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November 2014

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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Lord Buckley Live: The History of Hip!

November 29 @ 8:00 PM

Tickets are $19.50 advance, $ 24.95 at the door and are available in advance at brownpapertickets.com Doors at 7:30pm More info: 831-238-1234 Comedian Noel B. Murphy will recreate the stage act of the legendary Lord Buckley and visit the Jazz age his one-man show: Best known as the Inventor of Jazz-Hip Spoken word, Richard ‘Lord’ Buckley was a visionary comedian, who ruled the 1930’s 40’s and 50’s the Hip style the whole country would later embrace. Jonathan Winters and Lenny Bruce ignited their careers on…

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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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First Annual Tumbleweed Comedy Benefit

December 2 @ 7:00 PM

$20/Advance $25/Door; 18 Years and Over Advance Tickets at (831) 233-8168 or email: graciespetfoodpantry@gmail.com Doors: 6:30 PM More info: (831) 233-8168 The First Annual Tumbleweed Comedy featuring Colin Moulton and music by Bonny Getz benefits two local, all volunteer non-profits. The Pregnant Mare Rescue Foundation (saving horses from abuse and slaughter) and Gracie’s Pet Food Pantry (helping low income pet owners). Comedian Collin Moulton is one of the most fun, personable, and sought after headliners today. Recently, he had his…

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Irish Christmas in America

December 3 @ 7:30 PM

$25/Advance $27/Door; $22 to Celtic Society members Tickets: More Music, 512 Front St. in downtown Santa Cruz. You may also reserve your tickets by calling (831) 464-9778, (408) 847-6982 or contact Bob Breheny at celtsoc@aol.com. Tickets are also available on-line here at: www.brownpapertickets.com Doors: 7:00 PM More info: (408) 847-6982 or email: celtsoc@aol.com Now in its 10th season, this popular, atmospheric, family-friendly entertainment, rich in history, humor and boundless enthusiasm, returns to Santa Cruz. The energetic extravaganza features lively traditional…

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Kate McGarry and Keith Ganz

December 4 @ 7:00 PM

$20/Adv $25/Door Sponsored by The Silent Gong Fund –Jeannine Bonstelle ½ Price Night for Students. Tickets at the door. Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…immediately fresh and very personal.” – Jazz Times Vocalist Kate McGarry has the soul of a folk singer and the facility of a jazz instrumentalist. Built upon McGarry’s precise, sensitive vocals and guitarist Keith Ganz’s virtuosic ability, the duo explores the relationship of both the song and their partnership, blending folk sensibilities amongst jazz…

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The Bad Plus

December 5 @ 7:00 PM

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comp Tix Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Daphne and Stuart Wells and Barbara Beerstein and George Badger “…somewhere between refreshing and downright awe-inspiring.” – CMJ Monthly The Bad Plus has a well-earned reputation for pushing the limits of what constitutes a jazz trio. Known for quirky originals and inspired takes on classic rock songs, their tenth album, Inevitable Western, continues the band’s commitment to what the New York Times referred to as “avant-garde…

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The Bad Plus

December 5 @ 9:00 PM

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comp Tix Sponsored by Daphne and Stuart Wells and Barbara Beerstein and George Badger 1/2 Price Night for Students (at the door only with valid I.D.; based on availability) Doors at 8:30 PM “…somewhere between refreshing and downright awe-inspiring.” – CMJ Monthly The Bad Plus has a well-earned reputation for pushing the limits of what constitutes a jazz trio. Known for quirky originals and inspired takes on classic rock songs, their tenth album, Inevitable Western, continues the…

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Decemberchild Benefit Concert in Memory of Jacob John Savell: Featuring Superior Olive

December 6 @ 7:00 PM

Tickets: $20
 Advance Tickets: stillfumin.comand at Offshore Music at 926 Soquel Ave in Santa Cruz. Doors: 6:30 PM More info: www.decemberchild.org Superior Olive led by Tom Savell will be performing their unique blend of rock originals and deep classic covers. This annual event benefits local and regional non-profit organizations which help the needy, especially children.  This concert will be dedicated to the memory of the recently passed Jacob John Savell, co-founder of Decemberchild and Superior Olive. www.superiorolive.com

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Steel House featuring Edward Simon, Scott Colley & Brian Blade

December 8 @ 7:00 PM

$25/Adv $30/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Harry Harrington and Sharon Hale “[Blade] is widely acknowledged as one of the top drummers in jazz.” – DownBeat Three of jazz’s most well known instrumentalists have constructed a new group called Steel House. Featuring Edward Simon on piano, Scott Colley on bass and Brian Blade on drums, each musician lays down a foundation for bold improvising. All members are world-class musicians with their own robust careers, but together…

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