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Saturday, December 4, 2021
7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price:
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Merry Christmas From José James

6:00 PM
All Ages
TICKET SALES HAVE CONCLUDED FOR THIS CONCERT - TICKETS ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT THE DOOR. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 PCR test, plus a photo ID, will be required at the door for entry. Masks will be required indoors, except while eating or drinking. Please click the 'Reopening FAQs' button above for more information. DINEERS ARE SOLD-OUT.

Dinner Menu (Dinners are Sold-Out):
Lamb & Butternut Squash Stew
House Salad


Have yourself a soulful little Christmas with smooth-as-silk crooner José James, the crown prince of new-jack jazz. An R&B-steeped singer who’s as effective evoking Billie Holiday as Bill Withers, José James returns with his first holiday project that imbues classic songs of the season with the warmth of a roaring fireplace in winter, captured on his new album Merry Christmas From José James. Working in collaboration with master bassist and arranger Ben Williams and surrounded by an array of brilliant players including James Farm pianist Aaron Parks, James opted for the immediacy of sharing the same space with his collaborators like a 1950s jazz session — together in a single room without isolation. He brings all that heat and light to an evening of songs inextricably linked to the holidays. James’ band on this concert dates features pianist Christian Sands, bassist Daniel Winshall, songwriter Talia Billig, and drummer Jharis Yokely.

José James Website
Sponsored by Jazz Divas
(Ticket Includes 5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax)


Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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