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February 2019

Hot Flash Heat Wave at The Catalyst Club

February 19 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Catalyst Club, 1011 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Hot Flash Heat Wave is coming to the Catalyst Club on Tuesday, February 19th! plus Vacations Sophie Meiers Venue: The Catalyst Club 1011 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz, California Tickets + Info➡️ https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1791572?utm_medium=bks Ages 16+ Doors 8:30pm / Show 9pm Tickets: $13 / $15

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Ella Mai at The Catalyst Club

February 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Catalyst Club, 1011 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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10 Summers Presents: The Debut Tour with Ella Mai live at Catalyst Club on Wednesday, February 20th! 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/1780050?utm_medium=bks Ages 16+ Doors 8pm / Show 9pm Tickets: $27.50 / $30

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Munching with Mozart

February 21 @ 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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Ralph Peterson & the Messenger Legacy

February 21 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Ralph Peterson & the Messenger Legacy is an elite lineup of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers alumni members. The current lineup features Brian Lynch, Bill Pierce, Bobby Watson, Essiet Essiet, Zaccai Curtis and is led by Peterson, the last drummer chosen by Blakey to play at his side in the Jazz Messenger Two Drummer Big Band. This group of musicians seeks to preserve, protect and honor the legacy of a man who was much more than a bandleader to all of them. Said…

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Live Music by Blue Summit

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy live classic bluegrass from Blue Summit. Grab a tasty meal or delicious beverage in Abbott Square Market. Explore the interactive art and history exhibitions just a few steps away inside the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. Run into old friends and make new ones in the plaza. Free and all ages. Made possible by MAH Members. https://santacruzmah.org/events/blue-summit/2019/02/16 __________________________________ More about the band: While having been immersed in bluegrass from a young age, Blue Summit explores many other…

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Habib Koité & Bassekou Kouyate – 7:00 PM

February 22 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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One of Africa’s most recognized musicians, Habib Koité is a modern troubadour whose musicianship, wit and wisdom translates across cultures. Hailing from the musically prolific West African nation of Mali, the guitarist and composer has been named the biggest pop star of the region by Rolling Stone. In a collaboration that differs from any other in today’s industry, Koité will be performing with fellow Malian Bassekou Kouyate, a master of the olden lute known as the Ngoni. Kouyate’s involvement with the…

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Habib Koité & Bassekou Kouyate – 9:00 PM

February 22 @ 9:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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One of Africa’s most recognized musicians, Habib Koité is a modern troubadour whose musicianship, wit and wisdom translates across cultures. Hailing from the musically prolific West African nation of Mali, the guitarist and composer has been named the biggest pop star of the region by Rolling Stone. In a collaboration that differs from any other in today’s industry, Koité will be performing with fellow Malian Bassekou Kouyate, a master of the olden lute known as the Ngoni. Kouyate’s involvement with the…

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Yaya’s Kitchen: The “Oh Mama” EP Release Experience

February 23 @ 7:30 pm

Yaya’s Kitchen is soul-folk with a hip hop twist.  Playful and soulful, this dynamic group is coming forth and releasing their first EP, Oh Mama.  With their clever lyrics and deep grooves, you will laugh and feel their music as medicine for this time.  They will be delivering an iteration of sound and story with a  7-piece band and special guest appearances from wise and humorous characters. “Oooohlala,” it is going to be a good time! $20/Adv $25/Door | All…

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Lunasa

February 24 @ 7:30 pm

Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts, Lúnasa is indeed a gathering of some of the top musical talents in Ireland. Its members have helped form the backbone of some of the greatest Irish groups of the decade. Bassist Trevor Hutchinson was a key member of The Waterboys, and later he, with guitarist Donogh Hennessy, would form the dynamic rhythm section of The Sharon Shannon Band; Ed Boyd (Flook,…

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Veronica Swift with the Benny Green Trio

February 25 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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At age 23, Veronica Swift is now being recognized around the country as one of the top young jazz singers on the scene. In the fall of 2015, she won second place at the prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition. In 2016, she was asked to perform a concert of her own at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York City and was a guest artist with Michael Feinstein at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Swift’s first appearance at Jazz at…

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Makana

February 26 @ 7:30 pm

Described as “dazzling” by the New York Times, Makana is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer, composer and activist who is widely known for lending his musical talent for social change. He has been a TEDx talk presenter, and his guitar playing has been featured on three Grammy-nominated albums, including the soundtrack of the Academy-Award winning film “The Descendants”. In 2011, at the apex of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, Makana’s song “We Are The Many” went viral on YouTube garnering more than…

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Master Class: Ray Brown – Beginning Jazz Arranging 2.0

February 27 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Led by renowned jazz educator Ray Brown, this Master Class is a continuation of Brown’s earlier workshop on beginning jazz arranging techniques, with emphasis on 4-way close, 5-way close, spread voicings, approaches and more. FREE

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Maribou State at The Catalyst Atrium

February 27 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Catalyst Club, 1011 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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Maribou State is coming to The Catalyst Atrium on Wednesday February 27, 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/1756304?utm_medium=bks Ages 16+ Doors 8pm / Show 8:30pm Tickets: $15 / $18 https://www.facebook.com/events/382383668964687/

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David August at The Catalyst Club

February 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
The Catalyst Club, 1011 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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David August live on Wednesday, August 27 at the Catalyst Club in Santa Cruz, CA! TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12th AT 10 AM PST! Ages 16+ Doors 8pm / Show 9pm Tickets: $18 / $20 About The Artist: The first shafts of morning light creep over the hilltop terraces, illuminating the ancient commune of Palestrina - David August breathes new air. Born in Hamburg in 1990, August composes and performs multifaceted electronic music with hopeful tones and a human…

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Etienne Charles & Creole Soul

February 28 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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During Carnival, the island of Trinidad becomes engulfed in a cacophony of sounds – from singing minstrels, to the clash of stick fights, and lively calypso music with its hallmark steel pan cadences. As a Trinidadian raised in a musical family, trumpeter Etienne Charles feels a deep connection to the Carnival traditions. At a young age he joined his father’s steel band, performing at Carnival fetes, and immersing himself in the folklore. Through Charles’ Guggenheim Fellowship Award, he returns to his roots…

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NPF: Haley Heynderickx, KERA at The Catalyst Club Atrium

February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
The Catalyst Club, 1011 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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Noise Pop Presents: Haley Heynderickx live at the Catalyst Club on February 28th! The Catalyst Club 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Phone:(831) 423-1338 www.catalystclub.com Ticket Info: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1778764?utm_medium=bks Ages 16+ Doors 8pm / Show 8:30pm Tickets: $15 https://www.facebook.com/events/2361090877445420/

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March 2019

Matthew Whitaker Trio

March 1 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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A wunderkind pianist/organist/drummer/composer/arranger born in Hackensack, NJ, Matthew Whitaker grew up surrounded by music. His love for playing music first began at the age of three, after his grandfather gave him a small keyboard. At nine, Whitaker began teaching himself the Hammond B3 organ and four years later he became the youngest artist to be endorsed by Hammond in its eighty-plus year history. In 2010, Whitaker was a winning participant in the “Child Stars of Tomorrow” competition as part of…

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Wild Iris Album Release Party with Joe Kaplow & AJ Lee

March 2 @ 8:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz, 320-2 Cedar St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Wild Iris is the culmination of efforts from Bryan Shelton and Kate Mullikin, who formed the band in the fall of 2013 after meeting at a beach side convenience store. Bryan was playing a big, black guitar and Kate started improvising a melody to compliment it. They hadn’t shared more than a few words before they were writing their next song. Bryan already had the name Wild Iris in mind and Kate dug the double meaning, evoking the image of…

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