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Thursday, March 14
7:00 PM
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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Raul Midón

6:00 PM
All Ages

Dinner Special:
Hawayej Spiced Steelhead Trout

Rice Pilaf
House Salad & Baguette
*meat & veggie chili will be available to order at the counter


Singer/songwriter/guitarist/engineer Raul Midón first made his mark as a first-call session singer upon graduation from the prestigious Studio Jazz program at the University of Miami in 1991. He sang background vocals on more than 60 Latin recordings, many of them Grammy-winning. In 1999 he was asked to join the touring band of Shakira. After moving to NYC soon after, Midón was signed by legendary producer Arif Mardin to his label under the Blue Note moniker Manhattan Records. He then released the acclaimed State of Mind and A World Within a World.

Midón has worked with countless legends in the industry including Bill Withers, Herbie Hancock, Sting, Terence Blanchard, and Dianne Reeves to name several. He received two ‘Best Jazz Vocal’ Grammy nominations, back-to-back, in 2017 and 2018 for his albums Bad Ass and Blind and If You Really Want. His latest album, The Mirror, was released to acclaim and he continues to tour, write, record and is working on a novel.

Raul Midón 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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