Events for May 2022

Kuumbwa Jazz Presents
Independently Produced Event
Education Event
Special Event

Calendar of Events

S Sun

M Mon

T Tue

W Wed

T Thu

F Fri

S Sat

0 events,

1 event,

CANCELLED – Ravi Coltrane Quartet: Cosmic Music

0 events,

1 event,

-

A.I. for Knuckleheads

0 events,

1 event,

An Evening with Keith Greeninger with Special Guest Elie Mabanza

1 event,

Joey Alexander Trio

0 events,

1 event,

Chris Potter Trio

0 events,

0 events,

1 event,

Kuumbwa Jazz & Indexical Present: Alex Zhang Hungtai & Voicehandler

1 event,

1 event,

Sin Sisters Burlesque

1 event,

Master Class: Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead

1 event,

Jane Bunnett & Maqueque

0 events,

0 events,

1 event,

Gretchen Parlato

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

1 event,

Benny Green: Solo Piano

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

1 event,

Kuumbwa Jazz Anniversary Concert featuring Artemis

1 event,

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Bedouine plus Shannon Lay

1 event,

Dayna Stephens Quartet

1 event,

Earthwise Presents: DaShawn Hickman Sacred Steel featuring Wendy Hickman and Charlie Hunter on bass

0 events,

A.I. for Knuckleheads

Santa Cruz Works announces “AI for Knuckleheads”. At this in-person event, we’ll discuss the ways that AI is currently being used in the average person’s day-to-day life, what more it could allow us to do, the myths and history of AI, and the possibilities for positive AI applications in our future. A panel discussion will …

A.I. for Knuckleheads Read More »

An Evening with Keith Greeninger with Special Guest Elie Mabanza

What Keith Greeninger brings to music, and life for that matter, is authenticity. As a result, there are no barriers between Keith, his music and his audience. This bond stems from Keith’s underlying philosophy that music is first and foremost a gift and a medicine to take part in together. As a singer-songwriter, Keith paints intricate portraits …

An Evening with Keith Greeninger with Special Guest Elie Mabanza Read More »

Joey Alexander Trio

Dinner Menu: Hawayej-Spiced Chicken Skewers  Farro with Tomatoes & Parmesan   House Salad Baguette  *** At the young age of 18, Bali-born three-time GRAMMY Award-nominated pianist Joey Alexander has accrued a lifetime of accolades from: appearing on primetime TV at the 58th GRAMMY Awards (2016); performing with Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding for the Obamas at the White House (International Jazz Day, 2016); being the youngest artist ever invited to lead …

Joey Alexander Trio Read More »

Chris Potter Trio

A world-class soloist, accomplished composer, and formidable bandleader, Grammy Award nominated saxophonist Chris Potter has emerged as a leading light of his generation. Potter’s music showcases limitless creativity and a vibrant sense of swing, prompting critics, musicians, and fans alike to cite him as the one of the finest saxophonists today. The New Yorker calls Potter, “A tenorist who …

Chris Potter Trio Read More »

Kuumbwa Jazz & Indexical Present: Alex Zhang Hungtai & Voicehandler

Since retiring his project Dirty Beaches, Alex Zhang Hungtai has been focusing on explorations of improvised music, free jazz, and his new role as a composer of soundtracks for film. His latest musical output predominantly works with saxophone, synthesizers, percussion, and piano, furthering his research on ritualistic music of liminality. Solo output aside, he is …

Kuumbwa Jazz & Indexical Present: Alex Zhang Hungtai & Voicehandler Read More »

Sin Sisters Burlesque

Sin Sisters Burlesque is a female owned, produced, and operated show. An evening of burlesque brought to you by internationally renowned and award winning performers. Sin Sisters Facebook

Master Class: Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead

Can't make it in-person? You can join virtually! Click here to register. This Master Class, led by renowned drummer Jonathan Barber and his Vision Ahead ensemble, is tailored for all musicians, regardless of instrument. Participants will learn about developing and leading a band, from composition to developing a distinct sound. Jonathan Barber Website  Co-sponsored by …

Master Class: Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead Read More »

Jane Bunnett & Maqueque

Dinner Menu: Roasted Chicken with Green Herb Sauce Creamy Polenta House Salad Baguette *** Five-time Juno Award-winner, Jane Bunnett has turned her bands and recordings into showcases for the finest musical talent from Canada, the US, and Cuba. She has been nominated for three Grammy Awards, received The Order of Canada, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and, …

Jane Bunnett & Maqueque Read More »

Gretchen Parlato

Dinner Menu: Salad Niçoise with Grilled Salmon Baguette *** Since the early 2000’s award winning vocalist and songwriter Gretchen Parlato has justly earned a reputation as one of the most inventing and mesmerizing vocalists of her generation. In 2021 she released FLOR, a project honoring her love and admiration of Brazilian music and her first studio …

Gretchen Parlato Read More »

Benny Green: Solo Piano

Dinner Menu (SOLD OUT): Chicken Tagine with Olives, Preserved Lemons & Saffron Couscous with Almonds & Apricots House Salad Baguette  *** Benny Green’s flair for tasteful swinging, both elegant and earthy, burns bright with flawless technique and imaginative, one-of-a-kind improvisational lines. His keyboard genius has bolstered the vocal artistry of Betty Carter, served in the …

Benny Green: Solo Piano Read More »

Kuumbwa Jazz Anniversary Concert featuring Artemis

A belated celebration of Kuumbwa's 45th anniversary! Each ticket includes admission to a post-show reception with the artists, as well as a commemorative concert poster. Dinner Menu (SOLD OUT): Salad Niçoise with Grilled Chicken Tapenade Toast *** Artemis is an international all-star group featuring six of the top performers on the jazz scene today: pianist …

Kuumbwa Jazz Anniversary Concert featuring Artemis Read More »

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Bedouine plus Shannon Lay

Azniv Korkejian, the Los Angeles-based artist who records as Bedouine, first sprang to international attention when her meticulous, eponymous 2017 debut seemed to open a window in time. With striking, direct vocals and simple guitar accompaniment, Bedouine was immediately dubbed “a modern folk masterpiece” by Fader and Korkejian was praised as a “future legend” by The New York …

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Bedouine plus Shannon Lay Read More »

Dayna Stephens Quartet

Dinner Menu: Grilled Chicken with Olive Tomato Relish Orzo Rice House Salad Baguette *** Dayna Stephens is globally recognized as a saxophonist, composer and arranger, and was the first-place recipient of the 2019 DownBeat Critics Poll in the category of Rising Star—Tenor Saxophone. His highly anticipated 10th album, Right Now! Live at the Village Vanguard, was released in, 2020 and …

Dayna Stephens Quartet Read More »

Earthwise Presents: DaShawn Hickman Sacred Steel featuring Wendy Hickman and Charlie Hunter on bass

DaShawn Hickman grew up hearing his mom sing. She’d walk around the house and sing to the rhythm of the daily routine, loud enough for 8-year-old Hickman to catch the lines and play along on lap steel from his room down the hall. Sometimes, he’d ask her to sing it again until he got the …

Earthwise Presents: DaShawn Hickman Sacred Steel featuring Wendy Hickman and Charlie Hunter on bass Read More »

Become a Member or Renew Today! »

Scroll to Top