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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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Smith Dobson Quartet Featuring Ben Goldberg

“…he represents a new generation.” – San Francisco Examiner The Dobson last name is a familiar one on the Kuumbwa stage. Growing up with his musician family, Smith Dobson has spent the past fifteen years involved in a myriad of different musical projects. Now a stalwart of the Bay Area jazz scene, Dobson has been focusing on his […]

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Switchback: Celtic/Americana Roots Duo

“With Everly Brothers harmonies and FitzGerald’s whirlwind and soulful guitar and mandolin work, Switchback romps and reels with audacity and talent.”  – Performing Songwriter Magazine In their only West Coast appearance, the Chicago-based Celtic and Americana Roots duo Switchback are delighted to be performing in Santa Cruz this year. Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack of […]

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Brian Charette Trio

“…reliably burning…” – JazzTimes With Grammy nominations and a Hammond endorsement already to his name, organist Brian Charette has also just been named the winner of DownBeat Magazine Critic’s Poll in the “Rising Star: Organ” category. Cutting his teeth with rock and pop stars as Paul Simon and Cyndi Lauper, Charette released his latest album, Good Tipper, in 2014, highlighting his […]

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The Klezmatics

SOLD OUT! $25/Adv $30/Door No Comp Tickets Sponsored by Daphne and Stuart Wells and Barbara Beerstein and George Badger Doors and dinner beginning at 6:30 PM “…one of the greatest klezmer groups in the world…” – NPR In the Yiddish language there are numerous expressions that vividly convey specific emotions and actions. One of these […]

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The Windham Hill Winter Solstice Celebration featuring Will Ackerman, Barbara Higbie and Liz Story

$27/Adv $32/Door No Comp Tix Doors at 8:30 PM “… like a jolt of bright sunlight…” – The Los Angeles Times Celebrate the wintry holiday season with Windham Hill artists in the warm intimacy of Kuumbwa Jazz Center. Led by fiddler/pianist/vocalist Barbara Higbie, whom writer Derk Richardson described as “a jazz pianist who can write […]

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The Windham Hill Winter Solstice Celebration featuring Will Ackerman, Barbara Higbie and Liz Story

7:00 PM SOLD OUT! Click on the blue Buy Tickets button to purchase 9:00 PM tickets! $27/Adv $32/Door No Comp Tix Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM (change to 8:30 PM for 9:00PM concert) “… like a jolt of bright sunlight…” – The Los Angeles Times Celebrate the wintry holiday season with Windham Hill […]

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Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comp Tickets Sponsored by The Offbeats Doors at 8:30 PM 1/2 Price Night for Students (at the door only with valid I.D.; based on availability) “…improvisers plying new genre-less waters…” – San Jose Mercury It seems unlikely that two musicians were ever better suited to play with each other. Guitarist Charlie Hunter […]

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Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comp Tickets Sponsored by The Offbeats Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…improvisers plying new genre-less waters…” – San Jose Mercury It seems unlikely that two musicians were ever better suited to play with each other. Guitarist Charlie Hunter and drummer Scott Amendola have made a habit out of closing out […]

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A Tribute to Jerry Garcia

$20/Advance  $25/Door Advance Tickets: www.thewheelcompany.comDoors: 7 PM More info: (831) 469-3184 Presented by The Wheel Company A Tribute to Jerry Garcia featuring Matt Hartle, David Gans, Jerry Brown, Scott Cooper, Josh Lowe, Larry Graff, Mike Meagher, Steve Sofranko, and Paul Garcia.

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