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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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Slow Gherkin, Kepi Ghoulie, and the Cold Cuts

SOLD OUT! Doors 8:00 PM More info: slow.gherkin.ska@gmail.com “This year, Slow Gherkin turned old enough to drink and played its first New York show since 1998. It felt too good to stop there, so we booked a holiday show in our hometown. All proceeds from the show will go to the Second Harvest Food Bank. Can’t wait to see […]

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The Windham Hill Winter Solstice Celebration featuring Will Ackerman, Barbara Higbie and Liz Story

$27/Adv $32/Door No Comp Tix Doors at 8:30 PM “… like a jolt of bright sunlight…” – The Los Angeles Times Celebrate the wintry holiday season with Windham Hill artists in the warm intimacy of Kuumbwa Jazz Center. Led by fiddler/pianist/vocalist Barbara Higbie, whom writer Derk Richardson described as “a jazz pianist who can write […]

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The Windham Hill Winter Solstice Celebration featuring Will Ackerman, Barbara Higbie and Liz Story

7:00 PM SOLD OUT! Click on the blue Buy Tickets button to purchase 9:00 PM tickets! $27/Adv $32/Door No Comp Tix Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM (change to 8:30 PM for 9:00PM concert) “… like a jolt of bright sunlight…” – The Los Angeles Times Celebrate the wintry holiday season with Windham Hill […]

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Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comp Tickets Sponsored by The Offbeats Doors at 8:30 PM 1/2 Price Night for Students (at the door only with valid I.D.; based on availability) “…improvisers plying new genre-less waters…” – San Jose Mercury It seems unlikely that two musicians were ever better suited to play with each other. Guitarist Charlie Hunter […]

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Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comp Tickets Sponsored by The Offbeats Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…improvisers plying new genre-less waters…” – San Jose Mercury It seems unlikely that two musicians were ever better suited to play with each other. Guitarist Charlie Hunter and drummer Scott Amendola have made a habit out of closing out […]

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A Tribute to Jerry Garcia

$20/Advance  $25/Door Advance Tickets: www.thewheelcompany.comDoors: 7 PM More info: (831) 469-3184 Presented by The Wheel Company A Tribute to Jerry Garcia featuring Matt Hartle, David Gans, Jerry Brown, Scott Cooper, Josh Lowe, Larry Graff, Mike Meagher, Steve Sofranko, and Paul Garcia.

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Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks – Holidaze in Hicksville

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comp Tickets Sponsored by Erik’s DeliCafé Co-sponsored by KPIG 107.5FM Doors at 8:30 PM “Dan Hicks is lightning in a bottle.” – Bette Midler Dan Hicks, “The Walkin’ One and Only,” is back at Kuumbwa with the Hot Licks to deliver his special brand of wry musings to the masses. As the […]

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