Events for June 2024

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,

0 events,

1 event,

Master Class: Tammy L. Hall – How Do You Know What to Play?

0 events,

1 event,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

1 event,

Rachel Z Trio feat. Omar Hakim

0 events,

1 event,

The Rodriguez Brothers

1 event,

Jane Monheit

1 event,

Pawn Shop Soul

1 event,

Sing Out for Pete’s Sake!

0 events,

0 events,

1 event,

An Evening with Shabaka

1 event,

Alison Brown Quintet

0 events,

1 event,

Ekep Nkwelle

0 events,

1 event,

GoGo Penguin

0 events,

1 event,

The Guests feat. Lucy Woodward & Henry Hey

1 event,

Azar Lawrence Experience

1 event,

Kuumbwa Jazz Camp Concert

1 event,

-

2024 Santa Cruz County Artist of the Year Profile Performance: Tammi Brown

0 events,

2 events,

Take 6 – 7:00 PM

Take 6 – 9:00 PM

1 event,

Master Class: Claudia Villela – Brazilian Rhythms & Melodies

0 events,

1 event,

Realtime Collective feat. Kristen Strom, Tammy L. Hall, Ruth Davies & Sylvia Cuenca

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

1 event,

Chris Potter Trio feat. Kendrick Scott & Matt Brewer

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

Master Class: Tammy L. Hall – How Do You Know What to Play?

GRAMMY-winning pianist, composer, arranger, lecturer, and musical director Tammy L. Hall began playing the piano at age four and is still devoted to that instrument, music, and its calling. After attending Oakland’s Mills College, Hall’s career has spanned more than four decades, with no end in sight. In pursuit of the creation, development, and performance […]

Mason Razavi Organ Quartet feat. Charles McNeal

Guitarist Mason Razavi has been a mainstay on the Bay Area jazz scene for over a decade, having led his groups at SF Jazz, San Jose Jazz, and Bach Dancing and Dynamite as well as countless clubs and concert series. His albums have often featured ambitious original music that has been warmly received, with albums […]

Rachel Z Trio feat. Omar Hakim

Rachel Z is a keyboardist with a long history of award-winning performances in the worlds of jazz and rock. She co-wrote the Grammy-winning song “Tokyo Blue” with saxophonist Najee, and in addition to her thirteen albums as bandleader and her work in internationally acclaimed bands such as Steps Ahead, Vertú, the Omar Hakim Experience, and OZmosys, she […]

The Rodriguez Brothers

The Rodriguez Brothers is co-led by pianist/composer Robert and trumpeter/composer Michael. The brothers were born in NYC and grew up in, Miami FL. Inspired by their father, who is a drummer, the brothers began musical training at a very young age and continued their studies throughout high school at the New World School of the […]

Jane Monheit

Jane Monheit is a jazz and adult contemporary vocalist with a deep passion for the Great American Songbook. With many highly acclaimed solo albums, countless awards and accolades, and over two decades of international touring experience, Monheit has not only been an extremely successful bandleader, but has had the privilege of making music with some […]

Pawn Shop Soul

Pawn Shop Soul presents high energy dance music, largely instrumentals from the 60s and 70s. Featuring tunes fronting horns and organ, they pick old school grooves you may never have heard before. Or maybe you will recognize beats or horn hooks sampled by hip hop artists. Our repertoire spans Soul, Soul Jazz, Funk, Boogaloo, and […]

Sing Out for Pete’s Sake!

Join in a celebration of Pete Seeger with musicians who spent time and made music with this beloved American folk singing icon! Emma’s Revolution (Pat Humphries and Sandy O), Jaeger & Reid (Bob Reid and his partner, Judi Jaeger) and musical activist Aileen Vance will perform a sing-along concert celebrating the music and life of […]

An Evening with Shabaka

Perceive its Beauty, Acknowledge its Grace by multi-instrumentalist Shabaka Hutchings is, in a sense, a debut album. And yet, the album also serves as a reintroduction to the artist, a levitating, stunning work chock full of the lessons he’s learned over the course of his life and career. And perhaps, most importantly, it represents the […]

Alison Brown Quintet

One of the most multi-faceted minds in roots music, Alison Brown is a GRAMMY-winning musician, GRAMMY-nominated producer, and co-founder of The Compass Records Group which is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2023. Although Brown began her musical career as a teenager in the Southern California bluegrass scene, she has built a reputation as one of today’s […]

Ekep Nkwelle

Ekep Nkwelle, a 24-year-old Cameroonian-American jazz vocalist, has carved her musical path from the vibrant streets of Washington, DC, to the heart of New York City’s jazz scene. Her journey through the esteemed Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Howard University, and The Juilliard School has been extraordinary. The power of her voice has resonated […]

GoGo Penguin

Emotive, cinematic break-beat trio GoGo Penguin are back, playing music from their exhilarating album Everything Is Going to Be OK (SonyMusicXXIM), together with songs from their luminous back catalogue. Bursting with the optimism of new beginnings, with a new drummer, a new record label, and a subtly updated and developed sound, the band are ushering […]

The Guests feat. Lucy Woodward & Henry Hey

Who are The Guests? Maybe they are this pair of vocalist and pianist coming to visit your living room, or maybe the guests are all of the songwriters and iconic artists from whence this duo draws their material. With a deep appreciation for the legacy of great songs and grooves, well-known master songstress Lucy Woodward […]

Azar Lawrence Experience

Azar Lawrence was a musical prodigy, lovingly tutored by his mother, who taught music and led their church choir. At age five, he played violin in the Los Angeles Junior Symphony, then viola, but his ears were turned to the saxophone at age thirteen. Lawrence spent his teen years immersed in jazz at the home […]

Kuumbwa Jazz Camp Concert

Kuumbwa’s Jazz Camp is an annual day camp for students 12-18 years old who are interested in learning to play jazz. Students receive both one-on-one and group instruction and the camp focuses on live performance, basic improvisation, theory, soloing concepts/phrasing, along with jazz history and appreciation. Daily classes are held in the VAPA complex at […]

2024 Santa Cruz County Artist of the Year Profile Performance: Tammi Brown

Tammi Brown, jazz and gospel singer, has been named 2024 Santa Cruz County Artist of the Year by the Santa Cruz County Arts Commission. The Artist of the Year award is presented to local artists for outstanding achievement in the discipline of performing, visual, or literary arts who have also made a substantial contribution to the […]

Take 6 – 7:00 PM

Take 6 (Claude McKnight, Mark Kibble, Joel Kibble, Dave Thomas, Alvin Chea, and Khristian Dentley), heralded by Quincy Jones as the “baddest vocal cats on the planet!,” is the quintessential a cappella group and the model for vocal genius. With ten GRAMMYs, ten Dove Awards, a Soul Train Award, and they as Members of the […]

Take 6 – 9:00 PM

Take 6 (Claude McKnight, Mark Kibble, Joel Kibble, Dave Thomas, Alvin Chea, and Khristian Dentley), heralded by Quincy Jones as the “baddest vocal cats on the planet!,” is the quintessential a cappella group and the model for vocal genius. With ten GRAMMYs, ten Dove Awards, a Soul Train Award, and they as Members of the […]

Master Class: Claudia Villela – Brazilian Rhythms & Melodies

A renowned artist/vocalist/pianist/percussionist with a longstanding connection to Kuumbwa, Claudia Villela will present this dynamic Brazilian Rhythms & Melodies class. Exploring musical styles from across Brazil, with a focus on northeastern forro traditions, participants will gain familiarity with a range of musical traditions and gain confidence in how to play them. Can't make it in-person? […]

Realtime Collective feat. Kristen Strom, Tammy L. Hall, Ruth Davies & Sylvia Cuenca

A group of women at the top of their profession, Realtime Collective is an all-star quartet of bandleaders with a special connection to creating music in real-time. The ensemble features Kristen Strom on saxophone and vocals, Tammy L. Hall on piano and vocals, Ruth Davies on bass, and Sylvia Cuenca on drums. Realtime Collective exults […]

Chris Potter Trio feat. Kendrick Scott & Matt Brewer

A world-class soloist, accomplished composer, and formidable bandleader, Grammy-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 […]

×

Become a Member or Renew Today! »

Scroll to Top