Anat Cohen Celebrando Brasil; Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Anat Cohen Celebrando Brasil; Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Anat Cohen Celebrando Brasil Wednesday, March 25 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “… soulful, ebullient…” – Seattle Times Anat Cohen’s enthusiastic performances bring new energy to the often neglected clarinet. Once the preferred instrument of swing era legends...
René Marie’s Experiment in Truth Quartet; Monday, March 23, 2015

René Marie’s Experiment in Truth Quartet; Monday, March 23, 2015

René Marie’s Experiment in Truth Quartet Monday, March 23 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “…proves herself masterful…” – DownBeat A feisty, knowing jazz singer with an affinity for Betty Carter, Ella Fitzgerald and Dinah Washington, René Marie made people sit up and listen when...
Artists in the Schools, Gault Elementary, February 19, 2015

Artists in the Schools, Gault Elementary, February 19, 2015

Artists in the Schools Program Gault Elementary, Santa Cruz February 19, 2015 Gault Elementary School was “jazz central” on February 19th when Kuumbwa Jazz High School Honor Band Members performed a live jazz concert and accompanied a rousing sing-along to the song “I...
Avery Sunshine;  Monday, March 16, 2015

Avery Sunshine; Monday, March 16, 2015

Avery Sunshine Monday, March 16 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “…expect a dynamic performance…” – Essence With her thunderous, gospel-bred pipes and heart-to-heart lyrical content, singer-songwriter Avery Sunshine is building a name for herself. With an earthy tone and sincere...
Ladysmith Black Mambazo; Friday, March 13, 2015

Ladysmith Black Mambazo; Friday, March 13, 2015

Ladysmith Black Mambazo Friday, March 13 At the Rio Theatre “… rich harmonies…” – JazzTimes Ladysmith Black Mambazo – dubbed “South African Cultural Ambassadors to the World” by Nelson Mandela – has an illustrious history going back over five decades. The...