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Wynton Marsalis @ JLCO on Sale June 14

Wynton Marsalis @ JLCO on Sale June 14

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) returns to the Santa Cruz Civic on October 2nd. Tickets go on sale through the Santa Cruz Civic Box Office on Tuesday, June 14 at 12:00 pm. JLCO is made up of 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble...
Welcome New Staff!

Welcome New Staff!

Welcome New Staff! Kuumbwa Jazz is happy to welcome two new staff members, Emily Shoemaker and Ashley Bouchahine, to the administrative team! Emily joins us as the part-time Development Manager and first staff member solely dedicated to fundraising. She is responsible...
International Jazz Day with Kim Nalley

International Jazz Day with Kim Nalley

In the spirit of UNESCO’s International Jazz Day and in collaboration with Kuumbwa Jazz, UCSC Humanities celebrates International Jazz Day 2016 featuring a headline performance by jazz vocalist Kim Nalley. The program begins with a fascinating conversation on the...
June Concerts On Sale Now!

June Concerts On Sale Now!

June concerts on sale now. Piano prodigy Joey Alexander, saxophone great Joshua Redman Quartet, jazz fusion heroes Yellowjackets, plus much more. Read about your favorite artists, view videos, buy tickets and more by going to our calendar page. Use the monthly toggle...
“Freedom & Surrender” Receives 5-Stars

“Freedom & Surrender” Receives 5-Stars

All About Jazz gives Lizz Wrights newest CD Freedom and Surrender 5 Stars. Ms. Wright returns to the stage after taking a short break, Saturday, April 16 at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center. Read about her new album with award winning producer Larry...
Melissa Aldana Makes a Statement on New CD

Melissa Aldana Makes a Statement on New CD

When a gifted young jazz musician holds one hero above the rest, it can be hard to see past the anxiety of influence. “Back Home,” the fourth and finest album by the tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana, shows what can happen when that dynamic no longer feels so fraught....