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Wednesday, April 24
7:00 PM
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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Takuya Kuroda

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). Meat or veggie chili will be available to purchase at the counter. Please click the 'Café Kuumbwa' button above for more information. Thank you!

Dinner Special:
Green Curry Fish, Spinach & Sweet Potatoes
Basmati Rice
House Salad & Baguette
*meat or veggie chili will be available to order at the counter


Acclaimed Japanese trumpeter Takuya Kuroda is a forward-thinking musician who has developed a unique hybrid sound, blending soulful jazz, funk, post-bop, fusion, and hip hop. A prolific artist, Kuroda has released five albums in the past decade, fortifying a solid reputation in the global jazz scene. Kuroda was signed to the legendary Blue Note Records in 2014 for his album Rising Son, as well as appearing on their 2019 cover versions project, Blue Note Voyage. He released his fifth album, Zigzagger, on Concord in 2016, which also featured Antibalas on a reimagining of the Donald Byrd classic “Think Twice.” In 2020, Kuroda returned with his sixth album, Fly Moon Die Soon. In his words, “this album is about the irony between the greatness of nature and the beautiful obsceneness of humanity. Melodies and grooves fly back and forth from being spiritual to being vulgar.”

Takuya Kuroda 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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