Kuumbwa Jazz provides opportunities for residents and visitors in the Santa Cruz area to enjoy and appreciate the full spectrum of jazz music through live performance and education. We present extraordinary regional, national, and international musicians and provide educational programs for people of all ages.
Kuumbwa Jazz envisions a community where all people can experience the joy of music, and understand the value and legacy of jazz as an original American art form.
Our work at Kuumbwa is guided by the following set of principles and core values. We are committed to: