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Date:
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Time:
7:00 PM
Door Ticket Price:
$42.00
Student Ticket Price:
$21.00
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Sons of Kemet with Special Guest Melanie Charles

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. Dinners are available to purchase at the venue. Please click the 'FAQs' button above for more information.

Dinner Menu:
Thai Green Curry with Chicken, Spinach & Winter Squash
Basmati Rice
House Salad
Baguette

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Sons of Kemet are born of many vital elements – including a name that nods to ancient Egyptian culture, and a line-up that comprises some of the most progressive 21st-century talents in British jazz and beyond. Bandleader, composer, saxophonist, and clarinetist Shabaka Hutchings (himself named after a Nubian pharaoh-philosopher) brings together his fiery vision alongside London-based bandmates Tom Skinner and Seb Rochford (forming a dynamo duo on drums) and latest addition Theon Cross. These collaborative players have previously won major praise in celebrated acts such as Polar Bear, Hello Skinny, Melt Yourself Down, Mulatu Astatke and the Heliocentrics, and Sun Ra’s Arkestra. Yet there’s still nothing quite like the ‘supergroup’ sound of Sons of Kemet: eloquent, fierce, explosively funky – and thrillingly out-there. Opening the evening will be a set by vocalist Melanie Charles, who NPR writes “…takes us on a journey that embodies the soul of jazz: exploration.”

Sons of Kemet Website
(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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