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Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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July 2019

Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

John Hanrahan Quartet featuring Andrew Dixon: A Tribute to Wayne Shorter

Thursday, July 18 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $21
Door Ticket Price: $26.25

Many Central Coast jazz fans will recognize the John Hanrahan Quartet from their breakout performance at the 2014 Monterey Jazz Festival, where they paid tribute to John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme, which is widely considered one of the greatest jazz recordings of all time. The Chicago Tribute wrote of the tribute that “the Hanrahan Quartet embrace, honor, and nurture a masterpiece.” Now, featuring saxophonist Andrew Dixon, the quartet turns it gaze towards another one of the most icons figures in jazz with their Tribute to…

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Amy Helm Band

Friday, July 19 @ 7:30 PM
Regular General Admission: $25
Gold Circle: $40

Presented by Snazzy Productions 831-479-9421 Amy Helm sought what she calls a “circular sound” for her new album. It’s a well-rounded one, one marked by streaks of Americana, country, blues, and gospel, and the kinds of four-part harmonies that can burst open a melody and close the loop of an octave. And sentimentally, it’s a sound that represents the feeling of community. This Too Shall Light, released ​September 21, 2018 on Yep Roc Records, comprises 10 songs produced by Grammy-winning producer and songwriter…

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Shaman/Showman

Saturday, July 20 @ 8:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $20
Door Ticket Price: $25

Your "Spiritual Comedy" teachers and comedians Raina Satori & Noel Murphy each perform a solo theatre set. Comedian Noel Murphy's One Nation Under Gaslight  lays bare the epidemic of narcissism with original monologues songs & hilarious jokes. He's opened for Ellen, Steven Wright, Paula Poundstone and yes, even Bill Cosby. Noel recently wrote and directed BUCKY: A Fuller Future, featuring Jeff Bridges. Comedian Raina Satori's Shamanic Cheerleading will recharge your whole spirit!  She is a genuine energy master who uses comedy…

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Benmont Tench
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Benmont Tench

Sunday, July 21 @ 8:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $40
Door Ticket Price: $45

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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Kim Nalley: Paying Respect to Aretha

Monday, July 22 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $31.50
Door Ticket Price: $36.75

Vocalist Kim Nalley has been heralded as “legendary” and a “San Francisco institution.” With an international reputation as one of world’s best jazz and blues vocalists, she has graced concert halls from Moscow to New York’s Lincoln Center. A true renaissance woman, Nalley has also been a featured writer for JazzWest and San Francisco Chronicle‘s ‘City Brights’, a produced playwright, a former jazz club owner, and an accomplished stage actress. She was listed by DownBeat Magazine critics in 2017 as a “Rising Star”. On this concert date…

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NoNette & Friends Birthday Concert

Thursday, July 25 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $20

NoNette is a husband and wife jazz/pop duo with Scott Freshour on upright bass and Laura Partch on vocals. Their repertoire is primarily jazz/pop standards from the 1920's, 30's and 40's, along with selections from other genres and original songs.  Since 2010, they have performed periodically for benefits, private events, and at local Santa Cruz venues.  To celebrate Laura's birthday, NoNette is putting on a show.  Scott and Laura are delighted that joining them for a part of each set…

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Thollem McDonas: Acoustic & Electric

Friday, July 26 @ 7:30 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $24.15
Door Ticket Price: $30

"One of the most captivating pianists working today,” (Jazz.pt, Portugal), Thollem McDonas has spent his life skirting and erasing the edges of boundaries musically, culturally and geographically. His work is ever-changing, evolving and responding to the times and his experiences, both as a soloist and in collaboration with hundreds of artists across idioms and disciplines. “Thollem is a modern griot who has absorbed sounds from every place he has visited.” (William Parker from Conversations II, Rogue Art) "Thollem’s solo piano performance, Meeting at the Parting Place, is a…

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Amirtha Kidambi Elder Ones

Saturday, July 27 @ 8:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $21
Door Ticket Price: $25

Presented by Indexical Elder Ones, a quartet led by vocalist, harmonium player, and composer Amirtha Kidambi. Kidambi fuses the ecstatic and revolutionary free jazz spirituality of John and Alice Coltrane's later work with her own background in Carnatic and Western classical vocal techniques. Her quartet includes Max Jaffe on drums and his custom Sensory Percussion electronics, Matt Nelson on soprano sax and synthesizer, and Nick Dunston on bass, and is anchored in free jazz even as it pushes into new…

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Alicia Olatuja
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Alicia Olatuja – Intuition: Songs from the Minds of Women

Monday, July 29 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $31.50
Door Ticket Price: $36.75

Once you have listened to acclaimed vocalist, composer, and arranger Alicia Olatuja, you won’t soon forget her. Praised in The New York Times as “a singer with a strong and luscious tone”, Olatuja combines the earthy with the sublime, melding together jazz, classical, and R&B. On her new album, Intuition: Songs from the Minds of Women, Olatuja lends her distinctive approach to celebrating the artistic output of noted female composers. Sponsored by Sharon Hale & Harry Harrington (5% City of…

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August 2019

Los Hermanos Arango
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Los Hermanos Arango

Thursday, August 1 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $26.25
Door Ticket Price: $31.50

Los Hermanos Arango hail from Guanabacoa, a municipality in Cuba characterized by a high level of musicianship and afro-Cuban religious tradition. The group was created in 2003 by world-renowned bassist Feliciano Arango and his siblings, percussionist Eugenio, guitarist Ignacio, and vocalist Cristina. The Arango family brings more than thirty years of combined touring experience performing Cuban music and jazz of the highest caliber around the globe. Los Hermanos Arango offers a diverse palette of authentic folkloric rhythms and chants merged with intricate, yet accessible jazz. (5% City…

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Independently Produced Event

Lauren Wahl & Simply Put Album Release

Saturday, August 3 @ 7:30 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $15
Door Ticket Price: $20

Lauren Wahl and her band, Simply Put, are excited to announce the release of their first full-length album at Kuumbwa Jazz Center.  Centered around Wahl's original music, the group has a mellow indie/rock vibe with a hint of country and blues. Their upcoming album titled, Field Notes, (inspired by Wahl's maiden name) was funded by the generosity of over 130 fans through Kickstarter. The album is a collection of Wahl's earliest singer-songwriter tunes with the addition of drummer Rowan DeCosse-Graves,…

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Marcia Ball
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Marcia Ball

Monday, August 5 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $31.50
Door Ticket Price: $36.75

“Fifty years have passed in a flash,” says Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist and vocalist Marcia Ball of her long and storied career. Ball, the 2018 Texas State Musician of the Year has won worldwide fame and countless fans for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she takes the stage. Her rollicking Texas boogies, swampy New Orleans ballads and groove-laden Gulf Coast blues have made her of a one-of-a-kind favorite with music-lovers all over the…

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Marquis Hill
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Marquis Hill Blacktet

Thursday, August 8 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $29.40
Door Ticket Price: $34.65

From his beginnings as one of Chicago’s most thrilling young trumpeters, to his current status as an internationally-renowned musician/composer/bandleader, Marquis Hill has worked tirelessly to break down the barriers that divide musical genres. Contemporary and classic jazz, hip-hop, R&B, Chicago house, neo-soul – to Hill they’re all essential elements of the African-American creative heritage he’s a part of. “It all comes from the same tree,” he says. “They simply blossomed from different branches.” Today, Hill maintains a nonstop touring schedule…

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Perla Batalla in the House of Cohen

Friday, August 9 @ 7:30 PM
Regular General Admission: $25
Gold Circle: $40

Presented by Snazzy Productions 831-479-9421 In 2015, Grammy nominated singer Perla Batalla began pondering songs to include in a followup CD to her 2007 tribute release to friend and mentor Leonard Cohen. As a longtime singer and touring band member with the legendary songwriter, Perla knew there was much of Cohen’s body of work she still wanted to perform and record. Batalla’s first Cohen CD, Bird on the Wire was produced with Leonard’s blessing; he attended the recording session, weighed-in on material, arrangements,…

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Emmet Cohen
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Emmet Cohen Trio

Monday, August 12 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $26.25
Door Ticket Price: $31.50

Multifaceted jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen has emerged as one of his generation’s pivotal figures in music. A recognized prodigy, Cohen began Suzuki method piano instruction at the age of three and his playing quickly became a mature melding of musicality, technique and concept. DownBeat Magazine observed that his “nimble touch, measured stride and warm harmonic vocabulary indicate he’s above convoluted technical showmanship.” In the same spirit, Cohen himself has noted that playing jazz is “about communicating the deepest level of humanity and…

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Gabriel Royal
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Gabriel Royal

Thursday, August 15 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $26.25
Door Ticket Price: $31.50

Gabriel Royal got his start as a busker on the New York City subway, but the Oklahoma-born, Brooklyn-based musician has emerged as trailblazing talent with inimitable style and enviable range. Known for his soaring vocals, hum-along melodies, and lush arrangements, Royal, a classically trained musician, is among a select number of artists combining cello and voice. “The cello is the most human of instruments,” says Royal. “And my music combines the expressive power of classical music with the lyricism of…

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John Pizzarelli
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

John Pizzarelli Trio – For Centennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole

Monday, August 19 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $42
Door Ticket Price: $47.25

"Nat King Cole is the reason why I do what I do," comments John Pizzarelli. "The joy that he brought me has never faded and the musicality of his group remains fresh and vibrant to this day.” Pizzarelli has recently released his new album, For Centennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole. Following high-profile collaborations with Sir Paul McCartney and Michael McDonald, Pizzarelli returns to his roots to honor his hero, the legendary jazz/pop vocalist and pianist Nat…

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Hristo Vitchev
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Hristo Vitchev Quartet

Thursday, August 22 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $21
Door Ticket Price: $26.25

Considered one of the most innovative voices in modern jazz guitar and voted "Rising Star" guitarist by DownBeat Magazine, Hristo Vitchev’s music has been captivating audiences all across the globe. He has already released nine critically-acclaimed albums as a leader plus seven more releases as a co-leader. “Vitchev’s sophisticated and adventurous work is imbued with shimmering harmonies and lyrical improvisations...” write JazzTimes. Originally from Bulgaria, but now based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the impressionistic guitarist combines elements of…

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Independently Produced Event

Malima Kone

Saturday, August 24 @ 8:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $20 - $40
Door Ticket Price: $30

Malima Kone is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Burkina Faso, West Africa. Originally from Mali, Malima belongs to the ancient Jeli (“Griot”) music tradition of the Bwaba people, whose cultural musical heritage he carries forward while incorporating outside influences. Born into the renowned Kone family of West Africa, Malima has drawn from his lifetime of musical study to preserve the sound of its Jeli tradition. He is the creator of the New Jeli style. Kone sings in 5 languages…

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Wil Blades
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Wil Blades’ 40th Birthday Party with Donald Harrison Jr., Jeff Parker, Scott Amendola & Mike Clark

Monday, August 26 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $26.25
Door Ticket Price: $31.50

The Hammond B3 organ enthralls with its liquid swoops, soulful vibrato and gospel overtones, and Wil Blades is carrying the torch of this bold instrument into the next generation. Blades’ playing is full of syncopated grooves and fresh harmonies, resulting in a vital-sounding setting for the timeless B3. Joining for Blades’ 40th Birthday Party is an all-star band of saxophonist Donald Harrison Jr., guitarist Jeff Parker, drummer Scott Amendola, and drummer Mike Clark. (5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax included, service…

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Kristen Strom
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Kristen Strom Group: The Music of John Shifflett

Thursday, August 29 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $21
Door Ticket Price: $26.25

Saxophonist Kristen Strom has been a mainstay on the Bay Area music scene for nearly two decades. In addition to her solo albums Intention and Sojourn, and her two albums with the US/Canada jazz collaboration Crossing Borders, she has recorded on more than 40 albums with various jazz and pop artists and has toured across the globe. Strom’s new album, Moving Day: The Music of John Shifflett pays tribute to Shifflett, a bassist/arranger/composer/educator known across the Bay Area and who taught…

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September 2019

Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

The Hot Sardines

Wednesday, September 4 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $36.75
Door Ticket Price: $42

The swing-era jazz of The Hot Sardines is full of infectious energy and joy. The Times of London describes their music as “Simply phenomenal, crisp musicianship going hand in hand with immaculate and witty showmanship.” Let’s give them a warm Santa Cruz welcome for their first time on the Kuumbwa stage.

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Options - Bennie Maupin
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Options featuring Bennie Maupin, Eric Revis & Nasheet Waits

Monday, September 9 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $31.50
Door Ticket Price: $36.75

Bennie Maupin is perhaps best known for his atmospheric bass clarinet playing on Miles Davis’ classic Bitches Brew album, as well as other Miles Davis recordings. He was a founding member of Herbie Hancock’s seminal band The Headhunters, as well as a performer and composer in Hancock’s influential Mwandishi band. Born in 1940, Maupin started playing clarinet, later adding saxophone, flute and, most notably, the bass clarinet to his formidable arsenal of woodwind instruments. Upon moving to New York in…

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Theo Croker
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Theo Croker

Thursday, September 12 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $31.50
Door Ticket Price: $36.75

Trumpeter/composer Theo Croker’s new album, Star People Nation, isn’t a sonic departure of his critically acclaimed release Escape Velocity, but a continuation towards a much grander musical legacy that is pushing the realms of melody, rhythm, and vibratory enlightenment. Star People Nation takes listeners on a journey through a dark, cosmic, eloquent, yet masterful, work. Upon the album’s release, The Wall Street Journal heralded it as “…timeless and of-the-moment”. (5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax included, service charge not…

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Tierney Sutton
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Tierney Sutton Band

Monday, September 16 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $36.75
Door Ticket Price: $42

An eight-time Grammy nominee, Tierney Sutton has received seven consecutive nominations for “Best Jazz Vocal Album”- a nomination for every project she has released for the last decade. With a recording and touring history spanning over twenty years, the Tierney Sutton Band has traveled a rare path. Comprised of Sutton and instrumental virtuosos Kevin Axt, Ray Brinker, Trey Henry, and Christian Jacob, the band functions as a true collaborative unit, making all decisions together as partners. Renowned for her crystalline…

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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Steve Lehman Trio with Matt Brewer & Damion Reid

Thursday, September 19 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $26.25
Door Ticket Price: $31.50

Described as “a state-of-the-art musical thinker” and a “dazzling saxophonist” by The New York Times, Steve Lehman is a composer, performer, educator, and scholar who works across a broad spectrum of experimental musical idioms. Lehman’s pieces for large orchestra and chamber ensembles have been performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble, So Percussion, the American Composers Orchestra, and the JACK Quartet. His recent recording, Mise en Abîme, was named the #1 Jazz Album of the year by NPR Music and The…

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October 2019

Julian Lage
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

An Evening with the Julian Lage Trio – 7:00 PM

Monday, October 7 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $36.75
Door Ticket Price: $42

Hailed as one of the most prodigious guitarists of his generation, Julian Lage has spent more than a decade searching through the myriad strains of American musical history via impeccable technique, free association and a spirit of infinite possibility. Though only 31, the California-born, New York-based musician boasts a long, prolific résumé on his own accord in addition to sideman (alongside such icons as Gary Burton and John Zorn) and duo partner (with Nels Cline, Chris Eldridge and Fred Hersch,…

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Julian Lage
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

An Evening with the Julian Lage Trio – 9:00 PM

Monday, October 7 @ 9:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $26.25
Door Ticket Price: $31.50

Hailed as one of the most prodigious guitarists of his generation, Julian Lage has spent more than a decade searching through the myriad strains of American musical history via impeccable technique, free association and a spirit of infinite possibility. Though only 31, the California-born, New York-based musician boasts a long, prolific résumé on his own accord in addition to sideman (alongside such icons as Gary Burton and John Zorn) and duo partner (with Nels Cline, Chris Eldridge and Fred Hersch,…

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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Billy Cobham Crosswinds Project with Randy Brecker – 75th Birthday Celebration Tour – 7:00 PM

Thursday, October 10 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $47.25
Door Ticket Price: $52.50

Legendary drummer Billy Cobham came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s with trumpeter Miles Davis and later with the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Cobham's influence has stretched far beyond jazz to prog-rock, R&B and modern rock. There may be no bigger Cobham fan than Phil Collins, who has named Mahavishnu's Inner Mounting Flame as a key influence on his early style. "Billy Cobham played some of the finest drumming I've ever heard on that record," Collins states. 2019 marks…

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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Billy Cobham Crosswinds Project with Randy Brecker – 75th Birthday Celebration Tour – 7:00 PM

Thursday, October 10 @ 9:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $36.75
Door Ticket Price: $42

Legendary drummer Billy Cobham came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s with trumpeter Miles Davis and later with the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Cobham's influence has stretched far beyond jazz to prog-rock, R&B and modern rock. There may be no bigger Cobham fan than Phil Collins, who has named Mahavishnu's Inner Mounting Flame as a key influence on his early style. "Billy Cobham played some of the finest drumming I've ever heard on that record," Collins states. 2019 marks…

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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Grace Kelly

Monday, October 14 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $31.50
Door Ticket Price: $36.75

“Grace Kelly has an electric charisma onstage that instantly ignites the room,” says Stay Human bandleader Jon Batiste. Featured in the 2017 Emmy-winning Yamaha production “The Right Note”, singer, saxophonist, and songwriter/composer Grace Kelly plays with the heart and passion of an old soul yet with the genre-bending zest and energy of a 26-year-old. Featured by Vanity Fair as a millennial shaking up the jazz world, Kelly is picking up steam by rewriting the rules of the performance experience. Her recent…

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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Joel Ross ‘Good Vibes’

Thursday, October 17 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $28.35
Door Ticket Price: $33.60

Vibraphonist Joel Ross has performed with historic and seasoned artists – Herbie Hancock, Louis Hayes, Christian McBride, and Stefon Harris – as well as with cutting-edge contemporaries like Ambrose Akinmusire, Gerald Clayton, and Marquis Hill. Twice selected as a Thelonious Monk Institute National All-Star and a 2013 YoungArts Jazz Finalist – he’s also had the opportunity to perform at the Brubeck, Monterey, Seattle, and Chicago Jazz Festivals. Ross recently completed a two-year fellowship with the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet in…

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Independently Produced Event

The Billie Holiday Project

Saturday, October 19 @ 7:30 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $20
Door Ticket Price: $25

The Billie Holiday Project, led by Stella Heath, celebrates the music of Lady Day! Shrouded in mystery, as she was draped in furs, Billie was quintessentially multi-faceted, possessing the sensitivity and ability to make the songs she sang as personal as if she was singing them softly in your own very ear. Featuring some of the Bay Area’s finest Jazz musicians, The Billie Holiday Project evokes the electric and intimate feeling of experiencing Lady Day live in a 1930s Jazz Club.…

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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Christian Sands Trio

Monday, October 21 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $26.25
Door Ticket Price: $31.50

Christian Sands is currently one of the most in-demand pianists working in jazz. In the last few years he has toured around the world as a bandleader and recently appeared as a sideman on records by Christian McBride and Gregory Porter. After the one-two punch of Reach and Reach Further – EP (Sands' dynamic 2017 Mack Avenue debut and his live/unreleased studio tracks EP follow-up), Facing Dragons is Sands' return to the recording studio with an indestructible ensemble and an…

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Nicolas Bearde
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Nicolas Bearde: The Music of Nat King Cole

Thursday, October 24 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $21
Door Ticket Price: $26.25

Jazz vocalist Nicolas Bearde has won accolades from critics and jazz audiences worldwide for his velvet tone and engaging performances. His music has been critically acclaimed by Jazziz, JazzTimes, Jazz Week, and All About Jazz and Beard’s fifth solo album, Invitation, rose quickly to the Top 20 on the Jazz Week charts. Bearde first made his mark in jazz as part of Bobby McFerrins’ revolutionary a cappella group Voicestra, all while carving out his own solo career.  His silky baritone…

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Daimh

Saturday, October 26 @ 7:30 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $20
Door Ticket Price: $22

Presented by Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay Daimh, Gaelic Supergroup, and un-challenged champions of straight in the eye Highland music, are based around West Lochaber and the Isle of Skye.  Formed around the turn of the century and taking the name from the Gaelic word for “kinship” Daimh (pronounced Dive) have taken their contemporary take of Highland and Gaelic music to over 20 countries, setting audiences alight from Moscow to San Francisco.  With a reputation as giants of the bagpipes…

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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Peter Erskine Quartet with George Garzone, Alan Pasqua & Darek Oles

Monday, October 28 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $31.50
Door Ticket Price: $36.75

Peter Erskine has played the drums since the age of four and is known for his versatility and love of working in different musical contexts. He appears on over 700 albums and film scores, has won two Grammy awards, and has received an Honorary Doctorate from the Berklee School of Music. Fifty albums have been rele     ased under Erskine’s own name or as a co-leader. He has played with the Stan Kenton and Maynard Ferguson Big Bands, Weather Report, Steps…

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November 2019

Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

An Evening with the Branford Marsalis Quartet – 7:00 PM

Friday, November 8 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $68.25
Door Ticket Price: $73.50

After four decades in the international spotlight, the achievements of saxophonist Branford Marsalis continue to grow. From his initial recognition as a “young jazz lion”, he has expanded his vision as an instrumentalist, composer, bandleader, and educator – crossing stylistic boundaries while maintaining an unwavering creative integrity. In the process, he has become an avatar of contemporary artistic excellence. The Branford Marsalis Quartet, first formed in 1986, remains Marsalis’ primary means of expression. In its virtually uninterrupted three-plus decades of existence, the Quartet…

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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

An Evening with the Branford Marsalis Quartet – 9:00 PM

Friday, November 8 @ 9:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $52.50
Door Ticket Price: $57.75

After four decades in the international spotlight, the achievements of saxophonist Branford Marsalis continue to grow. From his initial recognition as a “young jazz lion”, he has expanded his vision as an instrumentalist, composer, bandleader, and educator – crossing stylistic boundaries while maintaining an unwavering creative integrity. In the process, he has become an avatar of contemporary artistic excellence. The Branford Marsalis Quartet, first formed in 1986, remains Marsalis’ primary means of expression. In its virtually uninterrupted three-plus decades of existence, the Quartet…

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December 2019

Independently Produced Event

Irish Christmas In America

Thursday, December 19 @ 7:30 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $25
Door Ticket Price: $30

Presented by Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay 831-464-9778 The hugely popular Irish Christmas in America show, now in its 14th season, features top Irish music, song and dance in an engaging performance rich in history, humour and boundless energy. Produced by Oisín Mac Diarmada of award-winning lrish group Téada, the 2018 tour brings back the amazing Séamus Begley, (TG4 Traditional Singer of the Year) along with the immense vocal talents of Sligo’s Niamh Farrell. This family-friendly performance features evocatively-sung Irish ballads,…

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