A little jazz on Pacific Avenue

April 12, 2013

Guitars may be rather ubiquitous on Pacific Avenue but it’s not every day you see an entire piano being played on the sidewalk.

Friday afternoon, passersby were treated to the sounds of the Alex Raymond Blues Trio, featuring Raymond on the piano, Noah Sanchez De Tagle on the double bass and Elijah Stoll on percussion.

The Santa Cruz-based group is available for weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs and other events, the band members said.

They don’t have a website but can be reached at

Summer 2013 concerts at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

April 9, 2013

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has announced this year’s lineup for the summer concert series, and as always, it reads like the playlist of a classic rock station. It also looks remarkably similar to schedule for the past two summers. Does Eddie Money play anything but free outdoor concerts? Seriously. That guy must be one…

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Santa Cruz songs

April 3, 2013

A friend posted on Twitter recently looking for people’s favorite songs about Santa Cruz. When I was preparing to move here from New York, I compiled an entire playlist of songs about California.

The California Report has an ongoing feature in which artists talk about their songs about the Golden State. Read more »

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