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Thursday, August 17, 2023
7:00 PM
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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Pascal Le Boeuf’s “Ritual Being” feat. Friction Quartet – Album Release Celebration

6:00 PM
All Ages
Advance ticket and advanced Dinner Special sales for this show have ended. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 6:00 PM. Dinner Specials can be purchased at the counter (subject to availability). Masks are welcomed. Please click the 'Plan Your Visit' button above for more information. Thank you!

Dinner Special:
Broiled Lamb Loin Chop
(yogurt fennel marinade)
Roast Potatoes
House Salad & Baguette
*meat & veggie chili will be available to order at the counter


Described as “sleek, new,” “hyper-fluent” and “a composer that rocks” by The New York Times, Pascal Le Boeuf (he/him) is a GRAMMY-nominated composer, jazz pianist, and electronic artist whose works range from modern improvised music to hybridizing notation-based chamber music with production-based technology.

A Santa Cruz native, Pascal returns home to Kuumbwa with a 7- piece jazz/classical hybrid ensemble to celebrate the release of his latest album “Ritual Being.” The album explores the differential manifestation of human behavior at micro (individual) and macro (en masse) scales, and how these “rituals” can be propitious or disastrous. “Ritual Being” asks, what happens when we project our individual behaviors and routines onto the whole of our species? Do our rituals become productive, harmful, or unsustainable when applied to human beings en masse?

The new chamber-jazz hybrid suite features San Francisco’s Friction Quartet, bassist Giulio Cetto, and drummer Malachi Whitson.

Pascal Le Boeuf Website
Sponsored by Reggie McLain
(Ticket Includes 5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax)


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320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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