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July 2014

Benny Green Trio feat. David Wong & Kenny Washington

July 14 @ 7:00 PM

SOLD OUT! $25/Advance $30/Door No Comps Doors and dinner at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Logos Books & Records “Benny Green’s artistic maturity is astonishing….” – Le Jazz Hot Benny Green’s keyboard genius has accompanied the vocal artistry of Betty Carter, apprenticed in the ranks of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and, ultimately replaced the great Gene Harris in the trio of bass legend Ray Brown. His current trio features ace bassist David Wong and recent addition Kenny Washington on drums. Despite flirtations with other…

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Jason Lindner Now vs. Now with Panagiotis Andreou & Justin Tyson

July 17 @ 7:00 PM

$20/Adv $25/Door Doors and dinner at 6:00 PM ½ PRICE NIGHT FOR STUDENTS “Now vs Now forges into altogether undeveloped musical terrain.” – NPR Music Led by keyboardist Jason Lindner and featuring bassist Panagiotis Andreou and drummer Justin Tyson, Now vs. Now is a progressive electro-jazz rock trio like none other. The seeds of the band were planted in the early 2000s in New York City’s alternative jazz venues, where the players were able to blend together jazz, hip hop, rock,…

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July 18 @ 7:30 PM

$25 Adv, $32 Door Tickets via Ticketflyor by Phone: 877-435-9849 Or in person at Street Light Records 939 Pacific Ave, Downtown Santa Cruz Doors 7:00 PM More info: 831-334-1153 Like the Hawaiian Islands themselves, HAPA‘s Pan-Polynesian music is an amalgam of infuences ranging from ancient genealogical chants to the strummed ballads of Portuguese fisherman, Spanish cowboys, and the inspired melodies and harmonies of the traditional church choirs of the early missionaries. Add to this a dose of American acoustic folk/rock, and you have…

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feral fauna – Club Kuumbwa

July 19 @ 9:00 PM

9:00 PM $5 at the door All ages By weaving sultry vocals with acoustic instrumentation and electronic production, feral fauna create intriguing musical contrasts between acoustic & electronic, organic & digital, feminine & masculine. feral fauna bridges the genres of soul, pop and electronica, and presents, for this show, Synesthesia: A Celebration of the Senses. www.facebook.com/feralfauna

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Omar Sosa Quarteto Afrocubano

July 21 @ 7:00 PM

SOLD OUT! $25/Advance $30/Door No Comps Doors and dinner at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Daphne & Stuart Wells and Barbara Beerstein & George Badger “…doubly exhilarating…” – Boston Phoenix Lauded pianist and composer, Omar Sosa, with six previous Grammy nominations to his credit, has established an international reputation for his exciting brand of Afro-Cuban jazz. His dedication to the roots of his music, blended with contemporary harmonic structures and infectious performances, have made Sosa an innovator among his contemporaries. His new group,…

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Vieux Farka Toure

July 22 @ 7:00 PM

Tickets: $25/General Admission Advance Tickets: www.pulseproductions.net In Person: Streetlight Records, 939 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz (831) 421-9200 More info: 831-423-7970 or email: Pulse Productions – michael@pulseproductions.net www.vieuxfarkatoure.com

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Henry Kapono

July 24 @ 7:00 PM

Tickets: $26.50/Adv Advance Tickets: www.pulseproductions.net In Person: Streetlight Records, downtown Santa Cruz More info: 831-423-2970 or email: Pulse Productions – michael@pulseproductions.net www.henrykapono.com

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Campbell, Robbins, Copley – CRC

July 25 @ 7:00 PM

$10 Tickets at the door Doors: 6:30 PM More info: 310-570-5002 Campbell, Robbins, Copley (CRC) are a local all original Band featuring Doug Campbell and Kimberly Campbell (Vocals,Guitars, Flutes), Dan Robbins (Bass) and Greg Copley (Drums,Vocals). Multi-media concert includes bellydancing! www.facebook.com/crcsantacruz

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Elias Lammam Trio w/special guest Tareq Rantisi

July 26 @ 7:30 PM

Santa Cruz Arabic Music Ensemble opens Tickets: $15/Adv $20/Door Advance Tickets: EliasLammamKJC.brownpapertickets.com Doors: 7:00 PM More info: 831-227-9514 World-renowned Arabic accordionist and singer Elias Lammam, originally from Lebanon and now resident of Santa Cruz, directs the Elias Lammam Trio. The Trio plays popular Arabic music of the mid-20th century, including songs of Oum Kholthum, Fairuz, Warda, Mohamed Abdel Wahab, and the Rahbani brothers, among others, and Mr. Lammam’s own original compositions and improvisations. The Trio includes Elias Lammam on microtonal accordion and vocals,…

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Jack DeJohnette Trio feat. Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison

July 28 @ 7:00 PM

7:00 PM SOLD OUT! Click the blue Buy Tickets to purchase 9:00 PM tickets. $30/Adv $35/Door No Comps Doors and dinner at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Harry Harrington & Sharon Hale “…extraordinary, flowing… and full of tone color.” – The Guardian Jack DeJohnette the iconoclastic drummer, pianist and composer continues to be a major creative force on top of an already illustrious career stretching back over five decades. A pioneer in the jazz/fusion movement of the late ’60s in bands…

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