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December 2018

Adam Shulman Trio: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Thursday, December 13 @ 7:00 PM

Best known as part of Marcus Shelby’s Jazz Orchestra and a creative force on the San Francisco jazz scene for the past decade, pianist Adam Shulman reprises his tribute to Bay Area jazz legend Vince Guaraldi and his soundtrack to Charles Schulz’s 1965 holiday classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas. Among the most beloved holiday albums of all time, A Charlie Brown Christmas has been certified Triple Platinum with sales of over three million copies. Shulman studied music at UC Santa Cruz, soaked up bandstand wisdom from the…

Mayim

Friday, December 14 @ 8:00 PM

The beloved a cappella trio, Mayim, is composed of Ariel Thiermann, Jemila Pendleton and Natalie Bridgeman Fields, all born and raised in Santa Cruz. Mayim is praised for making “vocal music of heartbreaking clarity, music so pure and sublime, close your eyes and you’ll see colors.” (Santa Cruz Sentinel, Nov. 2001). Their three albums, Mayim, Soul Song, and Sacred Season, span their 25 year history as vocal fixtures of the Santa Cruz community. While students at Santa Cruz High, Ariel was…

Journey Of 1000 Lights with Akindele Bankole, Ivan Rosenblum & Lori Rivera

Sunday, December 16 @ 3:00 PM

JOURNEY OF 1000 LIGHTS is a rare concert of thoughtful and reverent musical selections interspersed with poetic commentary – combining music of different styles and ethnicities that speak of the Immigrant Experience from which our Republic Democracy evolved. Gracing the stage at the intimately wonderful Kuumbwa Jazz Center on December 16th for an afternoon performance are some of Santa Cruz area’s most accomplished artists:  Akindele Bankole, Lori Rivera and Ivan Rosenblum. Renowned local musicians Keshav Batish (percussionist) and Laurie Tanenbaum (violinist) will also join in.…

Charlie Hunter Trio with Lucy Woodward – 7:00 PM

Monday, December 17 @ 7:00 PM

With a career spanning 25 years and almost 20 albums, Charlie Hunter consistently ups his game as an innovative writer and bandleader. He has worked with the likes of Norah Jones, Mos Def, John Mayer, D’Angelo and countless others. He is widely considered the authority on the seven and eight-string guitar, and continues to stun audiences with his ability to simultaneously play bass parts, melodic leads and swinging rhythms. This trio concert features vocalist Lucy Woodward and drummer Derrek Phillips. $38.85/Advance…

Charlie Hunter Trio with Lucy Woodward – 9:00 PM

Monday, December 17 @ 9:00 PM

With a career spanning 25 years and almost 20 albums, Charlie Hunter consistently ups his game as an innovative writer and bandleader. He has worked with the likes of Norah Jones, Mos Def, John Mayer, D’Angelo and countless others. He is widely considered the authority on the seven and eight-string guitar, and continues to stun audiences with his ability to simultaneously play bass parts, melodic leads and swinging rhythms.This trio concert features vocalist Lucy Woodward and drummer Derrek Phillips. $28.35/Advance $33.60/Door…

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