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December 2018

Munching with Mozart

December 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Downtown Branch Santa Cruz Public Library, 224 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Munching with Mozart and Friends is a free monthly noontime concert series at the Downtown Branch. Join us at 12:10 on the third Thursday of every month to hear local musicians play your favorite classical pieces. Munching With Mozart and Friends is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the Santa Cruz County Branch of the Music Teachers’ Association of California.

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30th Anniversary of Windham Hill’s Winter Solstice with William Ackerman, Barbara Higbie & Alex de Grassi at Rio Theatre

December 20 @ 7:30 pm
Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062 United States

Celebrate the winter solstice and its warm traditions with a concert of original and traditional acoustic music drawn from the multi-platinum selling Winter Solstice series as well as their many solo releases. Windham Hill founder and Grammy-winning guitarist, Will Ackerman, and Grammy Award-nominated singer, fiddler, pianist, and songwriter Barbara Higbie, Grammy-nominated guitarist, composer Alex de Grassi and supporting musician, guitarist Todd Boston come together to lead joyous holiday concerts. At Rio Theatre (1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062) Regular General Admission: $36.75/Advance $45/Door…

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Grateful Shred at The Catalyst Club

December 21 @ 8:30 pm - 12:00 am
The Catalyst Club, 1011 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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Grateful Shred live at the Catalyst Club on Friday, December 21st! Tickets On Sale THIS Friday, October 5 at 10 am PST! Venue: The Catalyst Club 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Tickets + Info: TICKET LINK: https://ticketf.ly/2DTFYnU Ages 21+ Doors 8:30pm / Show 9pm Tickets: $20 https://www.facebook.com/events/452782695210764/

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Cut Chemist & Chali 2na at The Catalyst Club

December 28 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Catalyst Club, 1011 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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Cut Chemist & Chali 2na are coming to the Catalyst Club on Friday, December 28th! The Catalyst Club 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Phone:(831) 423-1338 www.catalystclub.com Ticket & Show Info: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1791923?utm_medium=bks Ages 16+ Doors 8pm / Show 9pm Tickets: $16 / $20 https://www.facebook.com/events/782606565416714/

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Eagles Of Death Metal NYE at the Catalyst Club

December 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Catalyst Club, 1011 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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Eagles Of Death Metal are coming to The Catalyst Club on NYE Monday December 31, 2018! The Catalyst Club 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Phone:(831) 423-1338 www.catalystclub.com Tickets + Info: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1764812?utm_medium=bks Ages 21+ Doors 8pm / Show 9pm Tickets: $54.50 early bird, $59.50 GA, $64.50 last chance, $74.50 balcony reserved https://www.facebook.com/events/226726338200784/

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January 2019

Pacific Mambo Orchestra with Jon Faddis

January 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Named “one of the best Latin Big Bands in the world” by Salsa Trips Magazine, Pacific Mambo Orchestra is the 2013 Grammy Award Winner for “Best Latin Tropical Album”, beating out industry superstars Marc Anthony and Carlos Vives. Pacific Mambo Orchestra honors the sound of the great Latin big bands of the 1940s, infusing mambo, salsa, chia-cha-cha and Latin jazz with intoxicating energy. The ensemble consists of a superb lineup of musicians who have performed and recorded with luminaries such as…

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Special EFX All-Stars with Chieli Minucci, Eric Marienthal, Regina Carter, Lao Tizer, Joel Rosenblatt & Jerry Brooks – 7 PM

January 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Jazz guitarist/composer Chieli Minucci is the founding member and leader of the Grammy-nominated contemporary jazz group Special EFX, which debuted in 1984 on the famed GRP record label. With 30 releases to their name, Minucci and Special EFX are celebrating a 35-year anniversary tour and will include some of the biggest names in the jazz and contemporary music industry: multi-award winning and Grammy nominees Eric Marienthal on sax, Regina Carter on violin, Lao Tizer on keyboards, Jerry Brooks on bass and Joel Rosenblatt on drums. Minucci has won three Emmy…

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Special EFX All-Stars featuring Chieli Minucci, Eric Marienthal, Regina Carter, Lao Tizer, Joel Rosenblatt & Jerry Brooks – 9 PM

January 11, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Jazz guitarist/composer Chieli Minucci is the founding member and leader of the Grammy-nominated contemporary jazz group Special EFX, which debuted in 1984 on the famed GRP record label. With 30 releases to their name, Minucci and Special EFX are celebrating a 35-year anniversary tour and will include some of the biggest names in the jazz and contemporary music industry: multi-award winning and Grammy nominees Eric Marienthal on sax, Regina Carter on violin, Lao Tizer on keyboards, Jerry Brooks on bass and Joel Rosenblatt on drums. Minucci has won three Emmy…

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Bone Thugs-n-Harmony at The Catalyst Club

January 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Catalyst Club, 1011 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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Bone Thugs-n-Harmony are coming to The Catalyst Club on Saturday, January 12, 2018!! The Catalyst Club 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Phone:(831) 423-1338 www.catalystclub.com Tickets + Info: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1759964?utm_medium=bks Ages 16+ Doors: 8:00 pm / Show 9:00 pm Tickets: $26 / $30 / $60 https://www.facebook.com/events/2025786444400841/

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Illeagles at The Catalyst Atrium

January 12, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 12:00 am
The Catalyst Club, 1011 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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Illeagles are coming to The Catalyst Atrium on Saturday January 12, 2019!! "In the true spirit of the word tribute, this group of dynamic players honors the legacy of The Eagles!" The Catalyst Club 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Phone:(831) 423-1338 www.catalystclub.com Tickets + Info: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1756533?utm_medium=bks Ages 16+ Doors 8:30pm / Show 9pm Tickets: $15 / $18 https://www.facebook.com/events/1085386931615976/

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Pamela Rose Presents: Blues Is A Woman

January 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Pamela Rose presents Blues Is A Woman.  Rose and her ensemble – featuring saxophonist Kristen Strom, pianist Tammy Hall, guitarist Pat Wilder, bassist Ruth Davies and drummer Daria Johnson – celebrate women in the Blues from Ma Rainey to Bonnie Raitt. Live music and theatrical storytelling transport the audience back to the early roots of the America’s most enduring art form and travel through the decades to celebrate the outspoken, audacious women of the blues. This show will appeal to all ages, families, blues…

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Martin Taylor

January 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Recognized as the world’s foremost exponent of solo jazz guitar playing, British-born Martin Taylor has enjoyed a musical career spanning over thirty years. A child prodigy who began to play at the age of four, Taylor’s self-taught style was inspired by gypsy guitar great Django Reinhardt, as well as pianists Art Tatum and Bill Evans. Despite his connection to the great Reinhardt, he has developed a solo guitar style that is uniquely his own through his melding of influences including Chet Atkins,…

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Howlin Rain at The Catalyst Club

January 18, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 12:00 am
The Catalyst Club, 1011 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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The Catalyst Presents: Howlin Rain live at the Catalyst Club on January 18th Plus: Garcia Peoples The Catalyst Club 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Phone:(831) 423-1338 www.catalystclub.com Tickets + Info: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1777278?utm_medium=bks Ages 16+ Doors 8:30pm / Show 9pm Tickets: $15 / $20 https://www.facebook.com/events/158012475154042/

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Tim Flannery & The Lunatic Fringe

January 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

To say Tim “Flan” Flannery is a baseball man is an understatement. But those who know Flan understand how much music has always meant to him. So while he is beyond proud, and certainly humble, about being part of three World Series championship San Francisco Giants teams (2010, 2012, 2014), as well as his thirty plus years in the Major Leagues and his current TV work as a baseball analyst, Tim Flannery has consistently toured and played shows in support of his…

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Petty Theft: Tribute to Tom Petty at The Catalyst Club

January 19, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Catalyst Club, 1011 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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Petty Theft: San Francisco Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is coming to The Catalyst Club on Saturday January 19, 2019! The Catalyst Club 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Phone:(831) 423-1338 www.catalystclub.com Tickets + Info: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1758271?utm_medium=bks Ages 16+ Doors 8pm / Show 9pm Tickets: $20 / $22 https://www.facebook.com/events/473565416495079/

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An Evening with THE MATTSON 2

January 20, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

$26.10/Adv | All Ages Doors at 7:30 PM Presented by (((folkYEAH!))) Mattson 2 website

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Sheila Jordan with Cameron Brown

January 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Vocalist and NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan – who reaches the tender age of 90 in November of 2018 – and bassist Cameron Brown join together to take listeners on a musical adventure of scatting, balladry, sung poetry, improvised lyrics, and more. The duo format has been Jordan’s favorite form of musical expression during her musical life and extraordinary career. $31.50/Advance $36.75/Door | All Ages (5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax included, service charge not included) 1/2 Price for Students at the Door…

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