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Friday, February 25
7:00 PM
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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Oscar Peñas

6:00 PM
All Ages
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 PCR test (taken within 72 hours of the performance time), with matching photo ID, will be required at the door for entry. Masks will be required indoors, except while eating or drinking. Please click the 'FAQs' button above for more information. Dinners are available for walk-up sales as well as by advance purchase and can be added on to your ticket order. The menu will be added to this event page as soon as it is selected by our chef. If you are purchasing a dinner before the menu is announced, you will receive the menu via email one week before the concert date. Thank you!

Guitarist Oscar Peñas was born in Barcelona. His family loved traditional, folk, and flamenco music, and his maternal grandfather was a trumpet player who occasionally played with Xavier Cugat’s orchestra. Peñas’ first studies were devoted to classical music. He later developed a fascination with jazz and decided to dedicate his career to the genre, incorporating a diverse range rhythms and styles into his music. A recipient of the Jazz Road grant from the South Arts organization, Peñas was already a widely respected figure on the international jazz scene before he settled in New York City a decade ago. Since then he’s truly blossomed, creating a singular body of work that weaves together elements of jazz, Spanish folk music, and the European classical tradition. Peñas’ quartet on this concert date will also feature violinist Sara Caswell, bassist Motohito Fukushima, and drummer Richie Barshay.

This concert is made possible with the support of Jazz Road, a national initiative of South Arts, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Oscar Peñas Website
(Ticket Includes 5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax)


Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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