This club is located on Cedar Street in Santa Cruz California USA this club offers a world class Jazz experienceat least every Monday.

Santa Cruz is located about midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco and provided a vacation environment to all visitors with beach, Sun, and every type of gourmet food known to man or beast.

As a result of this location and ambient, many musicians make it a point to stop here for some R&R, and take the opportunity to play this 350 capacity club.

 

 

 

MONTY ALEXANDER 1989 SANTA CRUZ 2 HOUR PERFORMANCE    

Monty Alexander (born Montgomery Bernard Alexander on June 6, 1944 in Kingston, Jamaica)[1] is a jazz pianist, who also plays the melodica.

   

Genres Jazz, reggae
Years active 1958–present

Website montyalexander.com

His playing has a strong Caribbean influence and swinging feeling, but he has also been influenced by Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Wynton Kelly, Nat Cole, and Ahmad Jamal.

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GENE HARRIS QUARTET
KUUMBWA 1993 TWO LONG 1.5 - 2 HOUR SETS  

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Gene Harris (September 1, 1933, Benton Harbor, Michigan – January 16, 2000) was an American jazz pianist known for his warm sound and blues and gospel infused style that is known as soul jazz.

From 1956 to 1970, he played in The Three Sounds trio with bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer Bill Dowdy. During this time, The Three Sounds recorded regularly for Blue Note and Verve.[1]

He was mostly retired to Boise, Idaho, starting in the late 1970s, although he performed regularly at the Idanha Hotel there. Then, Ray Brown convinced him to go back on tour in the early 1980s. He played with the Ray Brown Trio and then led his own groups, recording mostly on Concord Records, until his death from kidney failure in 2000.

Harris's rendition of "Ode to Billie Joe" is known as a jazz classic.[by whom?] One of his most popular numbers was his "Battle Hymn of the Republic," a live version of which is on his Live at Otter Crest album, published by Concord.

Gene Harris
Birth name Eugene Haire
Born (1933-09-01)September 1, 1933
Benton Harbor, Michigan
Died January 16, 2000(2000-01-16) (aged 66)
Boise, Idaho
Genres Jazz, Blues, Soul Jazz
Occupations Musician
Instruments Piano, Keyboards
Years active 1955–2000
Labels Concord Jazz
Associated acts The Three Sounds, Ray Brown, The Philip Morris Super Band

 

 

ANDY NARRELL GROUP 1986

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224Kbps . . 136 MEG .1:22 Hr. 1986 Kuumbwa Santa Cruz California, DSM-6S/M Mic + Sony WM-D6C (Dolby C)

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LENNY PICKETT &THE BORNEO HORNS LIVE

AUGUST 10, 1987 PERFORMANCE

KUUMBWA JAZZ CLUB SANTA CRUZ CALIFORNIA

Recorded about a month before going into the studio to make thier Borneo Horns album Lenny Pickett took the band out to play the tunes so to be ready to record.

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RAY BROWN TRIO

w/ GENE HARRIS

Jazz Bass & Jazz Pianist Masters

Kuumbwa Jazz Club, Santa Cruz California

Raymond Matthews Brown (October 13, 1926 – July 2, 2002) was an influential American jazz double bassist, known for extensive work with Oscar Peterson among many others

A major early influence on Brown's bass playing was the bassist in the Duke Ellington band, Jimmy Blanton. As a young man Ray Brown became steadily more well known in the Pittsburgh jazz scene, with his first experiences playing in bands with the Jimmy Hinsley Sextet and the Snookum Russell band.[2] After graduating from high school, hearing stories about the burgeoning jazz scene on 52nd Street, in New York City, he bought a one way ticket to New York. Arriving in New York at the age of twenty, he met up with Hank Jones, with whom he had previously worked, and was introduced to Dizzy Gillespie, who was looking for a bass player. Gillespie hired Brown on the spot and he soon played with such established musicians as Art Tatum and Charlie Parker.

From 1946 to 1951 he played in Gillespie's band. Brown, along with the vibraphonist Milt Jackson, drummer Kenny Clarke, and the pianist John Lewis formed the rhythm section of the Gillespie band. Lewis, Clarke and Jackson eventually formed the Modern Jazz Quartet. Brown became acquainted with singer Ella Fitzgerald when she joined the Gillespie band as a special attraction for a tour of the southern United States in 1947.[3] The two married that year, and together they adopted a child born to Fitzgerald's half-sister Frances, whom they christened Ray Brown, Jr. Fitzgerald and Brown divorced in 1952.

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RAY BROWN TRIO '1988 (140 Min / 226 MEG)

Gene Harris was an American jazz pianist known for his warm sound and blues and gospel infused style that is known as soul jazz. From 1956 to 1970, he played in The Three Sounds trio with bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer Bill Dowdy. WikipediaBorn: September 1, 1933, Benton Harbor Died: January 16, 2000, Boise

 

PAUL HORN 1988

 

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RAY BROWN TRIO

Recorded 3-28-88 direct to cassette tape using DSM-6S/M mics into Sony WM- D6C line in with Custom PA-12B preamplifier

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Teremce Blanchard

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Donald Harrison Quartet

April 18, 1988

 

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VITAL INFORMATION

WITH STEVE SMITH 10-5-87

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MOSE ALLISON

January 14,1987

 

Recorded 3-28-88 direct to cassette tape using DSM-6S/M mics into Sony WM- D6C line in with Custom PA-12B preamplifier

 

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LIL NAZ JAZZ CHRISTMAS PLAY

An original musical play performed by the local Santa Cruz Jazz musicians done in the language style of the infamous 1950's hipster LORD BUCKLEY!!!

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