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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....
Esperanza Spalding on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Esperanza Spalding on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Watch “Esperanza Spalding presents: Emily’s D+Evolution” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday, March 9 on CBS! Then, watch her take the stage right at the Rio Theatre on Saturday, March 12 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are available...
Flamenco Dancer Antonio Molina “Choro” to join Vicente Amigo

Flamenco Dancer Antonio Molina “Choro” to join Vicente Amigo

JUST ANNOUNCED! Acclaimed flamenco dancer Antonio Molina “Choro” will join Vicente Amigo for a few select dates, including March 8th at the Rio Theatre. Vicente Amigo is a standout among today’s fiery flamenco guitarists. With high accolades for his skillfulness...
Electrifying Flamenco and World Music This March

Electrifying Flamenco and World Music This March

Kuumbwa Jazz is thrilled to present two stellar talents touted at the hottest stars in flamenco today. Pat Metheny calls flamenco guitarist Vicente Amigo “the greatest guitarist alive.” And with flamenco legend Paco de Lucía touting his skills as the next great...

Manresa owner and chef David Kinch has been awarded two Michelin stars for nine consecutive years. The restaurant has been hailed as one of the best in the world.The Pennsylvania native, and now Santa cruz resident, is hosting a special fundraising dinner in honor of...