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KJ Honor Band and SC Ballet Collaborate!

Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre In Concert Two performances: 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm Cabrillo Crocker Theater The Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre presents their annual mixed-repertory concert features the long-awaited revival of Philip Jerry’s poignant “Our Town”. This show is a premiere by our own award-winning resident choreographer Robert Kelley, a commissioned piece by guest choreographer [...]

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Register Now: Jazz Kiln

The Jazz Kiln is a series of six weekly jazz improvisation workshops that offers a safe place for musicians of all ages to explore and expand their musical horizons. This series will be directed by noted jazz educator, composer, and pianist Eddie Mendenhall. Instructor and professional bassist, Dan Robbins, will also teach this series of [...]

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Wynton Marsalis & JLCO!

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE! SATURDAY, MARCH 8 AT 7:30 PM At Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium No comps or gift certificates Gold Circle Reserved: $68.25, General Reserved: $47.25  /  $36.75 * Sponsored by Redtree Partners, LP * All tickets subject to service charges. City of Santa Cruz admission tax included in listed price. Tickets available at: www.santacruztickets.com Civic [...]

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Jazz on Film: The Girls in the Band

In honor and celebration of International Women’s Day, Kuumbwa Jazz & Nickelodeon Theatres present JAZZ ON FILM with the Santa Cruz Premiere of the New Documentary THE GIRLS IN THE BAND. Saturday, March 8 at 4:30 PM At the Nickelodeon Theatre Benefitting local nonprofit, Rising International If you’re a woman living in the United States aspiring to be a [...]

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Live Streaming @ 7:00 pm Tonight!

Master Class – Ashwin Batish: Application of Indian Music Concepts to Jazz and World Music February 18 @ 7:00 PM | FREE Can’t attend the Master Class tonight? Don’t worry! You can catch it live at this address starting at 7:00 pm, http://www.youtube.com/user/ragmala. Local sitar and tabla player Ashwin Batish has been credited with the [...]

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B-3 Obsession!

Read SJ Mercury Cover Story on the Bay Area’s B-3 Obsession Upcoming B-3 concerts include: Feb. 6 – Pamela Rose & Wayne De La Cruz: “Hammond Organ Party” Feb. 13 – Tony Monaco Trio featuring Howard Paul Feb. 17 – Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio

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Attention Jazz Organ Fans!

Hammond B-3 Organ Fans mark your calendars for these great upcoming gigs: Thursday, February 6 – Pamela Rose & Wayne De La Cruz “Hammond Organ Party” Includes pre-concert talk with artists and Pete Fallico of KCSM and the Jazz Organ Fellowship at 6:30 pm. Thursday, February 13 – Tony Monaco Trio featuring Howard Paul Monday, [...]

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JLCO with Wynton Marsalis

SATURDAY, MARCH 8 AT 7:30 PM At Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium No comps or gift certificates Gold Circle Reserved: $68.25, General Reserved: $47.25  /  $36.75 * Sponsored by Redtree Partners, LP * All tickets subject to service charges. City of Santa Cruz admission tax included in listed price. Tickets available at: www.santacruztickets.com Civic Box Office, 307 [...]

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Local & Live!

Local & Live: Honoring Artistry, Celebrating Community We are excited to announce the kick-off of a new series honoring local artists and the contributions they have made to our musical community. Santa Cruz is home to a wealth of artistic talent and Kuumbwa Jazz wishes to acknowledge these musicians for their dedication they have made [...]

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Grammy Nominee Cécile McLorin Salvant

The jazz vocal category is led by 24-year-old phenom Cécile McLorin Salvant, whose ebullient “WomanChild” was nominated for “Best Jazz Vocal Album.” Ms. Salvant makes her Kuumbwa Jazz debut on February 15th. Tickets on sale now!

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