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Wednesday, September 7, 2022
7:00 PM
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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Claudia Villela with Special Guests Guinga & Nailor Proveta

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. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 PCR test (taken within 72 hours of the performance time), with matching photo ID, will be required at the door for entry. Masks are encouraged. Please click the 'Plan Your Visit' button above for more information. DINNERS ARE SOLD OUT.

Dinner Menu (SOLD OUT):
Hawayej-Spiced Steelhead Trout
Couscous with Almonds & Apricots
House Salad
*meat & veggie chili will be available to order at the counter


“A Brazilian-born genius with a blistering voice” (JazzTimes), Rio-born Claudia Villela has developed a reputation as a singularly unique singer, pianist and composer, lending her five-octave voice to work with jazz luminaries including Kenny Werner, Michael Brecker and Toots Thielemans. Villela began singing professionally as a teen and eventually moved to the Bay Area. A scholarship to New York’s Manhattan School of Music and studies with the legendary Sheila Jordan cemented Villela’s jazz credentials, and she returned to California as an artist on a mission to create fresh, original music born of her Brazilian upbringing and passion for jazz. She blends the ever-present samba of her native Brazil with jazz, blues, and songs from around the globe, inspiring the iconic San Francisco Chronicle critic Phil Elwood to enthuse, “Villela doesn’t just sing – she actually dances with her voice on top of Brazilian beats.” Villela will be joined on this concert date by a pair of special guests: renowned guitarist Guinga and clarinetist Nailor Proveta.

Claudia Villela Website
Sponsored by Arthur Dover, MD –  Aptos Travel Clinic
(Ticket Includes 5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax)


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