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April 2014

Jazz Kiln

April 15 @ 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM

The Jazz Kiln is a series of six weekly jazz improvisation workshops designed to offer a safe, supportive place for musicians of all ages to explore their musical boundaries. This series is directed by noted jazz educator, composer and pianist Eddie Mendenhall. Students also benefit from masterful insights of local bassist extraordinaire, Dan Robbins.  Eddie and Dan have teamed up to offer a truly exciting and all-encompassing improvisation curriculum, culminating in a “Playing with the Pros” performance on the final day of class. These workshops are advanced…

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Jazz Kiln

April 22 @ 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM

The Jazz Kiln is a series of six weekly jazz improvisation workshops designed to offer a safe, supportive place for musicians of all ages to explore their musical boundaries. This series is directed by noted jazz educator, composer and pianist Eddie Mendenhall. Students also benefit from masterful insights of local bassist extraordinaire, Dan Robbins.  Eddie and Dan have teamed up to offer a truly exciting and all-encompassing improvisation curriculum, culminating in a “Playing with the Pros” performance on the final day of class. These workshops are advanced…

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Jazz Kiln – Final Day

April 29 @ 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM

Students of the Jazz Kiln workshops will demonstrate their chops in a  “Playing with the Pros” performance in this final day of class. Drummer, Mike Shannon, will join Eddie Mendenhall and Dan Robbins to complete a powerhouse rhythm section backing each student as they play their piece individually. Friends and family are welcome to attend the final day performance. These workshops are advanced enrollment only. If you are interested in finding out more information please check the website for updates, kuumbwajazz.org/education/jazz-kiln/or call the office for additional information.

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May 2014

Master Class Series The New Standard: Vocalist Lori Rivera and Pianist Marshall Otwell

May 20 @ 7:00 PM

FREE Doors at 6:45 PM What makes a song a “Standard?” Where did the genre that we call “The Great American Songbook” come from? Singer Lori Rivera is well known for her vocal talents in jazz, a cappella, pop, and musical theatre. Marshall Otwell, a superb pianist who was a former sideman with Carmen MacRae, is also known as an experienced educator. Together, the duo will explore the beloved tunes we call “Standards” and explore how they stand the test…

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June 2014

Clinic for Campers: Eric Harland

June 18 @ 5:00 PM - 5:50 PM

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 keeping it real all the time. Not only will this be a fun and exciting addition to our camp, but is sure to inspire young…

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Kuumbwa Jazz Camp Concert

June 26 @ 6:30 PM

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 standing-room only concert at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center. The camp is directed by Santa Cruz County music educators, Steve Wilson and Terrel Eaton, with support…

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September 2014

2014 – 2015 Honor Band Auditions

September 16 @ 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band is an all-star ensemble of high school musicians. Band members attend weekly rehearsals, study complex jazz theory, improvisation and arranging, and learn essential life skills such as communication, cooperation and critical thinking. The Honor Band performs at community benefits, festivals and special events, ending each school year with a concert on the renowned Kuumbwa Jazz stage. Qualified high school students are invited to audition for the 2014 – 2015 Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band. Auditions are…

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Honor Band @ Main St. Garden & Café

September 28 @ 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Main St. Garden and Cafe,
301 North Main St., Soquel,

Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band members perform for: COMMUNITY SUNDAYS Main Street Garden & Café 3101 North Main St., Soquel, CA 95073 831-477-9265 mainstreetgardencafe.com HOURS:  3:30 PM TO 6:30 PM Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band members perform for a lazy afternoon in the sun at Main Street Garden and Cafe. Enjoy the flavors of Italy and live music while supporting local nonprofits, 10% of the daily sales will be donated back to Kuumbwa Jazz Education! Main Street Garden & Café’s cuisine is…

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October 2014

KJ Honor Band at SC Wharf

October 4 @ 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR Celebration: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm | Santa Cruz Wharf Fireworks Spectacular: 9:00 pm | Main Beach FREE! Honor Band Performance: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm The Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band looks forward to celebrating the centennial anniversary for the Santa Cruz Wharf!  Join us for a special round-up of activities to mark the Santa Cruz Wharf’s 100th birthday and honor its legacy as the longest wooden wharf on the coast of the United States. The event…

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November 2014

Brian Fitzgerald: The Working Musician – What happens after you get the gig?

November 11 @ 7:00 PM

Master Class Series FREE Doors: 6:30 PM You finally got the gig, now what? This class will focus on answering that question along with many of the other related, but often ignored “business” end of making music and will provide some useful tools and information delivered with a lighthearted approach to functioning as a professional in small town and beyond. Topics will range and focus on what happens after you get the gig, from understanding contracts, maintaining gear, time/band management,…

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