Opens this Friday: Whiplash

Opens this Friday!
at The Nickelodeon Theatre, downtown Santa Cruz

Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man’s life. Andrew’s passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability and his sanity.

“Directing with a cool, steady hand that renounces shaky-cam the way Fletcher would denounce rock ‘n roll, and getting strong performances from his two leads, Chazelle provides a potent metaphor for artistic ambition as both a religion and an addiction.”
Time Magazine

“The film works, often wonderfully, as a remarkable visualization of jazz music – you feel it and breathe it, just like the musicians – and as a showcase for the two actors at its center.”Seattle Times

Price: $10.50 General Admission, $7.50 Seniors, $8.00 matinee, $6.50 Senior matinee
Starting Friday 11/14: Daily (2:00pm), (4:30), 7:00, 9:20 + Sat, Sun (11:30am)

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The Hottest Band in Latin Jazz


A Surprise GRAMMY has made the Pacific Mambo Orchestra the hottest thing in Latin Jazz. Read the entire article by clicking the LEARN MORE tab.

Pacific Mambo Orchestra makes their Santa Cruz debut, Saturday, November 8 at the Cocoanut Grove Ballroom. Free parking this night only!

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PMO Professor and Grammy Winner


Read how relatively unknown Pacific Mambo Orchestra stole the GRAMMY at this year’s prestigious music award ceremony. PMO makes their Santa Cruz debut, Saturday, November 8 at the historic Cocoanut Grove Ballroom at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Click the LEARN MORE tab for the entire article.



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Kuumbwa Goes Green!

Kuumbwa Jazz Goes Green

After months of changing out light bulbs, meeting with county officials, reducing the amount of plastic used in the venue (now featuring icebox water), and more, Kuumbwa Jazz with a grant from the Community Foundation of SCC has received the official Go Green! Certificate from Santa Cruz County. Leading the way is Kuumbwa’s Education Coordinator Melody Korkos who states, “We are thrilled to be doing our part to reduce waste and save resources”.  To be certified “green”, participating businesses must be in compliance with regulatory agencies and meet program criteria for conserving resources, preventing pollution, and minimizing waste. The Monterey Bay Green Business Program recognizes and promotes businesses that choose to operate their businesses in a more environmentally responsible way.

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Pacific Mambo Orchestra

2014 GRAMMY Winner Best Tropical Latin Album

Pacific Mambo Orchestra

The Sound of the New Mambo!

Plus beginning Salsa dance lesson with Mario Avila at 7:30 PM

Ticket holders must be 21 and over to attend this concert.

Tickets and more info here

Sponsored by:
Wells Fargo Bank

Media sponsors:
Good Times /
KUSP 88.9 FM

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