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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.
The Claudia Quintet led by drummer/composer John Hollenbeck, features the estimable talents of clarinetist/tenor saxophonist Chris Speed, accordionist/pianist Red Wierenga, bassist Drew Gress, vibraphonist, Matt Moran; and on occasion, the addition of pianist Matt Mitchell. Together since 1997, the Claudia Quintet is a rarity in jazz: a long standing ensemble. Their music defies easy categorization, yet they have cultivated an accessible sound that encompasses both conventional and avant-garde structures. Their latest CD is called What Is the Beautiful?