Bruce Forman’s Cow Bop

Bruce Forman’s Cow Bop

$20/Advance $25/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “It’s hot, jazzy and has a drawl!” – San Francisco Chronicle Mix westernly swinging blues, dexterous riffs, harmonious vocal blends and cowboy sensibility and you’ve only just begun to describe Bruce Forman’s Cow Bop. Formed in 2013 by guitarist Forman, this cowboy jazz and western be-bop group has toured extensively, including the entire length of the legendary Route 66. Their newest album, Cowlifornia Swing, features songs and musicians from across the wide spectrum of the American musical landscape....
Tierney Sutton – “After Blue” The Joni Mitchell Project feat. Mark Summer & Serge Merlaud

Tierney Sutton – “After Blue” The Joni Mitchell Project feat. Mark Summer & Serge Merlaud

$25/Advance $30/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:30 PM Sponsored by Ten Sharps “…a pure jazz spirit.” – New York Times Tierney Sutton’s reputation as a singular vocal talent with a flair for inventive arrangements is in full force on After Blue, her latest album. The Joni Mitchell Project has re-ignited the legendary singer/songwriter’s most vibrant material, and Sutton’s subtle, ethereal sound is a natural match for Mitchell’s compositions. From “Little Green” and “Big Yellow Taxi” to “The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines” and “A Free Man In Paris,” Sutton’s vocal artistry is supported by her remarkable accompanists: cellist Mark Summer (Turtle Island String Quartet) and French guitarist Serge Merlaud. After Blue received a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album of 2013....
Cabrillo College Jazz Combo, Directed by Ray Brown

Cabrillo College Jazz Combo, Directed by Ray Brown

$10 at the door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM The Cabrillo Jazz Combo, actually one of four Jazz combos currently in the Music Department at Cabrillo College, has been playing together for almost two years. The group plays mostly straight  ahead jazz, programming material from standards to Latin tunes to contemporary Jazz tunes, and performing tailored arrangements written by their director, Ray Brown. The band’s personnel consists of Clark Baldwin – alto saxophone, Charlie Prograce – vibes, Jeff Bour – guitar, Migusa Anzai – piano, Rob Wider – bass, and Derek Mitchler – drums. This will be an evening of tasteful and creative Jazz performed by seasoned as well as up and coming musicians, reflecting the uniqueness and professionalism of the Cabrillo College Music...

Support Jazz Education! Dine at Shadowbrook

Eat, Drink and Be Merry! Gather your family and friends, make a date, and schedule your reservations to dine at the landmark Shadowbrook Restaurant in Capitola. Kuumbwa Jazz is happy once again to be part of Community Tuesdays, proceeds of which benefit our jazz education programs. The Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band, directed by Eddie Mendenhall, will hit the Rock Lounge Stage beginning at 6:00 pm. Shadowbrook will donate 1/3rd of the evening’s food and beverage sales to Kuumbwa.  Call (831) 475-1511 to make your reservations. Be sure to mention that you are dining for Kuumbwa Jazz. Hope to see you there!...
Anton Schwartz Quintet featuring Taylor Eigsti

Anton Schwartz Quintet featuring Taylor Eigsti

$20/Advance $25/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “… upbeat vibe, strong melodies, and unflagging sense of swing…” – Jazziz Tenor saxophonist Anton Schwartz continues to refine his composing and performing skills. A succinct tunesmith with a flair for accessible melodies that twist and turn in surprising ways, he is also a lyrical reedman with a gift for improvisation. He loves to change up grooves and moods from song to song, switching seamlessly from a New Orleans second line beat to a Monkish bop line, or to an Afro-Cuban groove, all the while demonstrating a genuine affinity for each. Schwartz’s riveting style balances equally between emotion, intellect, and intrigue. He celebrates the release of his fifth album, Flash Mob. Anton Schwartz – saxophone Tatum Greenblatt – trumpet Taylor Eigsti – piano John Shifflett – bass Lorca Hart – drums www.antonjazz.com www.tayjazz.com...