Danilo Brito; June 5, 2014

Danilo Brito Thursday, June 5 Kuumbwa Jazz Center Mandolinist Danilo Brito is important to the world of music both for his extraordinary musicianship, and for the unique musical and cultural tradition he promulgates through his work—the choro music of Brazil. His is the quintessential story of a child prodigy, born with talent and interest in [...]

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Oz Noy Trio with Oteil Burbridge & Keith Carlock; Monday, June 2, 2014

Oz Noy Trio with Oteil Burbidge & Keith Carlock Monday, June 2 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “…[a] six-string daredevil.” – Guitar World Guitarist Oz Noy is a virtuoso who not only brings rock & blues inspired fireworks to the stage, but a jazz sensibility and astounding musicianship. Together with longtime Allman Brothers Band member Oteil Burbridge and Steely Dan and Sting [...]

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Ann Whittington Quintet; Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ann Whittington Quintet Thursday, May 29 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “… a soulful singer and songwriter…” – Monterey Herald Ann Whittington never stops refining and redefining her musical vision. As a singer/songwriter, Ann’s warm and welcoming voice has been serenading Bay Area music fans for years with an ever-evolving style of storytelling through song. She always [...]

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Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band; Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  (SANTA CRUZ, CA) – Come down and hear these talented young musicians perform their grand finale concert on the Kuumbwa stage on Wednesday, May 28. The Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band features Santa Cruz County’s most gifted young jazz musicians, representing six area high schools and led by noted pianist and composer, Eddie Mendenhall, with [...]

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Middle Space Collective: Kurt Stockdale, Frank Buchanan, Reuben Rogers, Ulysses Owens Jr; Thursday, May 22

Middle Space Collective: Kurt Stockdale, Frank Buchanan, Reuben Rogers, Ulysses Owens Jr. Thursday, May 22 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “[Ulysses Owens Jr.]…one of the most talked-about drummer’s on the scene…” – All About Jazz The powerful musical amalgamation that is Middle Space Collective returns to Kuumbwa for an evening of funky grooves and rollicking swing, celebrating the release of their [...]

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Jane Monheit – Hello Bluebird: Celebrating the Jazz of Judy Garland; Monday, May 19, 2014

Jane Monheit Hello Bluebird: Celebrating the Jazz of Judy Garland Monday, May 19 Kuumbwa Jazz Center Sponsored by Gal Palz for Jazz “… supremely gifted singer…” – Down Beat magazine Jane Monheit’s Hello Bluebird concert pays tribute to the vocal artistry of Judy Garland with heartfelt renditions of the legendary performer’s signature songs. Like Garland, [...]

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Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn; Saturday, May 17, 2014

Kuumbwa Jazz Presents: Béla Fleck  & Abigail Washburn Saturday, May 17 Rio Theatre Sponsored by Barry Swenson Builder Co-sponsored by KPIG 107.5 FM and Good Times “the unofficial ‘first family of the banjo’” – NPR  Banjoists Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered the deceptively intricate art of the duet. Their performances embrace a diversity almost unthinkable – coming [...]

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yMusic; Friday, May 16, 2014

yMusic Friday, May 16 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “…at the forefront of a rapidly changing performance culture” – New York Times Hailed by NPR as “one of the groups that has really helped to shape the future of classical music,” yMusic is a sextet of young performers equally comfortable in the overlapping classical and pop music worlds. A unique [...]

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Cassandra Wilson; Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Cassandra Wilson Tuesday, May 13 Kuumbwa Jazz Center Sponsored by Carolyn Hyatt and Joe Hyatt “… individuality and authenticity.” – London Jazz News Cassandra Wilson, widely considered the greatest singer of her generation, changed the way that people thought of jazz with her landmark album Blue Light ‘Til Dawn in 1993. Twenty years ago Wilson’s debut solo [...]

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Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet; Thursday, May 8, 2014

Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet Thursday, May 8 Kuumbwa Jazz Center 9pm: ½ Price Night for Students “…equal parts Galactic and Dirty Dozen Brass Band…” – JazzTimes The Mu’tet is led by saxophonist Jeff Coffin of Dave Matthews Band fame (not to mention his fourteen years with Béla Fleck & the Flecktones), and is a force to be reckoned [...]

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