Cafe Kuumbwa chef Cheryl Simons interview in Fall 2018 SANTA CRUZ STYLE

For forty-three years and counting, Santa Cruz’s Kuumbwa Jazz Center has been renowned for its eclectic artist lineup, exceptional acoustics and atmosphere, and contributions to the county’s artistic community. More and more, however, concertgoers are becoming hip to the venue’s best-kept secret: the inventive cuisine of Cafe Kuumbwa chef Cheryl Simons and her crew. On page 42 of the latest Santa Cruz Style, Simons reveals her path to the culinary life, and the unique (yet completely natural) way that jazz converges with cooking. (You’ll even learn which multiple Grammy-winning bassist insists on moonlighting in the Kuumbwa kitchen when he comes to town!) Read the online edition here.

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