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Located on Cowell's beach, adjacent to the wharf and historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the iconic Dream Inn has been the destination in Santa Cruz for 50 years. Ideal for exploring Santa Cruz with views of Monterey Bay from every room.
One of the most compelling young jazz artists around is trumpeter/bandleader Etienne Charles. His soon-to-be-released new album, Creole Soul, is a captivating journey of new jazz expression that taps into a myriad of styles rooted in his Afro-Caribbean background; from calypso to Haitian voodoo music. The New York Times calls him “one of [jazz’s] more ambitious soloists and composers,” and on Creole Soul, his most accomplished recording so far in his young career, shows great promise to a future of more ebullient and intimate artistry.