First Friday Art Exhibition: Photographer Chuck Gee plus DJ Vinnie

First Friday Art Exhibition: Photographer Chuck Gee plus DJ Vinnie

Friday, October 4, 6:00 – 9:00 PM First Friday Art Exhibition: Photographer Chuck Gee plus DJ Vinnie Free! Welcome San Francisco native Chuck Gee in his first exhibition at Kuumbwa Jazz. Gee, known for his work as music engraver and music editor for jazz publisher Sher Music Co., will be showing and sharing his passion for music with his love of photography. Gee has photographed jazz artists for Yoshi’s, SFJAZZ and the Monterey Jazz Festival. DJ Vinnie returns! Voted best local DJ by the SF Bay Guardian Reader’s Poll, he will groove you with classic vinyl from Blue Note and Impulse Records 60s – 70s era. The KJ café and beverage bar will be open, so please join us downtown for a festive First Friday! www.firstfridaysantacruz.com Photos by Chuck Gee...
The Zen of Bennett

The Zen of Bennett

Tuesday, September 10, 7:00 PM Special screening at the Nickelodeon Theatre JAZZ ON FILM PRESENTS: The Zen of Bennett In partnership with the Nickelodeon Theatre Tickets $10.50 Click here for more info & advance tickets “… the epitome of cool…” – The New York Times Tony Bennett’s longevity as a popular vocalist is stunning. Since making his mark, decades ago with recordings of Because of You, Rags to Riches, and I Left My Heart in San Francisco, Bennett has survived all of the ups and downs in popular music, from rock ‘n’ roll to rap, only to emerge as an admired icon with cross-generational appeal. The Zen of Bennett was filmed during the recording sessions for Tony’s Duets II album and features him singing with a number of top pop stars, including Norah Jones, Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, Queen Latifah, and Aretha Franklin....
First Friday Art Collective: Jazz Heroes 3

First Friday Art Collective: Jazz Heroes 3

Friday, May 3, 6:00 – 9:00 PM | Free Event First Friday Art Collective: Jazz Heroes 3 Curator Marvin Plummer gathers five local artists to create interpretations of their favorite jazz musicians. The collective features San Francisco muralist Brian Barneclo; assemblage artist Jack Howe; artist/illustrator Charlie Powell; high school artist Owen Powell; and printmaker Doug Ross. DJ Vinnie will be spinning classic vinyl from Blue Note and Impulse Records from the 60s and 70s. DJ Vinnie was voted best local DJ by the San Francisco Bay Guardian Reader’s Poll. The KJ café and beverage bar will be open, so join us for a funky and festive First Friday!           Brian Barneclo studied painting and art history at Indiana University. In 1996, he moved to San Francisco, and began work as a sign painter, which eventually led to his current canvas – painting murals. Brian is influenced by Pablo Picasso, Romare Bearden, Paul Cezanne, and Stuart Davis. He gets tons of inspirations from living in San Francisco. www.brianbarneclo.com Jack Howe is a self taught assemblage artist, living in Santa Cruz,. His works are narrative pieces that tell a story. Jack has exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Tokyo, San Francisco, and other cities. He has exhibited at dozen’s of galleries including La Luz de Jesus Gallery, LA, since it’s early days on Melrose and many years with Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica, along with museums, universities, and colleges. His work hangs in numerous corporate and private collections around the world and has been featured in major and indie films. www.jackhowe.net Charlie Powell is an artist/illustrator living in Bonny Doon. His work has appeared in many...