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Tim’s Six-Pick: July – September 2018

Ranky Tanky – Thursday, July 12 Ever since their debut at the Monterey Jazz Festival last year, I couldn’t wait to bring them to Santa Cruz. With a singular sound and set-list of Gullah music from the Sea Island region of the Carolinas and Georgia, this band is...

Register Now! Jazz Camp 2017

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Summer Jazz Camp is an annual day camp for students entering grades 8-12 who are interested in learning jazz, improvisation and jazz appreciation. Students receive both one to one and group instruction. The camp focuses on live performance,...

Tim’s Six-Pick

Joe Lovano Classic Quartet Joe has been a Kuumbwa favorite for decades. I remember his legendary gig here in the 80’s with Bill Frisell and Paul Motian. This visit, Joe will have his Classic Quartet, which recently released a new recording on Blue Note, Classic! Live...

Renowned Indian Musicians Zakir Hussain & Rahul Sharma

Indian musicians Zakir Hussain and Rahul Sharma bring their mastering of the tabla and the santoor to the Rio Theatre on Sunday, April 30th at 7:30 pm. Zakir Hussain is an international phenomenon. A classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order, his consistently...
Support Jazz Education! Dine at Shadowbrook

Support Jazz Education! Dine at Shadowbrook

Support Jazz Education! Dine at Shadowbrook Tuesday, March 7th, 5:30-9pm – Enjoy live music, excellent food and support jazz education at the landmark Shadowbrook Restaurant in Capitola! Shadowbrook will donate 1/3rd of the evening’s food and beverage sales to...

Iconic folk, jazz and blues singer Barbara Dane

Kuumbwa Jazz kicks off 42 years of presenting world-class jazz on Monday, January 9th with iconic American folk, jazz and blues singer and political activist Barbara Dane. Dane recently returned from Cuba where she was made an honorary member of the Union of Cuban...