Music In The Classrooms
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.
A winner of both the Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition and the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, Jazzmeia Horn’s career is taking off. Her new recording, A Social Call, showcases this blossoming talent. Catch her now and you will be glad you did…learn more
Charles’ musical output has been described as a “genre of one” (DownBeat Magazine), “soulfully articulate” (The New York Times) and “an unmatched sound” (Life+Times). Her critically acclaimed sophomore project, Inner Dialogue, features her band along with co-producer/special guest Christian Scott and her latest album, Free of Form, continues the collaboration with Scott…learn more