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Jazz Kiln

Jazz Kiln

April 1 @ 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM
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The Jazz Kiln is a series of six weekly jazz improvisation workshops designed to offer a safe, supportive place for musicians of all ages to explore their musical boundaries. This series is directed by noted jazz educator, composer and pianist Eddie Mendenhall. Students also benefit from masterful insights of local bassist extraordinaire, Dan Robbins.  Eddie and Dan have teamed up to offer […]

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Brad Mehldau Trio

Brad Mehldau Trio

April 4 @ 7:00 PM
Brad Mehldau Trio – Friday, April 4 @ 9:00 PM

7:00 PM SOLD OUT! Click on the blue Buy Tickets button for 9:00 PM tickets! $28/Advance $33/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Kyle Goldman “…the most influential jazz pianist of the last 20 years.” – New York Times Pianist Brad Mehldau has been recording and performing extensively since the […]

Brad Mehldau Trio

Brad Mehldau Trio

April 4 @ 9:00 PM
Brad Mehldau Trio – Friday, April 4 @ 9:00 PM

$28/Advance $33/Door No Comps Doors at 8:30 PM Sponsored by Kyle Goldman “…the most influential jazz pianist of the last 20 years.” – New York Times Pianist Brad Mehldau has been recording and performing extensively since the early 1990s, yet his most consistent and lauded output over the years has taken place in the trio […]

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Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band & SC Ballet Theatre in Concert

Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band & SC Ballet Theatre in Concert

April 5 @ 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre In Concert Two performances: 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm Cabrillo Crocker Theater The Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre presents their annual mixed-repertory concert features the long-awaited revival of Philip Jerry’s poignant “Our Town”. This show is a premiere by our own award-winning resident choreographer Robert Kelley, a commissioned piece by guest choreographer […]

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Jesse Autumn – We’re Making a Live Album!

Jesse Autumn – We’re Making a Live Album!

April 6 @ 7:00 PM
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Tickets: $16 Adv / $20 Door (ticket and donation to the album) Tickets available at:brownpapertickets.com Doors open: 6:30 pm For more information, call: 831-426-6060 Jesse Autumn’s rich, gorgeous and emotive songs come to life in this magical evening of music, as she creates her first full-length album of original songs live at the Kuumbwa Jazz […]

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René Marie

René Marie

April 7 @ 7:00 PM
René Marie – Monday, April 7 @ 7:00 PM

$22/Advance $27/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…one of the best jazz singers working today.” – Jazz Journal Although she didn’t begin her professional career until her early forties, vocalist René Marie has quickly climbed the ranks to become one of the most heralded singers on the scene today. Fiery and clever, Marie […]

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Jazz Kiln

Jazz Kiln

April 8 @ 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM
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The Jazz Kiln is a series of six weekly jazz improvisation workshops designed to offer a safe, supportive place for musicians of all ages to explore their musical boundaries. This series is directed by noted jazz educator, composer and pianist Eddie Mendenhall. Students also benefit from masterful insights of local bassist extraordinaire, Dan Robbins.  Eddie and Dan have teamed up to offer […]

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Viva La Lehrer!

Viva La Lehrer!

April 9 @ 7:00 PM
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Sold Out! Tickets available here to 9:30pm Encore Soiree Doors open: 6:30 PM Viva La Lehrer! The Biggest Happening of its kind in over 30 years! This show may not be for everyone. Out of the abundance of caution we are rating it PG13. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Santa […]

Viva La Lehrer Encore Soiree

Viva La Lehrer Encore Soiree

April 9 @ 9:30 PM
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Tickets $10 Advance Tickets: www.VivaLaLehrer.comor by phone 1-800-838-3006 Doors open: 9:00 PM Viva La Lehrer! The Biggest Happening of its kind in over 30 years! With the Viva La Lehrer 7:00pm show completely sold out, organizers have scheduled a second “late” show, the “Viva La Lehrer Encore Soiree” from 9:30 to 10:30. A limited number of tickets will be […]

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Crystal Bowersox

Crystal Bowersox

April 10 @ 7:00 PM
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CONCERT RE-SCHEDULED FROM JANUARY 22 ALL JANUARY 22 TICKETS HONORED THIS DATE AND SHOW-TIME 7 PM CONCERT SOLD OUT If you wish a refund on the January 22 concert, please visit place of purchase: 1. Online refunds, visit: http://pulseproductions.inticketing.com/support.php?id_sup_top=9 2. Streetlight tickets, return to store for refund. www.crystalbowersox.com

Crystal Bowersox

Crystal Bowersox

April 10 @ 9:00 PM
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$25/Adv Doors 8:30 pm CONCERT RE-SCHEDULED FROM JANUARY 22 Tickets available online at: Pulseproductions.net or in person at Streetlight Records, 939 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. ALL JANUARY 22 TICKETS HONORED THIS DATE AND SHOW-TIME If you wish a refund on the January 22 concert, please visit place of purchase: 1. Online refunds, visit: http://pulseproductions.inticketing.com/support.php?id_sup_top=9 2. Streetlight tickets, […]

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Chihiro Yamanaka Trio

Chihiro Yamanaka Trio

April 11 @ 7:00 PM
Chihiro Yamanaka Trio – Friday, April 11 @ 7:00 PM

$20/Advance $25/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…imaginative virtuosity…” – NPR Since graduating from Berklee College of Music, Japanese pianist Chihiro Yamanaka has been racking up the accolades as a top tier musician and composer. A Universal Music recording artist, Yamanaka’s music pivots between original compositions and her unique presentation of standards. Her […]

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Desmadre // Eat The Sun – Club Kuumbwa

Desmadre // Eat The Sun – Club Kuumbwa

April 12 @ 9:00 PM
Club Kuumbwa: Desmadre // Eat The Sun – Saturday, April 12 @ 9:00 PM

Desmadre // Eat The Sun Saturday, April 12 9:30 PM – Doors at 9:00 PM $5 at the door $3 Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery IPA All ages Desmadre; grinding on that thin line between progressive funk and and psychedelic rock ‘n roll.  Joining them on the bill are Eat The Sun. www.facebook.com/musicadesmadre

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Living Legends of Gypsy Flamenco: Miguel Funi & Juan del Gastor

Living Legends of Gypsy Flamenco: Miguel Funi & Juan del Gastor

April 13 @ 7:00 PM
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Bay Area Flamenco presents - Direct from Spain! LIVING LEGENDS OF GYPSY FLAMENCO Miguel Funi & Juan del Gastor $40/Premium Seating (first 3 rows) $25/General Admission Tickets:http://funi.eventbrite.com Doors: 6:30 PM More info: (510) 444-2820 An evening of flamenco puro featuring a rare US appearance of the legendary singer/dancer MIGUEL FUNI and guitarist/fiestero JUAN DEL GASTOR joined by […]

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Allan Harris Band

Allan Harris Band

April 14 @ 7:00 PM
Allan Harris Band – Monday, April 14 @ 7:00 PM

$20/Advance  $25/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…one of the three best male jazz vocalists in the country.” – CNN Perhaps best known for his interpretations of jazz standards, Allan Harris’s smooth vocals and guitar styling easily cross genres, from jazz to soul to blues – Tony Bennett calls him his favorite singer. […]

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Jazz Kiln

Jazz Kiln

April 15 @ 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM
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The Jazz Kiln is a series of six weekly jazz improvisation workshops designed to offer a safe, supportive place for musicians of all ages to explore their musical boundaries. This series is directed by noted jazz educator, composer and pianist Eddie Mendenhall. Students also benefit from masterful insights of local bassist extraordinaire, Dan Robbins.  Eddie and Dan have teamed up to offer […]

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Poetry and Jazz

Poetry and Jazz

April 16 @ 7:00 PM
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$15/Adv $17/Door Doors: 6:30 PM Tickets Available at www.brownpapertickets.com “JAZZ & POETRY”– Driving Jazz and Provocative Poetry! UCSC POETS MEET STANFORD POETS ON STAGE! Freddy Clarke‘s solo guitar performances and original compositions have likened him to “Segovia on acid” and “the Kenny G of flamenco guitar” and “Smashing Pumpkins meets Gypsy Kings.” Trained in classical […]

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Kendra Shank & John Stowell Duo

Kendra Shank & John Stowell Duo

April 17 @ 7:00 PM
Kendra Shank & John Stowell Duo - Thursday, April 17 @ 7:00 PM

$15/Advance $20/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…breathtakingly original concept.” – Boston Globe In this impeccable pairing, vocalist Kendra Shank joins master guitarist John Stowell, performing a mix of originals, jazz standards, folk medleys, and free improvisations. Born of an impromptu Manhattan recording session, their new album, New York Conversations, captures their playful, […]

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Funky Friday! Pawn Shop Soul with Hoopty

Funky Friday! Pawn Shop Soul with Hoopty

April 18 @ 8:30 PM
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Tickets: $10/Advance $15/Door Advance Tickets: browpapertickets.com Doors: 8:00 pm More info: 831 247-1647 Email: pawnshopsoul@gmail.com Pawn Shop Soul returns to Kuumbwa Jazz to headline a soulsational Funky Friday! The floor will be cleared for dancers ready to get their freak on with the best live funk and soul in Santa Cruz. First up is a […]

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Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort

Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort

April 21 @ 7:00 PM
Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort - Monday, April 21 @ 7:00 & 9:00 PM

7:00 PM SOLD OUT! Click on the blue Buy Tickets button for 9:00 PM tickets! $26/Advance $31/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Jazz Divas “… pioneering new possibilities for the violin and for jazz – The MacArthur Foundation Regina Carter has re-invigorated the jazz violin with a new spirit. […]

Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort

Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort

April 21 @ 9:00 PM
Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort - Monday, April 21 @ 7:00 & 9:00 PM

$26/Advance $31/Door No Comps Doors at 8:30 PM Sponsored by Jazz Divas “… pioneering new possibilities for the violin and for jazz – The MacArthur Foundation Regina Carter has re-invigorated the jazz violin with a new spirit. Since she first gained attention in the late ’80s with the pop/jazz group Straight Ahead, the range of […]

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Jazz Kiln

Jazz Kiln

April 22 @ 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM
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The Jazz Kiln is a series of six weekly jazz improvisation workshops designed to offer a safe, supportive place for musicians of all ages to explore their musical boundaries. This series is directed by noted jazz educator, composer and pianist Eddie Mendenhall. Students also benefit from masterful insights of local bassist extraordinaire, Dan Robbins.  Eddie and Dan have teamed up to offer […]

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Alfredo Rodríguez Trio

Alfredo Rodríguez Trio

April 23 @ 7:00 PM
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$22/Advance $27/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…a spirited, youthful charm.” – New York Times Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodríguez was trained in the rigorous classical conservatories of Havana, beginning at the age of seven. After a chance encounter with legendary impresario Quincy Jones at Switzerland’s Montreaux Jazz Festival, Rodríguez found his way stateside. […]

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Private Event

Private Event

April 24 @ 7:00 PM

NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC For Information on hosting your next private event at Kuumbwa Jazz, visit: http://kuumbwajazz.org/venue-rental/private-events/ or call 831-427-2227

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Claudia Villela & Heloísa Fernandes

Claudia Villela & Heloísa Fernandes

April 25 @ 7:30 PM
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$22/Advance  $27/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:30 PM (Claudia Villela) “Soulful expression steeped in the now…” – DownBeat (Heloísa Fernandes) “She was pure enchantment from the moment she entered…” – Jazztimes.com This marks the debut of a collaboration of two Brazilian artistic forces – singer Claudia Villela and pianist Heloísa Fernandes. Over the past two […]

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What’s Shakin’ – A Gala to Support John Reynolds

What’s Shakin’ – A Gala to Support John Reynolds

April 26 @ 7:30 PM
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Donation at the Door -­ No Tickets Can’t make the show, but want to donate? Donate now! Show at 7:30 pm Doors at 6:30 pm A benefit to support local Santa Cruz musician, teacher, music producer and engineer John Reynolds Featuring Zun Zun Minor Thirds Trio Ukulele Dick & Mona Lott The Koz Andy, Annie & […]

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An Evening with Branford Marsalis

An Evening with Branford Marsalis

April 28 @ 7:00 PM
An Evening With Branford Marsalis - Monday, April 28 @ 9:00 PM

7:00 PM SOLD OUT! Click on the blue Buy Tickets button to purchase 9:00 PM tickets! $35/Advance $40/Door No Comps Sponsored by Kyle Goldman Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “… one of the most cohesive, intense jazz ensembles on the scene.” –New York Times Branford Marsalis is one of the best known saxophonists […]

An Evening With Branford Marsalis

An Evening With Branford Marsalis

April 28 @ 9:00 PM
An Evening With Branford Marsalis - Monday, April 28 @ 9:00 PM

$35/Advance $40/Door No Comps Sponsored by Kyle Goldman Doors at 8:30 PM “… one of the most cohesive, intense jazz ensembles on the scene.” –New York Times Branford Marsalis is one of the best known saxophonists around today. His lengthy resume includes performances with an array of stellar musicians ranging from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, […]

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Jazz Kiln – Final Day

Jazz Kiln – Final Day

April 29 @ 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM
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Students of the Jazz Kiln workshops will demonstrate their chops in a  ”Playing with the Pros” performance in this final day of class. Drummer, Mike Shannon, will join Eddie Mendenhall and Dan Robbins to complete a powerhouse rhythm section backing each student as they play their piece individually. Friends and family are welcome to attend the final day performance. These workshops are advanced […]

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José James – Canceled

José James – Canceled

April 30 @ 7:00 PM
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CANCELED! Sponsored by ZNA Communications “… a romantic baritone with a deep funk band…” – New York Times José James does not limit himself to the conventional boundaries of the “jazz” singer. Instead, he dives into exotic sounds from a pastiche of cultures from all around the world, both traditional and modern. The inspiration for […]

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