Events for Thursday, December 1 - Monday, December 12

Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini

Thursday, December 1 @ 7:00 PM
Door Ticket Price: $31.50
Student Ticket Price: $15.75

Dinner Special: Pistachio Herb Stuffed Chicken Breast Roasted Potatoes House Salad Baguette *meat & veggie chili will be available to order at the counter ––– American trombonist and singer/songwriter Natalie Cressman and Brazilian composer/guitarist/and singer Ian Faquini have created a uniquely intimate duo collaboration, drawing from impressionism, jazz, and the great Brazilian songwriting tradition. The duo’s global take on …

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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Angela Strehli with Special Guest Mighty Mike Schermer

Friday, December 2 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $36.75
Door Ticket Price: $42.00
Student Ticket Price: $21.00

Dinner Special: Chicken Tagine with Olives, Preserved Lemons & Saffron Rice Pilaf House Salad Baguette *meat & veggie chili will be available to order at the counter ––– The blues captures life at its most pure. It speaks to the human spirit with no pretense, fuss, or gloss. Nobody knows the blues quite like Angela …

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Independently Produced Event

AZA

Saturday, December 3 @ 8:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $25
Door Ticket Price: $30

After a successful summer show, AZA is back at Kuumbwa Jazz Center to present a hybrid of old and new repertoire. This show is good for both sitting and dancing audiences. So please come and travel to Morocco for a couple of hours, via the sounds of AZA! AZA Website More info: azamusic@yahoo.com .embed-container { …

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Education Event

Master Class: Tammi Brown & Dan Robbins – The Art of the Duo

Tuesday, December 6 @ 6:00 PM
Free

Join vocalist Tammi Brown and bassist Dan Robbins – both luminaries of the local Santa Cruz music scene, and beyond – and learn the art of collaborative playing through duet repertoire. The duo is an enduring and versatile musical format that offers many advantages for musicians. With advances in music technology and the availability of high-quality …

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Independently Produced Event

Titans of Tech 2022

Wednesday, December 7 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $20 - $50

Every year, Santa Cruz Works honors the people who have contributed to the growth of the local tech and entrepreneurial community. In the past, several of the nominees have consisted of CEO’s and founders. This year, we’re shaking things up and highlighting the MVPs in your company. Employees are essential to any thriving business and …

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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Jon Dryden Trio

Thursday, December 8 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $26.25
Door Ticket Price: $31.50
Student Ticket Price: $15.75

Jon Dryden is one of the Bay Area’s premiere jazz pianists and bandleaders. He is a lecturer on Jazz Studies at San Jose State University and studied piano and composition under Dr. Billy Taylor, Herb Pomeroy, John Bavicchi, and Burton Hathaway, He received his Masters in Jazz Studies from San Jose State University in 2016. …

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Independently Produced Event

Felip Walker Trio

Friday, December 9 @ 7:30 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $30

Felip Walker is a young performing jazz pianist and multi-instrumentalist hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area. His fresh take on the new generation of jazz brings exciting and unique arrangements, blending formal piano training with lush modern harmonies and introspective presentation. A protégé of grammy-winning pianist Taylor Eigsti and formerly studying under the likes …

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Independently Produced Event

The Fire’s Very Scottish Christmas

Saturday, December 10 @ 7:30 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $35
Door Ticket Price: $40

Prepare to be inspired as California’s favorite Scottish music trio, The Fire, joins forces with both Scottish and Irish dancers for an extraordinary performance. This unprecedented collaboration features Scotland’s visually dynamic highland dance in step with the powerful rhythms of Ireland. The Fire’s signature brand of dazzling virtuosity delivers an unforgettable experience as the band …

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Independently Produced Event

The Musical Legacy of Paul Simon

Sunday, December 11 @ 3:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $20 - $50

Featuring Joe Craven & Hattie Craven and Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomsen A benefit concert for Chadeish Yameinu - Jewish Renewal of Santa Cruz More info: 831-295-8467

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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola Duo – 7:00 PM

Monday, December 12 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $42.00
Door Ticket Price: $47.25
Student Ticket Price: $23.50

The year is 1993, July 3rd to be exact, 10 AM to be even more exact…Charlie Hunter called up Scott Amendola (at Kenny Brooks’ recommendation after hearing him at a local jam session in San Francisco), to fill in for his drummer who had double-booked himself that night. They had a great conversation and great night of music. That …

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