Larry Carlton

$30/Adv $35/Door No Comps Doors at 8:30 PM “…a virtuoso guitarist…” – The New York Times Larry Carlton has been one of the world’s top session guitarists for decades, having played with Steely Dan, Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, Barbra Streisand, The Crusaders and countless more. Known for his trademark instrument, the Gibson 335, Carlton is [...]

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Mainswing: Vocal Jazz Quartet

$12/Adv $17/Door; $8 Students at the door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Mainswing has been amazing Bay Area audiences with their vocal magic since the ’80s. Performing original music and inventive vocal arrangements of standards drawn from the full spectrum of jazz, the ensemble taps into swing, Afro-Cuban, funk, and Brazilian grooves with [...]

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Sherry Austin with Henhouse in Concert

Tickets: $20/Advance $25/Door (cash only at the door) Advance Tickets: Doors: 6:30 PM More info: 831-724-9583 Henhouse has found that magical combination of music that is often wished for, but rarely found. Whether singing their own material, or the songs of Kate Wolf and others, these four great vocalists come together to form an [...]


Mark Turner Quartet

$22/Adv $27/Door ½ Price Night for Students. Tickets at the door with valid I.D. Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…one of the most important players that has come along in the last 20 years.” – Ravi Coltrane Mark Turner is one of the most admired saxophonists of his generation, renowned for his exploratory [...]

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A Benefit for Freedom Within Prison Project

Tickets: $20/Advance $25/Door Advance Tickets: Doors: 7:00 PM More info: 831-469-3184 A Benefit for Freedom Within Prison Project Come join us as we help support the Freedom Within Prison Project, which has a mission to to change the culture inside prisons and jails, from one of violence and gang oppression, to a place where [...]


Carlene Carter

General Admission $25.00 (advance) Gold Circle $40.00 (advance) Tickets $4 more on day-of-show (Gold Circle Seating is the first 3 rows center section; plus 2 aisle seats on each side.) Tickets available at or 831-479-9421 Doors at 7:00 PM Presented by Snazzy Productions Carlene Carter comes full circle with her new CD, Carter Girl, released April 8, 2014 [...]


The Cookers: Billy Harper, Donald Harrison, Eddie Henderson, David Weiss, George Cables, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart

$28/Adv $33/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 Supported in part by the Western Jazz Presenters Network “A bebop supergroup!” – NPR The Cookers – the name comes from the title of Freddie Hubbard’s classic 1965 Blue Note recording, [...]

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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 [...]


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 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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