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A Musical Celebration of the LIfe and Times of John Steinbeck
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Santa Cruz, CA
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Thanks to all who attended this wonderful musical performance celebrating the life and times of John Steinbeck.


A Musical Celebration of the LIfe and Times of John Steinbeck
Santa Cruz Reads presents "A Musical Celebration of the Life and Times of John Steinbeck", on Saturday, March 2, at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center, from 8:00 to 10:00 pm. The event will include six acts focusing on the music of the Depression era including Woody Guthrie and others. Renowned dulcimer player and owner of Gourd Music, Neal Hellman, is producing the event and will perform with friends.

Performers include:

Act 1: Woody Guthrie Dust Bowl Band

Neal Hellman  Mountain Dulcimer and vocals
Shiloh Hellman  Guitar
Jewel Sandoval  Harmonica
Deby Benton Grosjean  Fiddle
Tammi Brown  Vocals
Featured tunes:

Pastures of Plenty
California Blues
Vigilante Man

Act 2: Celina Gutierrez

Mexican folk songs from the Steinbeck era

Act 3: The Bob Burnett Trio

Sascha Landry  Vocals
Olaf Schippiacasse  Drums
Bob Burnett  7-string guitar
Featured tunes:

Everyone's Got a Home But Me
Nobody Knows When You're Down and Out
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Hit that Jive Jack
10-Minute Intermission

Act 4: : Eleazar Cortes: Mexican folk music trio

Rosita Alvirez
Juan Colorado
La Adelita
Mexico Lindo

Act 5: Back in Time Trio with the Martan Mann Quartet:

Gail Cruse, Ann Whittington, Vicki Coffis  Vocals
Martan Mann  Keyboards
Phil Smith  Reeds
Dan Robbins  Bass
Olaf Schippiacasse Drums
Featured tunes:

Choo Choo Ch'Boogie
Mood Indigo
Straighten Up and Fly Right
In the Mood

Final Number: Tammi Brown singing Battle Hymn of the Republic



Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
United States

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Arts > Performance
Music > All Ages
Music > Folk

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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