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Tommy Emmanuel

CLIVE CARROLL OPENS THE SHOW “Emmanuel dazzles” – Guitar Player Magazine Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia’s most respected guitarists. The legendary fingerpicker has a professional career that spans nearly five decades around the globe. Beginning his six-string tutelage at the age of four, he was touring professionally by the time he was ten, and was dubbed […]

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Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio

“A big, fierce sound…” – National Public Radio (NPR) Melissa Aldana, the daughter of famed Chilean saxophonist Marcos Aldana, learned well from her father. Heavily influenced by Sonny Rollins, Don Byas, and Mark Turner, Aldana has performed with a parade of top-notch jazz artists: George Coleman, Greg Osby, Christian McBride, and Jeff “Tain” Waits, among others. […]

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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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