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October 2019

Julian Lage
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

An Evening with the Julian Lage Trio – 9:00 PM

Monday, October 7 @ 9:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $26.25
Door Ticket Price: $31.50

Advance ticket sales for this show have ended. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 8:30 PM Hailed as one of the most prodigious guitarists of his generation, Julian Lage has spent more than a decade searching through the myriad strains of American musical history via impeccable technique, free association and a spirit of infinite possibility. Though only 31, the California-born, New York-based musician boasts a long, prolific résumé on his own accord in addition to sideman (alongside…

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Billy Cobham Crosswinds Project with Randy Brecker – 75th Birthday Celebration Tour – 7:00 PM

Thursday, October 10 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $47.25
Door Ticket Price: $52.50

Kuumbwa Jazz has not been affected by the PG&E power outages and tonight's concert will proceed as planned!   Advance ticket sales for this show have ended. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 5:30 PM   Legendary drummer Billy Cobham came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s with trumpeter Miles Davis and later with the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Cobham's influence has stretched far beyond jazz to prog-rock, R&B and modern rock. There may be no…

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Billy Cobham Crosswinds Project with Randy Brecker – 75th Birthday Celebration Tour – 9:00 PM

Thursday, October 10 @ 9:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $36.75
Door Ticket Price: $42

Kuumbwa Jazz has not been affected by the PG&E power outages and tonight's concert will proceed as planned!   Advance ticket sales for this show have ended. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 8:30 PM   Legendary drummer Billy Cobham came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s with trumpeter Miles Davis and later with the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Cobham's influence has stretched far beyond jazz to prog-rock, R&B and modern rock. There may be no…

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Independently Produced Event

Sin Sisters Burlesque: Halloween Show

Saturday, October 12 @ 8:30 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $20 - $40

Sin Sisters Burlesque is a female owned, produced, and operated show. Since 2011, Sin Sisters Burlesque has been the only monthly burlesque show in Santa Cruz, CA. An evening of burlesque brought to you by internationally renowned and award winning performers. Sin Sisters Facebook

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Grace Kelly

Monday, October 14 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: Sold Out
Door Ticket Price: Sold Out

An unequivocal musical prodigy, singer-saxophonist-songwriter-composer Grace Kelly has rocked the jazz world with sold-out concerts, 13 acclaimed albums and a resume that includes performing at the Hollywood Bowl and as part of the house band for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – all before reaching her mid-twenties. Kelly’s early career featured performances at Barack Obama’s 2016 inauguration and as a soloist with the Boston Pops playing an original composition arranged for the legendary orchestra; she has since then played…

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Independently Produced Event

Steve Poltz

Tuesday, October 15 @ 7:30 PM
Regular General Admission: $25
Gold Circle: $40

Presented by Snazzy Productions 831-479-9421 In 20 years since his full-length solo debut, One Left Shoe, Steve Poltz blessed the world’s ears with thirteen solo records, spanning the acclaimed 2010 Dreamhouse and most recently, Shine On in 2019. NPR summed it up best, “Critics and fans alike now regard Poltz as a talented and prolific songwriter.” Evoking themes of “hope, love, contemplation, celebration of Wednesday, pharmacists, and the fact that windows are not inanimate objects and they sometimes have conversations with each other,” Shine…

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Education Event

Master Class: Claudia Villela – Learn to Sing & Play Brazilian Bossa Nova

Wednesday, October 16 @ 7:00 PM
Free

Rio de Janeiro-born singer/composer Claudia Villela will sing and teach songs from the Bossa Nova era.  Employing stories and methods from masters such as João Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Vinicius de Moraes, Villela will share her own unique perspective on the music and improvisation. Participants will have a chance to learn songs while gaining insights into what makes and embodies the authentic Brazilian feel. Claudia Villela Website

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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Joel Ross ‘Good Vibes’

Thursday, October 17 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $28.35
Door Ticket Price: $33.60

Advance ticket sales for this show have ended. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 6:00 PM Vibraphonist Joel Ross has performed with historic and seasoned artists – Herbie Hancock, Louis Hayes, Christian McBride, and Stefon Harris – as well as with cutting-edge contemporaries like Ambrose Akinmusire, Gerald Clayton, and Marquis Hill. Twice selected as a Thelonious Monk Institute National All-Star and a 2013 YoungArts Jazz Finalist – he’s also had the opportunity to perform at the Brubeck,…

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Independently Produced Event

Austin Lounge Lizards with Roy Zimmerman

Friday, October 18 @ 7:30 PM
Regular General Admission: $27
Gold Circle: $40

Presented by Snazzy Productions 831-479-9421 The Austin Lounge Lizards are arguably the perfect pairing of their hometown’s slogan, “Live Music Capital of the World,” and its unofficial motto, “Keep Austin Weird.” Since 1980, the Lizards have been spoofing the topics American families try to avoid at the Thanksgiving table: subjects like politics, religion, romance, and themselves. With pointed lyrics, precise harmonies and instrumental expertise, the band has become legendary for its satirical skewering through song. With their unique amalgamation of highly literate Ivy…

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Independently Produced Event

The Billie Holiday Project

Saturday, October 19 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $25
Door Ticket Price: $30

The Billie Holiday Project, led by Stella Heath, celebrates the music of Lady Day! Shrouded in mystery, as she was draped in furs, Billie was quintessentially multi-faceted, possessing the sensitivity and ability to make the songs she sang as personal as if she was singing them softly in your own very ear. Featuring some of the Bay Area’s finest Jazz musicians, The Billie Holiday Project evokes the electric and intimate feeling of experiencing Lady Day live in a 1930s Jazz Club.…

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