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Date:
Monday, May 23
Time:
7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price:
$36.75
Door Ticket Price:
$42.00
Student Ticket Price:
$21.00
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Benny Green: Solo Piano

6:00 PM
All Ages
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 PCR test (taken within 48 hours of the performance time), with matching photo ID, will be required at the door for entry. Masks are encouraged. Please click the 'FAQs' button above for more information. Dinners are available for walk-up sales as well as by advance purchase and can be added on to your ticket order. The menu will be added to this event page as soon as it is selected by our chef. If you are purchasing a dinner before the menu is announced, you will receive the menu via email one week before the concert date. Thank you!

Dinner Menu:
Chicken Tagine with Olives, Preserved Lemons & Saffron
Couscous with Almonds & Apricots
House Salad
Baguette 

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Benny Green’s flair for tasteful swinging, both elegant and earthy, burns bright with flawless technique and imaginative, one-of-a-kind improvisational lines. His keyboard genius has bolstered the vocal artistry of Betty Carter, served in the ranks of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, and succeeded the great Gene Harris in the Ray Brown Trio. Soon after joining Brown’s trio in 1993, Green joined them for the recording of Bass Face: Live at Kuumbwa. Two of Green’s subsequent recordings as a bandleader, Live in Santa Cruz!, and Happiness! Live at Kuumbwa were also recorded live in our stage. Despite exploring other styles of jazz, Green remains a respected hard bop devotee. Jazz writer Richard Scheinin describes Green as “…one of jazz’s most joyful players.”

Sponsored by Teresa Green
(Ticket Includes 5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax)

Venue

Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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Phone:
831-427-2227
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