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, 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: 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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Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band

Congratulations to the 2013 – 2014 Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band! The Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band is an all-star ensemble of high school musicians led by noted pianist and composer, Eddie Mendenhall, with assistance from tenor saxophonist, Dillon Baiocchi. Having successfully auditioned, band members attend weekly rehearsals, study complex jazz theory, improvisation and arranging, and learn essential life [...]

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Sponsors Atack & Penrose!

Cheers to VIP sponsors Atack & Penrose, LLP who helped make the Yellowjackets concert a night to remember. Imagine you, your company’s team, your colleagues and friends also in this picture. We’d love to see you here too plus we want our community to know who is helping to bring these artists to our stage! Concert sponsorship [...]

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Yellowjackets – Still on the Rise!

Despite hiring a new bassist, Yellowjackets continue to chart new territory with their recent release “A Rise in the Road.” Read more about their new bass player Felix Pastorius, son iconist jazz-fusion bassist, best known for his stint with Weather Report, Jaco Pastorius, plus the impressive new release from one of the most successful bands on [...]

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