Andrea Gibson

Andrea Gibson is not gentle with her truths. It is this raw fearlessness that has led her to the forefront of the spoken word movement– the first winner of the Women’s World Poetry Slam –Gibson has headlined prestigious performance venues coast to coast with powerful readings on war, class, gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality, love, […]

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Hills to Hollers featuring Barbara Higbie, Laurie Lewis, Linda Tillery

“… reminding us that America’s musical legacy is far deeper … than today’s pop charts.” – Napa Valley Register   Three masterful musicians, Barbara Higbie, Laurie Lewis and Linda Tillery, each a Bay Area treasure, combine their remarkable talents to delve deep into the rich musical traditions of the American South, from the hills to […]


Avery Sunshine

“…expect a dynamic performance…” – Essence With her thunderous, gospel-bred pipes and heart-to-heart content, singer-songwriter Avery Sunshine is clearly building a name for herself. With an earthy tone and sincere delivery, the stage is a second home to Sunshine, ever since appointed church choir director at the age of thirteen. Her sophomore album, Sunroom, presents […]

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Peter Rowan – solo

Grammy-award winner and six-time Grammy nominee, Peter Rowan is a singer-songwriter with a career spanning over five decades. From his early years playing under the tutelage of Bluegrass veteran Bill Monroe, to his time in Old & In the Way and breakout as a solo musician and bandleader, Rowan has built a devoted, international fan base […]


Ladysmith Black Mambazo

“… pure and uplifting…” – Paste magazine Ladysmith Black Mambazo has an illustrious history going back five decades. Formed in the early ’60s, the South African a cappella group initially won so many singing competitions that they were no longer allowed to compete. Today, fifty years and fifty albums later, the group is dedicated to […]


Nir Felder Quartet

“…the next big jazz guitarist…” – NPR Although guitarist Nir Felder played in rock bands as a teen, he also spent hours studying jazz. Given his upbringing, it is just as easy to identify John Coltrane in his playing, as it is to hear Jimi Hendrix. A full scholarship to Berklee led to notable gigs […]

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Kendrick Scott Oracle

“…a musician with…a great imagination.” – Herbie Hancock A longtime band-mate of Terrence Blanchard and Kurt Elling, Kendrick Scott is regarded as a premier drummer of his generation and was named by The New York Times as being one of “five drummers whose time is now.” Scott introduced his band, Oracle, with the 2006 release […]

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Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band @ San Jose Jazz Winterfest

San Pedro Square Market 87 South San Pedro Street, San Jose Free Admission Led by Director, Dillon Baiocchi and Ensemble Advisor, Eddie Mendenhall, the Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band is an all-star ensemble of high school musicians from Santa Cruz and the surrounding areas. Having successfully auditioned, band members attend weekly rehearsals, study complex jazz theory, improvisation and arranging, […]

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Feed Me Jack // Superfool – Club Kuumbwa

Doors at 9:00 PM $5 at the door All ages Making their Club Kuumbwa return, Feed Me Jack are a pathologically melodic indie-rock group, ala Grizzly Bear and Dr. Dog, presenting songs of deft harmony and sly catchiness.  Joining them is Superfool, providing hooky beat-driven, hip hop-imbued party music. Anatolia by Feed Me Jack

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Steven Graves Band CD Release Show

Join Steven Graves and his band to celebrate the release of Mission Bell his fourth full length CD. Authentic, rootsy, organic, insightful and thoroughly engaging are some of the adjectives being used to describe the CD. Recorded mostly live with old school analogue gear, this record sounds like something that could have come right out of Mussel […]

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