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 [...]


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, [...]


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 [...]