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May 2018

Madeleine Peyroux at Rio Theatre

Thursday, May 24 @ 7:30 PM

Madeleine Peyroux‘s extraordinary journey is one of music industry’s most compelling. Eight albums and 22 years since her debut Dreamland, Peyroux continues to challenge the confines of jazz, venturing into the fertile fields of contemporary music with unfading curiosity. Peyroux’s new album, Anthem, finds the singer-songwriter collaborating with writers/musicians Patrick Warren (Bonnie Raitt, JD Souther, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen), Brian MacLeod (Sara Bareilles, Leonard Cohen, Tina Turner) and David Baerwald (Joni Mitchell, Sheryl Crow), who are also the basic rhythm section…

Opera Works: Journey in Creation

Tuesday, May 29 @ 2:00 PM

Witness the creation of an opera based on the life of Georgia O’Keeffe, called Today it Rains, which highlights O’Keeffe’s struggle to claim her own space and vision as an artist. Opera Parallele, a San Francisco based company under the direction of Maestra Nicole Paiement (Emerita, UCSC Music Department), commissioned this opera by award-winning composer Laura Kaminsky. Performers, the librettists, the composer, and the director will workshop and rehearse this opera in the making. FREE | All Ages Doors at…

Always Moving Uphill: Women in the Arts

Tuesday, May 29 @ 7:00 PM

Our panel will discuss the struggle of women artists, writers, and poets to find voice in a world that has been, until very recently, so completely dominated and controlled by (white) male power and money. Panel “Always Moving Up Hill: Women in the Arts” featuring: Robin Coste Lewis, Poet, National Book Award Winner for Voyage of the Sable Venus Nicole Paiement, Conductor, Musical Director, Opera Parallele Laura Kaminsky, Opera Composer Jennifer Gonzalez, Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture, UCSC Bettina…

Master Class: Discover Jazz at Kuumbwa – A Family Event

Wednesday, May 30 @ 7:00 PM

Please join us at Kuumbwa Jazz, for a family event exploring and enjoying the history of jazz. Steve Wilson and band will be playing and discussing tunes highlighting the styles of different eras Steve Wilson – Trombone Dan Robbins – Bass Jon Dryden – Piano Zack Olsen – Drums FREE!

Live & Local: Santa Cruz Women of Jazz

Thursday, May 31 @ 7:00 PM

The Santa Cruz Women of Jazz perform a “Celebration of the Jazz Age” – a lighthearted and tender journey back in time. Stellar musicians accompany a variety of well loved vocalists of Santa Cruz County. Featuring an impressive line-up of Jazz Birds featuring: Gail Cruse, Vicki Coffis and Cher Peterson – along with local divas Ann Whittington, Charmaigne Scott, Stella D’Oro, Ruby Rudman and Judy Turowski. Accompanying these vocalists is a top-shelf band featuring Brad Hecht, Gino Raugi, Bill Boasch, Phil Smith, and Olaf Schiappacasse. $21.00/Advance $26.25/Door | All Ages (5% City…

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