Live music highlights for the week of March 14, 2018. THURSDAY 3/15 CELTIC BLACK BROTHERS The Black Family has been...
Live music highlights for the week of March 7, 2018. THURSDAY 3/8 HAWAIIAN MASTERS OF HAWAIIAN MUSIC The connection between Santa...
The textured beauty of pianist Fabian Almazan’s jazz reflects his cosmic inspiration
Live music highlights for the week of February 28, 2018. WEDNESDAY 2/28 JAZZ MILES ELECTRIC BAND Miles Davis landed at the...
Wild ensemble brings a whole new approach to Coltrane’s oft-covered ‘A Love Supreme’
Live music highlights for the week of February 21, 2018.
Live music highlights for the week of February 14, 2018. WEDNESDAY 2/14 FOLK LAURA LOVE DUO In the 1990s and 2000s,...
Music highlights for the week of February 7, 2018.
Live music highlights for the week of January 31, 2018. WEDNESDAY 1/31 A CAPPELLA LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Little was known about...
Our picks for the best live music in Santa Cruz County for the week of January 24-30, 2018.
Live music highlights for the week of January 3, 2018.
Our picks for the best live music for the week of December 20, 2017.
Pianist Yuja Wang arrives for the biggest show in SC Symphony history
On their latest album, the Bad Plus gives the jazz treatment to Prince, Johnny Cash and Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Santa Cruz natives the Le Boeuf Brothers take on Kafka and other literary inspirations on new album
Lizz Wright’s soulful sound matures on her latest record
Matt Wilson’s Christmas Tree-O turns beloved holiday songs into improvisational joy rides
In its fourth year, the California Banjo Extravaganza brings a spectrum of masters to the Rio
Chucho Valdés celebrates 40 years of his influential Cuban band Irakere at Santa Cruz show
‘Mighty’ Mike Schermer took a huge risk leaving Santa Cruz—but as he returns this week, it’s paid off
In celebration of the Kuumbwa Jazz Center’s 40th anniversary, a look back at how it shook up the jazz world
Marcus Miller wonders when he became the elder statesman
Pianist Benny Green has grown up with the Kuumbwa, but even after 35 years of shows here, he’s still a revelation
Chicano Batman collects their favorite sounds—including some eclectic retro movements—into soulful musical stew
Local jazz’s prodigal son Smith Dobson V returns with a new sound