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Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
831-427-2227 www.kuumbwajazz.org

September 2019

Independently Produced Event

Sharon Allen & Dusty Boots with Carolyn Sills Combo

Friday, September 20 @ 7:30 PM
Regular General Admission: $25
Gold Circle: $40

Presented by Snazzy Productions 831-479-9421 Sharon Allen loves to sing. And people love to hear her songs. Having previously played with The Firebirds from 1979-2002 she was known as the “Little Lady with the Big Voice” and graced many a stage singing blues and working with the likes of B.B. King, Boz Scaggs, Robben Ford, Johnny Winter and Elvin Bishop. In 2002, Sharon found her writer’s voice and an ongoing collaboration with Sherry Austin, known as Sherry Austin with Henhouse. Working on…

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Café Musique

Friday, September 27 @ 7:30 PM
Regular General Admission: $25
Gold Circle: $32

Presented by Snazzy Productions 831-479-9421 Café Musique lives up to its name with a musical palate that includes gypsy, swing, tango, folk and their self-defined genre, “wild classical”. The five members seem to eat, sleep and breathe music. They’re from the central coast of California and all five come from wildly different backgrounds, but together they’ve found kindred musical spirits in one another. Having performed around the world and been on the stages of several world-class music festivals, Café Musique has made thousands…

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Larry’s Birthday Benefit for Earthjustice.org: Highway 61, Songs of Bob Dylan

Saturday, September 28 @ 8:00 PM
Regular General Admission: $25
Gold Circle: $35

Presented by The Wheel Company. Come celebrate Larry's 61st Birthday with a special tribute to Bob Dylan! Featuring Matt Hartle, Jim Lewin, Taylor Rae, AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Terry Shields, Steve Sofranco, Paul Garcia, and Larry Graff. A benefit show for Earthjustice.    

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October 2019

Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

CIRCUS – Knife, Blood & Fire

Thursday, October 3 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $21
Door Ticket Price: $26.25

Once again, the musical-theater production team of lyricist/composer Joe Ortiz and director Greg Fritsch join forces in creating a stage production – this time a one-act musical – called CIRCUS – Knife, Blood & Fire. Working with long-time collaborator, Lori Rivera, the team has staged the musicals SMOKE Cabaret, BREAD – The Musical, and ESCAPING QUEENS in live performances from Santa Cruz to Foster City, from San Francisco to New York. This new show features the talents of premiere local musicians Eddie Mendenhall (piano), Dan Robbins…

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Independently Produced Event

Cris Williamson with Barbara Higbie

Saturday, October 5 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $28

Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist and singer, Barbara Higbie, and the iconic singer/songwriter Cris Williamson, bring a mixture of new material and old favorites to one of their favorite cities, Santa Cruz. Without a doubt, the very real friendship binding these two brings a powerful mixture guaranteed to delight, inspire, cheer and comfort. More Info:  206-706-7960 | Suite5Artists@gmail.com Cris Williamson Website Barbara Higbie Website

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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
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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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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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Billy Cobham Crosswinds Project with Randy Brecker – 75th Birthday Celebration Tour – 9:00 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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Grace Kelly

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

An unequivocal musical prodigy, singer-saxophonist-songwriter-composer Grace Kelly has rocked the jazz world with sold-out concerts, 13 acclaimed albums and a resume that includes performing at the Hollywood Bowl and as part of the house band for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – all before reaching her mid-twenties. Kelly’s early career featured performances at Barack Obama’s 2016 inauguration and as a soloist with the Boston Pops playing an original composition arranged for the legendary orchestra; she has since then played…

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Independently Produced Event

Steve Poltz

Tuesday, October 15 @ 7:30 PM
Regular General Admission: $25
Gold Circle: $40

Presented by Snazzy Productions 831-479-9421 In 20 years since his full-length solo debut, One Left Shoe, Steve Poltz blessed the world’s ears with thirteen solo records, spanning the acclaimed 2010 Dreamhouse and most recently, Shine On in 2019. NPR summed it up best, “Critics and fans alike now regard Poltz as a talented and prolific songwriter.” Evoking themes of “hope, love, contemplation, celebration of Wednesday, pharmacists, and the fact that windows are not inanimate objects and they sometimes have conversations with each other,” Shine…

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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

Austin Lounge Lizards with Roy Zimmerman

Friday, October 18 @ 7:30 PM
Regular General Admission: $27
Gold Circle: $40

Presented by Snazzy Productions 831-479-9421 The Austin Lounge Lizards are arguably the perfect pairing of their hometown’s slogan, “Live Music Capital of the World,” and its unofficial motto, “Keep Austin Weird.” Since 1980, the Lizards have been spoofing the topics American families try to avoid at the Thanksgiving table: subjects like politics, religion, romance, and themselves. With pointed lyrics, precise harmonies and instrumental expertise, the band has become legendary for its satirical skewering through song. With their unique amalgamation of highly literate Ivy…

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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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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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Jake Shimabukuro Trio – 7:00 PM

Wednesday, October 23 @ 7:00 PM
Regular General Admission: $45
Gold Circle: $60

Presented by Pulse Productions 831-423-7970 The Greatest Day Tour continues at Kuumbwa Jazz Center.  Up close and personal with the trio.

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Jake Shimabukuro Trio – 9:00 PM

Wednesday, October 23 @ 9:00 PM
Regular General Admission: $45
Gold Circle: $60

Presented by Pulse Productions 831-423-7970 The Greatest Day Tour continues at Kuumbwa Jazz Center.  Up close and personal with the trio. Jake Shimabukuro Website

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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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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 released 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 Ahead,…

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November 2019

Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Dorado Schmitt & the Django Festival All-Stars

Wednesday, November 6 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $44.10
Door Ticket Price: $49.35

Dorado Schmitt & the Django Festival All-Stars bring the music of the legendary Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt fully into the 21st century. Their unique, high energy performances pay tribute to Reinhardt, who is considered one of the greatest guitar players of all time. Reinhardt’s driving, swinging style became known as ‘hot jazz’ and it continues to grow in popularity throughout the world.  The Django Festival All-Stars honor the traditions of Gypsy jazz, adding their own interpretations, arrangements and original compositions to the mix. This internationally-renowned group prominently features…

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A Celebration of Joni Mitchell’s Birthday with Kimberly Ford

Thursday, November 7 @ 7:30 PM
Regular General Admission: $30
Gold Circle: $40

Presented by Snazzy Productions 831-479-9421 When the counter-culture blossomed in the late 1960s, Joni Mitchell’s poetic tales of free men in Paris, buskers who played for free, and love — lost and found — raised the bar for folk music fans everywhere. In time, she would meld rock, jazz and world music into a sophisticated style that captured the world’s attention and several Grammy wins. Joni Mitchell was the soundtrack for a generation. Now singer Kimberly Ford has created “A Celebration of…

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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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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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Joshua Redman Quartet with Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers & Gregory Hutchinson – 7:00 PM

Monday, November 11 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $42
Door Ticket Price: $47.25

One of the most esteemed and charismatic artists of our time, the ceaselessly innovative saxophonist Joshua Redman has become a legend in his own right. As JamBase says, “When the conversation ensues about who is carrying on the great tradition of jazz music today, if Joshua Redman’s name does not come up, the conversation is not worth having.” Critics and fans alike are blown away by Redman’s passionate live performances and acclaimed recordings. In the Joshua Redman Quartet, Redman evokes…

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Joshua Redman Quartet with Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers & Gregory Hutchinson – 9:00 PM

Monday, November 11 @ 9:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $31.50
Door Ticket Price: $36.75

One of the most esteemed and charismatic artists of our time, the ceaselessly innovative saxophonist Joshua Redman has become a legend in his own right. As JamBase says, “When the conversation ensues about who is carrying on the great tradition of jazz music today, if Joshua Redman’s name does not come up, the conversation is not worth having.” Critics and fans alike are blown away by Redman’s passionate live performances and acclaimed recordings. In the Joshua Redman Quartet, Redman evokes…

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Steel House featuring Edward Simon, Scott Colley & Brian Blade

Thursday, November 14 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $31.50
Door Ticket Price: $36.75

The foundations of the acclaimed Steel House ensemble are deep and strong, the roof sturdy. Inside is one big, light-filled room occupied by the three leaders: Edward Simon on piano, Scott Colley on acoustic bass, and Brian Blade on drums. Each is a world-class jazz musician with his own robust composing, recording, and performing career. Since meeting in New York in the early 1990s, they have shared stages and studios, playing many different kinds of music together. They decided to…

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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

The Funky Knuckles

Friday, November 15 @ 7:30 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $21
Door Ticket Price: $26.25

The Funky Knuckles belong to a new generation of improvising musicians, challenging the constraints of genre, but never losing sight of the groove. This is not your typical funk band...or jam band...or jazz band. The Funky Knuckles are something different entirely. This is the improvised music of the new generation, and it is continuously being redefined, even as it is performed. In recent years, Texas has gained a reputation as a hotbed for groove-oriented improvised music, and The Funky Knuckles…

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Independently Produced Event

A Tribute to Bonnie Raitt: A Benefit for Arts Council Santa Cruz County’s Mariposa Art 7 Music In Schools Program

Sunday, November 17 @ 7:30 PM
Regular General Admission: $25
Gold Circle: $40

Presented by Snazzy Productions 831-479-9421 Featuring Sherry Austin, Ginny Mitchell, Diana Donnelly, Mira Goto, The Shady Rest Band, Bonny June, Ken Kraft, Craig Owens, Patti Maxine & Tracy Parker, and more to be announced! Arts Council Santa Cruz County Website

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Miguel Zenon Quartet

Monday, November 18 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $31.50
Door Ticket Price: $36.75

Grammy nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón represents a select group of musicians who have masterfully balanced and blended the often-contradictory poles of innovation and tradition. Widely considered as one of the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists of his generation, he has developed a unique voice as a composer and as a conceptualist, concentrating his efforts on perfecting a fine mix between Latin American folkloric music and jazz. Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Zenón has…

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December 2019

Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Akiko/Hamilton/Dechter

Monday, December 2 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $31.50
Door Ticket Price: $36.75

Akiko/Hamilton/Dechter is an organ trio featuring Akiko Tsuruga, Jeff Hamilton, and Graham Dechter. Akiko, an energetic organist from Japan, has joined forces with veteran jazz drummer Hamilton and guitarist Dechter in this hard-swining group. They invite the listener into their realm of how they feel about music…that it should always be a joyous occasion. The group plays to make each other sound as good as they can possibly sound, and certainly succeeds. (5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax included,…

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Issac Delgado – 7:00 PM

Wednesday, December 4 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $42
Door Ticket Price: $47.25

Issac Delgado is an award-winning composer, vocalist, and performer who has played an essential role in the evolution of Cuban music as it is known today. Born in Havana in 1962, he helped to further both the salsa and timba genres, starting his career as a group member of several prominent Cuban bands. He went on to establish himself as a solo artist and leader of a number of talented musical groups throughout his career, all laced with his unique…

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Issac Delgado – 9:00 PM

Wednesday, December 4 @ 9:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $31.50
Door Ticket Price: $36.75

Issac Delgado is an award-winning composer, vocalist, and performer who has played an essential role in the evolution of Cuban music as it is known today. Born in Havana in 1962, he helped to further both the salsa and timba genres, starting his career as a group member of several prominent Cuban bands. He went on to establish himself as a solo artist and leader of a number of talented musical groups throughout his career, all laced with his unique…

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Chester Thompson Quartet

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

Oklahoma-born organist Chester Thompson started playing at the age of five and has gone on to lead a career including a lengthy stint with Tower of Power, seventeen years with Santana and co-writing credits with both bands. His contributions have always proved integral to the groups he’s shared the stage with and he now brings his trademark sound to the stage with his own group. His quartet interacts with a paramount devotion to improvising in the moment and provides a…

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Mike Stern Band with Jeff Lorber, Jimmy Haslip & Dennis Chambers – 7:00 PM

Thursday, December 12 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $42
Door Ticket Price: $47.25

Having cut his teeth in Miles Davis’ 1980s comeback band, guitarist Mike Stern is a six-time Grammy-nominee. He first jumped on the scene as a member of Blood, Sweat & Tears, followed by work with legendary drummer Billy Cobham. Stern is a true virtuoso capable of dreamy, emotive ballads and searing jazz-rockers. Featured in the Mike Stern Band on this concert date are keyboardist Jeff Lorber, bassist Jimmy Haslip, and drummer Dennis Chambers. (5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax…

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Mike Stern Band with Jeff Lorber, Jimmy Haslip & Dennis Chambers – 9:00 PM

Thursday, December 12 @ 9:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $31.50
Door Ticket Price: $36.75

Having cut his teeth in Miles Davis’ 1980s comeback band, guitarist Mike Stern is a six-time Grammy-nominee. He first jumped on the scene as a member of Blood, Sweat & Tears, followed by work with legendary drummer Billy Cobham. Stern is a true virtuoso capable of dreamy, emotive ballads and searing jazz-rockers. Featured in the Mike Stern Band on this concert date are keyboardist Jeff Lorber, bassist Jimmy Haslip, and drummer Dennis Chambers. (5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax…

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Charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward – 7:00 PM

Monday, December 16 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $39.90
Door Ticket Price: $45.15

Charlie Hunter and Lucy Woodward are known for excelling in different genres, yet the two veteran musicians have been running in similar circles before pairing up for touring in 2018. With a career spanning 16 years and almost 20 albums, virtuoso guitarist Hunter has worked with the likes of Norah Jones, Mos Def, John Mayer, and D’Angelo. He is widely considered the authority on the seven- and eight-string guitar and continues to stun audiences with his ability to simultaneously bust out tasty…

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Charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward – 9:00 PM

Monday, December 16 @ 9:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $29.40
Door Ticket Price: $34.65

Charlie Hunter and Lucy Woodward are known for excelling in different genres, yet the two veteran musicians have been running in similar circles before pairing up for touring in 2018. With a career spanning 16 years and almost 20 albums, virtuoso guitarist Hunter has worked with the likes of Norah Jones, Mos Def, John Mayer, and D’Angelo. He is widely considered the authority on the seven- and eight-string guitar and continues to stun audiences with his ability to simultaneously bust out tasty…

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Spanish Harlem Orchestra – 7:00 PM

Wednesday, December 18 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $47.25
Door Ticket Price: $52.50

Spanish Harlem Orchestra, the three-time Grammy-winning salsa and Latin jazz band, sets the gold standard for excellence in authentic, New York style salsa. Their energy on stage and their rich sound and musical precision leave audiences mesmerized until the last note is played. With an unwavering respect for the music’s storied history, the ensemble’s thirteen world-class musicians and vocalists come together to create an unparalleled musical experience. With six albums and five Grammy nominations to their name, this powerhouse orchestra is aware…

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Spanish Harlem Orchestra – 9:00 PM

Wednesday, December 18 @ 9:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $36.75
Door Ticket Price: $42

Spanish Harlem Orchestra, the three-time Grammy-winning salsa and Latin jazz band, sets the gold standard for excellence in authentic, New York style salsa. Their energy on stage and their rich sound and musical precision leave audiences mesmerized until the last note is played. With an unwavering respect for the music’s storied history, the ensemble’s thirteen world-class musicians and vocalists come together to create an unparalleled musical experience. With six albums and five Grammy nominations to their name, this powerhouse orchestra is aware…

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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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March 2020

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Fly Higher: Charlie Parker @ 100 – Co-Musical Directors: Rudresh Mahanthappa & Terri Lyne Carrington – 7:00 PM

Monday, March 30, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $42
Door Ticket Price: $47.25

Acclaimed co-musical directors Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto saxophone) and Terri Lyne Carrington (drums) celebrate one of the most innovative and influential artists in modern musical history and examine his impact in pop, hip-hop, rap, rock, and jazz. Joined by a superb lineup including Charenée Wade (vocals), Adam O’Farrill (trumpet), Kris Davis (piano), Larry Grenadier (bass) and Kassa Overall (DJ), Mahanthappa and Carrington will honor Charlie Parker’s centennial year by showcasing “Bird’s” uncompromising musical joy, humor, and beauty by mining his deep repertoire and showcasing new, modern compositions. “In a time where the words ‘innovation’…

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Fly Higher: Charlie Parker @ 100 – Co-Musical Directors: Rudresh Mahanthappa & Terri Lyne Carrington – 9:00 PM

Monday, March 30, 2020 @ 9:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $31.50
Door Ticket Price: $36.75

Acclaimed co-musical directors Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto saxophone) and Terri Lyne Carrington (drums) celebrate one of the most innovative and influential artists in modern musical history and examine his impact in pop, hip-hop, rap, rock, and jazz. Joined by a superb lineup including Charenée Wade (vocals), Adam O’Farrill (trumpet), Kris Davis (piano), Larry Grenadier (bass) and Kassa Overall (DJ), Mahanthappa and Carrington will honor Charlie Parker’s centennial year by showcasing “Bird’s” uncompromising musical joy, humor, and beauty by mining his deep repertoire and showcasing new, modern compositions. “In a time where the words ‘innovation’…

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