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Artist Submissions

Who should apply: Both emerging and established artists are presented at Kuumbwa Jazz, with a focus on established and regional artists. Major name artists are generally booked through their agent.

For non-jazz artists, Kuumbwa is available to rent and self produce the concert. For more information on presenting an independently produced event, please click here.


Please *mail  or email submissions to:
Kuumbwa Jazz
320-2 Cedar Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Attn: Artist Submissions

*EPKs may be submitted via email to kuumbwa (at) kuumbwajazz.org.

Please Note: Due to the high volume of submissions received, we are unable to return materials submitted to us for consideration.

All Submissions (mailed and/or emailed) should include the following:

  • CD recording * (CD and CD case must be clearly labeled)
  • Biography (brief)
  • Photograph
  • Contact information: name of contact person, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail and web site

*    Audiocassette, VHS & DVD recordings will not be accepted.

Artist Submission Status

We sincerely appreciate your interest in performing at Kuumbwa Jazz, however, please be aware that the large volume of submissions received prohibits us from listening to or offering assessment and feedback on all submissions. Therefore, only those submissions who are being considered for a date at Kuumbwa Jazz will be contacted. Please do not contact our office unless asked to do so, as the overwhelming demand for performance opportunities often precludes us from accepting or returning solicitation calls.

Thank you for complying with the aforementioned guidelines. We appreciate your dedication to jazz as an original American art form.