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Friday, January 28
7:30 PM
Regular General Admission:
Gold Circle:
Independently Produced Event

Dayan Kai

6:45 PM
All Ages
For this concert date, the KUUMBWA JAZZ CENTER WILL BE OPERATING AT 2/3 CAPACITY. Presented by Snazzy Productions. 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 will be required indoors, except while eating or drinking. Please click the 'FAQs' button above for more information.

Dayan (“DAY-uhn”) Kai is a true force of musical nature. An artist whose abilities and style know few bounds, Dayan is known for his soulful voice, powerful songwriting, and multi-instrumental prowess. “Dayan is perhaps one of the most complete and talented musicians . . . not only is he a dazzling multi-instrumentalist, but also a soulful vocalist with a stratospheric range and a poignant songwriter who knows how to heal with his compositions.”

Born on the island of Maui, Kai grew up bouncing between Hawaii and California. In the Monterey Bay he began his career playing with a vast array of performers including El Teatro Campesino, Water, the Blues Houndz, the Juan Sanchez Ensemble, Harmony Grits, and many others. He has also collaborated extensively with singer-songwriter Keith Greeninger. He has continued his musical adventures as a solo artist, musical director, and in a variety of collaborations around the world.

This intimate solo show will feature Dayan Kai’s original compositions inspired by nature, love, and the humor of our social predicament. His artistry touches various intersections of acoustic, blues, jazz, Americana, folk, Hawaiian, and world music. His songs touch the deep chords of our humanity and connect us with ourselves and each other. Kai will primarily play piano and guitar, but you can bet there will be some other instrumental surprises throughout the evening. This blind, haole, gringo, son-of-a-lesbian never ceases to entertain his audiences with his vivacious humor and relentless quest for peace through music.

More info:  831-479-9421  |  Snazzy Productions


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