Events for Friday, April 12 - Sunday, April 28

Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Flor de Toloache

Friday, April 12 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $36.75
Door Ticket Price: $42.00
Student Ticket Price: $21.00

Dinner Special: Black Cod & Shrimp in a Spicy Coconut Broth House Salad & Baguette *meat or veggie chili will be available to order at the counter ––– With performances at Coachella and a NPR Tiny Desk Concert to their credit, the Latin GRAMMY-winning Flor de Toloache is the finest all-female mariachi group on the […]

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Independently Produced Event

Sin Sisters Burlesque & Drag

Saturday, April 13 @ 8:30 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $30 - $40

An evening of burlesque and drag brought to you by internationally renowned and award winning performers, Sin Sisters Burlesque & Drag is the premier headliner review in Santa Cruz, CA. Produced by Cyanide Cyn, a local queer femme, Sin Sisters is committed to providing a stellar theatrical experience and a safe, inclusive space for its audiences, […]

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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Donny McCaslin with Jason Lindner, Jonathan Maron & Nate Wood

Monday, April 15 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $42.00
Door Ticket Price: $47.25
Student Ticket Price: $23.50

Dinner Special: Salmon with Tamari, Lemon & Garlic Basmati Rice House Salad & Baguette *meat & veggie chili will be available to order at the counter ––– Donny McCaslin is perhaps best known as the saxophonist on David Bowie’s last album, Blackstar. The noted composer and bandleader has released a dozen albums over his genre-defying, […]

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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Hot Club of San Francisco

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

Dinner Special: Hawayej Spiced Roast Chicken with Lemon & Garlic (chicken from Root Down Farm in Pescadero) Roasted Potatoes House Salad & Baguette  *meat or veggie chili will be available to order at the counter ––– This ensemble of accomplished and versatile musicians celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s pioneering Quintette du Hot Club […]

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In celebration of his latest book, renowned drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr. will be sharing his insights on supporting large ensembles, as well as digging into brush technique and all things jazz drumming. Jazz Big Band & Brushes for the Modern Drummer will also include tips on comping, rudiments, fills, and soloing. Don’t miss this engaging […]

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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

LARAAJI & Arji OceAnanda: Celestial Sound Performance

Monday, April 22 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $36.75
Door Ticket Price: $42.00
Student Ticket Price: $21.00

LARAAJI is a composer/multi-instrumentalist who honed a unique musical sound with experimental electric zither on the sidewalks, plazas, and festival stages of New York City in the late 1970s. He now tours worldwide as a popular new age ambient musician recording artist having released many solo and collaboration music projects. Arji OceAnanda has performed gentle […]

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Independently Produced Event

Voices for Vista 2024

Tuesday, April 23 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $100+ live, $50 streaming

Singing the praises of the many services provided for those with vision loss, Vista Center will hold their fourth annual benefit concert, Voices for Vista on April 23 at Kuumbwa Jazz in Santa Cruz. This year’s performance features: Solstice, music for women’s voices has enthralled audiences with their technically precise and passionate treatment of music […]

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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Takuya Kuroda

Wednesday, April 24 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $36.75
Door Ticket Price: $42.00
Student Ticket Price: $21.00

Acclaimed Japanese trumpeter Takuya Kuroda is a forward-thinking musician who has developed a unique hybrid sound, blending soulful jazz, funk, post-bop, fusion, and hip hop. A prolific artist, Kuroda has released five albums in the past decade, fortifying a solid reputation in the global jazz scene. Kuroda was signed to the legendary Blue Note Records […]

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Independently Produced Event

Piano: An All-Woman Show Tour Launch, with Brianna Conrey

Saturday, April 27 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $20
Door Ticket Price: $25
Student Ticket Price: $12.50

Local pianist and storyteller Brianna Conrey returns to the Kuumbwa Jazz Center stage to launch her tour of Piano: An All-Woman Show. Debuted at Kuumbwa Jazz last year, Piano: An All-Woman Show is a wide-ranging celebration of women composers spanning nearly 250 years of music written for solo keyboard instruments. Like women today, these composers […]

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Independently Produced Event

Karen with a K – A Musical Temper Tantrum

Sunday, April 28 @ 5:00 PM
Regular General Admission: $35
Gold Circle: $45

Karen with a K is a garage-rock musical, social satire created by Laura February Strange. The titular character Karen (with a K) is a woman stumbling through a very bad day. Wearing her self-serving flaws like a gaudy, costume tiara, her current ordeals are conceived in a dozen or so songs written by Ms Strange […]

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