Congratulations to Our Graduating Seniors!

Congratulations to Our Graduating Seniors!

Kuumbwa would like to extend our warmest wishes to the 2015 graduating seniors from our Honor Band program! These fine young musicians have been a part of our Jazz Honor Band for the last few years and are now on the verge of moving on to new lives and challenges....
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...

Manresa Chef David Kinch

Kuumbwa Jazz Celebrates 40 Years of Creativity with a Fundraising Dinner Hosted by Manresa Chef David Kinch Monday, May 11, 2015 More...

Chester CT Thompson and Powerhouse; Thursday, November 13

Chester CT Thompson and Powerhouse Thursday, November 13 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “Earthy, energetic and exciting.” – Carlos Santana Original Tower of Power organist Chester Thompson started playing at the age of five and has gone on to lead a career that would be the envy...
2014 – 2015 Honor Band Auditions

2014 – 2015 Honor Band Auditions

The Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band is an all-star ensemble of high school musicians. Band members attend weekly rehearsals, study complex jazz theory, improvisation and arranging, and learn essential life skills such as communication, cooperation and critical thinking. The...
Fall Concert Schedule Announced

Fall Concert Schedule Announced

Tickets now on sale for September and October shows. Great line-up includes Airto Moreira & Eyedentity; Eliane Elias; Larry Carlton; The Cookers; Joshua Redman Trio; Stanley Clarke; Dave Douglas and Joe Lovano Quintet: Soundprints and much...