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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Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet

Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet with Roy “Futureman” Wooten & Felix Pastorius will perform one show only this Thursday, May 8 at 7:00 pm. 1/2 Price Student tickets will be available for the 7:00 pm concert, at the door only with valid I.D. There will not be a 9:00 PM performance as originally scheduled. Stylistically, the […]

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Carol Bowie “Miles to Mingus”

JOIN US FOR FIRST FRIDAY ART TOUR, FRIDAY MAY 2, 6:00 – 9:00 PM South County visual artist Carol Bowie presents “Miles to Mingus” paintings expressed, inspired and fueled by listening to and living with this music dubbed “jazz.” Bowie describes her work as, “guided by her desire to become a conduit for what wants […]

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International Jazz Day – April 30th

Today, April 30th, is International Jazz Day. Tune into www.jazzday.com to stream the all-star global concert, live from Osaka, Japan! (Available on demand soon). In November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of […]


Jazz Divas Celebrate!

Group concert sponsors, Jazz Divas, enjoy dinner on the patio before their sold out sponsored concert featuring Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort. To find out how you can experience a special night as a concert sponsor visit: http://kuumbwajazz.org/donate-now-2/concert-sponsorship/

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Jazz Hero – Ray Brown

The Jazz Journalists Association (JJA) is an international group of media professionals working to advance the legacy of jazz music through journalistic endeavors. Each year the JJA awards dozens of “Jazz Heroes” nationwide during the Month of April – Jazz Appreciation Month. Jazz Heroes are activists, advocates, and altruists who have had a significant impact […]

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April is Jazz Appreciation Month!


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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Thanks to the High Notes!

Thanks to the High Notes for sponsoring last night’s sold-out Hugh Masekela show! If you’re interested in sponsoring a Kuumbwa concert, you can find more info by clicking the Learn More link.

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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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