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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

An un-sung legend who got her start after being discovered by Duke Ellington and performing in his famed Sacred Concerts. With the goal of spreading inspiration through her music, Queen Esther Marrow has toured the world over and worked alongside civil rights leaders. We’re proud to welcome her to Santa Cruz for her Kuumbwa Jazz debut, joined by Bay Area pianist Tammy Hall and her Trio…learn more

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Jeremy Pelt Quintet

Check out trumpeter Jeremy Pelt’s performance at the Blue Note Milan and don’t miss his show at Kuumbwa on Monday, November 27th, when his Quintet will be performing music off their latest album, Make Noiselearn more

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