6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Born in Berkeley, CA, May 1963, and raised in Marin and Santa Cruz counties, musician Ken Constable has been part of the Santa Cruz music scene since the late eighties. He has performed in numerous legendary clubs on the West Coast such as Whiskey-A-Go Go, Slims, Bimbos 365 Club and the Catalyst with the internationally successful band "The InCiters". Ken completed a five country European tour in April 2010 and has been a guitarist/manager for popular club bands including, "Hang Time" and "Brujo."
Classically trained and rock-jazz influenced, Ken continues to evolve in his solo career receiving positive responses from critics and the public alike; he may be the busiest soloist in the area, performing over 130 shows in 2009. Spanish, Brazilian, classical, and popular music are all part of his expansive repertoire, as he engages listeners with his amazing technical prowess and soulful interpretations.
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
San Jose native, Joe Ferrara, has been entertaining audiences from Santa Cruz to San Francisco since his first gig at the Grog and Sirloin in Los Gatos in 1968. Joe´s rich baritone voice and comfort with his audience have attracted fans of all ages. His repertoire of over 500 songs includes standards As Time Goes By, Makin´ Whoopee, and Unchained Melody, show tunes Mariah, Send in the Clowns, If I Were a Rich Man, and Till There Was You, folk songs Scotch and Soda, Today, Puff the Magic Dragon and Eve of Destruction and classic rock from The Rolling Stones, Eagles, The Beatles and Don McLean.
Joe performs songs by a wide variety of artists such as Harry Chapin, John Prine, Roy Orbison, Ray Charles, Carole King, Billy Joel, Bobby Darin, Louis Prima, Gordon Lightfoot, and many, many others.
An avid Giants fan, Joe has performed the national anthem for San Francisco every year since 1981, a string of twenty-seven years and counting!
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Bebop is the renowned Santa Cruz/ bay area jazz combo here to bring us the most tasteful and stunning music available. A jazz quartet composed of members from age 13 to 18, Bebop has not only grasped the local jazz scene but have more seemingly taken control of it. Their raw, creative, and insightful music creates a fantastic show night after night. The quartet officially formed in September, 2011 after participating in Kuumbwa's summer jazz camp. Each member has his own unique story:
Aron Caceres, the bassist and vocalist of the band is the oldest member at age 18, and attends Cabrillo College as a music major along with additional focus in creative writing. Through a total of eight years of playing bass and more than fourteen years of learning a vast amount of styles in music, he has rightfully earned his place as one of the top players in the area. This summer he worked as an instructor in bass and strings at the jazz camp where he is a former student. He now does an excellent job of holding the groove of the band while adding sparkle, aggressiveness and flare from his instrument.
Grae Zimmerman, the drummer of the quartet at age 17, attends Soquel High School and through thousands of hours of practicing and performance, has set the standard of drumming so high that he is untouched. Grae comes from many backgrounds of music that have diversified him, his playing, and his mind to try new things with his playing style and technique. He is very well known to always keep both the audience and his troop of band mates on their feet to keep the show interesting. His constant sway of emotion and groove makes him the dream drummer.
Cameron Smith, the 14-year -old guitarist, currently attends Idyllwild Arts Academy near Palm Springs. But when he is off school, he turns the trio into a very full- sounding quartet. He is a very wise-minded musician with excellent chops and technique, and is a very special asset to the group.
Lucas Hahn is the youngest member of BeBopóbut do not let age fool you. Classically trained and having several years of jazz study on is back, Lucas is a dominant force on the keys. He contributes to the band in many ways including writing and arranging a good amount of the originals. He currently is enrolled at Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory as a ninth grader. He studies with Rob Mahoney and has recently completed lessons with Grammy nominee artist, Taylor Eigstie.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Claudio Melega is an eclectic and exciting vocalist and guitarist with a vast repertoire of classic rock, blues, jazz, bossa nova, flamenco and traditional Italian music. Originally from Italy, he moved to the United States in 1990 to attend the prestigious Musician Institute in Hollywood, Ca, from which he graduated. A professional working musician since his teens, Claudio can sing in five different languages, has an extensive live and studio experience and is well versed in both acoustic and electric guitar styles.
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