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Kuumbwa Jazz envisions a community where all people can experience the joy of music, and understand the value and legacy of jazz as an original American art form.

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Tim's Six-Pick

Ralph Peterson & the Messenger Legacy

The great Art Blakey was a true icon of jazz whose legacy is as vibrant and impactful as ever. Joining Ralph in celebrating the groundbreaking drummer is a group of hard-swinging Blakey devotees: Zaccai Curtis, Essiet Essiet, Brian Lynch, Bill Pierce, and Bobby Watson...learn more

What's New

Global sounds at the Rio Theatre

We’re thrilled to be presenting three amazing concerts at the Rio Theatre in the coming months: the spellbinding South African a cappella of Ladysmith Black Mambazo on March 13th, tabla master Zakir Hussain and the Masters of Percussion on March 29th, and contemporary fado star Mariza on April 10th.

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