Bria Skonberg – Thursday, August 13, 2015

Bria Skonberg – Thursday, August 13, 2015

Bria Skonberg Thursday, August 13 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “…one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation.” – Wall Street Journal Straight from the Louis Armstrong school of musicianship, trumpeter Bria Skonberg is a leading figure in today’s...
Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba – Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba – Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba Wednesday, August 12 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “… fresh and imaginative…” – National Public Radio (NPR) Bassekou Kouyate (Buh-say-koo Koo-yah-tay), a griot from Mali, leads a six member ensemble showcasing the ngoni – a traditional...
Plena Libre – Friday, August 7, 2015

Plena Libre – Friday, August 7, 2015

Plena Libre Friday, August 7 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “A mad weave of polyrhythms that simply sizzle.” – Boston Herald Plena Libre infuses their contemporary Caribbean compositions with a deep sense of the unique indigenous musical traditions, known as plena and bomba,...
Etienne Charles & Creole Soul – Thursday, August 6, 2015

Etienne Charles & Creole Soul – Thursday, August 6, 2015

Etienne Charles & Creole Soul Thursday, August 6 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “… immediate pleasure.” – The New York Times Etienne Charles’ Trinidadian roots are fully reflected in his post-bop, musical vision. He is among the newest wave of young artists...
Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz – Monday, August 3, 2015

Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz – Monday, August 3, 2015

Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz Monday, August 3 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “…a winning big band…” – batera.com Hailing from Bahia, the heart of Brazil’s African diaspora and one of its most fertile musical regions, Orkestra Rumpilezz combines the power of...