Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band

$10/Adv $15/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM The Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band features the area’s most gifted young jazz musicians. Led by music educator Eddie Mendenhall and co-directed by Dillon Baiocchi, the audition-based jazz band challenges students to gain a mastery of improvisation and performance. Weekly rehearsals include continual advancement in music theory, [...]

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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, [...]


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. [...]


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 [...]