Events for Wednesday, June 29 - Wednesday, July 20

Independently Produced Event

An Evening with Daniel Champagne in Santa Cruz

Wednesday, July 6 @ 7:30 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $25

The Australian singer songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso, Daniel Champagne, will bring his tour back to America for the first time in over two years! One reviewer recently wrote “Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. …

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Independently Produced Event

Patrick Landeza & Sons w/ Special Guests Kuhai Halau O Mehana Pa ‘Olapa

Thursday, July 7 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $22

A native Hawaiian who was born and raised on the continent, Patrick Landeza found his roots in the music shared with him by his mother, Frances Kawaipūloʻu Kuakini OʻSullivan Landeza. The songs that she taught him, many of which are on this new release, were songs that she learned growing up in Hoʻolehua, Molokaʻi. The …

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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Yuko Mabuchi Trio

Friday, July 8 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $31.50
Door Ticket Price: $36.75
Student Ticket Price: $18.50

Dinner Menu: Salad Niçoise  Seared Ahi Tapenade Toast *meat & vegan chili will be available to order at the counter *** Yuko Mabuchi started playing classical piano at age four, in her hometown of Fukui, Japan. As a teenager she became fascinated by American R&B, hip hop and blues, but after hearing the music of some …

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Independently Produced Event

Sin Sisters Burlesque

Saturday, July 9 @ 8:30 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $20 - $40

Sin Sisters Burlesque is a female owned, produced, and operated show. Since 2011, Sin Sisters Burlesque has been the only monthly burlesque show in Santa Cruz, CA. An evening of burlesque brought to you by internationally renowned and award winning performers. Sin Sisters Facebook

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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Amy Helm

Wednesday, July 13 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $40.00
Door Ticket Price: $45.00
Student Ticket Price: 22.50

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Amy Helm’s third album, What the Flood Leaves Behind, is her most autobiographical yet, both in content and creation. Due out in June, the 10 songs represent a gathering of ideas and experiences, friends and collaborators. Yet, the album also marks a landing — a pause for the traveling musician and mother of …

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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

SonoMusette Performs Edith Piaf: Beyond the Paris Skies

Thursday, July 14 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $26.25
Door Ticket Price: $31.50
Student Ticket Price: $15.75

Celebrate Bastille Day with SonoMusette’s tribute to Edit Piaf! From her beginnings as a child singing on the streets of Paris to becoming an international star, Edith Piaf is undoubtedly the voice of French music. Much of Piaf’s music resonated with her own personal life as she specialized in chanson and torch songs about love, …

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Independently Produced Event

Preacher Boy + Nicole Wilson

Saturday, July 16 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $20

Two artists, one great night not to be missed at Kuumbwa Jazz Center!  Alt blues artist Preacher Boy followed by jazz & blues singer-songwriter Nicole Wilson.  Preacher Boy is known for his "Country blues that marry Nick Cave, Robert Johnson, Woody Guthrie and Tom Waits.”  Singer-songwriter Nicole Wilson will offer up a set of soulful …

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(((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Martin Courtney with John Andrews and the Yawns

Sunday, July 17 @ 8:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $26.25

When Martin Courtney was a teenager, he knew how to get lost. In the late ‘90s and early 2000s, there’s Martin, 17 or 18, loaded into a car with friends, stoned and aimless. They’re navigating the suburban sprawl of New Jersey with no destination in mind.It’s a densely settled wooded area, Courtney explains. “There’s so …

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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Joel Frahm Trio

Monday, July 18 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $36.75
Door Ticket Price: $42.00
Student Ticket Price: $21.00

For more than 30 years, Joel Frahm  lived in New York City, working in jazz clubs, collaborating with other musicians, and honing his craft. He now lives in Nashville, where he continues to play the music he loves. His bold, inventive tenor sound has won fans in the U.S. and across the world. He has …

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Special Event

Kuumbwa Jazz & Indexical Present: Speak for Change – Darius Jones & Amirtha Kidambi with Cat Willis

Wednesday, July 20 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $26.25
Door Ticket Price: $31.50
Student Ticket Price: $15.75

Kuumbwa Jazz Center & Indexical bring the highly popular Speak for Change series of live events to the Kuumbwa stage. The NYC-based duo of Darius Jones & Amirtha Kidambi opens the evening with a series of musical adaptations of cosmological writings by iconic improviser and bandleader Sun Ra. Following the live musical set, host Thomas Sage Pedersen sits down …

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