First Friday Art Tour: Carol Bowie “Jazz Legends”

First Friday Art Tour: Carol Bowie “Jazz Legends”

FREE South County visual artist Carol Bowie presents “Jazz Legends” an exhibition of new paintings expressed, inspired and fueled by listening to and immersing herself in the world of jazz. Bowie, a past Gail Rich Awardee and Distinguised Artist of the Year, has been an Open Studios artist for more than two decades. Her work can also be found in private and corporate collections locally, nationally and abroad. DJ Vinnie will add to the revelries by spinning classic vinyl from Blue Note and Impulse Records from the 60s and 70s. The KJ café and beverage bar will be open, so join us for another funky and festive First Friday! www.firstfridaysantacruz.com...
First Friday Art Tour: Carol Bowie “Miles to Mingus”

First Friday Art Tour: Carol Bowie “Miles to Mingus”

FREE South County visual artist Carol Bowie presents “Miles to Mingus” paintings expressed, inspired and fueled by listening to and living with this music dubbed “jazz.” Bowie describes her work as, “guided by her desire to become a conduit for what wants to be expressed.” An Open Studio artist for more than two decades, Bowie’s work can also be found in private and corporate collections locally, nationally and abroad. DJ Vinnie will add to the revelries by spinning classic vinyl from the artists on display, plus hip music from Blue Note and Impulse Records from the 60s and 70s. The KJ café and beverage bar will be open, so join us for another funky and festive First Friday! www.carolbowieartist.com www.djvinnie.net...
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...
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...
First Friday Art Tour: Gene Torchia Jazz Masters Print Series

First Friday Art Tour: Gene Torchia Jazz Masters Print Series

Friday, November 2, 6:00 – 8:00 PM First Friday Art Tour: Gene Torchia Jazz Masters Print Series Free event! Café and bar open Kuumbwa Jazz presents hand drawn charcoal lithographs by artist Gene Torchia. His work aligns with Kuumbwa’s mission to present and preserve the legacy of jazz. Says Gene, “My artwork is driven by music. When I work on portraits, I try to capture the essence of the musician. The intent of my Jazz Masters Print Series is to honor the jazz musicians who have given us so much wonderful music.” Join us as we preview Gene Torchia’s Jazz Master Prints and feature music by the Dillon Baiocchi Band, who perform original music with an alternative/indie rock flare. Featuring Dillon Baiocchi on alto saxophone, Michael Glick on keyboards and James Levine on drums. www.genetorchia.com...