Events for March 2023

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Kuumbwa Jazz & Monterey Jazz Festival Present: Maria Schneider Orchestra at the Sunset Center

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UCSC Grad Slam

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the Rio Theatre

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Braxton Cook

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POSTPONED – Watsonville Film Festival & Kuumbwa Jazz Present ‘Santos: Skin to Skin’ at the Henry J. Mello Center

Sin Sisters Burlesque

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Zakir Hussain: Masters of Percussion at the Rio Theatre

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Master Class: Will Calhoun – Frequency Rhythmic Assimilation

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Accent

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Amadou & Mariam at the Rio Theatre

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Väsen Duo

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(((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Robyn Hitchcock plus Kelley Stoltz

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CANCELLED – Danilo Brito & João Luiz

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Felip Walker Trio

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Steve Smith & Vital Information

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A Tribute to Bob Dylan – Benefit for the Arhoolie Foundation

Kuumbwa Jazz & Monterey Jazz Festival Present: Maria Schneider Orchestra at the Sunset Center

Maria Schneider’s music has been hailed by critics as “evocative, majestic, magical, heart-stoppingly gorgeous, imaginative, revelatory, riveting, daring, and beyond categorization.” Blurring the lines between genres, her varied commissioners stretch from Jazz at Lincoln Center, to The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, to the American Dance Festival, and include collaboration with David Bowie. She is among a […]

UCSC Grad Slam

Grad Slam is a communication contest hosted by the UC Santa Cruz Graduate Division that is open to all graduate students, except those who have won 1st, 2nd, or the people’s choice in a previous Grad Slam. Participants have a maximum of three minutes to explain their graduate research or artistic endeavor to a general […]

Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the Rio Theatre

Head over to The Crepe Place before the concert to enjoy live music by the Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band, from 5:30 - 7:30 PM! For 60 years, South Africa’s five-time Grammy Award winners, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves and charming onstage banter. It […]

Braxton Cook

Dinner Special: Gochujang Braised Chicken, Broccolini & Snap Peas Black Rice House Salad & Baguette *meat & veggie chili will be available to order at the counter ––– Braxton Cook is an Emmy Award-winning artist and one of this generation’s most exciting emerging voices in the jazz world. Not only does he exhibit world-class virtuosity […]

POSTPONED – Watsonville Film Festival & Kuumbwa Jazz Present ‘Santos: Skin to Skin’ at the Henry J. Mello Center

Enjoy this film portrait of community activist and seven-time Grammy nominee John Santos, a “keeper of the Afro-Caribbean flame.” Rich in musical performances, Santos: Skin to Skin links the rhythms of his ancestors to contemporary struggles of identity and social justice. Post-screening discussion with director Kathryn Golden and producer Ashley James. Plus, premiere of the […]

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 email Sin Sisters Facebook

Zakir Hussain: Masters of Percussion at the Rio Theatre

Every other year since 1996, Zakir Hussain has served as curator, conductor and producer to bring the very cream of Indian music and world percussion to tour America and Europe with his series, Zakir Hussain and Masters of Percussion. Growing out of his renowned international tabla duet tours with his father, the legendary Ustad Allarakha, […]

Bill Kirchen & Redd Volkaert, with guest Ginny Mitchell

Two heavyweight guitar slingers and singers find a common ground with their deep history in Honky Tonk and Rock'n'Roll and their command of the electric guitar. Bill Kirchen is a founding father of Commander Cody, and his diesel-fueled licks drove Hot Rod Lincoln into the Top 10 nationwide. A Grammy nominee for Best Country Instrumental […]

Master Class: Will Calhoun – Frequency Rhythmic Assimilation

Will Calhoun is primarily known for his drumming with Living Colour, and as one of the most unique drummers in the world, brilliantly combining ancestral rhythms with jazz, rock, funk, hip hop, ambient, electronica and avant-garde grooves. In this Master Class, Frequency Rhythmic Assimilation, you’ll experience an open-air forum of unique beats, terrestrial sounds, and […]

Accent

Dinner Special: Roast Chicken With Pancetta & Olives Creamy Polenta House Salad & Baguette *meat & veggie chili will be available to order at the counter ––– “Accent is the most amazing young vocal group on the planet! Great arrangers and singers, they come up with the most gorgeous harmonies, impeccable swing, grooves, feeling and […]

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Damien Jurado with Hannah Frances

“Play on, there’s no such thing as better days,” Damien Jurado sings on Roger, the sweeping wash of a song that opens Reggae Film Star, his 18th full length album and second release from Jurado’s own Maraqopa Records label. But as he enters his 25th year as a recording artist, it’s clear these are, at […]

Amadou & Mariam at the Rio Theatre

For the past forty-odd years, Amadou & Mariam have managed to joyfully combine their love story with a musical career while becoming, discreetly but surely, the most famous ambassadors for Malian music all around the world; a golden status that they carry with brio and playfully challenge with each new album. Amadou & Mariam have […]

Väsen Duo

Väsen-Duo, Mikael Marin and Olov Johansson have, after 37 years of interaction and touring, refined their sound and their stage presence to the extent that today they are unique in their kind. With their playful and perfect interplay, they seem to defy the laws of physics in what appears to be a telepathic communication. The […]

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Robyn Hitchcock plus Kelley Stoltz

Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock’s father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration). Robyn Hitchcock Website Kelley Stoltz Website More […]

CANCELLED – Danilo Brito & João Luiz

On their debut album and collaboration, Esquina de Sao Paulo, Brazilian guitarist João Luiz and mandolinist Danilo Brito present stunningly virtuosic choros (the unique, vibrant instrumental genre which has its origins in late 1800s Brazil). Covering almost a century’s worth of Brazilian popular music with Luiz’s skilled arrangements, the duo sparkles when playing early 20th […]

Felip Walker Trio

Felip Walker is a young performing jazz pianist and multi-instrumentalist hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area. His fresh take on the new generation of jazz brings exciting and unique arrangements, blending formal piano training with lush modern harmonies and introspective presentation. A protégé of grammy-winning pianist Taylor Eigsti, and formerly studying under the likes of […]

Los Schleppos Tipicos: 40 Year Reunion Show

Los Schleppos Tipico was a premier Bay Area salsa band in the 80's that performed at the most popular venues including The Catalyst, OT.Price's and Kuumbwa Jazz Center. The popular dance band had a large following and for the first time in 40 years, the band will perform with a special guest on tenor saxophone! […]

Steve Smith & Vital Information

Dinner Special: Beef Stew House Salad & Baguette *meat & veggie chili will be available to order at the counter ––– Drummer Steve Smith has been touring and recording with his all-star group Vital Information since1983. The new line-up of Vital Information incorporates players with vast experience. Keyboardist Manuel Valera, a Guggenheim Fellow and Grammy-nominated […]

A Tribute to Bob Dylan – Benefit for the Arhoolie Foundation

The show features all-star line up of accomplished musicians providing high quality versions of Bob Dylan's classics as well as the obscure.  This is benefit for the Arhoolie Foundation, a group of musical archivists endeavoring to record, provide and protect some of this worlds greatest music. The evenings line up include Matt Hartle on guitar, […]

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