Kuumbwa Jazz

For General Support

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
320-2 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060-4362, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
Kuumbwa Jazz provides locals and visitors in the Santa Cruz area opportunities to experience jazz through live performances and education. Each year, the organization presents more than 120 performances for more than 44,000 people. In addition, Kuumbwa offers age-appropriate jazz education to more than 550 school children across Santa Cruz County; a summer jazz camp that serves more than 70 young musicians; and intensive jazz education, master classes, and community engagement for people of all ages. Support for Kuumbwa Jazz advances the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy.
for general operating support  
Kuumbwa Jazz Society annually presents more than 100 performances at the intimate and newly renovated Kuumbwa Jazz Center, as well as limited engagements at the El Rio Theater and Civic Auditorium in Santa Cruz. Kuumbwa draws more than 18,000 annual patrons to its performances, which feature international superstars, national headliners, as well as local and emerging talent. In addition to its performance series, Kuumbwa offers a number of youth and adult education programs, including the Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band, master classes, and a summer jazz camp.

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