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December 2014

Bebel Gilberto

December 11 @ 9:00 PM

$30/Adv $35/Door No Comp Tix Sponsored by Soif Wine Bar & Merchants Doors at 8:30 PM “… the delicacy of bossa nova… the bass throb of club music.” – The New York Times Bebel Gilberto, the daughter of Brazilian music icons Joao and Miucha Gilberto, sang on her first recording when she was only seven years old. Now a mature, world-renowned vocalist, with previous multiple Grammy nominations to her credit, Bebel is back with a new album, Tudo (“everything” in…

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Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks – Holidaze In Hicksville

December 12 @ 7:00 PM

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comp Tickets Sponsored by Erik’s DeliCafé Co-sponsored by KPIG 107.5FM Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “Dan Hicks is lightning in a bottle.” – Bette Midler Dan Hicks, “The Walkin’ One and Only,” is back at Kuumbwa with the Hot Licks to deliver his special brand of wry musings to the masses. As the author of several classic tunes, I Scare Myself; Where’s The Money?; How Can I Miss You When You Won’t Go Away?; and Canned…

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Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks – Holidaze in Hicksville

December 12 @ 9:00 PM

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comp Tickets Sponsored by Erik’s DeliCafé Co-sponsored by KPIG 107.5FM Doors at 8:30 PM “Dan Hicks is lightning in a bottle.” – Bette Midler Dan Hicks, “The Walkin’ One and Only,” is back at Kuumbwa with the Hot Licks to deliver his special brand of wry musings to the masses. As the author of several classic tunes, I Scare Myself; Where’s The Money?; How Can I Miss You When You Won’t Go Away?; and Canned Music; Hicks’…

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A Tribute to Jerry Garcia

December 13 @ 8:00 PM

$20/Advance  $25/Door Advance Tickets: www.thewheelcompany.comDoors: 7 PM More info: (831) 469-3184 Presented by The Wheel Company A Tribute to Jerry Garcia featuring Matt Hartle, David Gans, Jerry Brown, Scott Cooper, Josh Lowe, Larry Graff, Mike Meagher, Steve Sofranko, and Paul Garcia.

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Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola

December 15 @ 7:00 PM

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comp Tickets Sponsored by The Offbeats Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…improvisers plying new genre-less waters…” – San Jose Mercury It seems unlikely that two musicians were ever better suited to play with each other. Guitarist Charlie Hunter and drummer Scott Amendola have made a habit out of closing out the year at Kuumbwa, and we’re so glad they have. 2013 saw the release of Pucker, an album of Amendola’s compositions, but recently the duo…

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Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola

December 15 @ 9:00 PM

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comp Tickets Sponsored by The Offbeats Doors at 8:30 PM “…improvisers plying new genre-less waters…” – San Jose Mercury It seems unlikely that two musicians were ever better suited to play with each other. Guitarist Charlie Hunter and drummer Scott Amendola have made a habit out of closing out the year at Kuumbwa, and we’re so glad they have. 2013 saw the release of Pucker, an album of Amendola’s compositions, but recently the duo has been rolling…

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The Windham Hill Winter Solstice Celebration featuring Will Ackerman, Barbara Higbie and Liz Story

December 18 @ 7:00 PM

$27/Adv $32/Door No Comp Tix Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM (change to 8:30 PM for 9:00PM concert) “… like a jolt of bright sunlight…” – The Los Angeles Times Celebrate the wintry holiday season with Windham Hill artists in the warm intimacy of Kuumbwa Jazz Center. Led by fiddler/pianist/vocalist Barbara Higbie, whom writer Derk Richardson described as “a jazz pianist who can write and sing like Laura Nyro and Carol King…” Higbie’s musical associates have included Bonnie Raitt,…

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The Windham Hill Winter Solstice Celebration featuring Will Ackerman, Barbara Higbie and Liz Story

December 18 @ 9:00 PM

$27/Adv $32/Door No Comp Tix Doors at 8:30 PM “… like a jolt of bright sunlight…” – The Los Angeles Times Celebrate the wintry holiday season with Windham Hill artists in the warm intimacy of Kuumbwa Jazz Center. Led by fiddler/pianist/vocalist Barbara Higbie, whom writer Derk Richardson described as “a jazz pianist who can write and sing like Laura Nyro and Carol King…” Higbie’s musical associates have included Bonnie Raitt, Bobby McFerrin, and Carlos Santana, and she leads the ensemble…

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Slow Gherkin, Kepi Ghoulie, and the Cold Cuts

December 19 @ 8:30 PM

SOLD OUT! Doors 8:00 PM More info: slow.gherkin.ska@gmail.com “This year, Slow Gherkin turned old enough to drink and played its first New York show since 1998. It felt too good to stop there, so we booked a holiday show in our hometown. All proceeds from the show will go to the Second Harvest Food Bank. Can’t wait to see you all. xoxox, James, AJ, Matt, Ross, Peter, Ollie, Phil, Monty, Brendan, Achilles, Rick”

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The Klezmatics

December 20 @ 7:30 PM

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comp Tickets Sponsored by Daphne and Stuart Wells and Barbara Beerstein and George Badger Doors and dinner beginning at 6:30 PM “…one of the greatest klezmer groups in the world…” – NPR In the Yiddish language there are numerous expressions that vividly convey specific emotions and actions. One of these phrases is farshafn a sakh freyd un fargenign, which means “to give much joy and pleasure.” Longtime klezmer dignitaries The Klezmatics have taken this phrase to heart…

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