320 Cedar St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
“We’re so happy to be here. Kuumbwa is one of the mainstays… one of the greater reservoirs of creativity.” – Christian Scott, trumpeter Ninety Miles, 8/22/11
Kuumbwa Jazz has grown from its small beginnings to one of the most highly respected jazz-presenting institutions in the country, attracting artists of national and international renown. They present over 120 concerts per year at this intimate 200-seat venue, plus concerts at the Rio Theatre and Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. They also offer jazz education programs, like their Summer Jazz Camp for grades 8-12, Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band, their renowned Master Class Series, Artist-in-Residence Program and Artist in the Schools Program.