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Pablo Menendez & Mezcla: Direct From Cuba

$22/Adv $27/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Company “Funky…ebullient…hot!” – The New York Times Under the direction of guitarist Pablo Menendez, Mezcla has been a part of the sound-track of the Cuban music scene for the past thirty years. With their roots in rumba and Yoruba rhythms, Mezcla [...]

First Friday Art Exhibition – Friday, October 4 @ 6:00 PM

First Friday Art Tour: Carol Bowie “Jazz Legends”

FREE South County visual artist Carol Bowie presents “Jazz Legends” an exhibition of new paintings expressed, inspired and fueled by listening to and immersing herself in the world of jazz. Bowie, a past Gail Rich Awardee and Distinguised Artist of the Year, has been an Open Studios artist for more than two decades. Her work [...]

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KJ Honor Band on the Wharf

Celebration: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm | Santa Cruz Wharf Proposed Fireworks Spectacular: 9:00 pm | Main Beach Honor Band Performance: TBA Visit santacruzwharf.com for details, or call 831-420-5273 Cost: FREE! The Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band looks forward to celebrating the centennial anniversary for the Santa Cruz Wharf!  Join us for a special round-up of activities to [...]

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Finals: 39th Annual San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Competition

Tickets: $35 front row, $25 general admission Advance Tickets: www.ticketweb.com Doors: 7:30 PM More info: 415-472-3008 Five finalists will appear at this penultimate performance of this year’s event to determine who will walk away with the glory and lion’s share of the prize money. www.sanfranciscocomedycompetition.com

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Joshua Redman Trio with Reuben Rogers & Gregory Hutchinson

$30/Adv $35/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Kuumbwa Jazz Board of Trustees “… a prime example of fluency and inventiveness…” – All About Jazz.com Joshua Redman entered the jazz zeitgeist over twenty years ago as the winner of the 1991 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone competition. Almost immediately, he [...]

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Joshua Redman Trio with Reuben Rogers & Gregory Hutchinson

$30/Adv $35/Door No Comps Doors at 8:30 PM Sponsored by Kuumbwa Jazz Board of Trustees “… a prime example of fluency and inventiveness…” – All About Jazz.com Joshua Redman entered the jazz zeitgeist over twenty years ago as the winner of the 1991 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone competition. Almost immediately, he found himself working [...]

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Carmen Lundy w/Patrice Rushen, Andrew Renfroe, Kenny Davis & Jamison Ross

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comps ½ Price Night for Students. Tickets available at the door with valid I.D. Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “In a world of pretenders, Carmen Lundy is a genuine Jazz Singer.” – The Evening Standard Carmen Lundy’s multi-faceted career bears the markings of a true Renaissance woman. Jazz musician, composer, [...]

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Storm Large & Le Bonheur: Taken By Storm “Songs of Seduction & Obsession”

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:30 PM “…sensational…” – The New York Times Referring to Storm Large as a vocalist is undercutting her complete range of talents as an artist (which includes, but is not limited to: actor, playwright, author and musician).  One of the lead singers for the Portland-based mini [...]

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Stanley Clarke Quartet

$35/Adv $40/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “… one of the greatest bassists…” – The Guardian Bass virtuoso Stanley Clarke’s new recording, The Stanley Clarke Band: UP, rallies friends old and new to revisit “School Days,” bass folk songs and more set to be released September 30th on Mack Avenue Records. Clarke considers UP to be [...]

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Stanley Clarke Quartet

$35/Adv $40/Door No Comps Doors at 8:30 PM “… one of the greatest bassists…” – The Guardian Bass virtuoso Stanley Clarke’s new recording, The Stanley Clarke Band: UP, rallies friends old and new to revisit “School Days,” bass folk songs and more set to be released September 30th on Mack Avenue Records. Clarke considers UP to [...]

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