Kuumbwa Jazz 320-2 Cedar StreetSAnta Cruz, CA 95060
A product of America’s rich aural folk tradition as well as classical music, award-winning violinist Mark O’Connor’s creative journey began at the feet of two musical giants. The first was the folk fiddler and innovator who created the modern era of American fiddling, Benny Thomasson; the second, French jazz violinist Stephanie Grappelli, considered one of the greatest improvisers in the history of the violin. Mark O’Connor absorbed knowledge and influence from the multitude of musical styles and genres he studied, including folk and Americana music, alongside classical, swing jazz, progressive bluegrass and acoustic pop.
December 13, 2017