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Monday, October 4
7:00 PM
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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Kim Nalley

6:00 PM
All Ages
THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT - TICKETS ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT THE DOOR. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 PCR test, will be required at the door for entry. Masks will be required indoors, except while eating or drinking. Please click the 'Reopening FAQs' button above for more information. The Kuumbwa Jazz Center will be operating at two-thirds capacity for this concert date. Dinners are available by advance purchase only 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:
Salmon in Black Bean Sauce
Basmati Rice
Sautéed Greens


Awarded “Most Influential African American in the Bay Area” in 2005 and the Bay Area’s “Best Jazz Group” in 2013, vocalist Dr. Kim Nalley is already being called a legendary San Francisco institution. Nalley hwas discovered by Michael Tilson Thomas while singing to packed audiences live with no amplification. Thomas subsequently recorded her singing live with no amplification and invited her to sing with the San Francisco Symphony. Nalley then became a Rounder Records recording artist and went on a worldwide tour gracing concert halls from Moscow to Lincoln Center and festivals from Umbria Jazz to the Monterey Jazz Festival, garnering effusive international press. A true Renaissance woman, Nalley has been a featured writer for JazzWest and the San Francisco Chronicle, a produced playwright, an avid Lindy Hop and blues dancer, and the former owner of Jazz at Pearl’s. She earned her Ph.D. in history at UC Berkeley and is a published scholar.  She was shortlisted by DownBeat Magazine’s Critics Poll in 2017 as a “Rising Star.” Nalley’s many philanthropic endeavors include founding the Kim Nalley Black Youth Jazz Scholarship.

Kim Nalley Website 
Sponsored by Dick & Diane Klein
(Ticket Includes 5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax)


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