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A casual concert series featuring independent artists and cheap beer!

Starting from day one – when Kuumbwa Jazz was founded forty years ago – budding local bands and musicians were featured on our concert billings, strengthening the local music scene by aligning its talent alongside nationally and internationally known masters. The tradition of Kuumbwa being a place for new and independent artists continues today with the Club Kuumbwa series. Oftentimes local, and oftentimes residing in genres slightly outside of jazz, the bands that are featured in this series are poised to become future stalwarts of our musical community and on our stage. With these all ages shows being held on weekend nights, with drink specials and inexpensive cover charges, Club Kuumbwa looks forward to broadening the pool of talented artists who feel at home on the Kuumbwa stage, as well as the audiences who will enjoy them.

Friday, May 12th – The Crafters

Upon experiencing their blend of classic soul influences, acoustic folk, and hip hop, you’ll see and hear why The Crafters are one of Santa Cruz’s favorite groups. They’ll be joined on the bill by Crazy Beard, who pay homage to the pioneers of soul, jazz, funk, R&B, and jamaican music with echoes of Lou Donaldson, The Meters, Booker T & the MG’s

$5 at the door
Doors at 9:00pm – show at 9:30pm
All ages
Crazy Beard Facebook


Upcoming Shows…

Saturday, June 17 – Jarrett Cherner Trio
Friday, July 14 – Thomas Mapfumo