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Kuumbwa And The Magic of Monday Night

Read "Kuumbwa And The Magic of Monday Night" reviewed by Arthur R George

Monday nights, otherwise a down time for many music venues, have been magic for the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in jny: Santa Cruz, CA. Kuumbwa's most prominent shows occur, oddly, on off-calendar Monday nights or midweek, featuring headliners before or after their engagements nearby in jny: San Francisco and jny: Oakland and who are touring up or ...


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The Bach's Beach Vision Of Jazz Heaven

Read "The Bach's Beach Vision Of Jazz Heaven" reviewed by Arthur R George

Heaven for some is a baseball diamond in an Iowa cornfield. For Pete Douglas, it was a house on a beach with a jazz club in his living room, a would-be heaven also for anyone who dropped in. Douglas passed on, in 2014 at age 85, sitting at his desk overlooking the Pacific Ocean. But his ...


Article: Live Review

The Stanley Clarke Band At Kuumbwa Jazz Center

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The Stanley Clarke Band Kuumbwa Jazz Center Santa Cruz, CA June 15, 2017 Preeminent bassist/composer Stanley Clarke and his talented band came to the welcoming and intimate environment of Santa Cruz's Kuumbwa Jazz Center for an enjoyable one night only date. The four time Grammy winner's band of young lions consisted ...


News: Recording

New CD by "Santa Cruz" - Leading Danish Fusion Band

New CD by "Santa Cruz" - Leading Danish Fusion Band

SANTA CRUZ Jazz-rock fusion Alex Riel (drums) Poul Halberg (guitar) Frans Bak (keys) Hans Ulrik (sax) Bo Stief (bass) During the 1980s SANTA CRUZ was one of the most successful jazz-rock fusion bands in Denmark. Today their only release from those days, ...



Label: Cowbell Music
Released: 2006
Track listing: Musik; Intro; M


Article: Album Review

Santa Cruz: Cruzing

Read "Cruzing" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

After a 25-year hiatus, one of Europe's premier fusion bands, Santa Cruz, reunited at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival in 2005 and demonstrated to the enthusiastic crowd that its music was still as energetic as ever. The Danish quartet, led by drummer Alex Riel, delivered the retro sounds of '70s and '80s fusion, comprised of equal parts ...


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