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International Jazz Day – Meeting with Ryan Coonerty and Bruce McPherson

Mr. Lawsha met with Mr. Coonerty and Mr. McPherson today to discuss International Jazz Day and the upcoming celebration on the Santa Cruz Wharf.

 

It’s not every day you can see Grammy-nominated jazz musicians perform, let alone for free and with an ocean view. International Jazz Day isn’t until Monday, April 30, but Santa Cruz couldn’t wait that long, so join Andy Narell, Price Lawsha, the Sandra Manning Quartet, local vocalist Tammi Brown, Jazz Tap Dancer Tara Firenzi and many more for a fantastic day of jazz by the sea!

Jazz In The Schools is Noteworthy Photo of the Day in the Santa Cruz Sentinel

Saxophonist Dawan Muhammad, pianist Sandra Manning, guitarist Calvin Keys and percussionist Prince Lawsha perform for the students of Soquel Elementary School Tuesday morning as an installment in the fifth annual International Jazz Week in Santa Cruz County schools.

Working with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education and with the special support of Superintendent Michael Watkins, Mr. Lawsha created the program over five years ago.

An extension of International Jazz Day worldwide, the City of Santa Cruz joins the global celebration with a free afternoon of jazz concerts at the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf on Saturday.

The daylong festivities are intended to promote jazz music’s strong positive values, which include peace, intercultural dialogue and cooperation between nations. Saturday’s concerts will headline world renowned jazz steel drummer Andy Narell, who will perform at 3 p.m.

Special thanks to Shmuel Thaler of the Santa Cruz Sentinel for the fantastic (and very noteworthy!) photo.

World renown Jazz Steel Drummer Andy Narell CONFIRMED for International Jazz Day Saturday, April 28, 2018 Free Concert at the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf. – 12pm – 5pm

An extension of International Jazz Day (worldwide), the City of Santa Cruz joins the global celebrations of Jazz concerts at the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf. The daylong festivities are in part by supported by Santa Cruz Mayor, David J. Terrazas and Martine Watkins, Vice Mayor and the Arts Council of Santa Cruz. Promoting jazz music’s strong positive values, which include peace, intercultural dialogue and cooperation between nations, Saturday’s concerts will headline world renown Jazz Steel Drummer Andy Narell!

Mark your calendars! World renown Jazz Steel Drummer Andy Narell has been CONFIRMED for International Jazz Day Saturday, April 28, 2018 on the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf. – 12pm – 5pm.

Andy will go on at 3pm promptly. Please arrive early to ensure good seating as this event is always well attended.

You can read more about it here: http://princelawsha.com/jazz-education-week-international-jazz-day/

We look forward to seeing you there!

Forth Annual International Jazz Day Concert in Santa Cruz CA

The Fourth Annual

International Jazz Day Concert

Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf Bandstand

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

 12:00 noon to 5:00pm.

 

Featuring:

Terese Lien Evenstad from Norway on Violin
Anne Greta Sigurdardottir from Sweden on Piano
Oscar Williams on Trumpet
James Leary on Bass
Prince Lawsha on Drums
and the Grammy nominated John Santos Latin Jazz Band

Admission is Free.

International Jazz Day is held April 30th worldwide each year
presenting jazz concerts, educational seminars, lectures and films to jazz audiences.

During the week prior to the Concert, the musicians will be presenting music seminars at local Santa Cruz schools in conjunction with the Santa Cruz Office of Education.

A project of UNESCO Paris, the Thelonious Monk Institute, presented by QS Music Productions.

This years sponsors include:

Santa Cruz County Office of Education, Dream Inn, Oswald’s Restaurant, KSCO, Cabinet Town, Lighthouse Realty, Falcon Trading Company, La Selva Tree & Landscape, Plantronics, Rusty’s Auto Repair, Santa Cruz Arts Council, and Santa Cruz Mountain Winery.

Please contact us with any questions!