Ray Charles, specifically Ray’s most popular (and at one time controversial) album: Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music. Her latest project, The Blue Room, conceived and produced by the legendary GRAMMY-Award winner Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Tracy Chapman, Herbie Hancock), revamps the music from Charles’ landmark recording, along with choice gems by songwriters Randy Newman, Warron Zevon, John Hartford, Leonard Cohen, and Buddy Holly. The album recently debuted as the #1 bestselling jazz album on Billboard, iTunes and Amazon. For Peyroux, music categories are irrelevant. As she puts it, “The only thing that matters is the song.”
INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY: CELEBRATE WITH AN ENCORE PERFORMANCE!
Tuesday, April 30, 7:00 and 9:00 PM
Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, Benny Green, Lewis Nash, Chris Potter & Ambrose Akinmusire
After opening their nation-wide tour with two sold-out performances at Kuumbwa Jazz, this super group of jazz musicians, return to close out their spectacular tour, complete with new material developed on the road. Don’t miss this encore performance of the 55th anniversary of the Monterey Jazz Festival featuring sensational vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, saxophonist Chris Potter, trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, pianist Benny Green, bassist/musical director Christian McBride, and drummer Lewis Nash. Says Ms. Bridgewater, “All kinds of crazy things happen here…it’s Kuumbwa.”
Our friends at Pacific Harbor Travel invite you on a unique 12 day visit to Cuba, May 6 – May 17, 2013. This is an opportunity to explore the rich heritage, culture and peoples of Cuba. Highlights of the trip include Santiago de Cuba, renowned for its Afro-Caribbean musical heritage, Trinidad, a perfectly preserved mid-19th century sugar town with an exciting live music scene, Cienfuegos with its elegance, enlightened French spirit and feisty Caribbean panache, and Havana, experiencing music schools, the eco village of Las Terrazas, the area of Alamar with its organic farming community, the home of Ernest Hemingway and his hangouts, and of course music, music, music. The all-inclusive cost, based on double occupancy is only $4850.00 per person. Please click on the link for your full itinerary. To book this trip of a lifetime and learn more, please contact Linda at Pacific Harbor Travel at 831.427.5000 or email Linda@PacificHarborTravel.com. This trip is arranged by Vaya Sojourns, under a license from the U.S. Treasury Dept. For complete itinerary and more details, please click Cuba Itinerary to download.