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August 2018

DESI Comedy Fest

August 16 @ 8:00 pm

The 5th Annual Desi Comedy Fest is the largest South Asian comedy festival in America. Desi, pronounced as “They- See”, is a loose term for the cultures and products of South Asia and their diaspora, derived from the Ancient Sanskrit देश (deśá or deshi), meaning Land or Country. “Desi” countries include Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. $25/Advance $30/Door | Ages 18+ recommended Doors at 7:30 PM For more info, please visit DESI Comedy Fest website

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John Pizzarelli

August 17 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

World-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli has been hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.” The Toronto Star has pegged him as “the genial genius of the guitar,” and the Seattle Times saluted him as “a rare entertainer of the old school.” Established as one of the prime contemporary interpreters of the Great American Songbook, Pizzarelli has also expanded his repertoire to include the music of Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Antonio Carlos Jobim,…

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Ski Mask The Slump God at The Catalyst Club

August 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Catalyst Club, 1011 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States

ENT Legends Present: Ski Meets World Tour with Ski Mask The Slump God at The Catalyst Club on Saturday August 18, 2018!! Plus: Bandhunta Izzy Danny Towers DJ Scheme 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/1714956?utm_medium=bks Ages 16+ Doors 8pm / Show 9pm Tickets: $27.50 / $30 / $127.50 meet & greet https://www.facebook.com/events/460454004393767/

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Mexico en el Corazon – Santa Cruz, CA

August 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3811 United States

Santa Cruz, California recibe a Mexico en el Corazón 2018! Asiste a esta presentación de la gira nacional el próximo Domingo 19 de agosto en el Auditorio Civico de Santa Cruz, (307 Church St.) *Las puertas abren a partir de las 4:00 pm *El programa dará inicio a las 5:15 pm ¡Evento Gratuito! Para obtener sus boletos, llame al (510) 999-5930 o Escribe a boletos@fedjal.com #MexicoenelCorazón https://www.facebook.com/events/254826215326580/

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John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band

August 19 @ 7:30 pm

Music virtuoso John Jorgenson, known for his blistering guitar and mandolin licks and mastery of a broad musical palette, has earned a reputation as a world-class musician, as evidenced by his collaborations with Earl Scruggs, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, Luciano Pavarotti, Bob Dylan and many others. In 2008, Jorgenson won a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental with Brad Paisley and received a Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album with Earl Scruggs. Jorgenson, who has played with Bela Fleck, Sam Bush,…

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Benedetto Guitars 50th Anniversary with Howard Paul & Brian Nova

August 20 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Founded in 1968 by American luthier Robert Benedetto, Benedetto Guitars of Savannah, Georgia is celebrating 50 years of jazz guitar excellence. The internationally renowned company builds some of the world’s most collectable instruments while still focusing their production on the needs of professional and aspiring jazz guitarists. Benedetto guitars have been played by four generations of jazz masters, including Kenny Burrell, Bucky Pizzarelli, Martin Taylor, Pat Martino and many others. To mark the occasion of the Benedetto Guitars 50th Anniversary are two peerless…

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Victor Wooten Trio with Dennis Chambers & Bob Franceschini – 7:00 PM

August 21 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Victor Wooten was just two years old when he played his first gigs with the Wooten Brothers Band (featuring Regi on guitar, Roy “Futureman” on drums, Rudy on sax and Joseph on keyboards). They opened shows for Curtis Mayfield, War and others. Eventually settling in Nashville, Wooten connected with like-minded banjoist and composer Béla Fleck and joined forces as the Flecktones. Wooten has earned five Grammy awards, has been honored three times by Bass Player Magazine as “Player of the Year” and is…

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Victor Wooten Trio with Dennis Chambers & Bob Franceschini – 9:00 PM

August 21 @ 9:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Victor Wooten was just two years old when he played his first gigs with the Wooten Brothers Band (featuring Regi on guitar, Roy “Futureman” on drums, Rudy on sax and Joseph on keyboards). They opened shows for Curtis Mayfield, War and others. Eventually settling in Nashville, Wooten connected with like-minded banjoist and composer Béla Fleck and joined forces as the Flecktones. Wooten has earned five Grammy awards, has been honored three times by Bass Player Magazine as “Player of the Year” and is…

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Yelawolff at The Catalyst Club

August 23 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Catalyst Club, 1011 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States

YelaWolff is coming to The Catalyst Club on Thursday, August 23rd!! 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/1710588?utm_medium=bks Ages 16+ Doors 8pm / Show 9pm Tickets: $23 in advance / $25 at the door / $125 M&G / $70 Early Entry https://www.facebook.com/events/171563743513672/

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Live Music by Michael Gaither & His New Best Friends

August 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbott Square, 118 Cooper St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Come and enjoy music from Michael Gaither & His New Best Friends in Abbott Square. Get some food and drinks at Abbott Square Market. Discover art and history at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. Made possible in part by PG&E, Nordic Naturals, Santa Cruz Economic Development, and MAH Members. _____________________________________________ About the Band: Michael Gaither was raised on the Central California Coast and takes the “write what you know” idea to heart, crafting songs that showcase both…

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Gerald Clayton Quartet with Special Guest Dayna Stephens

August 24 @ 7:00 pm

Gerald Clayton searches for honest expression in every note he plays. With harmonic curiosity and critical awareness, he develops musical narratives that unfold as a result of both deliberate searching and chance uncovering. The four-time Grammy-nominated pianist/composer formally began his musical journey at the prestigious Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, where he received the 2002 Presidential Scholar of the Arts Award. Clayton went on to win second place in the 2006 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Piano…

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Live Music by Michelle Lambert

August 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Abbott Square, 118 Cooper St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Enjoy live music by the multifaceted Michelle Lambert Partake in food and drinks at Abbott Square Market. Discover art & history at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. Free and all ages. Made possible in part by PG&E, Nordic Naturals, Santa Cruz Economic Development, and MAH Members. __________________________________ About Michelle Lambert Indie/Pop Artist, Michelle Lambert is a Northern California Native, her voice is strong and passionate when she's not spitting rapid fire lyrics like her new single, “My…

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Jane Monheit

August 27 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Possessing what The New York Times describes as “a voice of phenomenal beauty”, Jane Monheit has had plenty of milestone moments in establishing herself as one of today’s best and most important vocalist-musicians. With her new album, The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald, the Long Island native has surprised even herself with her artistic leap. Monheit had thought about recording an Ella tribute for a long time. “This record is really different,” she states. “It’s the first I’ve made a recording without a label…

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Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite at The Catalyst Club

August 28 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Catalyst Club, 1011 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States

2nd night added by popular demand!! Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite Fan Page are coming to The Catalyst Club on Tuesday, AUGUST 28, 2018!! No Mercy In This Land is a blues record. Charlie Musselwhite and Ben Harper were introduced to one another by John Lee Hooker. The legend-ary musician thought the two men should play together, so he brought them into the studio to record a song called simply “Burnin' Hell.” The two remained friends and their paths periodically…

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Mura Masa at Catalyst Club – Santa Cruz

August 29 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Catalyst Club, 1011 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States

Catalyst Club Presents: mura masa + Empress Of Wednesday, 08/29/08 @ Catalyst Club, Santa Cruz, CA $23 / $25 16+ 8pm / Show 9pm Listen to Mura Masa’s track with Jadu Heart ‘U Never Call Me’: https://anchorpoint.lnk.to/unevercallme Follow Mura Masa: Website - http://www.muramasa.me/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MuramasaMusic/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/mura_masa Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/the_mura_masa/ Spotify - http://spoti.fi/muramasa_spotify YouTube - http://bit.ly/muramasa_youtube Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/muramasamusic https://www.facebook.com/events/355210724991276/

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Live & Local: Steve Wilson & Monterey Jazz All-Stars

August 30 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

A trombonist, vocalist, composer/arranger, and educator, Steve Wilson is a stalwart and key player in our local jazz community. As part of our Live & Local series, Wilson brings the Monterey Jazz All-Stars to the stage, showcasing many of the finest jazz musicians on the Monterey Bay: pianist and saxophonist Gary Meek, bassist Steve Uccello and drummer Any Weiss. $21.00/Advance $26.25/Door | All Ages (5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax included, service charge not included) 1/2 Price for Students…

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The Regrettes at The Catalyst Atrium

August 30 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Catalyst Club, 1011 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States

The Regrettes are coming to The Catalyst Atrium on Thursday, August 30, 2018 ! Plus: Kid Bloom Get tickets at: https://www.catalystclub.com/event/1689286-regrettes-santa-cruz/ Perfectly imperfect – that’s one way to describe LA based punk act, The Regrettes. Writing songs that proudly bear a brazen and unabashed attitude in the vein of acts Courtney Barnett or Karen O – with a pop aesthetic reminiscent of 50’s and 60’s acts a la the Temptations or Buddy Holly – the LA based four piece create…

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Live Music by August Sun

August 31 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbott Square, 118 Cooper St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Enjoy a night of music with August Sun. Sip drinks and eat dinner at Abbott Square Market. Explore art and history at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. Free and all ages. Made possible in part by PG&E, Nordic Naturals, Santa Cruz Economic Development, and MAH Members. ______________________________ About August Sun: A blend of folk, blues, and straight ahead rock n’ roll to create a high energy, toe tapping music experience. Check out their music and learn more…

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