Entries by Jazz and Blues Director

What a Month for Jazz!

If you haven’t already heard, it’s another great month for jazz is Santa Cruz. Some of the heaviest hitters on the scene today will be gracing us with their presence in our wonderful town. All of the shows are at the Kuumbwa Jazz center in downtown Santa Cruz. You do NOT want to miss these […]

Jazzing Back to School

Are you or your kids bored of the all-american music called jazz? Well there are some events this month that might just wake you up. If you didn’t catch the last blog post, the 55th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival is sure to get your toe tappin’ (with a stellar lineup including Ambrose Akinmusire, Bill Frisell, […]

The Woodstock of Jazz: MJF55

You don’t want to miss this concert. Ever. It’s not just a concert, it’s a weekend of concerts. A full weekend of the world’s finest jazz artists performing at the Monterrey Jazz Festival including: Trombone Shorty, Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Jack DeJohnette, Pat Metheney, Esperanza Spalding, Ambrose Akinmusire, Mulgrew Miller, Gerald Clayton, Tigran Hamasyan, and the list […]

KZSC Jazz Charts

What a summer for jazz, non stop incoming new music! It’s a good thing. Thanks to volunteer and future DJ Jamfrazi for helping the jazz department while your humble director is away. We will hit the ground running in September. Here is this week’s jazz charts. Charts/Top 10 1 RAVI COLTRANE Spirit Fiction Blue Note […]

Santa Cruz Summer Jazz

As summer continues to roll forward, and you may find yourself bored of going to the beachevery day, why not check out some live jazz in town at the historic Kuumbwa Jazz venue? Shows you shouldn’t miss in the coming weeks include: 7/5 7PM- Terence Brewer “Citizen Rhythm” CD Release 7/9 7/9PM- Arturo Sandoval 7/12 […]

Weekly Jazz Charts

As your skin tans and/or burns in the lovely summer sun, don’t forget that there are some pretty burnin’ tracks coming into the station too! Jazz Charts/Top 10 1    NICK WATERHOUSE    Time’s All Gone    Innovative Leisure 2    SUNNIE PAXSON    Bohemian Sun    roxboro 3    DIANA KRALL    Live In Paris    Verve 4    DUKE ELLINGTON    Here… Put This […]