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


March 15, 2023

Robyn Hitchcock’s ‘Shufflemania’ Showcases Dynamic Range

San Francisco’s Kelley Stoltz will join the prolific British singer-songwriter at his Santa Cruz show at Kuumbwa Jazz
March 14, 2023

Royal Jelly Jive Funks Up St. Paddy’s Day

The North Bay high-energy funk band’s fanbase continues to grow exponentially
March 8, 2023

Titus Andronicus Returns to Santa Cruz

The New Jersey outfit’s ‘The Monitor’ is regarded as one of the greatest punk records
March 1, 2023

Alt-country Outfit the Sadies Return to the Crepe Place

The Canadian band has amassed a high-profile following that includes the likes of Neil Young
February 26, 2023

Seminal Los Angeles Punk Band FEAR Plays the Catalyst

After 45-plus years, the rockers still deliver killer live shows—and piss some folks off
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
February 8, 2023

FIDLAR Unleashes Infectious Punk with a Surf-rock Twist

The SoCal trio delivers a rowdy arsenal of catchy tunes laced with copious amounts of drugs
January 19, 2023

Santa Cruz’s Harp Festival Returns

In addition to instrumental instruction, Community Music School focuses on teaching Celtic and other types of folk music
January 18, 2023

Smitten Kitchen’s Deb Perelman Celebrates New Cookbook

The popular food blogger comes to Santa Cruz to promote her third book ‘Smitten Kitchen Keepers: New Classics For Your Forever Files’
December 21, 2022

New Horror Movie Has Santa Cruz Connection

The Geare Brothers’ screenwriting debut ‘The Retaliators’ was inspired by their sister’s brutal assault
December 14, 2022

Community Music School Keeps Melodies Alive

Santa Cruz Gives’ music-minded organizations seek funding so they can continue to bring sweet sounds to the community
December 14, 2022

Heartfelt Holiday Freakshow

The annual Christmas with the Misfits benefit features six acts performing the iconic band’s music while raising money for various local charities
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