Events for February 2023

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Jason Marsalis Quartet: In Tribute to Lionel Hampton

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Melissa Aldana Quartet

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Kenny Barron Trio

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The White Album Ensemble “Unplugged”

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Sin Sisters Burlesque

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Cyrille Aimée

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Tuck & Patti

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Kandace Springs

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Elena Pinderhughes & Lionel Loueke: A Diaspora Journey

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A Diaspora Journey: Conversation with Elena Pinderhughes & Thomas Sage Pedersen

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Tord Gustavsen Trio

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Brianna Conrey – Piano: An All-Woman Show

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

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Melissa Aldana Quartet

Dinner Special: Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken with Green Herb Sauce Creamy Polenta Salad & Baguette *meat & veggie chili will be available to order at the counter ––– GRAMMY-nominated saxophonist and composer Melissa Aldana has garnered international recognition for her visionary work as a bandleader, as well as her deeply meditative interpretation of language and …

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Kenny Barron Trio

Dinner Special: Lamb & Apricot Tagine Couscous House Salad & Baguette *meat & veggie chili will be available to order at the counter ––– Honored by The National Endowment for the Arts as a 2010 Jazz Master, Kenny Barron has an unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms. The …

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The White Album Ensemble “Unplugged”

WAE Productions presents:  A Valentine’s weekend concert, The White Album Ensemble “Unplugged." Traditional Beatles love songs all on acoustic instruments. Selections will be included from the last 7 Beatles albums: Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt Pepper's, Magical Mystery Tour, The “White” Album, Let it Be, and Abbey Road; with an accent on beautiful melodies, acoustic guitars, …

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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

Cyrille Aimée

Improvisation is not just a technique for Grammy nominated artist Cyrille Aimée, it’s a way of life. The acclaimed vocalist ventured from singing on street corners in Europe to dazzling audiences at the world’s most prestigious jazz festivals; from sneaking out to sing in gypsy encampments in her native France to acting on Broadway; from …

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Tuck & Patti

For over forty years, the unique vocal/guitar duo of Tuck & Patti has cast its passionate musical spell worldwide, capturing the hearts of music lovers, the respect of jazz buffs, and the jaw-dropping awe of guitarists and vocalists. Tuck Andress and Patti Cathcart were married in 1981 and their recording career took off with 1988's …

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Kandace Springs

World-renowned Blue Note/Capitol recording artist Kandace Springs’ latest album, released in March 2020, is her most personal work yet. Entitled The Women Who Raised Me, it is her loving tribute to the great female singers who inspired her to begin her journey towards becoming one of the premier jazz/soul vocalists of our time. The album will feature …

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Elena Pinderhughes & Lionel Loueke: A Diaspora Journey

A five-part musical suite, A Diaspora Journey, explores the myriad musical traditions – spanning time and continents – to reflect the many ways that Black people and cultures have expressed and told their stories. The suite blends and integrates musical traditions from throughout the African Diaspora; highlighting similarities in rhythms, melody, and harmony that are …

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A Diaspora Journey: Conversation with Elena Pinderhughes & Thomas Sage Pedersen

Can’t make it in-person? You can join virtually! Click here to register. A five-part musical suite, A Diaspora Journey, explores the myriad musical traditions – spanning time and continents – to reflect the many ways that Black people and cultures have expressed and told their stories. The suite blends and integrates musical traditions from throughout …

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Tord Gustavsen Trio

With the release of his first recording in 2003 entitled Changing Places, Norway's Tord Gustavsen came forth with a new and unique sound that commanded worldwide attention, an extraordinary achievement given the rich and well-developed history of jazz piano that preceded him. With only a few carefully chosen notes, he draws listeners into a musical world where …

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Brianna Conrey – Piano: An All-Woman Show

Local pianist and storyteller Brianna Conrey makes her Santa Cruz debut with this wide-ranging celebration of women composers spanning nearly 250 years of music written for solo keyboard instruments. Like women today, these composers struggled with sexism, with imposter syndrome, with being mothers who were also artists, and with gaining professional recognition. Most of them wondered …

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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 …

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