UCSC Recreation offers trip to Kuumbwa Jazz Center for Latin jazz concert

Jazz singer Kat Parra will perform at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center on Thursday.

UCSC Recreation is offering the campus community a trip to the Kuumbwa Jazz Center to see the Kat Parra Latin/World Jazz Ensemble on Thursday evening, February 7.

Kat Parra easily crosses over from classic jazz to steamy Latin jazz without missing a beat. The essence of Kat's musical journey is her ability to combine a mixture of different international styles to create a unique sound that is all her own.

Kat's focus, along with classic jazz standards, is on the creation of new sounds around Spanish Sephardic music, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Peruvian, South American folklore, and a little bit of Brazil tossed in for extra flavor.

The cost is $15, which includes ticket, transportation from UCSC, and one beverage. The group will depart the Recreation Office porch of the East Field House at 6:15 p.m. To sign up, go to www.ucscrecreation.com.

Kuumbwa Jazz Center is an internationally recognized nonprofit jazz venue in downtown Santa Cruz.