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October 2013

John Medeski in Concert, Solo Piano

October 18, 2013 @ 7:30 PM

$20/Adv $23/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:30 PM “…a stunningly original solo set…” – Chicago Tribune Keyboard master John Medeski thrives on being unpredictable. This is a trait that fans of his popular trio group, Medeski, Martin & Wood, have come to greatly admire about the powerhouse musician. His newest project is certainly a new venture for Medeski and his fans, but one that has been received with rapture. The solo piano album titled, A Different Time is filled…

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Steven Graves All-Star Band

October 20, 2013 @ 7:00 PM

Sunday, October 20th 7:00 PM Steven Graves All-Star Band $12/Adv $15/Door Advance Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com Doors: 6:30 PM More info: 831-661-5451 CD Release show with world-class musicians including Dayan Kai, Tammi Brown, Keith Greeninger and more!  Tammi Brown opens the show! www.stevengravesmusic.com

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Jaimeo Brown Transcendence

October 21, 2013 @ 7:00 PM

$20/Adv $23/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “transcends time and form” – JazzTimes It’s not everyday that a jazz record is inspired by a quilt, but the quilts of Gee’s Bend, Alabama are not ordinary quilts, and the album Transcendence by Jaimeo Brown is not an ordinary jazz album. On Transcendence, the 34-year-old drummer has created an amalgam of modern jazz, southern black spirituals and Indian music. Often based around recorded samples of the celebrated Gee’s Bend Quilters…

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Steve Wilson ‘Opportunity Knocking’ CD Release Party

October 24, 2013 @ 7:00 PM

$12/Adv $15/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM 2013 Santa Cruz Weekly Gold Award for Best Local Musician A trombonist, vocalist, composer/arranger, and educator Steve Wilson covers all the bases as he cooks up a tasty musical smorgasbord of straight-ahead jazz, funk, Latin jazz, and Brazilian grooves. His brilliant trombone playing and vocals are ably supported by an ace rhythm section of Marshall Otwell on piano; Dan Robbins on bass; and Olaf Schiappicasse on drums. The trio is also…

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Annual Wine Tasting, Gourmet Dinner & Auction, “An Evening at the Moulin Rouge”

October 26, 2013 @ 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Premier Sponsors, Merci Beaucoup! Miner Family Winery Law Offices of Atack & Penrose, LLP Below is but a small though enticing sampling of our silent and live auction items. All proceeds benefit Kuumbwa’s music education and concert program.  Á bientôt! Silent Auction Offering 1 One 1.5 liter Dunn Vineyards 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain This wine boasts significant complexity with an array of ripe blackberry, black stone fruit and dried blackcurrant flavors. The spicy bouquet showed masses of sweet cardamom, vanilla,…

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Tom Russell

October 27, 2013 @ 7:30 PM

General Admission $25.00 (advance) Gold Circle $40.00 (advance) Tickets $4 more on day-of-show (Gold Circle Seating is the first 3 rows center section; plus 2 aisle seats on each side.) Tickets available at www.snazzyproductions.com or 831-479-9421 Doors at 7:00 PM Presented by Snazzy Productions Tom Russell is a master storyteller and Mesabi, his new release for Shout! Factory , corrals some of the acclaimed singer-songwriter¹s most compelling tales to date. A thread runs through its songs, a zigzagging but determinedly…

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Patricia Barber Trio

October 28, 2013 @ 7:00 PM

$25/Adv $28/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Daphne and Stuart Wells “…smart songs about the way we think and live.” – New York Times The street-smart metaphors and black comedy Patricia Barber uses in her lyrics have a tendency to smash gloriously against her jagged piano phrases. They are then fused back together by her sinuous and smoky alto voice, making for a truly one-of-a-kind musical experience. Her new album, Smash (Concord Jazz), features…

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Antsy McClain and The Trailer Park Troubadours Annual Halloween Show

October 30, 2013 @ 8:00 PM

$25 Advance Tickets: http://www.shop.special.unhitched.com Doors: 7:30 PM More info: 707-342-9072 ANNUAL HALLOWEEN SHOW! COSTUMES ENCOURAGED! Antsy McClain and The Trailer Park Troubadours have been a staple in the Santa Cruz music scene for over 15 years. Their energetic live shows have been called “incredible,” “indescribable” with “cheek-hurting humor.” This show is costume friendly. Awards for best Halloween costumes. www.unhitched.com

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November 2013

No Divas 2nd Annual Fall Concert

November 2, 2013 @ 8:00 PM

No Divas 2nd Annual Fall Concert $20 Advance Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.comor by phone: (831) 684-1664 Doors: 7:30 PM More info: (831) 684-1664 No Divas (formerly Release the Sirens) is putting the polish on its second annual Fall concert. This emerging eight-voice ensemble delivers a rounded handful of great tunes from around the world and through the centuries. From show tunes to rock to renaissance to 40′s swing to African to opera to shape note to Native American to jazz standards  –…

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Jesse Autumn & Grandad Coyote

November 3, 2013 @ 7:00 PM

$12 Tickets at: www.brownpapertickets.com More info: 831-464-2743 Singer/songwriter Jesse Autumn presents a night of beautiful, earthy & ethereal chamber pop ballads.  Autumn’s soaring voice and intricate piano, harp & pump organ accompaniment – often played simultaneously by herself – joins forces with the rough and sonorous beauty of cello ensemble – Barry Phillips, Aria DiSalvio and Lewis Rawlinson – with new string arrangements by Phillips, a recent Grammy award winner. Opening the show is folk band Grandad Coyote, lead by…

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