Hugh Masekela: 75th Birthday Celebration – Monday, March 24 @ 7:00 and 9:00 PM

Hugh Masekela: 75th Birthday Celebration

$30/Advance $35/Door 1/2 Price Night For Students No Comps Doors at 8:30 PM Sponsored by High Notes “…notorious for bucking the trend.” – Rolling Stone World-renowned trumpeter Hugh Masekela is the essence of South African music. A phenomenal grace and power imbue his music, which ranges from funky township grooves to cooking jazz, soul and beyond. More so [...]

Hugh Masekela: 75th Birthday Celebration – Monday, March 24 @ 7:00 and 9:00 PM

Hugh Masekela: 75th Birthday Celebration

7:00 PM SOLD OUT! Click the blue Buy Tickets button for 9:00 PM tickets! $30/Advance $35/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by High Notes “…notorious for bucking the trend.” – Rolling Stone World-renowned trumpeter Hugh Masekela is the essence of South African music. A phenomenal grace and power imbue his [...]

An Evening with Jack Bowers – Thursday, March 20 @ 7:00 PM

An Evening with Jack Bowers

Local & Live: Honoring Artistry, Celebrating Community $15/Advance $20/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Jack Bowers is a gifted pianist, composer, and educator, whose career stretches back to the late ’60s psychedelic era. In the early ’70s, he played with Santa Cruz’s eclectic, folk rock band Oganookie, and later with country singer Lacy [...]

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Bruce Forman’s Cow Bop – Thursday, March 17 @ 7:00 PM

Bruce Forman’s Cow Bop

$20/Advance $25/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “It’s hot, jazzy and has a drawl!” – San Francisco Chronicle Mix westernly swinging blues, dexterous riffs, harmonious vocal blends and cowboy sensibility and you’ve only just begun to describe Bruce Forman’s Cow Bop. Formed in 2013 by guitarist Forman, this cowboy jazz and western be-bop [...]

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Tierney Sutton – “After Blue” The Joni Mitchell Project – Saturday, March 15 @ 7:30 PM

Tierney Sutton – “After Blue” The Joni Mitchell Project feat. Mark Summer & Serge Merlaud

$25/Advance $30/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:30 PM Sponsored by Ten Sharps “…a pure jazz spirit.” – New York Times Tierney Sutton’s reputation as a singular vocal talent with a flair for inventive arrangements is in full force on After Blue, her latest album. The Joni Mitchell Project has re-ignited the legendary [...]

Cabrillo College Jazz Combo, Directed by Ray Brown – Thursday, March 13 @ 7:00 PM

Cabrillo College Jazz Combo, Directed by Ray Brown

$10 at the door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM The Cabrillo Jazz Combo, actually one of four Jazz combos currently in the Music Department at Cabrillo College, has been playing together for almost two years. The group plays mostly straight  ahead jazz, programming material from standards to Latin tunes to contemporary Jazz tunes, [...]

Anton Schwartz Quintet featuring Taylor Eigsti – Thursday, March 6 @ 7:00 PM

Anton Schwartz Quintet featuring Taylor Eigsti

$20/Advance $25/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “… upbeat vibe, strong melodies, and unflagging sense of swing…” – Jazziz Tenor saxophonist Anton Schwartz continues to refine his composing and performing skills. A succinct tunesmith with a flair for accessible melodies that twist and turn in surprising ways, he is also a lyrical reedman [...]

Cyrille Aimée and Diego Figueiredo – Monday, March 3 @ 7:00 PM

Cyrille Aimée and Diego Figueiredo

$22/Advance $27/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…a voice like fine whiskey” – The Washington Post Although she could be categorized simply as a jazz vocalist, Cyrille Aimée is so much more; presenting a new, dynamic sound that often features her looping her own vocals, and creating beats, textures, and rhythms to make [...]

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Support Jazz Education! Dine at Shadowbrook

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 Band, directed by Eddie Mendenhall, [...]