Anton Schwartz Quintet featuring Taylor Eigsti; Thursday, March 6, 2014

Anton Schwartz Quintet featuring Taylor Eigsti Thursday, March 6 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “… upbeat vibe, strong melodies, and unflagging sense of swing…” – Jazziz Tenor saxophonist Anton Schwartz continues to refine his compositional skills. A succinct tunesmith with a flair for accessible melodies that twist and turn in surprising ways, Schwartz celebrates the release of his [...]

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Cyrille Aimée & Diego Figueiredo; Monday, March 3, 2014

Cyrille Aimée & Diego Figueiredo Monday, March 3 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “…a voice like fine whiskey” – The Washington Post Although she could be categorized simply as a jazz vocalist, Cyrille Aimée is so much more; presenting a new, dynamic sound that often features her looping her own vocals, and creating beats, textures, and rhythms to make a [...]

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JLCO with Wynton Marsalis, March 8, 2014

|:||:| FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE |:||:| CONTACT: Sandy Sloan, 831.427.2227 sandy@kuumbwajazz.org   Kuumbwa Jazz Presents Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis At the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium Saturday, March 8, 2014 Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band performs outside the Civic Auditorium beginning at 6:30 PM “The finest big band in the world today.” – The Daily Telegraph, [...]

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Kenny Werner Trio; Monday, February 24, 2014

Kenny Werner Trio Monday, February 24 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “Kenny Werner is a total musician” – Toots Thielemanns Kenny Werner is relentless. A brilliant pianist, Werner is also an esteemed composer whose compositions have been performed by the Mel Lewis Orchestra; Finland’s Umo Jazz Orchestra, and several other European big bands; as well as classical [...]

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Scott Hamilton/Harry Allen Quintet featuring Rossano Sportiello; Thursday, February 20, 2014

Scott Hamilton/Harry Allen Quintet featuring Rossano Sportiello Thursday, February 20, 2014 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “A first-rate jazz soloist who never disappoints.” — Jazz Times  Scott Hamilton takes his inspiration from the pre-Coltrane era saxophone greats: Ben Webster, Zoot Sims, and Don Byas. His dedication to the swing era sound finds an equal partner in fellow [...]

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Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio; Monday, February 17, 2014

Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio Monday, February 17 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “…blues-injected grooves…in radiant colors…” – DownBeat A true guru of the Hammond B-3 organ, Dr. Lonnie Smith has been recording and performing live for over five decades. Featured on over seventy albums, he has collaborated with a who’s who of musical greats across the jazz, blues and R&B [...]

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Cécile McLorin Salvant; Saturday, February 15, 2014

GRAMMY NOMINEE – BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM! Cécile McLorin Salvant Saturday, February 15 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “… an extraordinary revelation of contemporary vocal jazz.” – Le Jazz Hot Vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant has been impressing audiences everywhere with her arrangements of jazz and blues compositions, obscure and familiar. The multi-lingual Salvant, with a background in [...]

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Tuck & Patti: Valentine’s Day Concert; Friday, February 14, 2014

Tuck & Patti: Valentine’s Day Concert Friday, February 14 Kuumbwa Jazz Center Jazz and Dinner Packages Available ”… rich layers of emotional subtlety.” – Los Angeles Times Simply stated, Tuck and Patti are one of the great duos in jazz. With Patti Cathcart’s expressive vocals and Tuck Andress’ fluid guitar stylings, no other musical accompaniment seems necessary for this renowned twosome. [...]

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Tony Monaco Trio featuring Howard Paul; Thursday, February 13, 2014

Tony Monaco Trio featuring Howard Paul Thursday, February 13 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “Tony Monaco burns…” – Critical Jazz.com Tony Monaco’s reputation as a master of the Hammond B-3 organ has been on the upward swing for sometime now. Over his career he has performed, or recorded, with a number of top jazz artists, including gigs [...]

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John Abercrombie Quartet Monday; February 10, 2014

John Abercrombie Quartet Monday, February 10, 2014 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “…a completely unclassifiable stylist…” – JazzTimes  Over a career spanning more than forty years and nearly fifty albums, John Abercrombie has established himself as one of the masters of contemporary jazz guitar. Favoring unusual sounds, textures, and boldly chosen ensembles, Abercrombie is a relentless experimenter, working firmly within [...]

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