Support Jazz Education! Dine at Shadowbrook

For reservations call: (831) 475-1511 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 […]

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Robben Ford with the Ford Blues Band

“…tasteful fire…” – Los Angeles Times When blues guitar legend Robben Ford was encouraged by his record label to release a live album, he took their advice…sort of. Instead of releasing songs that had been recorded live at concerts, Ford went to Nashville, Tennessee and recorded his brand new release, aptly titled, A Day In Nashville. This spontaneous and […]

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Robben Ford with the Ford Blues Band

“…tasteful fire…” – Los Angeles Times When blues guitar legend Robben Ford was encouraged by his record label to release a live album, he took their advice…sort of. Instead of releasing songs that had been recorded live at concerts, Ford went to Nashville, Tennessee and recorded his brand new release, aptly titled, A Day In Nashville. This spontaneous […]

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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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The Boomer Humor Trio

The Boomer Humor Trio comes to the Kuumbwa Jazz Center Saturday, January 24, 2015, 7:30 PM with Will Durst, Dan St. Paul and Richard Stockton bringing their baby boomer standup shows together for a night of Hi-Fi to Wi-Fi, ERA to AARP comedy. Tickets: $20 advance, $25 at the door. Advance paper tickets are available […]

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Smith Dobson Quartet Featuring Ben Goldberg

“…he represents a new generation.” – San Francisco Examiner The Dobson last name is a familiar one on the Kuumbwa stage. Growing up with his musician family, Smith Dobson has spent the past fifteen years involved in a myriad of different musical projects. Now a stalwart of the Bay Area jazz scene, Dobson has been focusing on his […]

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Switchback: Celtic/Americana Roots Duo

“With Everly Brothers harmonies and FitzGerald’s whirlwind and soulful guitar and mandolin work, Switchback romps and reels with audacity and talent.”  – Performing Songwriter Magazine In their only West Coast appearance, the Chicago-based Celtic and Americana Roots duo Switchback are delighted to be performing in Santa Cruz this year. Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack of […]

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Brian Charette Trio

“…reliably burning…” – JazzTimes With Grammy nominations and a Hammond endorsement already to his name, organist Brian Charette has also just been named the winner of DownBeat Magazine Critic’s Poll in the “Rising Star: Organ” category. Cutting his teeth with rock and pop stars as Paul Simon and Cyndi Lauper, Charette released his latest album, Good Tipper, in 2014, highlighting his […]

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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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The Klezmatics

SOLD OUT! $25/Adv $30/Door No Comp Tickets Sponsored by Daphne and Stuart Wells and Barbara Beerstein and George Badger Doors and dinner beginning at 6:30 PM “…one of the greatest klezmer groups in the world…” – NPR In the Yiddish language there are numerous expressions that vividly convey specific emotions and actions. One of these […]

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