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Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band @ Santa Cruz Symphony Family Concert

Bring your entire family to experience a fun and educational concert featuring special guest collaborations with the Santa Cruz Ballet Theater, Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony, the Kuumbwa Honors Jazz Band and award-winning Shakespearean actor Paul Whitworth. After the concert, children will be invited backstage to ‘Meet the Instruments’. At this year’s concert we will perform Prokofiev’s timeless favorite for […]

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Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band with the Santa Cruz Youth Orchestra

Every year the Symphony provides a set of free morning concerts for 4th and 5th graders at the Mello Center for the Performing Arts in Watsonville. Members of the Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony play alongside their professional counterparts, creating the largest philharmonic orchestra on the central coast of California. The event is presented in a highly accessible style, […]

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Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band with the Santa Cruz Youth Orchestra

Every year the Symphony provides a set of free morning concerts for 4th and 5th graders at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. Members of the Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony play alongside their professional counterparts, creating the largest philharmonic orchestra on the central coast of California. The event is presented in a highly accessible style, using elements of humor, movement, […]

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Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band @ Whalefest

On Saturday, January 24th and Sunday, January 25th, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, the Monterey Old Fisherman’s Wharf Association will hold the 5th Annual Whalefest Monterey at and around Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey, CA, the “Whale Watching Capital of the World™ .  The Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band will be performing on Sunday, January 25th at a time TBD. Over […]

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Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band @ Arana Gulch Multi-Use Trail Project Dedication

The City of Santa Cruz is pleased to announce that the Arana Gulch Multi-Use Trail Project dedication and ribbon-cutting will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Frederick Street entrance to Hagemann Gulch Bridge. The public is invited to celebrate — come rain or shine — with city and county […]

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KJ Honor Band at SC Wharf

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR Celebration: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm | Santa Cruz Wharf Fireworks Spectacular: 9:00 pm | Main Beach FREE! Honor Band Performance: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm The Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band looks forward to celebrating the centennial anniversary for the Santa Cruz Wharf!  Join us for a special round-up of activities to […]

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Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band

$10/Adv $15/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Directed by esteemed educator and performer, Eddie Mendenhall, the Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band is comprised of gifted high school jazz musicians from Santa Cruz, Los Gatos and Carmel areas. This ensemble has appeared at Monterey’s annual Whalefest, Next Generation Jazz Festival and San Jose Winter Jazz […]

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Support Jazz Education! Dine at Shadowbrook

Eat, Drink and Be Merry! Gather your family and friends, make a date, and schedule your reservations to dine at the landmark Shadowbrook Restaurant in Capitola. Kuumbwa Jazz is happy once again to be part of Community Tuesdays, proceeds of which benefit our jazz education programs. The Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band, directed by Eddie Mendenhall, […]

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Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band – Whalefest

Whalefest Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey, CA Info: 831-427-2227 Come hear the Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band as they perform for the Fourth Annual Whalefest Monterey, a free 2-day fun family event for all ages. The event celebrates the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Old Fisherman’s Wharf, and whales, while benefiting many local marine conservation non-profit organizations. […]

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Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band – Pono Hawaiian Grill

Pono Hawaiian Grill 120 Union Street, Santa Cruz, CA Info: 831-427-2227 Join us in welcoming this year’s group at their public debut on Sunday, January 19 at the Pono Hawaiian Grill. The band is directed by pianist and composer, Eddie Mendenhall, and co-directed by tenor saxophonist, Dillon Baiocchi (an honor band alumni). Eddie and Dillon are arranging an exciting […]

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