The Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band represents the “best of the best” high school student musicians from Santa Cruz and neighboring counties. Hand-picked by their band directors, these talented young “ambassadors of jazz” pass a rigorous audition to earn their position in the Honor Band. During weekly rehearsals at Kuumbwa, they study advanced jazz theory, arranging, improvisation, and learn valuable life skills in team work and critical thinking. Under the direction of Terrel Eaton—longtime Santa Cruz music educator and musician—they gain vital performing experience at special events and festivals throughout the school year. Performing on the famous Kuumbwa stage is a highlight for the band each year. Support jazz education in action—come listen to our high school honor band as they perform their final gig of the year!
½ Price Night for Students, tickets at the door only. Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 pm