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Snarky Puppy

$20/Advance $25/Door “…a potent, dance-worthy blend.” – DownBeat With a contemporary fusion edge and a Brooklyn party band’s street-cred, Snarky Puppy has become known for their swooping dynamics, taking the listener through a world of funk, rock, lush harmonies and jazz melodicism. Snarky Puppy has gone from an underground secret to an internationally respected name in instrumental music, due [...]

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Ben Jammin

$20 General, $18 Students & Seniors Available at the Door or Online at: santacruzperformingarts.org/tickets Doors: 5:00 PM For more info call (831) 334-2121 Santa Cruz Performing Arts’ Family Theatre Project Presents: Cabrillo Stage Actor and local Childrens Theatre celebrity, Ben Jammin performing at Santa Cruz’s legendary Kuumbwa, singing an array of jazz, classical, and Broadway tunes for the entire family!” [...]

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Human Feel feat. Kurt Rosenwinkel, Chris Speed, Andrew D’Angelo and Jim Black

$22/Adv  $25/Door ½ Price Night for Students Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…pulverizing joy and nuanced exoticism…” – All About Jazz Founded in 1987 by drummer Jim Black and saxophonists Andrew D’Angelo and Chris Speed (joined by guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel in 1990), Human Feel balances delicate lyricism and sheer power, order and chaos, [...]

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Thumbscrew w/Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara

$20/Adv  $25/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “… the bonds are already strong.” – DownBeat Thumbscrew is the brainchild of freewheeling, cutting-edge improvisors Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek and Tomas Fujiwara. The three first worked together as the rhythm section for the Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet where they developed a creative musical kinship. In [...]

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Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Gordon and Teresa Pusser, Swift Street ArtWorkSpace “…fantastic, forward-thinking music.” – The Ottawa Citize Trumpeter/composer/bandleader Ambrose Akinmusire brings his artistic vision to the next level with The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint, his second release for Blue Note Records. This album [...]

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Billy Hart Quartet: Mark Turner, Ethan Iverson, Ben Street

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “… spontaneous musical conversation… beautifully crafted….” – The Guardian Billy Hart is one of the most recorded jazz drummers of the last five decades. He is a dynamic musician/composer whose career has encompassed the R&B of Otis Redding and the jazz artistry of Jimmy [...]

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Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet

$20/Adv $25/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “Gorgeous playing… highly inventive…” – JazzWax Wayne Wallace, a two-time Grammy nominee, is one of the leading performers in Latin jazz today. His accomplishments as a composer, trombonist, and educator, loom large on the Bay Area music scene and beyond. As a sideman, he has worked [...]

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Jeff Ballard Trio featuring Lionel Loueke and Miguel Zenón

$22/Adv $27/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “… wonderful individual solos and collective groove.” – All About Jazz.com Jeff Ballard’s expressive and dynamic drumming always enhances the music. From his earliest gigs with pianist Smith Dobson and music legend Ray Charles, to his long association with Chick Corea, and the co-op trio Fly [...]

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Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band

$30/Adv $35/Door No Comps Sponsored by Plazita Medical Clinic “… mesmerizing and elemental…” – Latin Jazznet.com Poncho Sanchez has been preaching the “gospel of the clave” for over three decades. In that time, he has not only carried on the legacy of his mentor, Cal Tjader but expanded his ensemble’s repertoire to incorporate forays into [...]

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Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band

$30/Adv $35/Door No Comps Sponsored by Plazita Medical Clinic “… mesmerizing and elemental…” – Latin Jazznet.com Poncho Sanchez has been preaching the “gospel of the clave” for over three decades. In that time, he has not only carried on the legacy of his mentor, Cal Tjader but expanded his ensemble’s repertoire to incorporate forays into [...]

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