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Date:
Monday, April 25
Time:
7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price:
$36.75
Door Ticket Price:
$42.00
Student Ticket Price:
$21.00
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet

6:00 PM
All Ages
Advance ticket sales for this show have ended. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 6:00 PM. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 PCR test (taken within 48 hours of the performance time), with matching photo ID, will be required at the door for entry. Masks are optional. Please click the 'FAQs' button above for more information. DINNERS ARE SOLD OUT.

Dinner Menu (SOLD OUT):
Lamb & Butternut Squash Stew
House Salad
Baguette 

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Pianist Nduduzo Makhathini grew up in the lush and rugged hillscapes of umGungundlovu in South Africa, a peri-urban landscape in which music and ritual practices were symbiotically linked. The area is significant historically as the site of the Zulu king Dingane kingdom between 1828 and 1840. It is important to note that the Zulu, in fact the African warrior code, is deeply reliant on music for motivation and healing. This deeply embedded symbiosis is key to understanding Makhathini’s vision. The church also played a role in Makhathini’s musical understanding, as he hopped from church to church in his younger days in search of only the music. The legends of South African jazz are deep influences as well, Bheki Mseleku, Moses Molelekwa, and Abdullah Ibrahim. “The earlier musicians put a lot of emotions in the music they played,” he says. “I think it may also be linked to the political climate of those days. I also feel there is a uniqueness about South African jazz that created an interest all around the world and we are slowly losing that too in our music today. I personally feel that our generation has to be very conscious about retaining these nuances in the music we play today.” Makhathini’s quartet on this concert date features saxophonist Logan Richardson, bassist Jeff Littleton, and drummer Malachi Whitson.

Sponsored by Janet Berry
(Ticket Includes 5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax)

Venue

Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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Phone:
831-427-2227
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