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The Dan Beck Band
Jul
20
8:00 PM20:00

The Dan Beck Band

Description:Tap your feet and dance in your seat to the swinging sounds of the Dan Beck Band – original Blue Jazz music reminiscent of Dave Matthews Band and George Benson. Dan Beck’s healing guitar licks are soothing and mellow, and the upbeat rhythms sweep listeners up into the groove. Every song is a story and every story a song.

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The 2 + 2 Band
Jul
21
8:00 PM20:00

The 2 + 2 Band

Ken Koenig and his warm, hip, and inspired 4 piece band, 2+2 perform their expansive repertoire of jazz, Latin, blues, and pop tunes. With both popular and unique tunes such as: Moondance (Van Morrison), Lament, If I Fell (Beatles), You Are So Beautiful (Joe Cocker), Blues Walk, and Tema Do Boneco De Palha, 2+2 blends tones of rich tenor sax, baritone sax or the vast array of Aerophone sounds with trumpet, guitar, and bass, deriving their clever name: 2 horns + 2 strings! http://www.facebook.com/equalsfour

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Quarteto Santa Cruz
Aug
3
8:00 PM20:00

Quarteto Santa Cruz

Quarteto Santa Cruz plays a range of Cuban Son ( Chan-gue, Cumbia...)  and Boleros.  The ensemble blends obscure with the known, old time with the new, while creating their own sound. The quartet is comprised of acoustic upright bass, guitar/voice, Cuban tres, and percussion - a sound that will inspire all audiences who want to see, hear and experience vibrant music! 

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LEVI J
Aug
4
8:00 PM20:00

LEVI J

San Francisco Bay Area Singer-songwriter LEVI J blends powerful acoustic pop songs with catchy dance melodies to create his energetic music. Multi-award winner of the West Coast Songwriter Competition, LEVI J recently recorded his debut EP Heart & Soul at Suspect Studios in Downtown San Jose, CA. Releasing notable songs: Big Fish, Red, & Heart & Soul (Available on Spotify/Apple Music) along with captivating music videos, has quickly gained him a dedicated fan base & loyal social media following.

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Menage
Aug
11
8:00 PM20:00

Menage

Menage is five Santa Cruz musicians who play a variety of acoustic music, including Folk, Country, Americana, String Jazz and originals. Our music has recently been described as "Blue Cowboy Folk Jazz"

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Hannah Cooper
Sep
1
8:00 PM20:00

Hannah Cooper

Hannah Cooper is a singer-songwriter with a sound that defies categorization. With Songs that embrace her years of jazz guitar and classical choral training, Hannah employs brave storytelling- delivered with theatrical flair- to engage and delight audiences. Her bewildering superpower is to interweave dreams with reality, carrying the audience into heightened awareness with her richly compelling voice. 

Find more of Hannah at www.hannahcoopersongs.com

 

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Untangled
Sep
8
8:00 PM20:00

Untangled

Untangled plays Peter Thomas’s own personal style of acoustic “pop” music, short original songs with simple themes that playfully untangle the possibilities and pitfalls of an imaginary person’s life. The band features Randy Hudson on mandolin, Kasia Kugay on backup vocals and percussion, Cam Sobalvarro on bass, and Peter Thomas on ukulele and harmonica.
 
In a recent review, the Brasstown Gazette stated: Peter Thomas writes and plays songs that already seem familiar on the first listen, filled with witty words of wisdom and reflections on real life experiences, providing the listener with a fine mixture of comic relief and existential philosophy. Be prepared to shake a leg, laugh, and ponder.

 

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Lady Lazarus and Paul Kmiec
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

Lady Lazarus and Paul Kmiec

Lady Lazarus is the solo music project of Melissa Ann Sweat, a singer-songwriter, artist, and creative writer originally from San Jose, who has lived and toured throughout the U.S. and is now residing in Santa Cruz County, CA.

Since her first release, Mantic in 2011, Lady Lazarus has received significant attention for her singular brand of spirited and enchanting, “dream folk-pop” composed for mainly voice and keyboard/piano. Among Lady Lazarus’ influences are Tom Waits, Guided By Voices, Joanna Newsom, Bill Callahan, and Vashti Bunyan to name a few.

Lady Lazarus released her latest album, Miracles, on March 3, 2015 receiving praise from The New York Times, Consequence of Sound, Magnet Magazine, Clash, Diffuser, and more. She is currently working on a book, her blog, creating new art and songs, and looking forward to playing shows in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

https://www.melissaannsweat.com/


Paul Kmiec is a singer-songwriter who hails from Boston, currently residing in Los Angeles. His debut album, A Little Yellow, was released in October 2015 and is comprised of 11 tracks that capture the rising and falling action of a relationship, much like a film score. A graduate of the SUNY Purchase Film Conservatory, Paul Kmiec finds overlap between music and cinema, saying: “There’s synesthesia between the two languages that coalesces. Suddenly, the way you pluck this note or sustain that harmony creates the effect of a camera movement.”

Seeking to craft musical environments, his body of songs cannot be placed into an all-encompassing genre. Paul’s meditations oscillate between contemplative folk, ethereal dream pop and orchestral chamber pop, but the album maintains a connective thread of vulnerable self-awareness through the optimistic, the despondent and the nostalgic.

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Mikey Bilello
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Mikey Bilello

Mikey Bilello is a finger-style player native to New York.  Creating full song arrangements on a single guitar, he shines light on the potential of this popular instrument.  You can expect a pleasant blend of covers and originals spanning a spectrum of genres; Jazz, Funk, Blues to name a few.

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New California Line
Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

New California Line

New California Line is a traditional bluegrass trio based out of the Santa Cruz Mountains and southern Santa Clara Valley of California. Led by powerful, polished vocal harmonies and driving instrumentals, New California Line seamlessly transcends traditional bluegrass and country music creating a sound that could only emerge from verdant mountains of Northern California. 

The trio is comprised of Cerise Burns, Dale Burns, and Robert Cornelius. Although relative new comers to the California Bay Area, Cerise and Dale have been traveling the country playing bluegrass for the past decade. As a result, their tight vocal harmonies embody a sound reminiscent of the great bluegrass and country duets of the 1930’s and 40’s. The trio is rounded out by the tasteful, high energy banjo playing and vocals of Robert Cornelius. Robert is an accomplished banjo player, whose crisp, high precision banjo runs and tenor vocals have made him staple in the California bluegrass community for more than two decades. Combined, the dynamic trio provides a captivating and entertaining show guaranteed to get the crowd on their feet.  

For band inquiries, contact: Robert Cornelius  NewCaliforniaLine@gmail.com (408) 655-3333

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Scotty Wright
Jun
15
8:00 PM20:00

Scotty Wright

A veteran musician for over 30 years, one can hear the entire spectrum of jazz singing in the performance of vocalist Scotty Wright.

With a warm, rich-toned voice and relaxed delivery, Scotty possesses a unique sound that is deeply rooted in the jazz tradition. His style features harmonic sophistication, a playful rhythmic approach and insightful phrasing of the lyric.

When Scotty takes the audience into the world of the blues, there is no doubt he has been there before. While he’s singing a romantic ballad, the listener feels each note, hearing and believing every word. And in his uptempo songs, he generates an energy that ignites the room, especially during his thrilling forays into wordless ‘scat’ singing. Scotty’s repertoire includes interpretations of classic songs by Gershwin, Porter, Kern and Rodgers & Hart; jazz standards by Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Horace Silver, Thelonious Monk, Wayne Shorter and Billy Strayhorn, as well as his own well-crafted songs.

In everything he sings, one is certain that the song has never been heard quite the same way before, nor will be again. It is this element of the unexpected, what Scotty calls the ‘music of the moment’, that is the essence of great jazz. While his style is informed by the masters of jazz singing – Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughan, Jimmy Scott, Carmen McRae, Johnny Hartman and Billie Holiday, among others – Scotty’s way with a song is unmistakably his own.

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Coast Ridge Ramblers
Mar
24
8:00 PM20:00

Coast Ridge Ramblers

The Coast Ridge Ramblers play American roots music from Appalachia to Nashville, the Delta to California. From Hank Williams to Woody Guthrie and beyond. 

Greg Meyer is on mandolin and vocals, Rachel Anne Goodman is on guitar, mando and vocals, and Steve Coulter is on bass and vocals. Fun, upbeat acoustic music with heart. 

 

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The Dooners
Nov
25
8:00 PM20:00

The Dooners

The Dooners (hailing from beautiful Bonny Doon, California) is a quartet playing Americana, Folk, Celtic and Motown on acoustic instruments with a love of all things rootsy. From Townes Van Zandt to Motown, this band features Dan Frechette, Laurel Thomsen, Rachel Anne Goodman and Steve Coulter

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Dan Frechette
Nov
24
8:00 PM20:00

Dan Frechette

  Dan Frechette, originally from the woods of Manitoba, has been living in the Santa Cruz mountains the past few years, and has written over a thousand original genre hopping songs, some of which have been covered by other artists in the folk/roots world.  Dan has many friends through his music and some of them have become star characters in his colorful songs.  Come and enjoy an evening of acoustic guitar/harmonica and finely crafted songs you have not yet heard!   www.danfrechette.com

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Pleasure Point Jazz @ Lulu Carpenter's on Pacific
Oct
13
8:00 PM20:00

Pleasure Point Jazz @ Lulu Carpenter's on Pacific

Trio Melodious plays an original range of jazz, latin, classical, and popular musics The ensemble creates and interprets music of various genres and eras with a modern sensibility. They incorporate an eclectic musical blend with improvisational elements. Making up this versatile duo is Carl Atilano on guitar, Patrice Wallace on double bass, and a percussionist.

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Pleasure Point Jazz @ Lulu Carpenter's on Pacific
Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

Pleasure Point Jazz @ Lulu Carpenter's on Pacific

Trio Melodious plays an original range of jazz, latin, classical, and popular musics The ensemble creates and interprets music of various genres and eras with a modern sensibility. They incorporate an eclectic musical blend with improvisational elements. Making up this versatile duo is Carl Atilano on guitar, Patrice Wallace on double bass, and a percussionist.

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The Poor Carters @ Lulu Carpenter's on Pacific
Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

The Poor Carters @ Lulu Carpenter's on Pacific

Trio Melodious plays an original range of jazz, latin, classical, and popular musics The ensemble creates and interprets music of various genres and eras with a modern sensibility. They incorporate an eclectic musical blend with improvisational elements. Making up this versatile duo is Carl Atilano on guitar, Patrice Wallace on double bass, and a percussionist.

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Trio Melodious at Lulu Carpenter's on Pacific
Jun
2
8:00 PM20:00

Trio Melodious at Lulu Carpenter's on Pacific

Trio Melodious plays an original range of jazz, latin, classical, and popular musics The ensemble creates and interprets music of various genres and eras with a modern sensibility. They incorporate an eclectic musical blend with improvisational elements. Making up this versatile duo is Carl Atilano on guitar, Patrice Wallace on double bass, and a percussionist.

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The Crooked Road Céilí Band at Lulu Carpenter's on Pacific
Jan
13
8:00 PM20:00

The Crooked Road Céilí Band at Lulu Carpenter's on Pacific

The Crooked Road Céilí Band is a stompin' Irish-American folk music group based in the Santa Cruz Mountains, California. We weave together lovely Irish folk and American roots melodies with Irish, American, and original songs. Featuring hammered dulcimer, fiddle, banjo, guitar, bodhran and vocal harmonies, our music is uniquely groovin', fun, and fresh. 

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