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Events for December 10, 2013 through January 6, 2014

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December 2013

Aoife O’Donovan

December 11, 2013 @ 7:30 PM

$20/Adv $23/Door Sponsored by Santa Cruz Coffee Roasters Doors and dinner beginning at 6:30 PM “…modest rusticity, but as sophisticated as they come.” – New York Times Well-known for her role in alternative bluegrass band, Crooked Still, vocalist/songwriter/guitarist Aoife O’Donovan (pronounced EE- f ah) now steps to the fore with her debut solo album, Fossils. The versatility and appeal of her voice has already landed her collaborations with Alison Krauss and Dave Douglas. She was also the voice heard on…

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The Kalae Miles–Davis Project

December 12, 2013 @ 7:00 PM

$15/Advance  $18/Door Advance tickets online at: www.brownpapertickets.com and at the following outlets: -   Pono Hawaiian Grill 120 Union St  Santa Cruz, CA 95060  (831) 426-7666 -   Element Home Furnishings 723 Soquel Ave  Santa Cruz, CA 95062  (831) 426-6102 -   Logos Books & Records 1117 Pacific Ave  Santa Cruz, CA 95060  (831) 427-5100 -   Aloha Island Grille 1700 Portola Dr  Santa Cruz, CA 95062  (831) 479-3299 Doors: 6:30 PM More info:  831.454.6344 “This young man represents the natural beauty of sound, born in the islands.” – Henry G. Akine, Artistic…

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Bob Dylan Tribute

December 13, 2013 @ 8:00 PM

Friday, December 13, 8 PM $20/Advance  $25/Door Advance Tickets: www.thewheelcompany.com Doors: 7 PM More info: (831) 469-3184 Presented by The Wheel Company

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A Tribute to Neil Young

December 14, 2013 @ 8:00 PM

Saturday, December 14, 8 PM $20/Advance  $25/Door Advance Tickets: www.thewheelcompany.com Doors: 7 PM More info: (831) 469-3184 Presented by The Wheel Company

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Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola Duo

December 16, 2013 @ 7:00 PM

$23/Adv $26/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by The Offbeats “…improvisers plying new genre-less waters…” – San Jose Mercury Seven-string guitar master Charlie Hunter has been playing with drummer Scott Amendola since the 1990s, when they were two-thirds of the acclaimed jam-band-meets-jazz Charlie Hunter Trio. Following up on their duo release Not Getting Behind Is The New Getting Ahead, the two just released Pucker, a lean and sinewy session marked by fierce grooves, caressing melodies, and startlingly intuitive…

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Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola Duo

December 16, 2013 @ 9:00 PM

$23/Adv $26/Door Doors at 8:30 PM Sponsored by The Offbeats “…improvisers plying new genre-less waters…” – San Jose Mercury Seven-string guitar master Charlie Hunter has been playing with drummer Scott Amendola since the 1990s, when they were two-thirds of the acclaimed jam-band-meets-jazz Charlie Hunter Trio. Following up on their duo release Not Getting Behind Is The New Getting Ahead, the two just released Pucker, a lean and sinewy session marked by fierce grooves, caressing melodies, and startlingly intuitive interplay. This type…

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Jesse Scheinin and Forever

December 19, 2013 @ 7:00 PM

CD Release Concert $12/Adv $15/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…art pop with orchestral inclinations…” – The Deli Magazine One of the most esteemed alumni of Kuumbwa Jazz’s education programs (first as a participant in our Summer Jazz Camp, then as a member of the Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band), saxophonist Jesse Scheinin returns home to celebrate the release of his new album, Jesse and Forever. Having been mentored by Joshua Redman, Danilo Perez, and Billy Harper expect an evening…

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Windham Hill Winter Solstice 2013: Barbara Higbie, Liz Story, Lisa Lynne, George Tortorelli, Aryeh Frankfurter

December 20, 2013 @ 7:00 PM

SOLD OUT! $25/Adv $28/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Radiology Medical Group“… full of life and brilliant…” – San Francisco Chronicle The Windham Hill Winter Solstice Celebration has become an annual event featuring three popular Windham Hill artists: pianist Liz Story, a three-time Grammy nominee; fiddler/pianist/vocalist Barbara Higbie, also a Grammy nominee; and Celtic harpist Lisa Lynne, a multi-instrumentalist specializing in traditional folk instruments. Multi-instrumentalists George Tortorelli and Aryeh Frankfurter provide additional support, expanding…

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The Rayburn Brothers Band – CD Release Concert

January 4 @ 7:00 PM

$13 Advance / $15 Door; Ages 12 and under free Advance Tickets at www.rayburnbrothers.com Doors: 6:30 PM More info: 650-279-3480 With Sharon Allen opening Brothers Craig and Keith Rayburn write and sing songs about everything from Love to Loneliness, from the Waves of California to the Yangtze River of China, with melodies that range from dream-like through folk, blues, rock, and country to fandango.  They are accompanied by an incredibly talented band of local Santa Cruz musicians, with a full sound…

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Pharoah Sanders Quartet

January 6 @ 7:00 PM

$26/Adv  $31/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…always trying to reach out to truth.” – Ornette Coleman Possessing one of the most distinctive tenor saxophone tones in jazz, pioneering avant and free-jazz icon Pharoah Sanders got his start playing with Sun Ra, rose to fame in John Coltrane’s group and was given his stage name by Amiri Baraka. With that company, it’s only natural that he would rise to such cultural significance. His intense phrasing has become a touchstone of…

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