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Thursday, May 23
7:00 PM
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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band

6:00 PM
All Ages
The café and bar will be open. Please click the 'Café Kuumbwa' button above for more information. Thank you!

Meet our ’23/’24 Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band! Featuring Reuben Cave, Ryu Cirillo, Derick Freitas, Nolan Frink, Adrian Hagedorn, Jonah Harre, Kyle McMillan, and Logan Manildi, the Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band showcases some of the most talented high-school student musicians from Santa Cruz County and the Central Coast region. These young jazz ambassadors pass a rigorous audition to earn their position in the Honor Band. During weekly rehearsals, the band studies advanced jazz theory, arranging, and improvisation, all while learning valuable life skills in teamwork and critical thinking. Band-members gain vital experience performing together, culminating in this special headline performance at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center.

The Honor Band is directed by David McGillicuddy, a graduate of Aptos High, Cabrillo College, and UCSC. He has been teaching music since 1997 and his jazz guitar YouTube lessons have garnered nearly a quarter-million views. A longtime member of the Kuumbwa community, he attended his first Kuumbwa show in 1985 and has been volunteering since 1988.

Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band Website
(Ticket Includes 5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax)


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