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Friday, December 2, 2022
7:00 PM
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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Angela Strehli with Special Guest Mighty Mike Schermer

6:00 PM
All Ages
Advance ticket sales for this show have ended. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 6:00 PM. Dinner Specials can be purchased at the counter (subject to availability). Masks are encouraged. Please click the 'Plan Your Visit' button above for more information. Thank you!

Dinner Special:
Chicken Tagine with Olives, Preserved Lemons & Saffron
Rice Pilaf
House Salad
*meat & veggie chili will be available to order at the counter


The blues captures life at its most pure. It speaks to the human spirit with no pretense, fuss, or gloss. Nobody knows the blues quite like Angela Strehli does. For over five decades, her voice has coursed through the genre akin to blood through a heart. Her influence can also be felt in the legacy of Antone’s—the iconic Austin blues club she founded with the late Clifford Antone that became internationally famous and still exists today. It was there that Strehli sang with the likes of Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Albert King, Otis Rush and many others, all of whom mentored and encouraged her. Seventeen years since her last solo album, Strehli magnifies her voice once again on her 2022 full-length debut for New West Records, the aptly titled Ace of Blues. The album also marks the first release of the relaunched Antone’s Records label as well. “Blues music is songs about life,” she muses. “It has evolved, because life does. It’s about all of the emotions, the problems, and the triumphs people go through expressed in music. There’s no big production to hide the emotion. You have to really put it out there. In my case, I had wonderful musicians to bring it out of me. It’s all about the band,” she humbly states. “I don’t even enjoy singing with stage lights on me. I want to see who I’m singing to, because it’s for them.” Strehli will be joined by guitarist Mighty Mike Schermer on this concert date.

Angela Strehli Website 
(Ticket Includes 5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax)


Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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