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Thursday, August 29
7:00 PM
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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Ray Obiedo Group with Special Guest Chloé Jean

6:00 PM
All Ages
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Contemporary jazz guitarist and composer Ray Obiedo had an eclectic music upbringing during his younger days in the San Francisco Bay Area. The sounds of Miles Davis, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Henry Mancini, Mortown Records, and perhaps most of all, James Brown, all influenced his musical persona and career trajectory. His early break was joining Johnny “Hammond” Smith on tour in 1974, which then led to late seventies touring with the legendary Herbie Hancock. During that time, Obiedo also began a longtime association with Pete Escovedo, which notably continues to this day. The Ray Obiedo Group will be joined on this concert date by special guest vocalist Chloé Jean.

Jean is a Larkspur based award-winning recording artist and songwriter. She has shared the stage with Pete Escovedo, The Ray Obiedo Group, Tony Lindsay of Santana, Azure McCall, Robert Cray, Jose Luis Rodriguez (aka. El Puma), Nellie McKay, and many others. Produced by famed guitarist Obiedo, Jean’s 2023 debut album reached #11 on the Jazz Week Charts, #1 on the Play MPE Charts, and received much critical acclaim.

Ray Obiedo Website
(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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