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Events for January 24, 2014 through February 3, 2014

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January 2014

Steep Ravine – Club Kuumbwa

January 24 @ 9:00 PM

9:30 PM – Doors at 9:00 PM $5 at the door $3 Newcastle Ales All ages Steep Ravine  is an acoustic quartet hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area. Their unique sound, equal parts poetic lyricism and string-playing ingenuity, bends folk and bluegrass in compelling new directions while paying homage to the spirited Northern California landscape the band calls home.  At this show, Steep Ravine will be celebrating the release of their latest album, Trampin’ On. www.facebook.com/steepravineband

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Tim Flannery & Lunatic Fringe

January 25 @ 7:00 PM

SOLD OUT! Doors at 6:15 PM Presented by Pulse Productions www.timflannery.com

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Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band – Whalefest

January 26 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Whalefest Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey, CA Info: 831-427-2227 Come hear the Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band as they perform for the Fourth Annual Whalefest Monterey, a free 2-day fun family event for all ages. The event celebrates the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Old Fisherman’s Wharf, and whales, while benefiting many local marine conservation non-profit organizations. Stay current with upcoming events by checking out their webpage so you don’t miss out on their performances this year. https://kuumbwajazz.org/education/honor-band/    

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Howard Levy & Chris Siebold

January 27 @ 7:00 PM

$20/Adv $25/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “… (Levy) is a force on any instrument he plays.” – The Chicago Tribune A virtuoso of the diatonic harmonica, Howard Levy, is also an excellent pianist. An original member of Bela Fleck’s Flecktones, he has radically changed the approach to the harmonica, broadening its musical range and winning Grammy awards for his recorded output. His duo partner, master guitarist Chris Siebold, is fluent on a number of fretted string instruments,…

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Hawaiian Slack Key Masters George Kahumoku Jr. and Ledward Kaapana

January 29 @ 7:30 PM

Tickets: $30/Advance  $35/Night of Show Advance Tickets: www.ticketfly.com By phone: 877-435-9849 In Person: Streetlight Records, downtown Santa Cruz Doors: 7:00 PM More info: 831-334-1153 There’s a reason he’s been called Hawaii’s Renaissance man: George Kahumoku Jr. is a multiple Grammy Award & Hoku Award winning master slack key guitarist, songwriter, world-traveling performer, high school and college teacher, artist and sculptor, storyteller and writer, farmer and entrepreneur. Ledward Kaapana is Hawaii’s premier master Slack Key guitarist. His inventiveness and fluidity, his…

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Ashwin Batish’s Sitar Power

January 30 @ 7:00 PM

SOLD OUT! $15/Adv $20/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…your mind is likely to be delightfully blown…” – SF Weekly A legend of the Bay Area’s world music scene, Ashwin Batish is a sitar and tabla master.  Trained from an early age in the north Indian classical traditions by his father, Batish has forged his own unique style, melding pop, rock, jazz and other world music genres with Indian raga, resulting in his own special blend of Sitar…

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Retro Soul Dance Party with The Inciters

January 31 @ 7:30 PM

$12/Advance  $15/Door Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com or by phone 800-838-3006 * * Advance ticket sales end at 4:30 pm day of show; Tickets available at the door beginning at 6:30 PM Doors: 6:30 PM More info: 831-246-0692 Leave message if you have a question  - Tickets are still available! One of the West Coast’s finest Northern Soul bands, The Inciters, take the stage for a Retro Soul Dance Party, Friday, January 31st at Kuumbwa Jazz Center. The Inciters play Northern Soul music, a…

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February 2014

Mumbo Gumbo/Bryn Loosley and the Back Pages

February 1 @ 7:00 PM

SOLD OUT! $25 General / $50 VIP Advance Tickets: Call the Youth Resource Bank at 831-689-9609 Doors and Silent Auction: 6:00 PM Benefit for the Youth Resource BankMumbo Gumbo Legendary Cajun-Inspired World Music Band from Sacramento. Much-beloved Favorite on the Festival Circuit for years due to their rootsy, danceable music.  Inspired, clever, fun 7-piece band. Bryn Loosley & the Back Pages Award-winning songwriter from Santa Cruz with his 5-Piece Band will perform his touching, well-crafted alt country, Americana style songs.…

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Habib Koité

February 3 @ 7:00 PM

7:00 PM SOLD OUT! Click the blue Buy Tickets button to purchase tickets for the 9:00 PM show. $28/Adv $33/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Susan and Alan Goldstein “First there was Hendrix, then Stevie Ray Vaughan, and now Habib.” – Bonnie Raitt African guitarist Habib Koité is one of the most popular and eclectic musicians to ever come out of Mali. The self-taught performer has developed a personal sound derived from a number…

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Habib Koité

February 3 @ 9:00 PM

$28/Adv $33/Door No Comps 1/2 PRICE NIGHT FOR STUDENTS! Doors at 8:30 PM Sponsored by Susan and Alan Goldstein “First there was Hendrix, then Stevie Ray Vaughan, and now Habib.” – Bonnie Raitt African guitarist Habib Koité is one of the most popular and eclectic musicians to ever come out of Mali. The self-taught performer has developed a personal sound derived from a number of ethnic and regional styles native to his home country. His unique approach to the guitar…

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