Events for Friday, February 24 - Wednesday, March 22

Independently Produced Event

Brianna Conrey – Piano: An All-Woman Show

Friday, February 24 @ 7:30 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $20
Door Ticket Price: $25
Student Ticket Price: $12.50

Local pianist and storyteller Brianna Conrey makes her Santa Cruz debut with this wide-ranging celebration of women composers spanning nearly 250 years of music written for solo keyboard instruments. Like women …

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Special Event

Kuumbwa Jazz & Monterey Jazz Festival Present: Maria Schneider Orchestra at the Sunset Center

Wednesday, March 1 @ 7:30 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $59-$89

Maria Schneider’s music has been hailed by critics as “evocative, majestic, magical, heart-stoppingly gorgeous, imaginative, revelatory, riveting, daring, and beyond categorization.” Blurring the lines between genres, her varied commissioners stretch from …

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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the Rio Theatre

Tuesday, March 7 @ 7:30 PM
Regular General Admission: $42 Adv / $52 Door
Gold Circle: $63 Adv / $73 Door

For 60 years, South Africa’s five-time Grammy Award winners, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves and charming onstage banter. …

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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Braxton Cook

Thursday, March 9 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $31.50
Door Ticket Price: $36.75
Student Ticket Price: $18.50

Braxton Cook is an Emmy Award-winning artist and one of this generation’s most exciting emerging voices in the jazz world. Not only does he exhibit world-class virtuosity on the alto …

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Zakir Hussain: Masters of Percussion at the Rio Theatre

Sunday, March 12 @ 7:30 PM
Regular General Admission: $47.25 Adv / $57 Door
Gold Circle: $68.25 Adv / $78 Door

Every other year since 1996, Zakir Hussain has served as curator, conductor and producer to bring the very cream of Indian music and world percussion to tour America and Europe …

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Accent

Thursday, March 16 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $36.75
Door Ticket Price: $42.00
Student Ticket Price: $21.00

“Accent is the most amazing young vocal group on the planet! Great arrangers and singers, they come up with the most gorgeous harmonies, impeccable swing, grooves, feeling and pitch.” So …

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Independently Produced Event

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Damien Jurado with Hannah Frances

Friday, March 17 @ 7:30 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $35

“Play on, there’s no such thing as better days,” Damien Jurado sings on Roger, the sweeping wash of a song that opens Reggae Film Star, his 18th full length album …

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Amadou & Mariam at the Rio Theatre

Monday, March 20 @ 7:30 PM
Regular General Admission: $47.25 Adv / $57 Door
Gold Circle: $63 Adv / $73 Door

For the past forty-odd years, Amadou & Mariam have managed to joyfully combine their love story with a musical career while becoming, discreetly but surely, the most famous ambassadors for …

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Väsen

Tuesday, March 21 @ 7:30 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $25
Door Ticket Price: $30

Väsen-Duo, Mikael Marin and Olov Johansson have, after 37 years of interaction and touring, refined their sound and their stage presence to the extent that today they are unique in …

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(((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Robyn Hitchcock plus Kelley Stoltz

Wednesday, March 22 @ 7:30 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $35
Door Ticket Price: $40

Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock’s father figures …

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