Kuumbwa Jazz Center320-2 Cedar StreetSanta Cruz, CA 95060
While rooted in the San Francisco Bay Area scene, drummer Scott Amendola has become the nexus for a disparate community of musicians stretching from Los Angeles and Seattle to Chicago and New York. After many years as a sideman Amendola took on a new role in 1998 as an outlet to realize himself as a composer and bandleader. Amendola possesses a gift of twisting musical genres in unexpected directions, from groove-oriented to ballads to totally free thorough composed pieces or sketches. His stellar group includes Wilco guitarist, Nels Cline, guitarist Jeff Parker, violinist Jenny Scheinman and bassist John Shifflett.