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Carolina Chocolate Drops – SOLD OUT

Carolina Chocolate Drops – SOLD OUT

July 1 @ 7:00 PM
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SOLD OUT! 9:00 PM still available. Click the blue Buy Tickets button to purchase 9:00 PM tickets. $25/Advance $30/Door No Comps Doors and Dinner at 6:00PM Sponsored by Gayle’s Bakery & Rosticceria “dirt-floor-dance electricity” – Rolling Stone After meeting at the Black Banjo Gathering in Boone, North Carolina in 2005, the Carolina Chocolate Drops have been both […]

Carolina Chocolate Drops – SOLD OUT

Carolina Chocolate Drops – SOLD OUT

July 1 @ 9:00 PM
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SOLD OUT! $25/Advance $30/Door No Comps Doors at 8:30PM Sponsored by Gayle’s Bakery & Rosticceria “dirt-floor-dance electricity” – Rolling Stone After meeting at the Black Banjo Gathering in Boone, North Carolina in 2005, the Carolina Chocolate Drops have been both enthralling audiences with their blend of strings, harmonies, original songs and historic melodies as well as bringing […]

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Gillian Harwin – Lost ‘n Found CD Release Tour

Gillian Harwin – Lost ‘n Found CD Release Tour

July 3 @ 7:00 PM
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$15/Adv $20/Door Doors and dinner at 6:00 PM “…a true performer…” – SF Gate Gillian Harwin is a master of many trades. She is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, educator, native Californian and longtime New Yorker, but above all else she is a performer. Influenced by the rock and R&B greats, she leans towards a gritty, […]

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David Murray Infinity Quartet

David Murray Infinity Quartet

July 7 @ 7:00 PM
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$25/Adv $30/Door ½ PRICE NIGHT FOR STUDENTS Doors and dinner at 6:00 PM “… pure hard bop with plenty of soul!” – The Wire Tenor saxophonist David Murray traverses a diverse swath of jazz terrain, from conventional to cutting-edge. With one foot firmly planted in the jazz tradition and the other in the avant-garde, Murray […]

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Claudia Gomez

Claudia Gomez

July 10 @ 7:00 PM
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$20/Adv $25/Door Doors and dinner at 6:00 PM “Gomez’s vocals and fretwork are flawless.” – Metroactive.com As a vocalist, guitarist and composer, Claudia Gomez’s Columbian roots are reflected in the wide range of Latin American styles that she has fashioned into a personal expression of her own. With a strong, clear voice, she navigates the […]

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Benny Green Trio feat. David Wong & Kenny Washington

Benny Green Trio feat. David Wong & Kenny Washington

July 14 @ 7:00 PM
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SOLD OUT! $25/Advance $30/Door No Comps Doors and dinner at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Logos Books & Records “Benny Green’s artistic maturity is astonishing….” – Le Jazz Hot Benny Green’s keyboard genius has accompanied the vocal artistry of Betty Carter, apprenticed in the ranks of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and, ultimately replaced the great Gene Harris in […]

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Jason Lindner Now vs. Now with Panagiotis Andreou & Justin Tyson

Jason Lindner Now vs. Now with Panagiotis Andreou & Justin Tyson

July 17 @ 7:00 PM
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$20/Adv $25/Door Doors and dinner at 6:00 PM ½ PRICE NIGHT FOR STUDENTS “Now vs Now forges into altogether undeveloped musical terrain.” – NPR Music Led by keyboardist Jason Lindner and featuring bassist Panagiotis Andreou and drummer Justin Tyson, Now vs. Now is a progressive electro-jazz rock trio like none other. The seeds of the band […]

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Hapa

Hapa

July 18 @ 7:30 PM
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$25 Adv, $32 Door Tickets via Ticketflyor by Phone: 877-435-9849 Or in person at Street Light Records 939 Pacific Ave, Downtown Santa Cruz Doors 7:00 PM More info: 831-334-1153 Like the Hawaiian Islands themselves, HAPA‘s Pan-Polynesian music is an amalgam of infuences ranging from ancient genealogical chants to the strummed ballads of Portuguese fisherman, Spanish cowboys, and the […]

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feral fauna – Club Kuumbwa

feral fauna – Club Kuumbwa

July 19 @ 9:00 PM
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9:00 PM $5 at the door All ages By weaving sultry vocals with acoustic instrumentation and electronic production, feral fauna create intriguing musical contrasts between acoustic & electronic, organic & digital, feminine & masculine. feral fauna bridges the genres of soul, pop and electronica, and presents, for this show, Synesthesia: A Celebration of the Senses. www.facebook.com/feralfauna

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Omar Sosa Quarteto Afrocubano

Omar Sosa Quarteto Afrocubano

July 21 @ 7:00 PM
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SOLD OUT! $25/Advance $30/Door No Comps Doors and dinner at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Daphne & Stuart Wells and Barbara Beerstein & George Badger “…doubly exhilarating…” – Boston Phoenix Lauded pianist and composer, Omar Sosa, with six previous Grammy nominations to his credit, has established an international reputation for his exciting brand of Afro-Cuban jazz. His dedication […]

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Vieux Farka Toure

Vieux Farka Toure

July 22 @ 7:00 PM
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Tickets: $25/General Admission Advance Tickets: www.pulseproductions.net In Person: Streetlight Records, downtown Santa Cruz More info: 831-423-2970 or email: Pulse Productions – michael@pulseproductions.net www.vieuxfarkatoure.com

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Henry Kapono

Henry Kapono

July 24 @ 7:00 PM
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Tickets: $26.50/Adv Advance Tickets: www.pulseproductions.net In Person: Streetlight Records, downtown Santa Cruz More info: 831-423-2970 or email: Pulse Productions – michael@pulseproductions.net www.henrykapono.com

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Campbell, Robbins, Copley – CRC

Campbell, Robbins, Copley – CRC

July 25 @ 7:00 PM
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$10 Tickets at the door Doors: 6:30 PM More info: 310-570-5002 Campbell, Robbins, Copley (CRC) are a local all original Band featuring Doug Campbell and Kimberly Campbell (Vocals,Guitars, Flutes), Dan Robbins (Bass) and Greg Copley (Drums,Vocals). Multi-media concert includes bellydancing! www.facebook.com/crcsantacruz

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Elias Lammam Trio w/special guest Tareq Rantisi

Elias Lammam Trio w/special guest Tareq Rantisi

July 26 @ 7:30 PM
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Santa Cruz Arabic Music Ensemble opens Tickets: $15/Adv $20/Door Advance Tickets: EliasLammamKJC.brownpapertickets.com Doors: 7:00 PM More info: 831-227-9514 World-renowned Arabic accordionist and singer Elias Lammam, originally from Lebanon and now resident of Santa Cruz, directs the Elias Lammam Trio. The Trio plays popular Arabic music of the mid-20th century, including songs of Oum Kholthum, Fairuz, Warda, Mohamed […]

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Jack DeJohnette Trio feat. Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison

Jack DeJohnette Trio feat. Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison

July 28 @ 7:00 PM
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$30/Adv $35/Door No Comps Doors and dinner at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Harry Harrington & Sharon Hale “…extraordinary, flowing… and full of tone color.” – The Guardian Jack DeJohnette the iconoclastic drummer, pianist and composer continues to be a major creative force on top of an already illustrious career stretching back over five decades. A […]

Jack DeJohnette Trio feat. Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison

Jack DeJohnette Trio feat. Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison

July 28 @ 9:00 PM
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$30/Adv $35/Door No Comps Doors at 8:30 PM Sponsored by Harry Harrington & Sharon Hale “…extraordinary, flowing… and full of tone color.” – The Guardian Jack DeJohnette the iconoclastic drummer, pianist and composer continues to be a major creative force on top of an already illustrious career stretching back over five decades. A pioneer in […]

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John Bouwsma’s NolaBop

John Bouwsma’s NolaBop

July 31 @ 7:00 PM
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$10/Advance $15/Door Doors and dinner at 6:00 PM Sponsored by The Le Boeuf Brothers Emerging Artist Fund Santa Cruz native and Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band alumnus John Bouwsma returns to the Kuumbwa stage leading his own band, NolaBop. A music student at Loyola University New Orleans, the saxophonist weaves a fresh sound of traditional jazz […]

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