UCSC Large Jazz Ensembles; Thursday, June 4, 2015

UCSC Large Jazz Ensembles; Thursday, June 4, 2015

UCSC Large Jazz Ensembles: UCSC Big Band & Karlton Hester with members of Hesterian Musicism Thursday, June 4 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “… impressive improvisations.” – All Music.com The UCSC Big Band under the direction of Charles Hamilton, performs compositions...
Another Successful Free-to-the-Public Master Class Presentation

Another Successful Free-to-the-Public Master Class Presentation

As a way of giving back to the community, Kuumbwa presents a free to the public Master Classes Series which is offered several times each year. Our most recent Master Class featured vocalist and composer, Claudia Villela. Claudia’s talent for musical exploration knows...
Becca Stevens Band; Thursday, May 28, 2015

Becca Stevens Band; Thursday, May 28, 2015

Becca Stevens Band Thursday, May 28 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “Intimate, ruminative, jagged-edged originals…rich with harmony and melody.”
 –DownBeat  The Becca Stevens Band blurs the boundaries of folk, jazz, and pop while engaging the listener through keen poetic...
Storm Large and Le Bonheur; Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Storm Large and Le Bonheur; Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Storm Large and Le Bonheur Taken by Storm: “Songs of Seduction & Obsession” Tuesday, May 26 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “…compelling, beautiful and enchanting…” – Huffington Post Storm Large has been singing for audiences around the globe for more than fifteen years....
LOCAL & LIVE: Back in Time; May 21, 2015

LOCAL & LIVE: Back in Time; May 21, 2015

LOCAL & LIVE! Back In Time: Gail Cruse, Vicki Coffis, Ann Whittington, with the Martan Mann Band Thursday, May 21, 2015 Kuumbwa Jazz Center Vocal trio Back In Time celebrates an era of music highlighted by sophisticated harmonies and swinging rhythms. Gail Cruse,...