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Date:
Thursday, October 26, 2023
Time:
7:00 PM
Door Ticket Price:
$63.00
Student Ticket Price:
$31.50
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Meshell Ndegeocello – 7:00 PM

6:00 PM
All Ages
Advance ticket and advanced Dinner Special sales for this show have ended. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 6:00 PM. Dinner Specials can be purchased at the counter (subject to availability). Masks are welcomed. Please click the 'Plan Your Visit' button above for more information. Thank you!

Dinner Special:
Jambalaya
House Salad
Baguette
*meat & veggie chili will be available to order at the counter

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Acclaimed GRAMMY-winning multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello makes her Blue Note Records debut with The Omnichord Real Book – a visionary, expansive, and deeply jazz-influenced album that marks the start of a new chapter in her trailblazing career. Following her 2018 covers album Ventriloquism, Ndegeocelo returns with an album of new original material that taps into a broad spectrum of her musical roots.

“It’s a little bit of all of me, my travels, my life,” says Ndegeocello. “My first record I made at 22, and it’s over 30 years from then, so I have a lot of stored information to share.” Reflecting on the impact that the forced stillness of the pandemic lockdown had on her, she says “I must admit it was a beautiful time for me. I got to really sit and reacquaint myself with music. Music is a gift.”

“This album is about the way we see old things in new ways,” Ndegeocello explains. “Everything moved so quickly when my parents died. Changed my view of everything and myself in the blink of an eye. As I sifted through the remains of their life together, I found my first Real Book, the one my father gave me. I took their records, the ones I grew up hearing, learning, remembering. My mother gifted me with her ache, I carry the melancholy that defined her experience and, in turn, my experience of this thing called life calls me to disappear into my imagination and to hear the music.”

Ndegeocello will be joined on this concert date by vocalist Justin Hicks, bassist Kyle Miles, drummer/vocalist Abraham Rounds, keyboardist/vocalist Jebin Bruni, and guitarist Chris Bruce.

Meshell Ndegeocello Website
Sponsored by Val, Terry & Asha Cole
(Ticket Includes 5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax)

Venue

Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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831-427-2227
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