Is it folk? Is it jazz? Is it new age? Is it fusion? With Acoustic Alchemy, the answer is, “Yes,” followed by, “Does it matter?” A three-time Grammy nominee that’s been around for 35-plus years, the band transcends genre, filtering elements of every style through the masterful playing and artistry of the members, led by Greg Carmichael and Miles Gilderdale. Mixing nylon and steel string guitars with keyboards, bass and drums, Acoustic Alchemy creates something impossible to define and hard to ignore.
INFO: 7 & 9 p.m. Friday, June 23. Kuumbwa Jazz, 320-2 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. $30/adv, $35/door. 427-2227. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Friday, June 16 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.