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Monday, September 11, 2023
7:00 PM
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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Biréli Lagrène & Martin Taylor

6:00 PM
All Ages
THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT - TICKETS ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT THE DOOR. Dinner Specials are SOLD OUT. Meat & veggie chili will be available to purchase at the counter. Masks are welcomed. Please click the 'Plan Your Visit' button above for more information. Thank you!

Dinner Special (SOLD OUT):
Lemon & Herb Roasted Chicken with Fresh Green Herb Sauce
Creamy Polenta
House Salad & Baguette
*meat & veggie chili will be available to order at the counter


Born in Saverne, Alsace, France, Biréli Lagrène started playing guitar around the age of five and started improvising jazz similar to Django Reinhardt’s style by the age of seven. He honed his craft in his early teenage years when he toured with several musical acts, including Al Di Meola, Paco de Lucía, Stéphane Grappelli, The Gil Evans Orchestra, and many more.

Lagrène is now one of the more well-regarded guitarists in jazz, impressing audiences from around the globe with every strum of his six-string. He has released twenty-six albums and seven live concert films, all of which have received praise from fans and critics alike. Known as the undisputed king of Django Reinhardt–influenced Gypsy jazz guitar, since 1980 Lagrène has delighted new and long-time listeners of jazz with wonderful songs that capture the essence of the genre.

GRAMMY-nominated Dr. Martin Taylor, MBE, is a virtuoso guitarist, composer, educator ,and musical innovator. Widely considered to be the world’s foremost exponent of solo jazz and fingerstyle guitar playing, Taylor possesses an inimitable style that has earned him global acclaim from fellow musicians, fans, and critics alike. He dazzles audiences with a signature style that artfully combines his virtuosity, emotion and humor with a strong, engaging stage presence.

Taylor has enjoyed a remarkable musical career spanning across five decades, with more than one hundred recordings to his credit. Completely self-taught beginning at the early age of four, he has invented and developed a unique way of playing the guitar that is greatly admired, and often emulated, by guitarists all over the world.

(Ticket Includes 5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax)
Sponsored by Mary Culley & Scott Smith, Fred & Jo Lynne Jones – Dedicated to Buz Roberts
Biréli Lagrène Website
Martin Taylor Website


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