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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 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

At the Cocoanut Grove Ballroom @ Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk DANCE FLOOR OPEN! $30/Adv $35/Doors No Comps Doors: 7:00 PM Free Salsa dance lesson with Mario Avila begins at 7:30 PM CONCERT BEGINS AT 8:30 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…

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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 with special guest Tammi Brown

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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Tammy Hall & Lisa Ferraro, w/Special Guest Houston Person

November 20 @ 7:00 PM

$25/Adv $30/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Gordon and Teresa Pusser, Swift Street ArtWorkSpace “… warm and persuasive and a listener’s delight.” – Marian McPartland, Piano Jazz NPR Described by Houston Person as “one soulful lady,” ace pianist Tammy Hall is a Bay Area treasure who has performed with many top jazz artists, including David “Fathead” Newman and Etta Jones. Vocalist Lisa Ferraro has quickly become one of the most popular singers based in the Bay…

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Ray Brown’s Great Big Band – GBB @ 25

November 24 @ 7:30 PM

At Cabrillo College Crocker Theatre $20; No Comp Tix Tickets: brownpapertickets.com “The Bay Area’s “A” List Musicians” – All About Jazz Ray Brown’s Great Big Band returns to the Cabrillo College Crocker Theater to celebrate its 25th year of extraordinary big band Jazz. The band possesses a unique musical personality as evidenced by its book, written exclusively by Ray. As noted by numerous reviewers, his creative and witty arrangements of Standards, Jazz tunes, and his own compositions give literally all…

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December 2014

The Ivory Club Boys

December 1 @ 7:00 PM

$20/Advance $25/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “… high energy exuberance.” – The Jazz Rambler The Ivory Club Boys, an offshoot of the Hot Club of San Francisco, pay tribute to jazz violinist Stuff Smith and his Onyx Club Boys of the mid-1930s. One of a handful of violinists to populate the swing era, Stuff Smith is credited with being the first to play jazz on an electrically amplified violin, forever changing its role to a frontline solo…

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