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1205 Soquel Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062 United States

January 2020

Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Sweet Honey in the Rock at the Rio Theatre

Monday, January 20, 2020 @ 7:30 PM
Regular General Admission: $42 Adv / $52 Door
Gold Circle: $63 Adv / $73 Door

Sweet Honey in the Rock remains among the most vibrant, versatile and ever-relevant musical collectives in music today; both as a performance ensemble and as an ambassadorial African American organization founded on the triumvirate missions of empowerment, education and entertainment. Currently consisting of members Nitanju Bolade Casel, Christie Dashiell, Barbara Hunt, Aisha Kahlil, Carol Maillard, Rochelle Rice, Louise Robinson, and featured musician Romeir Mendez on acoustic and electric bass, Sweet Honey in the Rock is a powerful and unique concert…

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February 2020

Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

An Evening with Chris Botti at the Rio Theatre

Sunday, February 16, 2020 @ 7:30 PM
Regular General Admission: $52.50 - $78.75 Adv
Gold Circle: Sold Out

Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed album, When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist.  His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four #1 jazz albums, as well as multiple gold and platinum albums and Grammy awards.  Most recently, his latest album, Impressions, won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album.  Performing worldwide and selling more than four…

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April 2020

Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Bokanté at the Rio Theatre

Thursday, April 30, 2020 @ 7:30 PM
Regular General Admission: $36.75 Adv / $47 Door
Gold Circle: $52.50 Adv / $63 Door

Named with the word meaning “exchange” in the Antillean Creole language spoken on vocalist Malika Tirolien’s Caribbean home island of Guadeloupe, Bokanté is one of the latest omnivorous conglomerations assembled by bassist and Snarky Puppy mastermind Michael League. Combining the Snarky Puppy guitar line and lap steel virtuoso Roosevelt Collier with a trio of percussionists including longtime Paul Simon hand drummer Jamey Haddad and Banda Magda/Snarky Puppy multi-instrumentalist Keita Ogawa, Bokanté brings a hugely dynamic multicultural musical approach that marries…

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