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April 2014

What’s Shakin’ – A Gala to Support John Reynolds

April 26 @ 7:30 PM

Donation at the Door -­ No Tickets Show at 7:30 pm Doors at 6:30 pm A benefit to support local Santa Cruz musician, teacher, music producer and engineer John Reynolds Featuring Zun Zun Minor Thirds Trio Ukulele Dick & Mona Lott The Koz Andy, Annie & The Lonestars Katie Ekin World Beat Finale with Members of Pele Juju, Kosono, World’s Collide and Surprise Guest John was diagnosed with cerebellar ataxia, a condition that in less than five months has confined him…

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May 2014

Tree – Debut Audio/Visual Show + Band (ft. Shelf Nunny & Bobey)

May 3 @ 7:30 PM

$12 Adv / $15 Door Tickets at: brownpapertickets.com More info: (831) 421-2449 Celebrating life, creativity & exploration of modern music. Connecting the sounds of past, present & future. Join us for an evening of experimental indie hip hop & soulful live electronic dance. Hometown Santa Cruz artist Tree is debuting his audio/visual experience with the help of a brand new four piece band and wide array of instruments. This show will also be the first glimpse at Tree’s debut album. Additional live…

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Ben Jammin

May 4 @ 5:30 PM

$20 General, $18 Students & Seniors Available at the Door or Online at: santacruzperformingarts.org/tickets Doors: 5:00 PM For more info call (831) 334-2121 Santa Cruz Performing Arts’ Family Theatre Project Presents: Cabrillo Stage Actor and local Childrens Theatre celebrity, Ben Jammin performing at Santa Cruz’s legendary Kuumbwa, singing an array of jazz, classical, and Broadway tunes for the entire family!”  Guest Vocalists Jennifer Daniels and Lori Rivera will be joining Ben Jammin for this unforgettable evening music and mirth!”  Come for Chilli and Cornbread! Bar…

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Syndicate of Sound

May 9 @ 7:30 PM

General Admission $22.00 (advance) Gold Circle $35.00 (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 The Syndicate of Sound were one of the premier garage bands and forerunners of psychedelic rock, establishing a national following based on one massive 1966 hit, “Little Girl.” Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Don Baskin guitarist/keyboardist John Sharkey, lead guitarist Larry Ray,…

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Bajaba Showcase: LifeForcejazz

May 15 @ 7:30 PM

$15/Adv  $20/Door Advance Tickets at brownpapertickets.com Doors: 7:00 PM More info: (415) 860-9866 BAJABA is a nonprofit organization of San Francisco “Bay Area Jazz and Blues Artists” spearheaded by radio/television producer Afrikahn Jahmal Dayvs. The purpose of BAJABA is to broaden recognition and aesthetic appreciation of music genres known as jazz/blues, by presenting and recording live showcases of artists performing the music and playing the recordings back on the radio. Lifeforcejazz is an ensemble of world-renowned jazz artists residing in…

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Stellamara feat. Colleena Shakti, Kristen Sague and Aliah Najmabadi

May 23 @ 8:00 PM

$20 Advance/ $25 Door Tickets available at brownpapertickets.com Doors at 7:30 “…a haunting elegance of expression.” – Electronic Musician Electro-acoustic world music ensemble Stellamara presents an exceptional showcase concert in collaboration with world renowned Odissi, Indian tribal fusion dance artist, Colleena Shakti, and contemporary Persian devotional dance artists Kristen Sague and Aliah Najmabadi.  Stellamara premiers their exciting new music with passionate rhythms, eastern melodies, dramatic orchestral sections, otherworldly ambience and deep bass grooves, and with the ecstatic performances of devotional dance.  Evolving…

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June 2014

Dead on Live

June 6 @ 8:30 PM

$20 Advance Tickets at: brownpapertickets.com Doors: 8:00 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! Dead On Live, led by touring and recording veteran multi-instrumentalist Marc Muller (Shania Twain, Bruce Springsteen, Tommy Shaw) has become recognized as one of the top acts to pay tribute to the music of the Grateful Dead based on their unique approach of recreating, literally note for note, all…

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Global Guitar Greats

June 15 @ 6:30 PM

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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The Milk Carton Kids

June 17 @ 7:30 PM

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 focused just on two acoustic guitars and two voices. Fans of duos like the Indigo Girls, Simon & Garfunkel, and the like, will enjoy Milk…

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