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May 2014

An Evening with Dan Robbins

May 1 @ 7:00 PM

Local & Live! Honoring Artistry, Celebrating Community $15/Adv  $20/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Acoustic and electric bassist Dan Robbins is a first-call bassist in the Bay Area and beyond, known in the jazz world as a fiery improvisational spirit with a driving backbeat. In his Local & Live showcase, Robbins features four of his favorite bands including the Phree Radicals, featuring Mike Shannon and John Whooley; the Tassajara Trio,with Eddie Mendenhall and Steve Robertson; Campbell-Robbins-Copley; and Wasabi featuring…

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First Friday Art Tour: Carol Bowie “Miles to Mingus”

May 2 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

FREE South County visual artist Carol Bowie presents “Miles to Mingus” paintings expressed, inspired and fueled by listening to and living with this music dubbed “jazz.” Bowie describes her work as, “guided by her desire to become a conduit for what wants to be expressed.” An Open Studio artist for more than two decades, Bowie’s work can also be found in private and corporate collections locally, nationally and abroad. DJ Vinnie will add to the revelries by spinning classic vinyl…

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Tree – Debut Audio/Visual Show + Band (ft. Shelf Nunny & Bobey)

May 3 @ 7:30 PM

$12 Adv / $15 Door Tickets at: brownpapertickets.com More info: (831) 421-2449 Celebrating life, creativity & exploration of modern music. Connecting the sounds of past, present & future. Join us for an evening of experimental indie hip hop & soulful live electronic dance. Hometown Santa Cruz artist Tree is debuting his audio/visual experience with the help of a brand new four piece band and wide array of instruments. This show will also be the first glimpse at Tree’s debut album. Additional live…

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Ben Jammin

May 4 @ 5:30 PM

$20 General, $18 Students & Seniors Available at the Door or Online at: santacruzperformingarts.org/tickets Doors: 5:00 PM For more info call (831) 334-2121 Santa Cruz Performing Arts’ Family Theatre Project Presents: Cabrillo Stage Actor and local Childrens Theatre celebrity, Ben Jammin performing at Santa Cruz’s legendary Kuumbwa, singing an array of jazz, classical, and Broadway tunes for the entire family!”  Guest Vocalists Jennifer Daniels and Lori Rivera will be joining Ben Jammin for this unforgettable evening music and mirth!”  Come for Chilli and Cornbread! Bar…

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David Grisman Sextet

May 5 @ 7:00 PM

7:00 PM SOLD OUT! Click on the Buy Tickets button to purchase tickets for the 9:00 PM show. $35/Adv $40/Door No Comps Doors and dinner at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Sue Nerton and Tom Thacher Co-sponsored by KPIG 107.5 FM “… mixing bluegrass… jazz, funk and bossa nova…” – The Chicago Tribune David Grisman has created a one-of-a-kind niche with his self-described Dawg Music, an amalgam of bluegrass and jazz comprised as its prime ingredients. The iconic mandolinist’s eclectic approach has led to a…

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David Grisman Sextet

May 5 @ 9:00 PM

$35/Adv $40/Door No Comps Doors at 8:30 PM Sponsored by Sue Nerton and Tom Thacher Co-sponsored by KPIG 107.5 FM “… mixing bluegrass… jazz, funk and bossa nova…” – The Chicago Tribune David Grisman has created a one-of-a-kind niche with his self-described Dawg Music, an amalgam of bluegrass and jazz comprised as its prime ingredients. The iconic mandolinist’s eclectic approach has led to a number of inventive collaborations over the years that have included Bonnie Raitt, Stephane Grappelli, and his old friend Jerry…

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Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet w/Roy “Futureman” Wooten & Felix Pastorius

May 8 @ 7:00 PM

$22/Adv  $27/Door Once show only at 7:00 PM. Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM ½ Price Night for Students honored for 7:00 PM concert “…equal parts Galactic and Dirty Dozen Brass Band…” – JazzTimes The Mu’tet is led by saxophonist Jeff Coffin of Dave Matthews Band fame (not to mention his fourteen years with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones), and is a force to be reckoned with. A composer, educator and three-time Grammy winner, Coffin’s philosophy is that music…

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Syndicate of Sound

May 9 @ 7:30 PM

General Admission $22.00 (advance) Gold Circle $35.00 (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 With a smile on their face and a gleam in their eye, Syndicate of Sound, hit-makers of the sixties, craft song, story, dance and video to present: 1966 ALL OVER AGAIN! Get ready for a fun filled night revisiting the most prolific…

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Synapse // The Traveling Ills – Club Kuumbwa

May 10 @ 9:00 PM

$5 at the door $3 Seabright Amber Pints All ages Synapse is a cultural culmination of musicians whose diverse backgrounds each add a unique flavor to a fresh yet mature sound. Synapse is alchemy, melting multiple genres into one in pursuance of solid gold. Synapse features the sharp horny stylings of Nick Bianchini on trumpet and Nikki Mokover on sax, along with keyboard concoctions by Dr. Ittai Rosenbaum, a veteran of the Israeli music scene for over thirty years. Robert Ross…

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Cassandra Wilson “Blue Light to a New Dawn”

May 13 @ 7:00 PM

7:00 PM SOLD OUT! Click the blue Buy Tickets button to purchase 9:00 PM tickets. $32/Adv $37/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00pm No Comps Sponsored by Carolyn Hyatt and Joe Hyatt “… individuality and authenticity.” – London Jazz News Cassandra Wilson, widely considered the greatest singer of her generation, changed the way that people thought of jazz with her landmark album Blue Light ‘Til Dawn in 1993. Hailed for its adventurous forays outside the American Songbook, Wilson incorporated blues, country and folk…

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