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Kuumbwa Jazz Center Discography

This is a discography of albums recorded at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center.

Kuumbwa Jazz is a non-profit jazz venue and education organization based at 320-2 Cedar Street in Santa Cruz. The Kuumbwa Jazz Society was founded in 1975 and after two years of fundraising and presenting events at a number of venues opened the Kuumbwa Jazz Center at 320 Cedar Street in 1977. The Center has expanded over the years and the society has also presented events at other venues including the Rio Theater and Civic Auditorium.

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1977

The Story Of Ba-Ku, Art Lande, 1979

One track, of this two track LP, was recorded live at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center on August 20, 1977. The other track was recorded at 1750 Arch Studios in Berkeley on August 21, 1978.

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1980

The New Year's Eve, Helen Humes, 1991

Some of the tracks on this album were recorded live at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in 1980. The album was probably released on cassette in the early 1980s.

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1981

Live..., Pharoah Saunders, 1982

Two tracks on this album were recorded live at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center on April 20, 1981. The other two tracks were recorded live at the Maiden Voyage in Los Angeles in April 1981. The bonus track on this expanded CD version of the album was recorded live at the Great American Music Hall also in April 1981.

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1988

Absolutely Great!, Sergey Kuryokhin, 2008

The music on two of the CDs in this 7 CD set were recorded live at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center on October 23, 1988.

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1992

In The Moment, Chico Freeman With Jazz On The Line, 1993

Recorded live at Kuumbwa Jazz Center on October 15 & 16, 1992.

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Live, Mimi Fox, 1993

One track on this cassette only release was recorded live at Kuumbwa Jazz Center on December 9, 1992. One track was recorded at the Institute For The Musical Arts in Bodega on July 25, 1992. All other tracks were recorded at Yoshi's in Oakland on June 5, 1991.

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Turtle Logic, Mimi Fox, 1991

One track on this CD release was recorded live at Kuumbwa Jazz Center on December 9, 1992. Two tracks were recorded at Yoshi's in Oakland on June 5, 1991. All other tracks were recorded at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley in May 1995. The Kuumbwa Jazz Center track was previously released on the Live cassette.

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1993

Bassface: Live At Kuumbwa, Ray Brown Trio, 1993

Recorded live at Kuumbwa Jazz Center on April 1 & 2, 1993.

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Quartet (Santa Cruz) 1993, Anthony Braxton, 1997

A double CD of music recorded live at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center on July 19, 1993.

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1996

Ruby Slippers, Jessica Radcliffe, 1996

An album of poems and stories with musical accompaniment recorded live at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center probably in 1996.

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1997

MP3s Vol 2, Charlie Hunter, 2001

A digital only release that was available from Charlie Hunter's website. One track, by the group T.J. Kirk, was recorded live at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center on January 20th, 1997. One track, by the Charlie Hunter Trio, was recorded at the Elbo Room in San Francisco on January 18, 1994. One track, by the group Pound For Pound, was recorded at Bimbo's 365 Club in San Francisco on July 30, 1998, One track, by the Charlie Hunter Quartet, was recorded at Bimbo's 365 Club on September 28, 1996. Other tracks were recorded in New York and Detroit.

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1999

Bootleg USA, Martin Simpson, 1999

Three tracks on this album were recorded live at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center on February 5, 1999.

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Beggar's Oil, Kelly Joe Phelps, 2002

One track of this 6 track EP was recorded live at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center on November 20, 1999. All other tracks are studio recordings from February 2001.

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2002

Passion For Life, Estradasphere, 2004

One of the bonus songs on the DVD of this CD/DVD live release was recorded live at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center on December 6, 2002.

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2003

Live at Kuumbwa, Garaj Mahal, 2003

A DVD release of a performance at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center on May 16, 2003.

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Live at Kuumbwa!, Dick Fregulia Good Vibes Quintet, 2003

Recorded live at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center possibly in 2003.

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2004

Live At Kuumbwa 2004, Claudia Villela, 2013

Recorded live at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in 2004.

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Mimetic Holds, Frank Gratkowski / Scott R. Looney / Damon Smith / Kjell Nordeson, 2009

Five tracks recorded live at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center on October 10, 2004. One track recorded live at 1510 8th St. Performance Space, Oakland on October 10, 2004.

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2006

75th Birthday Bash Live!, Kenny Burrell, 2007

Five of the tracks on this album were recorded live at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center on August 1, 2006. The other seven tracks were recorded live at Yoshi's in Oakland on July 31, 2006.

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2007

Live at Kuumbwa Jazz Club, Russo Alberts Trio, 2007

A DVD release of a performance at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center possibly in 2007.

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2015

My Spirit, Doug Carn, 2015

Recorded live at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center on February 22, 2015.

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Last updated December 2016