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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.
Rising saxophone star Ben Flocks has earned critical acclaim performing at the Bern, Umbria, and Monterey Jazz Festivals. He has performed with Joshua Redman, and toured with Dave Brubeck as a Brubeck Institute Fellow in 2007. A native of Santa Cruz, Flocks grew up immersed in music, attended the Stanford Jazz Workshop (where he now teaches), and also studied with Cabrillo College jazz instructor Ray Brown. While influenced by the classic saxophone triumvirate of Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz, and John Coltrane, Flock’s own music reflects a creative mix of jazz, Brazilian, folk, blues, reggae, and funk. Battle Mountain is his debut album, featuring music inspired by Santa Cruz.