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Monday, December 12, 2022
7:00 PM
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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola Duo – 7:00 PM

6:00 PM
All Ages
THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT - TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE 9:00 PM SHOW. Dinner Specials are SOLD OUT. Meat & veggie chili will be available to purchase at the counter. Masks are encouraged. Please click the 'Plan Your Visit' button above for more information. Thank you!

Dinner Special (SOLD OUT):
Salmon with Tamari, Lemon & Garlic
Basmati Rice
House Salad
*meat & veggie chili will be available to order at the counter


The year is 1993, July 3rd to be exact, 10 AM to be even more exact…Charlie Hunter called up Scott Amendola (at Kenny Brooks’ recommendation after hearing him at a local jam session in San Francisco), to fill in for his drummer who had double-booked himself that night. They had a great conversation and great night of music. That continues now, nearly 30 years later, as they bring playfulness, joy, and mastery of their instruments for a unique, fun, and engaging musical evening.

Hunter consistently ups his game as an innovative writer and bandleader. He has worked with Norah Jones, Mos Def, John Mayer, D’Angelo and countless others. He is widely considered the authority on the seven- and eight-string guitar, and continues to stun audiences with his ability to simultaneously play tasty bass parts, melodic leads and swinging rhythms. Critics have touted his technique, but it’s his profound artistic sensibility that propels his original music.

An ambitious composer, savvy bandleader and capaciously creative foil for some of the world’s most inventive musicians, Amendola applies his rhythmic virtuosity to a vast array of settings. His closest musical associates include Nels Cline, Jeff Parker, Wil Blades, Regina Carter, Jenny Scheinman, and Ben Goldberg – players who have each forged a singular path within and beyond the realm of jazz.

Charlie Hunter Website 
Scott Amendola Website
Sponsored by Val, Terry & Asha Cole 
(Ticket Includes 5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax)


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