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Events for July 29, 2014 through August 16, 2014

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July 2014

John Bouwsma’s NolaBop

July 31 @ 7:00 PM

$10/Advance $15/Door Doors and dinner at 6:00 PM Sponsored by The Le Boeuf Brothers Emerging Artist Fund Santa Cruz native and Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band alumnus John Bouwsma returns to the Kuumbwa stage leading his own band, NolaBop. A music student at Loyola University New Orleans, the saxophonist weaves a fresh sound of traditional jazz and funk with the burgeoning styles of hip-hop and neo-soul. NolaBop performs original music by members of the band including keyboardist Casey Mattson, as well…

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August 2014

A Tribute to Jerry Garcia

August 1 @ 8:00 PM

Friday, August 1, 8 PM $20/Advance  $25/Door Advance Tickets: www.thewheelcompany.comDoors: 7 PM More info: (831) 469-3184 Presented by The Wheel Company

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Private Event

August 2 @ 6:00 PM - 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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Chris Smither

August 3 @ 7:30 PM

General Admission $25.00 (advance) Gold Circle $40.00 (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 From his early days as the hot New Orleans transplant in the Boston folk scene, through his wilderness years, to his reemergence in the 1990s as one of America’s most distinctive acoustic performers, Chris Smither has always been his own…

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Conjunto Chappottín y Sus Estrellas

August 7 @ 7:00 PM

$25/Advance $30/Door No Comps “… one of the most renowned Son bands in Cuba – Latin Pulse Music Co-led by trumpeter/musical director Jesus Angel Chappotin Coto and percussionist/singer Miguel Cuni, Jr., Conjunto Chappottín has a rich, six decade long history as one of Cuba’s premier ensembles. The group was founded in the 1940s by the legendary Arsenio Rodriguez, an innovative bandleader who popularized the addition of reed and brass instruments over a traditional Cuban Son rhythm section, inspiring a new wave of high powered Latin and…

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Snarky Puppy

August 8 @ 8:00 PM

$25/Advance $30/Door “…a potent, dance-worthy blend.” – DownBeat With a contemporary fusion edge and a Brooklyn party band’s street-cred, Snarky Puppy has become known for their swooping dynamics, taking the listener through a world of funk, rock, lush harmonies and jazz melodicism. Snarky Puppy has gone from an underground secret to an internationally respected name in instrumental music, due in fact to their recent award for Best R&B Performance for their song “Something,” featuring vocalist Lalah Hathaway.  Snarky Puppy is a group of musicians…

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John Pizzarelli Quartet

August 10 @ 7:00 PM

$27/Adv $32/Door No Comps Doors and dinner at 6:00 PM “…a supreme musical extrovert.” – The New York Times Guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli makes no secret of his musical influences: Nat King Cole, Joao Gilberto, Frank Sinatra, and his own father, jazz guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli. An unabashed champion of the classic American Songbook standards by Rodgers, Mercer and Gershwin, Pizzarelli is just as likely to dive into a contemporary tune, as he does on Double Exposure, his latest CD, where…

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Chick Corea & The Vigil with Tim Garland, Carlitos Del Puerto, Marcus Gilmore, Charles Altura, Luisito Quintero

August 11 @ 7:30 PM

at the Rio Theatre $75/Gold Circle Reserved,  $45/General Admission No Comps Doors at 6:30 PM Sponsored by Law Offices of  Atack & Penrose, LLP “Gale force intensity… gloriously impassioned.” – Jazzwise Magazine No one can accuse Chick Corea of resting on his laurels. The 20-time Grammy award-winner and NEA Jazz Master personifies a rare artistic standard of excellence. Corea’s latest project, The Vigil features all new compositions and re-workings of old favorites. The Guardian calls The Vigil “Corea’s best band in…

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Dave Weckl Acoustic Band feat. Makoto Ozone – piano & keys, Gary Meek – saxophone and Tom Kennedy – bass

August 15 @ 7:00 PM

$25/Adv  $30/Door No Comps Doors and dinner at 6:00 PM “One of the 25 best drummers of all-time.” – Modern Drummer One of the undisputed greats to ever sit behind a drum kit, Dave Weckl, has embarked on his first solo project in over a decade with his new Acoustic Band. Featuring Makoto Ozone on keyboards, Tom Kennedy on bass and Gary Meek on saxophones, this group is filled to the brim with riveting chemistry and vibrant musical conversation. Weckl…

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Lori Rivera presents ‘My Friends’: An evening of Sondheim songs and stories

August 16 @ 7:30 PM

Tickets: $20/Advance Advance Tickets:  www.brownpapertickets.com Doors: 7:00 PM Join Santa Cruz Vocalist Lori Rivera, musical director Colin Hannon and singers Erik Barnes, Danielle Crook, Al Globus, Aimee Paige, Jeremy Thweatt and Sheila Willey at Kuumbwa Jazz Center for an evening of songs by legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim. We will be singing songs from the musicals A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Company, Into The Woods, Sunday In The Park With George, West Side Story, The Frogs and Anyone Can Whistle.

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