Events for July 2022

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Tierney Sutton: The Paris Sessions featuring Serge Merlaud & Tamir Hendelman

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Master Class: David Egan – Audio Principles for Live Sound & Home Recording

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An Evening with Daniel Champagne in Santa Cruz

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Patrick Landeza & Sons w/ Special Guests Kuhai Halau O Mehana Pa ‘Olapa

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Yuko Mabuchi Trio

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Sin Sisters Burlesque

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Amy Helm

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SonoMusette Performs Edith Piaf: Beyond the Paris Skies

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(((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Martin Courtney with John Andrews and the Yawns

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Joel Frahm Trio

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Kuumbwa Jazz & Indexical Present: Speak for Change – Darius Jones & Amirtha Kidambi with Cat Willis

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Yosvany Terry Quartet

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Pete Sawyer & The Left Hand Monkey Wrench Gang with Brightshine – LP Release

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Master Class: Matt Bohn – Internal and External Workings of the Double Bass

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Jenny Scheinman Quintet

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Marcia Ball

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Nellie McKay

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Tierney Sutton: The Paris Sessions featuring Serge Merlaud & Tamir Hendelman

Dinner Menu: Steelhead Trout with Tamari, Lemon & Garlic Basmati Rice House Salad Baguette *meat & vegan chili will be available to order at the counter *** A 9-time Grammy nominee, Tierney Sutton has received a “Best Jazz Vocal Album” Grammy nod for every project she has released in the last 15 years. Known for …

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Master Class: David Egan – Audio Principles for Live Sound & Home Recording

Can't make it in-person? You can join virtually! Click here to register. The physical properties of sound are often counter intuitive. What looks cool for microphone and speaker placement can lead to poor results. Similarly, signal processing, such as EQ and compression, are often misunderstood. Led by David Egan, who has more than 40 years of touring …

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Patrick Landeza & Sons w/ Special Guests Kuhai Halau O Mehana Pa ‘Olapa

A native Hawaiian who was born and raised on the continent, Patrick Landeza found his roots in the music shared with him by his mother, Frances Kawaipūloʻu Kuakini OʻSullivan Landeza. The songs that she taught him, many of which are on this new release, were songs that she learned growing up in Hoʻolehua, Molokaʻi. The …

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Yuko Mabuchi Trio

Dinner Menu: Salad Niçoise  Seared Ahi Tapenade Toast *meat & vegan chili will be available to order at the counter *** Yuko Mabuchi started playing classical piano at age four, in her hometown of Fukui, Japan. As a teenager she became fascinated by American R&B, hip hop and blues, but after hearing the music of some …

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Sin Sisters Burlesque

Sin Sisters Burlesque is a female owned, produced, and operated show. Since 2011, Sin Sisters Burlesque has been the only monthly burlesque show in Santa Cruz, CA. An evening of burlesque brought to you by internationally renowned and award winning performers. Sin Sisters Facebook

Amy Helm

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Amy Helm’s third album, What the Flood Leaves Behind, is her most autobiographical yet, both in content and creation. Due out in June, the 10 songs represent a gathering of ideas and experiences, friends and collaborators. Yet, the album also marks a landing — a pause for the traveling musician and mother of …

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Preacher Boy + Nicole Wilson

Two artists, one great night not to be missed at Kuumbwa Jazz Center!  Alt blues artist Preacher Boy followed by jazz & blues singer-songwriter Nicole Wilson.  Preacher Boy is known for his "Country blues that marry Nick Cave, Robert Johnson, Woody Guthrie and Tom Waits.”  Singer-songwriter Nicole Wilson will offer up a set of soulful …

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(((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Martin Courtney with John Andrews and the Yawns

When Martin Courtney was a teenager, he knew how to get lost. In the late ‘90s and early 2000s, there’s Martin, 17 or 18, loaded into a car with friends, stoned and aimless. They’re navigating the suburban sprawl of New Jersey with no destination in mind.It’s a densely settled wooded area, Courtney explains. “There’s so …

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Joel Frahm Trio

For more than 30 years, Joel Frahm  lived in New York City, working in jazz clubs, collaborating with other musicians, and honing his craft. He now lives in Nashville, where he continues to play the music he loves. His bold, inventive tenor sound has won fans in the U.S. and across the world. He has …

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Kuumbwa Jazz & Indexical Present: Speak for Change – Darius Jones & Amirtha Kidambi with Cat Willis

Kuumbwa Jazz Center & Indexical bring the highly popular Speak for Change series of live events to the Kuumbwa stage. The NYC-based duo of Darius Jones & Amirtha Kidambi opens the evening with a series of musical adaptations of cosmological writings by iconic improviser and bandleader Sun Ra. Following the live musical set, host Thomas Sage Pedersen sits down …

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Yosvany Terry Quartet

Born into an illustrious musical family in Camaguey, Cuba, Yosvany Terry is an internationally acclaimed composer, saxophonist, percussionist, bandleader, educator, and cultural bearer of the Afro-Cuban tradition. After immersing himself in the European classical tradition at Havana’s prestigious National School of Arts (ENA) and Amadeo Roldan Conservatory he went on to perform with major figures …

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Pete Sawyer & The Left Hand Monkey Wrench Gang with Brightshine – LP Release

Pete Sawyer & The Left Hand Monkey Wrench Gang have made anime for themselves by offering high-energy editions of Grateful Dead classics and Deep cuts. Every show features a unique setlist played by Pete Sawyer and a rotating cast of the Bay Area’s most accomplished interpreters of Grateful Dead music. Walking a middle path between …

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Ben Williams: “I Am a Man”

When it comes to black music, Washington, D.C. produces its share of game-changers. That long list includes Duke Ellington, Chuck Brown, Marvin Gaye, Shirley Horn, Roberta Flack, Bad Brains, Meshell Ndegeocello, Wale, and Oddisee. You can add Ben Williams to that venerated roster. For more than a decade, Williams has steadily become one of the most …

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Master Class: Matt Bohn – Internal and External Workings of the Double Bass

Can't make it in-person? You can join virtually! Click here to register. For the past twenty-two years, bassist and double bass luthier Matt Bohn has made his living in Felton, CA, restoring, repairing, setting up, and dealing in all things related to the double bass. In this class, Bohn will begin by covering the care and maintenance of the double …

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Jenny Scheinman Quintet

In her latest quintet configuration, internationally acclaimed jazz violinist Jenny Scheinman presents music she wrote and honed in the wilderness of northern California during the shutdown. This drum-less ensemble revels in full acoustic resonance and draws on Scheinman’s early string influences John McLaughlin’s Shakti, Django Reinhardt, and wild west cinema. The setlist will also include …

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Marcia Ball

“Fifty years have passed in a flash,” says Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist, songwriter and vocalist Marcia Ball of her long and storied career. Ball, the 2018 Texas State Musician Of The Year, has won worldwide fame and countless fans for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she takes the stage. Her …

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Nellie McKay

Sister Orchid is Nellie McKay’s seventh album, beginning with Get Away From Me  (“a tour de force” – The New York Times), including Normal As Blueberry Pie:  A Tribute to Doris Day (“among the killer overhauls of American standards” – The New York Times) and My Weekly Reader, music of the ‘60s (“..kicks serious butt. The results are beautiful.” – PopMatters), her second collaboration …

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