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August 2019

Los Hermanos Arango
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Los Hermanos Arango

Thursday, August 1 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $26.25
Door Ticket Price: $31.50

Los Hermanos Arango hail from Guanabacoa, a municipality in Cuba characterized by a high level of musicianship and afro-Cuban religious tradition. The group was created in 2003 by world-renowned bassist Feliciano Arango and his siblings, percussionist Eugenio, guitarist Ignacio, and vocalist Cristina. The Arango family brings more than thirty years of combined touring experience performing Cuban music and jazz of the highest caliber around the globe. Los Hermanos Arango offers a diverse palette of authentic folkloric rhythms and chants merged with intricate, yet accessible jazz. (5% City…

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Lauren Wahl & Simply Put Album Release

Saturday, August 3 @ 7:30 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $15
Door Ticket Price: $20

Lauren Wahl and her band, Simply Put, are excited to announce the release of their first full-length album at Kuumbwa Jazz Center.  Centered around Wahl's original music, the group has a mellow indie/rock vibe with a hint of country and blues. Their upcoming album titled, Field Notes, (inspired by Wahl's maiden name) was funded by the generosity of over 130 fans through Kickstarter. The album is a collection of Wahl's earliest singer-songwriter tunes with the addition of drummer Rowan DeCosse-Graves,…

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Marcia Ball
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Marcia Ball

Monday, August 5 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $31.50
Door Ticket Price: $36.75

“Fifty years have passed in a flash,” says Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist and vocalist Marcia Ball of her long and storied career. Ball, the 2018 Texas State Musician of the Year has won worldwide fame and countless fans for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she takes the stage. Her rollicking Texas boogies, swampy New Orleans ballads and groove-laden Gulf Coast blues have made her of a one-of-a-kind favorite with music-lovers all over the…

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Marquis Hill
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Marquis Hill Blacktet

Thursday, August 8 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $29.40
Door Ticket Price: $34.65

From his beginnings as one of Chicago’s most thrilling young trumpeters, to his current status as an internationally-renowned musician/composer/bandleader, Marquis Hill has worked tirelessly to break down the barriers that divide musical genres. Contemporary and classic jazz, hip-hop, R&B, Chicago house, neo-soul – to Hill they’re all essential elements of the African-American creative heritage he’s a part of. “It all comes from the same tree,” he says. “They simply blossomed from different branches.” Today, Hill maintains a nonstop touring schedule…

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Perla Batalla in the House of Cohen

Friday, August 9 @ 7:30 PM
Regular General Admission: $25
Gold Circle: $40

Presented by Snazzy Productions 831-479-9421 In 2015, Grammy nominated singer Perla Batalla began pondering songs to include in a followup CD to her 2007 tribute release to friend and mentor Leonard Cohen. As a longtime singer and touring band member with the legendary songwriter, Perla knew there was much of Cohen’s body of work she still wanted to perform and record. Batalla’s first Cohen CD, Bird on the Wire was produced with Leonard’s blessing; he attended the recording session, weighed-in on material, arrangements,…

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Emmet Cohen
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Emmet Cohen Trio

Monday, August 12 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $26.25
Door Ticket Price: $31.50

Multifaceted jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen has emerged as one of his generation’s pivotal figures in music. A recognized prodigy, Cohen began Suzuki method piano instruction at the age of three and his playing quickly became a mature melding of musicality, technique and concept. DownBeat Magazine observed that his “nimble touch, measured stride and warm harmonic vocabulary indicate he’s above convoluted technical showmanship.” In the same spirit, Cohen himself has noted that playing jazz is “about communicating the deepest level of humanity and…

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Gabriel Royal
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Gabriel Royal

Thursday, August 15 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $26.25
Door Ticket Price: $31.50

Gabriel Royal got his start as a busker on the New York City subway, but the Oklahoma-born, Brooklyn-based musician has emerged as trailblazing talent with inimitable style and enviable range. Known for his soaring vocals, hum-along melodies, and lush arrangements, Royal, a classically trained musician, is among a select number of artists combining cello and voice. “The cello is the most human of instruments,” says Royal. “And my music combines the expressive power of classical music with the lyricism of…

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John Pizzarelli
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

John Pizzarelli Trio – For Centennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole

Monday, August 19 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $42
Door Ticket Price: $47.25

"Nat King Cole is the reason why I do what I do," comments John Pizzarelli. "The joy that he brought me has never faded and the musicality of his group remains fresh and vibrant to this day.” Pizzarelli has recently released his new album, For Centennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole. Following high-profile collaborations with Sir Paul McCartney and Michael McDonald, Pizzarelli returns to his roots to honor his hero, the legendary jazz/pop vocalist and pianist Nat…

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Hristo Vitchev
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Hristo Vitchev Quartet

Thursday, August 22 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $21
Door Ticket Price: $26.25

Considered one of the most innovative voices in modern jazz guitar and voted "Rising Star" guitarist by DownBeat Magazine, Hristo Vitchev’s music has been captivating audiences all across the globe. He has already released nine critically-acclaimed albums as a leader plus seven more releases as a co-leader. “Vitchev’s sophisticated and adventurous work is imbued with shimmering harmonies and lyrical improvisations...” write JazzTimes. Originally from Bulgaria, but now based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the impressionistic guitarist combines elements of…

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Malima Kone

Saturday, August 24 @ 8:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $20 - $40
Door Ticket Price: $30

Malima Kone is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Burkina Faso, West Africa. Originally from Mali, Malima belongs to the ancient Jeli (“Griot”) music tradition of the Bwaba people, whose cultural musical heritage he carries forward while incorporating outside influences. Born into the renowned Kone family of West Africa, Malima has drawn from his lifetime of musical study to preserve the sound of its Jeli tradition. He is the creator of the New Jeli style. Kone sings in 5 languages…

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