Drummer Scott Amendola is a fixture on the contemporary jazz scene, a Bay Area-based artist who works up and down the West Coast as well as in New York. With a resume that includes work with jazz greats Charlie Hunter and John Zorn, Amendola has long been a bandleader himself, bringing his unique vision and artistry to life in the group setting. On May 21, Amendola joins forces with Wil Blades on organ and clavinet, Jeff Parker on guitar and Cyro Baptista on percussion. Santa Cruz native and Grammy-nominated composer, pianist and producer Pascal Le Boeuf shares the evening’s bill, presenting the West Coast premiere of his Chamber Music America commission “Ritual Being,” featuring San Francisco’s Friction Quartet.
INFO: 7 p.m. Monday, May 21. Kuumbwa Jazz, 320-2 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. $28.35/adv, $33.60/door. 427-2227. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Monday, May 14 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.