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Lakecia Benjamin
May 23, 2023

Alto Sax Master Lakecia Benjamin’s Speedy Ascent to Jazz Prominence

Lakecia Benjamin is known as a confident bandleader, thoughtful recording artist and ambitious curator
Ghost Ensemble
May 15, 2023

Indexical Presents Ghost Ensemble in Evergreen Cemetery

The nonprofit music organization activates spaces across Santa Cruz with unexpected sounds
March 22, 2023

Jazz Supergroup Vital Information Welcomes Fresh Talent

In their 40th year, drummer Steve Smith brings on keyboardist Manuel Valera and bassist Janek Gwizdala
February 15, 2023

Pinderhughes and Loueke bring ‘A Diaspora Journey’ to Kuumbwa

In the vein of Herbie Hancock, the dynamic artists aren’t afraid to take their music in new, untraveled directions
steel house
November 12, 2019

Steel House and the Trouble With All-Star Ensembles

Acclaimed jazz trio plays Thursday, Nov. 14 at Kuumbwa
Go Fever
November 5, 2019

Music Picks: Nov. 6-12

Santa Cruz County live entertainment picks for the week of Nov. 6
Joel Ross
October 15, 2019

Joel Ross Brings Vibraphones Back

Joel Ross brings his combo Good Vibes to Kuumbwa on Thursday, Oct. 17.
September 24, 2019

Music Picks: Sept. 25 – Oct. 2

Santa Cruz County live entertainment picks for the week of Sept. 25