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June 2014

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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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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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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April 2014

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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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

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 8 @ 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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Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band & SC Ballet Theatre in Concert

April 5 @ 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre In Concert Two performances: 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm Cabrillo Crocker Theater The Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre presents their annual mixed-repertory concert features the long-awaited revival of Philip Jerry’s poignant “Our Town”. This show is a premiere by our own award-winning resident choreographer Robert Kelley, a commissioned piece by guest choreographer Ilana Goldman, plus the classically beautiful Entrance of the Shades from “La Bayadere”. The show also features a special collaboration with Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band!…

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Jazz Kiln

April 1 @ 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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March 2014

Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band @ NGJF

March 29

Next Generation Jazz Festival Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California Free! Venue: Turn 12 Restaurant 400 Tyler St, Monterey, CA 93940 Info: 831-427-2227 Every spring, Monterey Jazz Festival invites the top student musicians from across the country and around the world to participate in the Next Generation Jazz Festival. The three-day event includes performances by middle school through college level ensembles as well as competitions, with awards going to the top groups for high school  and college level ensembles. The event…

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