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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

You may have seen pianist/composer Fabian at Kuumbwa already with either Terence Blanchard or Mark Guiliana. His group is Rhizome and their new recording is Alcanza. It’s a dynamic blend of piano, voice, guitar, bass, drums, and strings. Let’s support new composers! learn more

What's New

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

The incomparable Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton return to the Rio Theatre on February 26th. After years of bringing her soulful vocals to the stage with The Rolling Stones, Sting, and Tina Turner, Fischer is emerging as today’s most inventive and heartfelt interpreter of classic rock songs…learn more

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