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Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band

$30/Adv $35/Door No Comps Sponsored by Plazita Medical Clinic “… mesmerizing and elemental…” – Latin Jazznet.com Poncho Sanchez has been preaching the “gospel of the clave” for over three decades. In that time, he has not only carried on the legacy of his mentor, Cal Tjader but expanded his ensemble’s repertoire to incorporate forays into [...]

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Danilo Brito

$20/Adv  $25/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “… supremely gifted…” – Mandolin Magazine Mandolinist Danilo Brito exemplifies the musical virtuosity emerging from Brazil, giving international platform to choro, a form of music with an improvisational nature comparable to jazz and blues developed in the early 20th century. Brito, a former child prodigy, is as comfortable on the [...]

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Oz Noy Trio with Oteil Burbridge & Keith Carlock

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…[a] six-string daredevil.” – Guitar World Guitarist Oz Noy is a virtuoso who not only brings rock & blues inspired fireworks to the stage, but a jazz sensibility and astounding musicianship. Together with longtime Allman Brothers Band member Oteil Burbridge and Steely Dan and [...]

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Ann Whittington Quintet

$15/Adv $20/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “… a soulful singer and songwriter…”  – Monterey Herald Ann Whittington never stops refining and redefining her musical vision. As a singer/songwriter, Ann’s warm and welcoming voice has been serenading Bay Area music fans for years with an ever-evolving style of storytelling through song. She always [...]

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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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Middle Space Collective: Kurt Stockdale, Frank Buchanan, Reuben Rogers, Ulysses Owens, Jr.

Thursday, May 22, 7:00 PM $20/Adv $25/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “[Ulysses Owens Jr.]…one of the most talked-about drummer’s on the scene…” – All About Jazz The powerful musical amalgamation that is Middle Space Collective returns to Kuumbwa for an evening of funky grooves and rollicking swing, celebrating the release of their [...]

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Master Class Series The New Standard: Vocalist Lori Rivera and Pianist Marshall Otwell

FREE Doors at 6:45 PM What makes a song a “Standard?” Where did the genre that we call “The Great American Songbook” come from? Singer Lori Rivera is well known for her vocal talents in jazz, a cappella, pop, and musical theatre. Marshall Otwell, a superb pianist who was a former sideman with Carmen MacRae, [...]

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Jane Monheit

$27/Adv $32/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Gal Palz for Jazz “… supremely gifted singer…” – DownBeat Jane Monheit’s warm vocal style easily bridges the worlds of jazz and cabaret. Her selection of music with its emphasis on melodic and lyrical content, matched with her pitch perfect vocals, enjoys [...]

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Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet w/Roy “Futureman” Wooten & Felix Pastorius

$22/Adv  $27/Door Doors at 8:30 PM ½ Price Night for Students “…equal parts Galactic and Dirty Dozen Brass Band…” – JazzTimes The Mu’tet is led by saxophonist Jeff Coffin of Dave Matthews Band fame (not to mention his fourteen years with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones), and is a force to be reckoned with. A [...]

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Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet w/Roy “Futureman” Wooten & Felix Pastorius

$22/Adv  $27/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…equal parts Galactic and Dirty Dozen Brass Band…” – JazzTimes The Mu’tet is led by saxophonist Jeff Coffin of Dave Matthews Band fame (not to mention his fourteen years with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones), and is a force to be reckoned with. A composer, educator [...]

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