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Oz Noy Trio with Oteil Burbridge & Keith Carlock

Oz Noy Trio with Oteil Burbridge & Keith Carlock

June 2 @ 7:00 PM
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$25/Adv $30/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…[a] six-string daredevil.” – Guitar World Guitarist Oz Noy is a virtuoso who not only brings rock & blues inspired fireworks to the stage, but a jazz sensibility and astounding musicianship. Together with longtime Allman Brothers Band member Oteil Burbridge and Steely Dan and […]

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Danilo Brito

Danilo Brito

June 5 @ 7:00 PM
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$20/Adv  $25/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “… supremely gifted…” – Mandolin Magazine Danilo Brito is important to the world of music both for his extraordinary musicianship, and for the unique musical and cultural tradition he promulgates through his work—the choro music of Brazil. His is the quintessential story of a child prodigy. […]

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Dead on Live: Workingman’s Dead/American Beauty

Dead on Live: Workingman’s Dead/American Beauty

June 6 @ 8:00 PM
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$25 Door (Advance ticket sales have ended) TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR STARTING AT 7:00 PM Doors: 7:00 PM More info: Carta Studios (415) 747-1477 A highly successful east coast touring band, Dead On Live is finally making its west coast debut! Creating the Grateful Dead experience note for note! Dead On Live, led by touring […]

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Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band

Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band

June 7 @ 7:00 PM
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$30/Adv $35/Door No Comps Sponsored by Plazita Medical Clinic “… mesmerizing and elemental…” – Latin Jazznet.com Poncho Sanchez has been preaching the “gospel of the clave” for over three decades. In that time, he has not only carried on the legacy of his mentor, Cal Tjader but expanded his ensemble’s repertoire to incorporate forays into […]

Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band

Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band

June 7 @ 9:00 PM
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$30/Adv $35/Door No Comps Sponsored by Plazita Medical Clinic “… mesmerizing and elemental…” – Latin Jazznet.com Poncho Sanchez has been preaching the “gospel of the clave” for over three decades. In that time, he has not only carried on the legacy of his mentor, Cal Tjader but expanded his ensemble’s repertoire to incorporate forays into […]

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Jeff Ballard Trio featuring Lionel Loueke and Miguel Zenón

Jeff Ballard Trio featuring Lionel Loueke and Miguel Zenón

June 9 @ 7:00 PM
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$22/Adv $27/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “… wonderful individual solos and collective groove.” – All About Jazz.com Jeff Ballard’s expressive and dynamic drumming always enhances the music. From his earliest gigs with pianist Smith Dobson and music legend Ray Charles, to his long association with Chick Corea, and the co-op trio Fly […]

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Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet

Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet

June 12 @ 7:00 PM
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$20/Adv $25/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “Gorgeous playing… highly inventive…” – JazzWax Wayne Wallace, a two-time Grammy nominee, is one of the leading performers in Latin jazz today. His accomplishments as a composer, trombonist, and educator, loom large on the Bay Area music scene and beyond. As a sideman, he has worked […]

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Soul Casino: A Soul Revue

Soul Casino: A Soul Revue

June 13 @ 6:30 PM
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$15 - Tickets at the door only Doors: 6:00 PM SHOW STARTS EARLY! BANDS WILL PERFORM 2 SETS EACH! Featuring: Brownish Black (Portland, OR) The Inciters (Santa Cruz) Skinny Ricky & The Casual Encounters (Santa Cruz) Baby & The Luvies (San Francisco) Booker Tease (San Luis Obispo) Plenty of dance space available! ALL AGES! www.facebook.com/theinciters

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Project Purr Annual Benefit

Project Purr Annual Benefit

June 14 @ 8:00 PM

Tickets: $18 General Admission Tickets available at: brownpapertickets Project Purr is an all-volunteer, nonprofit rescue organization for feral cats and kittens in Santa Cruz County. Project Purr traps, spays/neuters and returns feral cats to their communities. Join Project Purr on Saturday, June 14th for a wonderful night of music benefiting the organization. For more information: […]

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Global Guitar Greats

Global Guitar Greats

June 15 @ 6:30 PM
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6:00 doors 6:30 show $20 Tickets available at sblentertainment.com Lowden Guitars is pleased to announce the forthcoming triple bill tour of Global Guitar Greats - Thomas Leeb, Stephen Inglis, and Shawn Jones. These three world class guitarists are teaming up for an unforgettable evening of acoustic guitar driven musical bliss. www.globalguitargreats.com

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Billy Hart Quartet: Mark Turner, Ethan Iverson, Ben Street

Billy Hart Quartet: Mark Turner, Ethan Iverson, Ben Street

June 16 @ 7:00 PM
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$25/Adv $30/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “… spontaneous musical conversation… beautifully crafted….” – The Guardian Billy Hart is one of the most recorded jazz drummers of the last five decades. He is a dynamic musician/composer whose career has encompassed the R&B of Otis Redding and the jazz artistry of Jimmy […]

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The Milk Carton Kids

The Milk Carton Kids

June 17 @ 7:30 PM
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SOLD OUT! General Admission $25.00  / Gold Circle $35.00 (Sold out) 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 Milk Carton Kids continue the long tradition of folk duos, with music […]

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Clinic for Campers: Eric Harland

Clinic for Campers: Eric Harland

June 18 @ 5:00 PM - 5:50 PM
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Sign up for Kuumbwa’s Summer Jazz Camp and attend this special clinic with Eric Harland! This is sure to be an entertaining and informative way to kick off our summer jazz camp and is free for all 2014 Kuumbwa campers! Eric will give the inside scoop on playing on stage, making music with friends and […]

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Angélique Kidjo

Angélique Kidjo

June 19 @ 7:30 PM
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At the Rio Theatre $55/Gold Circle, $40/General Admission No Comps Sponsored by Lighthouse Bank “Africa’s premiere diva. – Time Magazine Angélique Kidjo has a tremendous voice — bold, energetic, clear — and equally strong social commitment. A true transnational artist, Kidjo’s African roots reflect brightly throughout her music. Heavily influenced by South African legend Miriam […]

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The Blue Ribbon Healers // Three For Silver – Club Kuumbwa

The Blue Ribbon Healers // Three For Silver – Club Kuumbwa

June 20 @ 9:00 PM
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9:30 PM – Doors at 9:00 PM $5 at the door $2 Budweiser All ages In 4 years of playing full time and traveling coast to coast, The Blue Ribbon Healers have concocted a sonic gumbo of tasty treats for the ears and feet, a sound you can drink to, dance to, a feeling that warms the […]

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PaPa’S BaG – “A James Brown Experience”

PaPa’S BaG – “A James Brown Experience”

June 21 @ 8:00 PM
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$20/Advance $25/Door Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com Doors: 7:30 PM More info: 408-309-7109 Experience the best, soulful and funkiest James Brown tribute this side of the Mississippi. PaPa’S BaG captures the live sound and performance of the, “Godfather of Soul”. Michael Jackson, Prince, MC Hammer, Usher, Rick James and Bruno Mars all owe their success in part to, “The […]

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Squirrel Crossing

Squirrel Crossing

June 22 @ 2:30 PM

Free concert – geared for ages 3 – 13 Doors: 2:00 PM More info: 831-325-4214 This is Squirrel Crossing .We are celebrating the release of our new CD  Steamed and revisiting the material on our first effort Ingredients. We are a father/daughter duo on piano and guitar playing original kid songs that rock. We have been at this […]

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Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet

Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet

June 23 @ 7:00 PM
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$25/Adv $30/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Gordon and Teresa Pusser, Swift Street ArtWorkSpace “…fantastic, forward-thinking music.” – The Ottawa Citize Trumpeter/composer/bandleader Ambrose Akinmusire brings his artistic vision to the next level with The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint, his second release for Blue Note Records. This album […]

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Thumbscrew w/Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara

Thumbscrew w/Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara

June 25 @ 7:00 PM
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$20/Adv  $25/Door 1/2 Price Night For Students! Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “… the bonds are already strong.” – DownBeat Hot off the press! Mary Halvorson just named #20 in DownBeat’s “The 80 Coolest Things in Jazz Today” (July 2014 issue) Thumbscrew is the brainchild of freewheeling, cutting-edge improvisors Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek […]

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Kuumbwa Jazz Camp Concert

Kuumbwa Jazz Camp Concert

June 26 @ 6:30 PM
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FREE Community Event Concert at 6:30, Doors at 6:00 PM Join us for an evening of music, food and fun as jazz lovers of all ages gather to listen to the 2014 Summer Kuumbwa Jazz Concert. Summer Jazz Camp is a two week camp that runs from June 16 – 26th and concludes with a […]

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AZA CD Release Celebration

AZA CD Release Celebration

June 27 @ 8:00 PM
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Tickets: $18/ Advance $20/doors Advance Tickets: azamusic.brownpapertickets.com More Info: 831-331-3849 Fattah and Mohamed, the cofounders of AZA, are both multi- instrumentalists, vocalists and songwriters inspired by many styles of North African music. Together, they had the idea of bringing a new and earthy acoustic sound to the world. After tow years of composing and arranging, […]

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Private Event

Private Event

June 28 @ 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM

NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC For Information on hosting your next private event at Kuumbwa Jazz, visit: http://kuumbwajazz.org/venue-rental/private-events/ or call 831-427-2227

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Human Feel feat. Kurt Rosenwinkel, Chris Speed, Andrew D’Angelo and Jim Black

Human Feel feat. Kurt Rosenwinkel, Chris Speed, Andrew D’Angelo and Jim Black

June 30 @ 7:00 PM
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$22/Adv  $25/Door ½ Price Night for Students Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…pulverizing joy and nuanced exoticism…” – All About Jazz Founded in 1987 by drummer Jim Black and saxophonists Andrew D’Angelo and Chris Speed (joined by guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel in 1990), Human Feel balances delicate lyricism and sheer power, order and chaos, […]

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