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June 2019

A co-presentation by Kuumbwa Jazz and Santa Cruz Shakespeare, A Winter’s Tale Remix is a melding of theatre and jazz. In this production, Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale receives a reimagining by Santa Cruz Shakespeare actor Tommy Gomez and the Le Boeuf Brothers, an acclaimed jazz ensemble with local roots. This co-presentation supports the nonprofit education programs of both Santa Cruz Shakespeare and Kuumbwa Jazz. $42/Advance $47.25/Door | All Ages (5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax included, service charge not included)…

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A co-presentation by Kuumbwa Jazz and Santa Cruz Shakespeare, A Winter’s Tale Remix is a melding of theatre and jazz. In this production, Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale receives a reimagining by Santa Cruz Shakespeare actor Tommy Gomez and the Le Boeuf Brothers, an acclaimed jazz ensemble with local roots. This co-presentation supports the nonprofit education programs of both Santa Cruz Shakespeare and Kuumbwa Jazz. $42/Advance $47.25/Door | All Ages (5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax included, service charge not included)…

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July 2019

Between a Smile and a Tear is a heartfelt celebration of the influential Belgian harmonica player Toots Thielemans. Revisiting Thielemans legacy in this project are his longtime pianist Kenny Werner and Gregoire Maret, Thielemans heir-apparent in the world of jazz harmonica. Werner and Maret bring their own sensibilities to Thieleman’s oeuvre, while never losing sight of his influence and impact. $31.50/Advance $36.75/Door | All Ages (5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax included, service charge not included) Doors & Dinner Beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored…

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Independently Produced Event

Old Blind Dogs

Sunday, July 7 @ 7:30 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $22
Door Ticket Price: $25

Presented by Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay 831-464-9778 The Celtic Society has been privileged to promote concerts by many of the finest performers of Scottish and Irish music over the years and perhaps none better than Old Blind Dogs. The band has had to tour the USA without their founding member and fiddle player Jonny Hardie for the last few years due to visa issues (perhaps one of the dogs ate it?).  We're happy to report that visa issues have been…

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Gary Meek
Education Event

Master Class: Gary Meek – Music & Motion

Wednesday, July 10 @ 7:00 PM
Free

Acclaimed local saxophonist Gary Meek presents an instructional master class of techniques and methods titled Music & Motion: Getting Yourself Out Of The Way. Meek will be joined by bassist Dan Robbins and drummer Skylar Campbell. This class will focus primarily on Meek's philosophy of playing, learning, and teaching he received from his twenty-plus years of study with Phil Sobel. Sobel Studied with Henry Lindeman, a great teacher in New York in the 30s and 40s. Charlie Parker also studied…

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Acoustic Alchemy
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Acoustic Alchemy – 7:00 PM

Thursday, July 11 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $42
Door Ticket Price: $47.25

Advance ticket sales for this show have ended. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 5:30 PM Acoustic Alchemy have spent thirty years making music together. In that time they have not only received critical acclaim for their albums (including three Grammy nominations), but have built a reputation for being one of the most exciting live bands in the business. For the last decade, the band lineup has featured Greg Carmichael on nylon guitar, Miles Gilderdale on steel string acoustic & electric guitars, Fred…

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Acoustic Alchemy
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Acoustic Alchemy – 9:00 PM

Thursday, July 11 @ 9:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $31.50
Door Ticket Price: $36.75

Advance ticket sales for this show have ended. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 8:30 PM Acoustic Alchemy have spent thirty years making music together. In that time they have not only received critical acclaim for their albums (including three Grammy nominations), but have built a reputation for being one of the most exciting live bands in the business. For the last decade, the band lineup has featured Greg Carmichael on nylon guitar, Miles Gilderdale on steel string acoustic & electric guitars, Fred…

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Caminos Flamencos
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Caminos Flamencos with Yaelisa & El Rubio

Friday, July 12 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $26.25
Door Ticket Price: $31.50

Advance ticket sales for this show have ended. Limited tickets will be available at the door starting at 5:30 PM In the vanguard of the nuevo flamenco movement, Caminos Flamencos co-founders Yaelisa and Jason “El Rubio” McGuire have dedicated themselves to the presentation of traditional and contemporary flamenco music and dance. Yaelisa is an Emmy award-winning choreographer and dancer, and the recipient of a NEA Choreography Fellowship. El Rubio is internationally respected as one of the top flamenco guitarists playing today. Absolutely…

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Independently Produced Event

Sin Sisters Burlesque: 80s vs. 90s Show

Saturday, July 13 @ 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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Independently Produced Event

FulaMuse = MaMuse + Fula Brothers

Sunday, July 14 @ 7:30 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $20
Door Ticket Price: $25

FulaMuse is a double dose of heart poured over rhythms to uplift the body and soul - the union of two bands who nourish and rouse the collective spirit. MaMuse invokes a musical presence that inspires the opening of the heart. Fula Brothers create an ecstatic groove-based dialogue which the heart, and the feet, cannot resist. songbird singers, West African hunters harp, fingerstyle guitar, drums, vocals, bass, ukulele - all part of the bounty. Featuring boatloads of improvisation, a full heart, and always an ecstatic community of…

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