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Events for May 7, 2014 through May 18, 2014

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May 2014

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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Cassandra Wilson “Blue Light to a New Dawn”

May 13 @ 9:00 PM

$32/Adv $37/Door Doors at 8:30pm 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 into her work in a brand new way. The album earned her widespread critical acclaim, mainstream commercial success,…

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2014 Eddy Awards

May 14 @ 6:30 PM

Tickets: $25 Tickets available at: www.brownpapertickets.com More information: Santa Cruz Education Foundation The Santa Cruz Education Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to supporting students and great neighborhood public schools in Santa Cruz, CA. The Santa Cruz Education Foundation’s Eddy Awards provide an opportunity for the community to recognize the outstanding commitment made daily by the dedicated educators, staff and volunteers of Santa Cruz City Schools. Every year we recognize excellence in public education – our teachers, parent volunteers, educational programs,…

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Bajaba Showcase: LifeForcejazz

May 15 @ 7:30 PM

$15/Adv  $20/Door Advance Tickets at brownpapertickets.com Doors: 7:00 PM More info: (415) 860-9866 BAJABA is a nonprofit organization of San Francisco “Bay Area Jazz and Blues Artists” spearheaded by radio/television producer Afrikahn Jahmal Dayvs. The purpose of BAJABA is to broaden recognition and aesthetic appreciation of music genres known as jazz/blues, by presenting and recording live showcases of artists performing the music and playing the recordings back on the radio. Lifeforcejazz is an ensemble of world-renowned jazz artists residing in…

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yMusic

May 16 @ 7:00 PM

$25/Advance $30/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00pm No Comps “…at the forefront of a rapidly changing performance culture” – New York Times Hailed by NPR as “one of the groups that has really helped to shape the future of classical music,” yMusic is a sextet of young performers equally comfortable in the overlapping classical and pop music worlds.  A unique combination of assorted strings and woodwinds, this bold group of orchestrators focuses on contemporary songwriters and bands, such as indie rock…

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Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

May 17 @ 8:00 PM

At the Rio Theatre $50/Gold Circle Section, $35/General Admission GOLD CIRCLE SOLD OUT! Click the Blue Buy tickets button to purchase General Admission tickets. Doors: 7:00 PM Sponsored by Barry Swenson Builder Co-sponsored by KPIG 107.5 FM & Good Times Banjoists Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered the deceptively intricate art of the duet. Their performances embrace a diversity almost unthinkable – coming from just two banjos and one voice – a mix of traditional and original songs and tunes.…

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Simple Dreams – A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt

May 18 @ 7:00 PM

$18/Advance $21/Door Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com Doors: 6:30 PM More info: 831-419-5309 A group of talented musicians have formed a band calling themselves Simple Dreams for an evening featuring the songs of Linda Ronstadt.  With a focus on the folk/rock songs recorded in the 1970s and early 1980s, this will be an evening to celebrate Linda Ronstadt’s early musical hits.  With Donna Seda on lead vocals, Jeff Ebbage on lead guitar, Eric Gilmore on bass, Valerie Joi Fiddmont on keys, Kevin DiNoto on drums, Anne…

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