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Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Santa Cruz, CA
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See you at our FUN Fundraiser --- Come for the Cause; Stay for the Groove!


This Youth Resource Bank CABARET 2020 fundraiser will showcase Tammi Brown & Band playing a rousing Soul and R&B set.  Tammi has shared stages with Maya Angelou, Joan Baez, George Benson, and many other great figures.

She has toured the world with the legendary Sista Monica Parker's band and Linda Tillery's Grammy-nominated Cultural Heritage Choir from Oakland as a featured vocalist.  
The much-beloved, Grammy-nominated Tammi Brown has performed at famed venues like the Apollo Theater in Harlem and the Monterey Jazz Festival. Tammi was the featured vocalist on  jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan's Grammy-nominated tune 'Steppin' Out' at the 51st Grammy Awards in 2008.

Special for CABARET 2020, Tammi has invited Youth Singers from the 2019 Stanford University Summer Music Camp where Tammi teaches and mentors young performers.  These young singers will perform a broad array of pop, folk, jazz, and soul songs with the backing of Tammi's full band.  

The 2020 CABARET promises to burst with fresh & emerging talent. And will also deliver a 'knockout punch' of Soul Music by Tammi Brown and her hand-picked band of the 'best seasoned musicians in Santa Cruz'.  

Tammi says, "I'm bringing the most versatile and skilled musicians for the CABARET because I want to showcase our young singers in the best way possible.  And then end the evening with a danceable, soul-filled groove.  I really looking forward to supporting the wonderful and highly local work of the Youth Bank.  I'm told that this benefit fills their coffers for the entire year; we can't wait to be part of the show."

Tammi Brown & Band:  Dan Robbins - Bass, Mike Shannon - Drums, Frank Buchanan - Guitar, Eddie Mendenhall - Piano, Tammi Brown - Vocals.

Guest Youth Vocalists singing with Tammi Brown & Band:

Olivia Warwick ... is 15 years old and a sophomore at San Domenico School in San Anselmo. She won 1st place at Marin County Star Search. Olivia has performed at the Fenix, Berklee College of Music, the Caveau de la Huchette in Paris, the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, and most recently, at a tribute to Whitney Houston featuring MC Hammer at the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley, California. She is excited to attend A Cappella Academy this summer at Mount St. Marys University in Los Angeles.

Josephine Blase ... is 11 years old in the 5th grade at Thomas Edison Charter Academy in San Francisco. She is thrilled to be singing as a guest of Tammi Brown at Kuumbwa Jazz Center. Coming from a musical family, singing has always been a part of Josephines life. She enjoys performing in musicals and has had roles as Jane in Mary Poppins, Jetsam in The Little Mermaid, an Oompa Loompa in Willy Wonka, and a Munchkin/Jitterbug in The Wizard of Oz. She has taken acting lessons at San Diego Junior Theater and studies voice with her mother, Denise Blase. In addition to singing and acting, Josephine plays the piano, ukulele, the drums and is an aspiring songwriter.  She also loves dancing, painting and writing short stories.

Tickets are $ 25 General Adm.  $ 50 Reserved VIP Section.

Produced by Santa Cruz County's own Youth Resource Bank .... youthresourcebank.org

Doors open at 6 PM for Silent Auction preview; Show starts at 7 PM.

CABARET 2020 ...  Come for the Cause; Stay for the Groove!


Kuumbwa Jazz Center (View)
320-2 Cedar St # 2
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
United States




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