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Munching with Mozart

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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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.

Taylor Rae – Music Showcase at 99 Bottles

September 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Open Mic Night, upstairs at the Catalyst

September 24 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2017

The Catalyst host a live open mic upstairs on the first and last Sundays of the month. The show runs from 9pm-1am

Leyla McCalla at Kuumbwa Jazz

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Leyla McCalla Monday, September 25 Kuumbwa Jazz Center Singing in French, Haitian Creole and English, Leyla McCalla also accompanies on cello, tenor banjo and guitar, all bringing to life a unique melding of her Haitian musical heritage with American jazz and folk. Her influences and sonic references reverberate with three centuries of history, yet remain strikingly fresh and vital. Her debut album, Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes made many best-of lists and prompted The New York Times to praise its “…weighty thoughts handled with…

Open Mic – Rosie McCann’s

September 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 26, 2017

Open Mic Night Tuesdays in the Fireside lounge. Sign-ups 7:00, show begins at 8:00. We have begun a new promotion for Open Mic! Each person that buys a drink receives a ticket to vote for their favorite performer; the person with the most votes at the end of the night will win a prize! Contact rosieopenmicsc@yahoo.com

Bleu – Music Showcase at 99 Bottles

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Open Mic Night, upstairs at the Catalyst

October 1 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 3, 2017

The Catalyst host a live open mic upstairs on the first and last Sundays of the month. The show runs from 9pm-1am

Spanish Harlem Orchestra at Kuumbwa Jazz

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Spanish Harlem Orchestra Monday, October 2 Kuumbwa Jazz Center The Spanish Harlem Orchestra's passionate revitalization of the salsa tradition has earned the New York-based Latin ensemble two Grammy awards and a large, enthusiastic fan base. Led by pianist/arranger/producer Oscar Hernandez, the thirteen-member orchestra has consistently filled concert and dance halls with fiery Latin grooves during its fifteen-year existence. Hernandez started the Spanish Harlem Orchestra in 2002 and produced their debut recording, which won the Latin Billboard award for Salsa Album…

Michael Feinberg Quartet at Kuumbwa Jazz

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Michael Feinberg Quartet featuring Billy Buss Thursday, October 5 Kuumbwa Jazz Center Based out of New York City, and a favorite of Kuumbwa’s Club Kuumbwa series, bassist Michael Feinberg has become a renowned bandleader and in-demand sideman, having shared the stage with Billy Hart, Ambrose Akinmusire, George Garzone, Peter Bernstein and others. Apart from his work as a performer, Feinberg’s compositions have appeared on both NPR and ESPN. Feinberg will be joined in his Quartet by Berkeley native Billy Buss on trumpet. Buss has been making waves…

Drummer Mark Guiliana at Kuumbwa Jazz

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Mark Guiliana's drumming encapsulates the goal of every jazz musician: a unique, personal sound. He has performed with a diverse list of top artists ranging from Brad Mehldau to Meshell Ndegeocello, and his energetic drumming played a large part in shaping the mood and direction of David Bowie's final album, Blackstar. Guiliana's Jazz Quartet features purely acoustic instrumentation playing tightly arranged compositions mixed with sensitive, open-ended explorations. He was voted Best Jazz Drummer in the 2017 Modern Drummer Readers Poll and a Rising Star in DownBeat's Critics Poll. Jersey is the title…

Christian McBride at Kuumbwa Jazz

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Christian McBride’s Tip City Monday, October 9 Kuumbwa Jazz Center Bassist Christian McBride is one the premiere figures in contemporary jazz. He is without peer one his instrument and has collaborated with seemingly every luminary in jazz, as well as artists such as Billy Joel and Sting. He’s known for what The New York Times describes as “…throwback feel-good vibes…”, leads a number of renowned ensembles, hosts NPR’s Jazz Night In America and has five Grammys to his name. His new trio, Tip City, features rising…

PanaMonk at Kuumbwa Jazz

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

PanaMonk Revisited: 20th Anniversary – Danilo Pérez, Ben Street, Adam Cruz Thursday, October 12 Kuumbwa Jazz Center Danilo Pérez's concept for Panamonk originally began as an exploration of pianist/composer Thelonious Monk's music. The resulting 1997 album, Panamonk, was hailed by Downbeat as an important milestone in the history of the jazz piano trio format. Featuring creative arrangements of Monk's timeless compositions matched with Afro-Caribbean rhythms, Pérez's insightful piano skills brought new expression to the enduring legacy of a jazz genius. Together, with…

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