The breakout jazz star plays Kuumbwa on Monday, June 10
San Francisco soul ensemble brings ‘John Lee Hooker juju’ to Moe’s Alley
A specialist in jazz collaborations, Fortner’s own trio makes California debut in Santa Cruz on April 8
Tabla master and composer brings the Masters of Percussion to Santa Cruz on March 29
Jazz pianist Helen Sung's new collaboration is pure poetry.
Aki Goes to Bollywood performs Friday, Sept. 7 at Michael’s on Main.
Live music highlights for the week of June 27, 2018.
Live music highlights for the week of June 20, 2018. WEDNESDAY 6/20 LATIN-FUNK BROWNOUT When Public Enemy released Fear of a...
Live music highlights for the week of June 13, 2018.
The twin-brothers jazz duo brings guitar great Calvin Keys as guest on Friday
Live music highlights for the week of May 30, 2018.
The textured beauty of pianist Fabian Almazan’s jazz reflects his cosmic inspiration
Wild ensemble brings a whole new approach to Coltrane’s oft-covered ‘A Love Supreme’
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