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Eric Harland Voyager with Walter Smith III, Julian Lage, Taylor Eigsti, Harish Raghavan

“…a supremely gifted communicator…” – All About Jazz One of the most in demand drummers of his generation, Houston-born Eric Harland has performed with jazz legends like Betty Carter, Joe Henderson and McCoy Tyner. He has been a member of the SFJAZZ Collective since 2006, and most recently journeyed out west as the 2014 Artist-in-Residence for the Monterey […]

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Youth Bank Cabaret 2015

Benefit for the Youth Resource Bank’s endowment for at-risk youth. NOT MY FAULT – a young rock group featuring singer Brooke O’Brien and teenaged musicians from the Aptos area. They will present a mix of originals penned by Brooke and covers.  Brooke has a style and message that is confident and compelling.  She has a […]

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Blame Sally

If you sense a slight incongruity in the title of Blame Sally’s Speeding Ticket and a Valentine, rest assured that it’s as purposeful as the life it describes is random. The album lifts its name from a line in the bridge of the hard- charging leadoff single, “Living Without You,” which describes a day, or […]

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Albert Lee

“… a genuine guitar wizard…” – Earl Scruggs Albert Lee is accorded elite status among guitar aficionados and for good reason. During the ’60s, before becoming known for his recordings with American rock ‘n’ roll icons Bo Diddley and Jerry Lee Lewis, the British blues guitarist spent his ‘apprenticeship’ years performing in a number of English bands. […]

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Making The Cosmos Local

Questions That Matter: Making the Cosmos Local. For millennia, people across the globe have searched the sky for answers. They have imagined and reimagined the cosmos, from an infinite and eternal backdrop full of other worlds, to a young Earth encircled by nearby planets and crystal spheres of stars. What is the relation between our lives […]

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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

SOLD OUT! “…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 […]

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Robben Ford with the Ford Blues Band

SOLD OUT! “…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. […]

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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™ . Over the past year, thousands of whale watchers have enjoyed viewing a variety of hundreds […]

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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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