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Music In The Classrooms

Artists In The Schools

Kuumbwa Jazz is proud of its Artists in the Schools program. In 2016-17, Educators in Residence Renata Bratt Ph.D. and Brian Fitzgerald visited area schools, bringing jazz improvisation to young minds at Branciforte Middle School, Gateway School, Gault Elementary (in partnership with El Sistema), Mission Hill Middle School, Santa Cruz High School, Scotts Valley Middle School, and PCS High School.

Tim's Six-Pick

Tim’s Six-Pick

Lizz Wright’s nuanced approach to delivering a tune makes her one of the most singular vocalists around. Her latest album, Grace, continues her creation of a captivating blend of jazz and folk enveloped in warm, acoustic soundslearn more

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International Jazz Day

Since 2011 International Jazz Day, a UNESCO International holiday, has served to highlight jazz and its role of uniting people across the globe. Join us in celebrating on April 30th with music by Terence Blanchard feat. the E-Collective and a pop-up kitchen by American Abalone Farm!…learn more

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