Events for September 2022

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Mimi Fox & Pamela Rose: Acoustic Sisters

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Claudia Villela with Special Guests Guinga & Nailor Proveta

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Wild Iris “Album Release Party” – with Whiskey West and Adrea Castiano

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Bill Frisell Trio featuring Thomas Morgan & Rudy Royston – 7:00 PM

Bill Frisell Trio featuring Thomas Morgan & Rudy Royston – 9:00 PM

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Wayne Krantz with Tim Lefebvre & Keith Carlock

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RosaAzul with Senderos

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Billy Cobham’s Crosswinds Project

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Gary Meek Sextet

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Grace Kelly

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Eric Vloeimans & Will Holshouser

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(((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Marty O’Reilly

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Jennifer Berezan – Album Release Concert

Mimi Fox & Pamela Rose: Acoustic Sisters

Dinner Menu: Sesame Chicken with Spicy Apricot Sauce Roasted Potatoes House Salad Baguette *meat & veggie chili will be available to order at the counter ––– “Blues, ballads and boisterous good fun” – that’s how internationally renowned jazz guitarist Mimi Fox describes Acoustic Sisters, a new acoustic duo project with blues/jazz singer Pamela Rose. An …

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Tim Flannery & the Lunatic Fringe

Tim and the boys return to Kuumbwa Jazz Center to celebrate the release of their recent album, Waiting On A Miracle. Tim Flannery Website More info:  831-423-7970 | Pulse Productions

Claudia Villela with Special Guests Guinga & Nailor Proveta

Dinner Menu (SOLD OUT): Hawayej-Spiced Steelhead Trout Couscous with Almonds & Apricots House Salad Baguette *meat & veggie chili will be available to order at the counter ––– “A Brazilian-born genius with a blistering voice" (JazzTimes), Rio-born Claudia Villela has developed a reputation as a singularly unique singer, pianist and composer, lending her five-octave voice to work …

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Wild Iris “Album Release Party” – with Whiskey West and Adrea Castiano

After nine years of writing and performing together, Wild Iris are extremely proud to present their third full-length album, Forward Now, to the world! This album was recorded at Bear Mountain studios in the mountains of Bonny Doon, just weeks after the facility barely survived the notorious CZU Lightning fires that ravaged the hillsides around …

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Bill Frisell Trio featuring Thomas Morgan & Rudy Royston – 7:00 PM

Dinner Menu: Roast Chicken with Green Herb Sauce Creamy Polenta  House Salad Baguette  *meat & veggie chili will be available to order at the counter ––– Bill Frisell’s career as a guitarist and composer has spanned more than 40 years and many celebrated recordings, whose catalog has been cited by Downbeat as “the best recorded output …

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Bill Frisell Trio featuring Thomas Morgan & Rudy Royston – 9:00 PM

Bill Frisell’s career as a guitarist and composer has spanned more than 40 years and many celebrated recordings, whose catalog has been cited by Downbeat as “the best recorded output of the decade”. In the words of The New York Times,  “Frisell has had a lot of practice putting high concept into a humble package. …

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Wayne Krantz with Tim Lefebvre & Keith Carlock

Dinner Menu: Cabillaud a la Basque (Black Cod & Potatoes in Tomato Sauce) House Salad Baguette  *meat & veggie chili will be available to order at the counter ––– Throughout his decades-long career, New York-based guitarist and composer Wayne Krantz has never rested on his laurels. From his early sideman days with artists such as Billy Cobham, Michael Brecker, Steely …

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RosaAzul with Senderos

Led by Jose Chuy Hernandez and Adam Bolaños Scow, RosaAzul is a new ensemble of professional musicians presenting Mexican romantic, classical, and mariachi music with a polished flare. RosaAzul's Kuumbwa debut will feature a diverse array of Mexican repertoire and will feature guest Russell Rodriguez, Assistant Professor and director of the Mariachi program at UCSC. …

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Billy Cobham’s Crosswinds Project

Dinner Menu: Spiced Buttermilk Petrale Sole with Moong Dal (à la NOPI) House Salad Baguette *meat & veggie chili will be available to order at the counter ––– Billy Cobham’s supremely influential career cannot be easily encapsulated. He has influenced drums, drumming, and drummers, not to mention music in general, across many genres. Cobham played …

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Gary Meek Sextet

Dinner Menu: Salad Niçoise with House-Smoked Salmon Baguette *meat & veggie chili will be available to order at the counter ––– Gary Meek's breadth of talent as a multi-instrumentalist is indisputable. Since the mid 1980s, his skillful performances on saxophone, flute and keyboard have enhanced the music of Flora Purim and Airto Moreira, Jeff Lorber, …

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Grace Kelly

Dinner Menu: Gochujang-Roast Chicken Black Rice House Salad Baguette *meat & veggie chili will be available to order at the counter ––– Grace Kelly is a ray of sunshine. Her electric charisma and infectious positivity radiate from the stage. Her genre-bending style weaves in jazz, funk, and singer-songwriter elements, pushing her to the forefront of …

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Eric Vloeimans & Will Holshouser

Dinner Menu: Grilled Chicken with Sauce Verte Ratatouille House Salad Baguette *meat & veggie chili will be available to order at the counter ––– Accordionist Eric Vloeimans and trumpeter Will Holshouser play evocative, folk-inspired originals that mix European and American influences, plus a ballad by the late, great Prince. These two virtuoso musicians use the …

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Jennifer Berezan – Album Release Concert

Celebrate the release of Jennifer's new album, Belonging.  Featuring an all star band including: Chris Webster, Christelle Durandy, Damond Moodie, Rita Sahai, don benedictson, Daniel Roy, Murray Pulver and more! Belonging is a hauntingly beautiful collection of music forged out of the challenges of the last few years.  The songs are beacons of hope, resilience …

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