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Friday, July 28, 2023
7:00 PM
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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Michael O’Neill Sextet with Tony Lindsay

6:00 PM
All Ages
Advance ticket 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:
House Salad & Baguette
*meat & veggie chili will be available to order at the counter


An artist who “has carved out a distinctive niche on the San Francisco Bay Area jazz scene” (JazzTimes), saxophonist Michael O’Neill has established a career built on a masterful command of the instrument and an impressive versatility as a composer – freely working within jazz, orchestral, and film score settings. The former student of Joe Henderson has amassed a considerable resume as a sideman, logging hours on the bandstand with the likes of Idris Muhammad, Joe Locke, Michael Wolff, Eddie Fisher, and Kim Nalley, and has led what is arguably the most durable and beloved working quintet in the area for nearly 20 years. The Michael O’Neill Sextet has achieved a seamless and powerful telepathy that is clear to hear on their recent Jazzmo Records release Pacific Standard Time — a sparking collection of fresh takes on the standards songbook recorded in collaboration with vocalist Tony Lindsay, who joins O’Neill for this performance.

Best known for his twenty-five-year stint as lead vocalist with Santana, Lindsay appeared on seven of their albums including the multi-platinum Supernatural, winning 11 GRAMMY awards. He has worked with Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Boz Skaggs, Al Jarreau, and Lou Rawls among others, but always had a strong connection to jazz, performing around the Bay Area for decades with a passion for the Great American Songbook.

Rounding out the ensemble will be Erik Jekabson on trumpet, Omar Ledezma on percussion, Dan Feiszli on bass, Jason Lewis on drums, and John R. Burr on piano.

Michael O’Neill Website
(Ticket Includes 5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax)


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