Saxophonist Gary Meek spent two decades touring and recording with Brazilian jazz legends Airto Moreira and Flora Purim. His resume also includes collaborations with keyboardist and composer Jeff Lorber, bassist Brian Bromberg, drummer Dave Weckl and more. In total, Meek has appeared on 200-plus recordings. On June 21, the Encino-born, Monterey-based Meek brings his quintet, comprising Akili Bradley on trumpet and flugelhorn, Eddie Mendenhall on piano, Dan Robbins on bass, and Skylar Campbell on drums, to Santa Cruz.
INFO: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 21. Kuumbwa Jazz, 320-2 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. $21/adv, $26.25/door.
WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.