Pedrito Martinez Group – Monday, June 22, 2015

Pedrito Martinez Group – Monday, June 22, 2015

Pedrito Martinez Group Monday, June 22 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “… Africa-to-the-New World funk.” – The New York Times Cuban native Pedrito Martinez has been performing as a conguero and singer since he was eleven-years-old. The 2015 Grammy nominee has established...
Dr. Lonnie Smith and Wil Blades – Friday, June 19, 2015

Dr. Lonnie Smith and Wil Blades – Friday, June 19, 2015

Dr. Lonnie Smith and Wil Blades Friday, June 19 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “… hard groovin’ that just won’t quit.” – Icon Magazine Dr. Lonnie Smith and Wil Blades represent the generational span of the Hammond B-3 organ legacy. They have been playing duo...
Acoustic Alchemy – Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Acoustic Alchemy – Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Acoustic Alchemy Wednesday, June 17 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “Repeat after me: two guitars can make magic.” – JazzTimes British instrumental and smooth jazz ensemble Acoustic Alchemy, fronted by guitarists Greg Carmichael on nylon guitar and Miles Gilderdale on steel and...
Ester Rada – Monday, June 15, 2015

Ester Rada – Monday, June 15, 2015

Ester Rada Monday, June 15 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “Israel’s rising musical star.” – BBC News Magazine With a deeply personal blend of cultural influences arising from her Ethiopian and Israeli roots, Ester Rada is a distinctive singer and songwriter whose vocals also...
Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge; Friday, June 12, 2015

Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge; Friday, June 12, 2015

Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge Friday, June 12 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “… superlative guitarists…” – The New Yorker Jazz meets bluegrass in the guise of fretboard masters Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge performing acoustically on vintage 1939 Martin guitars....