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Bowl’o BOLO

The charming and personable BOLO Mikiela Rodrigues plays Hawaiian Latin Classical Fusion, and he will be performing locally at the end of August!

Here, overlooking the soft green seas of the Monterey Bay,  Bolo hopes to come on up  to our little redwood-grass shack on the hill to visit “Wiki Wiki” Wednesday on August 27th. He promises to play a song or two and teach us about the Mexican vaqueros who brought the guitar to the Hawaiian islands. So do listen in for BOLO live on “Wiki Wiki” Wednesday on the 27th between 6 and 9 am.

Bolo’s local tour begins in the San Francisco Bay area at the Pa’ina Lounge Friday August 22nd, thence to Roseville’s Strum Shop.

See BOLO live in concert in Santa Cruz at Pono Hawaiian Grill Friday August 29th at 6:30 pm.

Around the way – Bay, American Burger on Lighthouse Ave in Monterey hosts BOLO Saturday, August 30th for a workshop at 5:30 and a concert at 7.

Here on KZSC’s “Wiki Wiki” Wednesday, we are pleased and proud to help support Hawaiian music – and the musicians who make it happen. Tune into to Wiki Wiki Wednesday, as we hope you do EVERY week, from 6:00 – 9:00 am for the music of Hawai’i and the Pacific Islands.

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57th Monterey Jazz Festival Ticket Giveaways!

The Monterey Jazz Festival is held every September on the Monterey County Fairgrounds, where the event was first presented in 1958. Holding the title of the longest running jazz festival in the world, The Monterey Jazz Festival presents the best of its kind.

This 57th annual version of the fest will feature 500 artists and 8 stages, over the 3 nights and 2 days of September 19-21. Artists performing both in the Arena and the Grounds will be Jason Moran, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Davina & The Vagabonds, Robert Glasper, Billy Childs, Charles Lloyd, Aaron Diehl Quartet, Lisa Fischer, Becca Stevens, and Eric Harland.

KZSC will be having a couple of ticket giveaways for this event, so tune in to our jazz programs over the next few weeks for your chance to win!

 

 

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Come to the 2014 Summer Music Sale Aug 30th

Tired of that cruddy mp3 sound? Got a quarter to spare? Come load up on record bargains at the Verve Coffee / KZSC Summer Music Sale on Sat, Aug 30!

We’re selling an eclectic mix of LPs and CDs for just 25 cents each. If that’s not enough, we’ve also got coffee mugs, tote bags, t-shirts, and other KZSC merch to help you cherish these memories. Groove to live music by Pyromids, Palmz, Burnt Palms, and others while you dig through rare and collectible music from many local vendors like Streetlight Records, Bluebeat Music, and Metavinyl.

Verve will have special brews on tap! A new raw-vegan, probiotic drink bottled by Santa Cruz’s Dr Kefir, and their famous nitro-infused cold-brewed coffee.

Come spend the day discovering new music with other highly-caffeinated music enthusiasts! The music swap-meet starts at 10 am at Verve Coffee Roaster’s Seabright location104 Bronson St, a couple of doors down from the Pacific Edge climbing gym. We’ll be there till 3pm.

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Summer music sale, Sat Aug 30

Everybody had such a good time at our first Summer Music Sale, we can hardly wait to do it again. It’s almost time! We’ll see you at Verve on Saturday August 30th. An expanded set of vendors, mild summer weather, and all the great memories from last year mean that we expect even more of our friends will come out this time. Save the date. We’ll bring KZSC coffee mugs to hold your favorite beverage from Verve, and record tote bags to haul off all the great music you’ll find.

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Andrew Jackson Jihad + Hard Girls + Dogbreth at the Rio Theatre 7/29

Acoustic-punk heroes Andrew Jackson Jihad don’t like jerks — just ask the handbill for their upcoming Santa Cruz show. On Tuesday, July 29th, the whip-smart antifolk troubadours stop at the Rio Theatre for an all-ages gig with post-punk trio Hard Girls and “pup-punk” sextet Dogbreth. This lineup should raise DIY hell and cannot be missed. Plus, you’re likely to find many of our loyal staffers there to witness the madness and probably hand out some KZSC stickers n’ other media while we’re at it! For more information or tickets, check out riotheatre.com, but until then, rock out in your dreams!!!

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BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet – Cajun Music & Dance, Sun June 29th

The multiple Grammy Award winning Cajun band BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet will be playing for a dance at Don Quixote’s International Music Hall in Felton, CA at 7pm on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Native Acadian fiddler Michael Doucet has spearheaded this band for the past 37 years, with styles ranging from straight forward traditional tunes and songs from the heart of Louisiana to dance music blending elements of Cajun and Zydeco with some New Orleans jazz, country, and blues. Their recently released CD “From Bamako to Carencro” traces a connection between the West African music of Mali and the suburbs of Lafayette, Louisiana with creatively joyful dance music. Get your dancing shoes ready for an evening of pulsating fun.