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October 2014

Roberto Fonseca

October 23 @ 7:00 PM

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…a real talent.” – NPR The most exciting star in today’s Cuban music scene, Roberto Fonseca won worldwide recognition when he replaced the late Rubén González as pianist with the famed Buena Vista Social Club. He ended up becoming the star of the show. An innovative and charismatic player, Fonseca takes traditional African, Brazilian and Cuban music alongside a vibrant, panoramic mix of whistle-able tunes and euphoric improvising. From…

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Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group

October 27 @ 7:00 PM

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comps ½ Price Night for Students. Tickets available at the door with valid I.D. Sponsored by Mateo Lettunich “… an adventurous new ensemble” – International Review of Music  Saxophonist Dave Liebman’s career reaches back to the halcyon days of the late ’60s jazz/rock movement as a former member of Ten Wheel Drive. Like many saxophonists of his generation, Liebman was heavily influenced by John Coltrane and the avant garde. In the early ’70s, Liebman played with Elvin…

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Eric Revis Quartet

October 30 @ 7:00 PM

$22/Adv $27/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “[A] mix of familiarity and the unknown…” – DownBeat When you’ve been accompanying Branford Marsalis on bass for the better part of twenty years, you’re bound to become adept at facilitating a collective vision, but as a bandleader Eric Revis branches out with an improvisational touch and thematically broad compositions. His music is akin to his bass tone: deep, rich and woody with a flawless execution, no doubt honed by those…

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November 2014

Karrin Allyson Trio

November 3 @ 7:00 PM

$25/Adv $30/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…utter musical fearlessness…” – The Los Angeles Times Karrin Allyson sails through musical genres as easily as a chameleon changes colors. From the Great American songbook to Brazilian jazz melodies, pop music selections, and the innovations of American jazz composers Coltrane, Ellington, and Monk, the four-time Grammy nominee handles it all with effortless aplomb. Not only is she a captivating, critically acclaimed vocalist, she is also a talented pianist and composer…

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Pacific Mambo Orchestra

November 8 @ 8:30 PM

At the Cocoanut Grove Ballroom @ Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk $30/Adv $35/Doors No Comps Doors: 7:00 PM Free Salsa dance lesson with Mario Avila begins at 7:30 PM Ticket holders must be 21 and over to attend this event. Sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank Media Sponsors: Good TimesSantaCruz.com & KUSP 88.9 FM “…evolving the Latin Big Band music of the past into a sizzling salsa sound of the future.” – All About Jazz Founded five years ago, the Bay Area’s Pacific Mambo…

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California Guitar Trio + Montreal Guitar Trio

November 10 @ 7:00 PM

$30/Adv $35/Door No Comp Tix Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Romney Dunbar/100 Mile Meals “…winning, energetic…” – Los Angeles Times Featuring six virtuoso guitarists from Japan, Canada, Belgium, and the United States, the California Guitar Trio and the Montreal Guitar Trio fuse together over forty years of combined playing experience. A blend of steel and nylon string guitars, the repertoire of these trios stretches from jazz and classical to rock and world music. Inspired after an…

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Chester CT Thompson and Powerhouse

November 13 @ 7:00 PM

$22/Adv $27/Door ½ Price Night for Students. Tickets at the door only Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “Earthy, energetic and exciting.” – Carlos Santana Oklahoma-born organist Chester Thompson started playing at the age of five and has gone on to lead a career that would be the envy of any sideman, including a lengthy stint with Tower of Power, seventeen years with Santana and co-writing credits with both bands. His contributions have always proved integral to the groups…

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Django Reinhardt All-Stars featuring Dorado Schmitt

November 17 @ 7:00 PM

$30/Adv $35/Door No Comp Tix Sponsored by Drew Miller, Digital Benefits Advisors – Santa Cruz Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “Gypsy jazz at its finest…” – International Review of Music Guitarist/violinist Dorado Schmitt is the finest contemporary purveyor of Django Reinhardt’s gypsy-jazz tradition. Schmitt acquired his musical skills while growing up amongst the Roma culture of France. Aside from a detour into rock music during his teen years, Schmitt has been a loyal acolyte of the Reinhardt musical legacy, characterized…

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Django Reinhardt All-Stars featuring Dorado Schmitt

November 17 @ 9:00 PM

$30/Adv $35/Door No Comp Tix Sponsored by Drew Miller, Digital Benefits Advisors – Santa Cruz ½ Price Night for Students. Tickets at the door only. Doors at 8:30 PM “Gypsy jazz at its finest…” – International Review of Music Guitarist/violinist Dorado Schmitt is the finest contemporary purveyor of Django Reinhardt’s gypsy-jazz tradition. Schmitt acquired his musical skills while growing up amongst the Roma culture of France. Aside from a detour into rock music during his teen years, Schmitt has been a loyal acolyte…

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Stra Love 25 featuring Linda Tillery and Rhiannon

November 18 @ 7:00 PM

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comp Tix Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…redefines the word versatile.” – The Los Angeles Times Twenty-five years ago the first version of the all-vocal group, Voicestra, was formed. The brainchild of innovative singer Bobby McFerrin, Voicestra brought together the talents of 12 accomplished voices whose inventive singing celebrated the human voice in all its nuances. Ten original members of the group have reunited to form Stra Love 25:. Rachel Bagby, Nicolas Bearde, Joey Blake,…

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