Your Gifts At Work

Your Gifts at Work

Our year round jazz education programs surpassed previous year’s participants during 2014–2015 school year reaching over 7,000 individuals! We are thrilled to share this success with you. Thank you for supporting the future of jazz!






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Tim's Six-Pick

Tim’s Six-Pick

With over 40 years of experience presenting jazz at Kuumbwa (plus over 25 years of programming the world-famous Monterey Jazz Festival) Artistic Director/Co-Founder Tim Jackson is an expert in the field. As a result of patrons asking us which shows are must-see, Tim’s created his personal list of Six-Picks, “not-to-miss” shows for the spring calendar. …read more

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International Jazz Day, April 3oth

In the spirit of UNESCO’s International Jazz Day and in collaboration with Kuumbwa Jazz, UCSC Humanities celebrates International Jazz Day 2016 featuring a headline performance by jazz vocalist Kim Nalley. The program begins with a fascinating conversation on the global historical role of jazz on race, class,  Read more