Entries by Volunteer Coordinator

ZZ Ward Feb. 13

ZZ Ward’s raw edge evokes blues greats such as Big Mama Thornton with a modern twist. Her “Eleven Roses” mixtape began to catch the public’s attention when she sampled hip-hop beats over her bluesy vocals allowing for an explosive fusion of soul, blues and hip-hop.  Her recent releases, the “Criminal” EP and “Till the Casket Drops”, […]

Live Shows for The Holidays

The end of December is full of music events in the Santa Cruz area that you won’t want to miss. “Winter Solstice” which includes Barbara Higbie, Liz Story, Lisa Lynne, George Tortorelli and Aryeh Frankfurter is a holiday music event at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center Friday, December 21st that will surely make you feel festive. […]

Anita Tijoux Returns to Nor-Cal

Chile’s Anita Tijoux is returning to Northern California after playing here at Santa Cruz’s Catalyst a few months ago. Tijoux is a Chilean rapper who grew up in France due to her parents political exile during the dictatorship of Pinochet. She flew back to her father’s homeland of Chile after the return of democracy, where […]

Fall for Hip-Hop

Fall is here, and Santa Cruz is the place to be for hip-hop enthusiasts! The next few months are crammed with hip-hop shows all the way until December. Starting on October 13th, Zion I will be at the Catalyst followed by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on October 24th and Brother Ali on October 25th. Blue […]

The 50th Cabrillo Contemporary Music Festival

You only have less than 5 days to catch some of the “here and now” of contemporary works for Orchestra! The 50th Cabrillo Contemporary Music Festival is here again in Downtown Santa Cruz. Taking place through this upcoming Sunday August 12th, The Cabrillo Music Festival is bringing emerging composers as well as professional musicians and […]

Performance Art Extravaganza!

If you love musicals, theatre, dance, comedy, burlesque, spoken word and the like, make sure to be in Santa Cruz from July 13-22! The Santa Cruz Fringe Festival is coming to downtown Santa Cruz and there will literally be something for everyone. Whether you like more traditional and classical performances, or if edginess is more […]