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Junior Brown

“…unbelievable…” – Guitar Player Magazine Straight from the “live music capital of the world” of Austin, Texas, Junior Brown has been wowing audiences the world over with his blistering guitar playing on his custom double-necked guitar, referred to as a ‘guit-steel.’ A country throwback to the era of Ernest Tubb and the Texas Troubadours, Brown […]

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René Marie’s Experiment in Truth Quartet

“…proves herself masterful…” – DownBeat A feisty, knowing jazz singer with an affinity for Betty Carter, Ella Fitzgerald and Dinah Washington, René Marie made people sit up and listen when she emerged on the scene fully formed in the late 1990s. Although considered a late-bloomer of sorts (beginning her professional singing career at 42) she […]

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Andrea Gibson

Andrea Gibson is not gentle with her truths. It is this raw fearlessness that has led her to the forefront of the spoken word movement– the first winner of the Women’s World Poetry Slam –Gibson has headlined prestigious performance venues coast to coast with powerful readings on war, class, gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality, love, […]

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Avery Sunshine

“…expect a dynamic performance…” – Essence With her thunderous, gospel-bred pipes and heart-to-heart content, singer-songwriter Avery Sunshine is clearly building a name for herself. With an earthy tone and sincere delivery, the stage is a second home to Sunshine, ever since appointed church choir director at the age of thirteen. Her sophomore album, Sunroom, presents […]

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo

“… pure and uplifting…” – Paste magazine Ladysmith Black Mambazo has an illustrious history going back five decades. Formed in the early ’60s, the South African a cappella group initially won so many singing competitions that they were no longer allowed to compete. Today, fifty years and fifty albums later, the group is dedicated to […]

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Nir Felder Quartet

“…the next big jazz guitarist…” – NPR Although guitarist Nir Felder played in rock bands as a teen, he also spent hours studying jazz. Given his upbringing, it is just as easy to identify John Coltrane in his playing, as it is to hear Jimi Hendrix. A full scholarship to Berklee led to notable gigs […]

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Steven Graves Band CD Release Show

Join Steven Graves and his band to celebrate the release of Mission Bell his fourth full length CD. Authentic, rootsy, organic, insightful and thoroughly engaging are some of the adjectives being used to describe the CD. Recorded mostly live with old school analogue gear, this record sounds like something that could have come right out of Mussel […]

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Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band @ Santa Cruz Symphony Family Concert

Bring your entire family to experience a fun and educational concert featuring special guest collaborations with the Santa Cruz Ballet Theater, Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony, the Kuumbwa Honors Jazz Band and award-winning Shakespearean actor Paul Whitworth. After the concert, children will be invited backstage to ‘Meet the Instruments’. At this year’s concert we will perform Prokofiev’s timeless favorite for […]

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Slaid Cleaves

SOLD OUT! Slaid Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. Twenty years into his career, the celebrated songwriter’s Still Fighting the War spotlights an artist in peak form.Cleaves’ seamless new collection delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled. Dress William Faulkner with faded jeans and a worn […]

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Nettwork Trio: Charnett Moffett, Stanley Jordan, and Jeff “Tain” Watts

“…something magical.” – Soultracks.com Three giants of jazz: guitarist Stanley Jordan, bassist Charnett Moffett, and drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts team-up for an evening of inspired music making. Jordan’s unique “touch technique” – an outgrowth of his classical piano background – conveys a broad orchestral palette far beyond that of conventional guitarists. Moffett is often lauded for his musical intuition and superb technical […]

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