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July 2018

An Evening with the Del McCoury Band at Rio Theatre

July 15 @ 7:30 pm
Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062 United States

Even among the pantheon of music’s finest artists, Del McCoury stands alone.  From the nascent sounds of bluegrass that charmed hardscrabble hillbilly honkytonks, rural schoolhouse stages and the crowning glory of the Grand Ole Opry, to the present-day culture-buzz of viral videos and digital streams, Del is the living link.  On primetime and late-night television talk shows, there is Del. From headlining sold-out concerts to music festivals of all genres – including one carrying his namesake – there is Del.…

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DakhaBrakha

July 16 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

DakhaBrakha’s theatrical performances take the form of a refreshing and bold blend of Eastern European folk heritage and contemporary sounds. This quartet of astute vocalists/multi-instrumentalists from Kiev is an enthusiastic ambassador of Ukrainian culture and music. DakhaBrakha’s impressive flair for the whimsical has won kudos from the likes of Rolling Stone who remarked that at their Bonnaroo appearance the group “had one of the most responsive crowds of the weekend.” With their band name meaning “give/take” in Ukrainian, the group was created…

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Tuesday Night is your Night

July 17 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cafe Mare, 740 Front St, # 100
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States

Every Tuesday night, Cafe Mare will have Happy Hour all night! Come by to discover the chef & bartender goodies.

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Master Class: Martan Mann – Developing Solo Jazz Piano Technique

July 18 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

In this free Master Class, pianist Martan Mann presents Developing Solo Jazz Piano Technique, a step-by-step approach to developing solo jazz piano skills.  It’s not just about playing the tune, but about developing a personalized creative approach and creating a distinctive jazz – helpful in playing solo piano gigs and duos with vocalists and instrumentalists. With a master’s degree in music from San Jose State University, Mann is one of the Bay Area’s most respected performers and piano teachers. FREE Doors beginning at 6:00 PM…

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Snow Tha Product at The Catalyst Club

July 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Catalyst Club, 1011 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States

Snow Tha Product is coming to The Catalyst Club on Friday, July 20, 2018!! The Catalyst Club 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Phone:(831) 423-1338 www.catalystclub.com Tickets + Info: https://www.catalystclub.com/event/1682015-snow-tha-product-santa-cruz/ Ages 16+ Doors 8pm / Show 9pm Tickets: $18 / $20 https://www.facebook.com/events/190496211743804/

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Levity at Motion Pacific – Santa Cruz

July 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Motion Pacific, 131 Front St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

LadyBEAST Productions and PARADOX Media are excited to bring LEVITY to Motion Pacific in Santa Cruz. Experience the ordinary turned extraordinary through Levity, a collaboratively conceived show by New Orleans based circus company, LadyBEAST Productions. Visualize the stark interior worlds of the human existence as each artist leads you through their own mind’s journey - beginning with the simple act of sitting in a chair. This somatic theater narrative is supported by a musical score created by Bemya Nymph. Bemya…

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Django Festival All-Stars

July 23 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

The Django Festival All-Stars perform the music of the great Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, considered one of the greatest guitar players of all time and the first European jazz musician to make major contributions to the development of the jazz guitar genre. The All-Stars honor the traditions of French Gypsy jazz, while adding their own creative interpretations, arrangements, and original compositions to the mix. Led for many years by legendary guitarist Dorado Schmitt, the All-Stars now feature Dorado’s son, Samson…

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Tuesday Night is your Night

July 24 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cafe Mare, 740 Front St, # 100
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States

Every Tuesday night, Cafe Mare will have Happy Hour all night! Come by to discover the chef & bartender goodies.

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Secret Garden Storytime

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, 705 Front St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Join us for this monthly storytime series in partnership with Santa Cruz Public Libraries that’s perfect for kids. We’ll read books, sing songs & enjoy the magic of the Secret Garden! https://www.facebook.com/events/246510652591436/?event_time_id=246510659258102

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Bria Skonberg

July 26 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

New York based Canadian singer, trumpeter and songwriter Bria Skonberg has been described as one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation” (Wall Street Journal). Recognized as one of ’25 for the Future’ by DownBeat Magazine, Skonberg has been a force in the new generation with her bold horn melodies, smoky vocals and adventurous concoctions of classic and new. She collaborated with producer Matt Pierson, as well as multi-Grammy winner Gil Goldstein, for her second Sony album,…

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Deva Mahal

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

A powerhouse vocalist and songwriter, Deva Mahal is the daughter of legendary blues musician Taj Mahal, with whom she wrote the song “Never Let You Go” on his Grammy Award nominated album Maestro. Deva’s particular brand of soul embraces her blues roots, with an infusion of gospel-tinged vocals, funk rhythms, jazz-like arrangements, and an R&B sensibility. Her undeniable vocal talent never ceases to blow audiences away, and her star continues to rise. $26.25/Advance $31.50/Door | All Ages (5% City of Santa Cruz Admission…

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Paris Combo – 7:00 PM

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

Six albums and two decades spent criss-crossing the globe, playing to enthusiastic audiences from Sydney to San Francisco and Berlin to Beijing, have enabled France’s Paris Combo to create a unique, cosmopolitan sound, establishing the band as one of the most piquant, intriguing groups on the international music scene. Fronted by the charismatic vocals of chanteuse Belle du Berry, the combo has struck a chord with critics and audiences alike with their fun-loving mix of swinging gypsy jazz, cabaret, French…

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Paris Combo – 9:00 PM

July 30 @ 9:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Six albums and two decades spent criss-crossing the globe, playing to enthusiastic audiences from Sydney to San Francisco and Berlin to Beijing, have enabled France’s Paris Combo to create a unique, cosmopolitan sound, establishing the band as one of the most piquant, intriguing groups on the international music scene. Fronted by the charismatic vocals of chanteuse Belle du Berry, the combo has struck a chord with critics and audiences alike with their fun-loving mix of swinging gypsy jazz, cabaret, French…

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2018 Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music

July 31 @ 2:00 am - August 13 @ 5:00 am
Z, Argentina Argentina

Check out our individual FB events for each concert, RSVP and invite your friends! Tickets are now on sale - order yours today! https://www.facebook.com/events/872877382870373/

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Tuesday night is your night

July 31 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cafe Mare, 740 Front St, # 100
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States

every tuesday night cafe mare will have happy hour all night! come by to discover the chef&bartender goodies

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August 2018

Yissy García & Bandancha

August 2 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Drummer and composer Yissy García is one of the most powerful artist’s in the new generation of Cuban musicians. Her style is filled with groove and propels the wildly creative impulses of her group Bandancha. Seeking to convey emotions through music, this ensemble fuses tradition with avant-garde and blurs the boundaries between Latin jazz, electronic, R&B and Afro-Cuban music. $23.10/Advance $28.35/Door | All Ages (5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax included, service charge not included) 1/2 Price for Students at…

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Femi Kuti at The Catalyst Club

August 5 @ 3:00 am - 9:00 am
The Catalyst Club, 1011 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States

Pulse Productions Present: Femi Kuti live at The Catalyst Club on Saturday, August 4, 2018!! Plus: The Positive Force Femi Kuti is the heart and soul of modern Afrobeat. Femi’s father, Fela Anikulapo- Kuti, created the style - a blend of traditional Nigerian drum patterns, the smooth groove of highlife and American soul, funk and R&B – and took it to the world, inspiring people with insistent dance beats and lyrics bristling with political statements. One People One World will…

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Kim Nalley with Houston Person

August 6 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Vocalist Kim Nalley is already being called “legendary” and a “San Francisco institution.” With an international reputation as one of world’s best jazz & blues vocalists, she has graced concert halls from Moscow to New York’s Lincoln Center. A true renaissance woman, Nalley has also been a featured writer for JazzWest and San Francisco Chronicle‘s ‘City Brights,’ shortlisted for a Grammy nomination, a produced playwright, a former jazz club owner, and an accomplished stage actress. She was listed by DownBeat…

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